Thursday, March 09, 2006

Two Texans Advance to Semis at USA Boxing Championships

by Robert H. Kelly

(Colorado Springs-March 8, 2006) Texans Jennifer Han and Hector Ramos moved one step closer to national titles Wednesday evening at the USA National Boxing Championships at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Han, of El Paso won her second bout of the tournament with a second round stoppage of fellow Texan Kayla Kay Combs (Lubbock, Texas).

Ramos, from Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio defeated 2005 National Golden Gloves champion Brad Soloman, to move to the semifinal round for the second straight year.

Ramos is the U.S. National Championships bronze medalist from last year.

Semifinal bouts will be held Thursday, March 9 with women’s finals slated for Friday evening at the U.S. Olympic Training Center’s Sports Center.

The men’s finals are scheduled for Saturday evening at the Sheraton Hotel’s Grand Ballroom in Colorado Springs.

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