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(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Five U.S. boxers stepped through the ropes at the Gymnasium Lopez Mateos Arena in Guadalajara, Mexico on Sunday with three claiming victories to advance in the 2008 AIBA Youth World Championships. Flyweight Adam Lopez (San Antonio, Texas) notched his second victory of the tournament, winning a 12-11 decision over France’s Oualid Belaouara to advance to quarterfinal action where he will face the Dominican Republic’s Orlando Felix Perez Zapata on Wednesday..

Welterweight Errol Spence (Desoto, Texas) won his opening bout of the tournament, recording an 11-4 win over Colombia’s Alex Theran in first round action. Spence’s victory earns him a spot in the second round with the Ukraine’s Makarov Taras. The two will battle for a berth in the quarterfinal round on Tuesday.

Middleweight Luis Arias (Milwaukee, Wis.) closed the day in impressive fashion for his United States team. Arias gave Hungary’s Tamas Gumdi four standing eight counts before the bout was stopped at the :53 mark of the second round. The victory moves Arias on to second round action where he will face Puerto Rico’s Felix Rodriguez on Tuesday.

Light flyweight Oscar Cantu (Kingsville, Texas) dropped his opening bout to home country boxer Saul Tuarez of Mexico by an 11-3 margin while lightweight Traon Bynum (Fort Washington, Md.) suffered a 16-8 loss to Cuba’s Juan Garcia.

Five U.S. boxers will compete in preliminary round competition on Monday in Guadalajara with bantamweight Joshua Berrelleza (Riverside, Calif.) facing Ecuador’s Jonathan Valarezo in his first bout of the tournament and light welterweight Roscoe Hill IV (Spring, Texas) taking the ring for the second time to battle Mexico’s Alfonso Felipe Ugalde. Both bouts will be contested in afternoon action at 2 p.m. CST. Berrelleza will compete in the fifth bout of the afternoon session with Hill boxing in the 14th bout of 2 p.m. competition.

Three boxers will compete in evening competition, beginning with featherweight Kevin Rivers (Fort Washington, Md.) taking on Belarus’ Vitali Varabyeu in the second bout for both boxers. Heavyweight Nicholas Kisner (Glen Burnie, Md.) will face the Czech Republic’s Martin Krelina and super heavyweight Joey Dawejko will battle the Virgin Island’s Clayton Laurent. Both Ksiner and Dawejko will be competing for the first time in Guadalajara and evening competition will begin at 7 p.m. CST. Rivers will compete in the fourth bout of evening action with Kisner and Dawejko boxing in the 10th and 12th contests respectively.

AIBA is showing live scoring on their website at www.aiba.org throughout the tournament.


USA Boxing

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Team USA opened the 2008 AIBA World Championships with four first round bouts on the opening day of competition in Guadalajara. Three U.S. boxers recorded preliminary round victories on Saturday to move on to the second round of action.

Flyweight Adam Lopez (San Antonio, Texas) set a winning tone for his U.S. team, winning the first bout for his squad by a 10-4 margin over Germany’s Geier Dieter. Featherweight Kevin Rivers (Fort Washington, Md.) also claimed a victory in his opening round contest, winning a 16-5 decision over Ireland’s Tyrone McKenna. Light welterweight Roscoe Hill IV (Spring, Texas) was the final U.S. boxer to take the ring and he closed the day with a win, defeating Croatia’s Sandro Mrdenovic, 16-6 in opening round competition.

Light heavyweight Robert Brant (Oakdale, Minn.) dropped a 10-10 tiebreaker decision to Germany’s Artur Schmidt in his first-ever international bout.

Four members of Team USA will compete in Sunday’s preliminary round competition with light flyweight Oscar Cantu (Kingsville, Texas) taking on Mexico’s Saul Tuarez and welterweight Errol Spence (Desoto, Texas) facing off with Colombia’s Alex Theran. In evening competition, lightweight Traon Bynum (Fort Washington, Md.) will battle Cuba’s Juan Garcia while middleweight Luis Arias (Milwaukee, Wis.) will challenge Hungary’s Tamas Gumdi.

Three U.S. boxers will close preliminary round competition on Monday with bantamweight Josh Berrelleza (Riverside, Calif.) facing Ecuador’s Jonathan Valarezo in afternoon competition. The two heavyweights will be the final two boxers to compete as heavyweight Nicholas Kisner (Glen Burnie, Md.) takes on the Czech Republic’s Martin Krelina and super heavyweight Joey Dawejko battles the Virgin Island’s Clayton Laurent.

Preliminary round action will recommence on Sunday at 2 p.m. CST at the Gymnasium Lopez Mateos Arena in Guadalajara, Mexico.


Team USA Learns Their First Round Opponents at the 2008 AIBA Youth World Championships

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The event draw was conducted on Saturday morning at the 2008 AIBA Youth World Championships in Guadalajara, determining the pairings for all of the competitors.

Four U.S. boxers will take the ring on the opening day of action with three U.S. boxers competing in the afternoon session and one boxing in the evening. Flyweight Adam Lopez (San Antonio, Texas) will kick of the action for the U.S. team, facing off with Germany’s Geier Dieter. Featherweight Kevin Rivers (Fort Washington, Md.) and light heavyweight Robert Brant (Oakdale, Minn.) will be the final two boxers to compete in the first session, taking on Ireland’s Tyrone McKenna and Germany’s Artur Schmidt respectively. Light welterweight Roscoe Hill IV (Spring, Texas) will be the only U.S. boxer to compete in the evening session, battling Croatia’s Sandro Mrdenovic.

Four members of Team USA will compete in Sunday’s preliminary round competition with light flyweight Oscar Cantu (Kingsville, Texas) taking on Mexico’s Saul Tuarez and welterweight Errol Spence (Desoto, Texas) facing off with Colombia’s Alex Theran. In evening competition, lightweight Traon Bynum (Fort Washington, Md.) will battle Cuba’s Juan Garcia while middleweight Luis Arias (Milwaukee, Wis.) will challenge Hungary’s Tamas Gumdi.

Three U.S. boxers will close preliminary round competition on Monday with bantamweight Josh Berrelleza (Riverside, Calif.) facing Ecuador’s Jonathan Valarezo in afternoon competition. The two heavyweights will be the final two boxers to compete as heavyweight Nicholas Kisner (Glen Burnie, Md.) takes on the Czech Republic’s Martin Krelina and super heavyweight Joey Dawejko battles the Virgin Island’s Clayton Laurent.

Preliminary round action will begin on Saturday at 2 p.m. CST at the Gymnasium Lopez Mateos Arena in Guadalajara.

Article posted on 25.10.2008



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