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News: Tureano Johnson looking for big fight; 2012 National PAL Championships



October 9, 2012 – In pure throwback style, undefeated middleweight prospect, Tureano Johnson (13-0, 10 KOs), recorded two knockouts in four days when he traveled to the Dominican Republic and defeated Jonalis Reyes on September 29th, followed by a third round stoppage of Jose Morla on October 2nd.

Promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, Johnson who hails from the Bahamas is on the fast track up the middleweight rankings. Known for having power in both hands, Johnson seeks a meaningful fight next time out.

“Right now I’m feeling really strong and all my punches are accurate,” said Johnson. “I’m going to continue to work hard in the gym and see what the big boss Gary Shaw has lined up for me. I know GSP is working hard to get me right back in the ring. I feel I’m ready to step up the competition.”

“Tureano is an incredible fighter with a great work ethic,” Shaw said. “That’s all you can ask for when you sign a blue-chip prospect like Johnson. The fact the he went to the Dominican Republic and won two fights in four days by knockout lets me know I have a great fighter on my team. I’m working hard to get him on a bigger stage next time he steps in the ring.”

In the amateurs, Johnson represented the Bahamas in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, and is considered the best fighter to ever come out of his native land.

The Male Boxers Take Center Stage on Day Two at the 2012 National PAL Championships

TOLEDO, OHIO) – A full night of male Olympic-style boxing action was on display on Tuesday at the 2012 National PAL Championships at the Seagate Centre in Toledo, Ohio. The female boxers enjoyed a day off while the male division battled for a berth in the next round. Once again, boxers in all four age groups took the ring with 54 boxers advancing with Tuesday victories.

In the youngest age group, Davis Paris (Rochester, N.Y.) claimed a victory by the slimmest of margins. Paris, an 85-pound boxer in the 11-12-year-old division won an 8-8 tiebreaker over Juan Jenkins (Baltimore, Md.) based on his 22-21 punch count edge in the opening bout of the day.

Several 13-14-year-old competitors claimed double-digit victories on Tuesday night, but 95-pound boxer Jody Gauthier II (Opelousas, La.) won his bout by the largest margin in his intermediate class. Gauthier won a 31-7 decision over Melvon Pratt (Toledo, Ohio) to advance in his weight division.

Middleweight Jason Bell (District Heights, Md.) won the lone 15-16-year-old bout of the night, taking a 17-3 decision over Raquil Hays (Warminster, Pa.).

The men’s open division bantamweights competed for the second straight day in Toledo with all the victors in the weight division, advancing on to the quarterfinals. 2010 Under 19 National Champion Emmanuel Folly (Philadelphia, Pa.) received a bye on the first day of action, and he put his extra day of rest to good use in his bout with Gary Antonio Russell (Capitol Heights, Md.). Folly won a 14-10 decision over Russell in the preliminary bout to move on to the quarterfinals.

All of the remaining competitors in the light welterweight division competed in Tuesday’s action and two familiar faces earned preliminary round wins. 2012 USA Boxing National Championships silver medalist Julian Rodriguez (Paterson, N.J.) took a 23-12 victory over David Craddock (Columbus, Ohio) in his first bout of the tournament. Olympic Trials lightweight competitor Damon Allen (Philadelphia, Pa.) moved up to the light welterweight division for the 2012 National PAL Championships and claimed a 33-7 win over Rakeem Overall (Chicago, Ill.) in their match-up.

In welterweight action, 2012 National Champion Patrick Day (Freeport, N.Y.) recorded his first win of the tournament, winning a 19-13 decision over Ardeal Holmes (Flint, Mich.).

2012 Armed Forces Champion Marquis Moore (Fort Washington, Md.) made a successful tournament debut in the middleweight division. The U.S. Army boxer won a 27-10 decision over Jermaine Howlett (Chicago, Ill.) in the first round match-up to earn a spot in Thursday’s action.

Sixty-three bouts will take place on Wednesday as the female boxers return to the ring and the men’s division competitors vie for berths in Thursday’s competition.

Tuesday Results

11-12-year-old/85 lbs: Davis Paris, Rochester, N.Y., dec. Juan Jenkins, Baltimore, Md., 8-8 (22-21)

11-12-year-old/85 lbs: Desean Minor, Cincinnati, Ohio dec. Luis Ybarra, Colorado Springs, Colo.,10-6

11-12-year-old/110 lbs: Harley Mederos, Brooklyn, N.Y., dec. Khalil, Osaze, Chicago, Ill., 14-5

11-12-year-old/110 lbs: Lorenzo Simpson, Baltimore, Md., dec. Chavon Davis, Mansfield, Ohio, 9-4

13-14-year-old/90 lbs: Dylan Price, Sickerville, N.J., dec. Camari Mays, Toledo, Ohio, 25-7

13-14-year-old/95 lbs: David Davis, Detroit, Mich., dec. Zachary Bartrum, Chesapeake, Ohio, 13-12

13-14-year-old/95 lbs: Jody Gauthier II, Opelousas, La., dec. Melvon Pratt, Toledo, Ohio, 31-7

13-14-year-old/106 lbs: Pedro Marrero, Tampa, Fla., dec. Joel Rodriguez, Lubbock, Texas, 20-6

13-14-year-old/110 lbs: Devin Haney, Henderson, N.J., dec. Lavan Johnson, Jr., Detroit, Mich., 20-8

13-14-year-old/145 lbs: Charles Conwell, Cleveland, Heights, Ohio dec. Chris Gann, St. Joe, Mo., 14-5

13-14-year-old/145 lbs: Janelson Figueroa, Detroit, Mich., dec. Juan Moreno, Toledo, Ohio, 18-11

