Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Texas Boxers Advance at Nationals

By Robert H. Kelly

Texas boxers went six for ten in bouts at the 2006 United States National Boxing Championships being held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Lone Star boxers won six preliminary bouts and advanced to the quarterfinals round at the championships.

Bantamweight Edwards Torres (Dallas, Texas) received the decision on a 13-13 tie over Salvador Ruix IV by having a superior punch count of 30-25.

Lightweight and 2005 Cadet World Championships silver medalist Jerry Belmontes (Corpus Christi, Texas) decisioned Rashad Ganaway by a score of 14-5.

Welterweight and 2005 U.S. Championships silver medalist Charles Hatley (Dallas, Texas) defeated Garvin Scott with a first round stoppage.

Light heavyweight Alfonso Lopez (Huntsville, Texas) won by a decision over Dalemanik Robertson with the score of 15-14, while
super heavyweight Eugene Hill (Dickinson, Texas) decisioned Kimbo Bethel 7-6.

Female featherweight and former national champion Jennifer Han (El Paso, Texas) won over Priscella Bonnell with a 13-5 decision.

Quarterfinal action continues Wednesday, March 8 with semifinal and final bouts slated for later in the week.

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