The second and final semifinal night at the Washington Golden Gloves provided some exciting action, especially in the Open Division.
The 141-Pound semifinal was an outstanding bout as Tyrek Irby (Headbangers) defeated Brian Avelar (Sugar Ray Leonard) after a seemingly even two rounds, Irby took control in the third and final round to gain the win.
In the 165-Pound semi, Tavon Body (Headbangers) won a decision over Justin Hurd (Hillcrest). Body will be trying to win his third straight Washington championship.
Mansabory Conde (Odenton Fitness) captured the 152-pound semifinal with a win over Jonathan Burrs II (Headbangers)
Here are the rest of the results from the Open Division:
114 Pounds: Paul Jerry (Fighting For The Future) over Duglas Soto (Down Under)
132 Pounds: Ebrima Jawara (Laurel) vs. Ulises Castaneda (Dog Pound)
132 Pounds: Tommy Avelar (Sugar Ray Leonard) over Montel Pridgett (UMAR)
178 Pounds: Genc Pllana (Bowerhouse) over D. Marque Hall (Unattached)
201+ Pounds: Nathaniel Copeland (D-Block) over Timothy Crawford (Sugar Ray Leonard)
Hector Soto (Down Under) won his bout in the 123-Pound division by walkover.
Here are the results from the Novice Division:
123 Pounds: Joshua Woodard (Headbangers) over Marlon Cash (Dream Team)
132 Pounds: Ahmad Jones (UMAR) over Micah Johnson (Tony's Gym)
141 Pounds: Tariq Harris (1st Class) over Sean Cormeir (Kicked Up)
141 Pounds: Leroy Payne (Headbangers) over Donnell Poe (Old School)
165 Pounds: Ashton Sykes (Switch Hitters) over Champ Moultrie (Laurel)
201 Pounds: Jordon Scott (Woodland Tigers) over Alvin Amana (Switch Hitters)
Winners by Walkover:
Blaze Fidler (Hillcrest) 132 Pounds
Mike Crain (Dog Pound) 152 Pounds
Antonio Haywood (Hillcrest) 165 Pounds
Francis Poulis II (Sugar Ray Leonard) 178 Pounds
Thomas Mottinger (Main Street) 201 Pounds
The Junior Division wrapped up competition Saturday night with two championship bouts and one win by walkover.
12-13, 92 Pounds: Tyquan Johnson (#11 Overcomers) over Samuel Edmunds (Headbangers)
12, 100 Pounds: Deon Giles (No Xcuse) over Anthony Pullen Davis (Oxon Hill)
14, 113 Pounds: Osei Akinyele (Headbangers) by walkover.
Here are some pictures from the event, courtesy of Kent Green kg-hotshots.smugmug.com:
The Washington Golden Gloves finals will be held on Saturday, April 2 at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD beginning at 7:30 PM ET. If you can't attend, we will have live blow-by-blow audio coverage of the card on the free Boxing Along The Beltway Google App For Android beginning at 7:20 PM ET.