15-16-year-old/165 lbs: Jason Bell, District Heights, Md., dec. Raquil Hayes, Warminster, Pa., 17-3

Open male/123 lbs: Antonio Dubose, Philadelphia, Pa., won on walkover over Dewone Johnson, Dolton, Ill., W/O

Open male/123 lbs: Hector Valdez, Dallas, Texas, dec. Ruben Swain, Toledo, Ohio, 44-16

Open male/123 lbs: Gary Salazar, Fresno, Calif., dec. Jorge Ruiz, San Diego, Calif., 19-12

Open male/123 lbs: D’Andres Hockerson, Rochester, N.Y., dec. Fidel Cervantes, Kansas City, Mo., 39-15

Open male/123 lbs: JaRico O’Quinn, Detroit, Mich., dec. Alan Burns, St. Louis, Mo., 25-9

Open male/123 lbs: Dennis Galarza, Orlando, Fla., stopped Ryan Maisenbacher, Philmont, N.Y., RSC-1

Open male/123 lbs: Antwan Robinson, Baltimore, Md., dec. Kevin Ford, St. Louis, Mo., 17-14

Open male/123 lbs: Emmanuel Folly, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Gary Antonio Russell, Capitol Heights, Md., 14-10

Open male/141 lbs: Kevin White, Detroit, Mich., dec. Devonte Donaldson, San Pedro, Calif., 15-8

Open male/141 lbs: Julian Rodriguez, Paterson, N.J., dec. David Craddock, Columbus, Ohio, 23-12

Open male/141 lbs: Kevin Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Robert O’Quinn, Detroit, Mich., 23-8

Open male/141 lbs: Poindexter Knight, Philadelphia, Pa., Joe Gbolo, Albany, N.Y., 18-8

Open male/141 lbs: James Perella, Mansfield, Mass., dec. Arnold Dinong, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, 29-18

Open male/141 lbs: Damon Allen, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Rakeem Overall, Chicago, Ill., 33-7

Open male/141 lbs: Anthony Brown, Detroit, Mich., stopped James Montgomery, Hampton, Va., RSC-1

Open male/141 lbs: Evander Lamourt, Tampa, Fla., stopped Montell Prudgett, Baltimore, Md., RSC-3

Open male/141 lbs: Erickson Lubin, Orlando, Fla., dec. William Flenoy, Cleveland, Ohio, 15-6

Open male/141 lbs: Delorien Caraway, St. Paul, Minn., dec. Keith Hunter, Las Vegas, Nev., 24-19

Open male/141 lbs: Gary Martin, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Jose Quezada, Alsip, Ill., 19-14

Open male/141 lbs: Sonny Frederickson, Toledo, Ohio, dec. Nicholas Colella, Lynn, Mass., 38-10

Open male/141 lbs: Blair Cobbs, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Thomas Mattice, Cleveland, Ohio, 16-12

Open male/141 lbs: Martin Murray, Hephzibah, Ga., dec. Dequan Mays, Trotwood, Ohio, 17-15

Open male/141 lbs: Tajh Hammonds, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Enrique Osorio, Albany, N.Y., 8-4

Open male/141 lbs: Michael Goins, Columbus, Ohio stopped Alden Wattley, Toledo, Ohio, RSC-3

Open male/152 lbs: Jamontay Clark, Cincinnati, Ohio won on walkover over Gregory Dowdell, Detroit, Mich., W/O

Open male/152 lbs: Zeddie Adams, Cleveland, Ohio dec. Jayqwan Hazel, New York, N.Y., 10-8

Open male/152 lbs: Chardale Booker, Brooklyn, N.Y., stopped Quincy Lavallais, Gretna, La., RSC

Open male/152 lbs: Darwin Price, Jr., St. Louis, Mo., won on walkover over Roderick Colbert, Toledo, Ohio, W/O

Open male/152 lbs: Samuel Valentin, Land O’Lakes, Fla., dec. Kareem Martin, Clinton, Md., 15-15 (52-50)

Open male/152 lbs: William Hill, Detroit, Mich., stopped Shawn Woodford, Salisbury, Md., RSC-3

Open male/152 lbs: Ladarius Miller, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Homer Lopez, Oxnard, Calif., 23-4

Open male/152 lbs: Paul Kroll, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. David Rodriguez, Tallmadge, Ohio, 17-14

Open male/152 lbs: Rashidi Ellis, Lynn, Mass., stopped Michael Black, Hudson, N.Y., RSC-2

Open male/152 lbs: Trumaine Charles, Chicago, Ill., dec. Angelo Snow, Toledo, Ohio, 34-21

Open male/152 lbs: Patrick Day, Freeport, N.Y., dec. Ardeal Holmes, Flint, Mich., 19-13

Open male/152 lbs: Tashawn Manual, Mays Landing, N.J., dec. Ronnie Austion, Rockwood, Mich., 8-6

Open male/152 lbs: Wesley Tucker, Toledo, Ohio dec. Theodore Wiggins, Detrit, Mich., 26-10

Open male/165 lbs: Christopher Galeano, Bronx, N.Y., dec. Demond Nicholsen, Laurel, Md., 9-5

Open male/165 lbs: Russell Scott, Cleveland, Ohio dec. Moses Taylor, Detroit, Mich., 11-6

Open male/165 lbs: Jamey Swanson, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. James White, Dayton, Ohio, 24-4

Open male/165 lbs: Marquis Moore, Fort Washington, Md., dec. Jermaine Howlett, Chicago, Ill., 27-10

Opne male/165 lbs: Peter Dobson, Bronx, N.Y., dec. Benjamin Wright, Schenectady, N.Y., 31-6

USA Boxing, as the national governing body for Olympic-style boxing, is the United States’ member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).