The 2010 Under-19 National Champions are Crowned in Cincinnati

(CINCINNATI, OHIO) Ė Eleven national champions were crowned on Friday night at the 2010 Under-19 National Championships in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ten menís final round bouts and one female championship contest took place on the final day of competition at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. The boxers in the light flyweight division experienced more excitement than they bargained for with a fire alarm going off in the second round, causing a brief stoppage. Yet that didnít deter Carlos Suarez (Lima, Ohio) from his mission in the light flyweight final round bout with Rondarrius Hunter (Atlanta, Ga.). Suarez grabbed the first lead in the bout and built it out throughout the three rounds despite the brief interruption and point deductions from both boxers. Suarez won a 15-7 decision over Hunter to win the light flyweight crown..

Emmanuel Folly (Philadelphia, Pa.) put on an impressive performance in his championship round bout with David Carlton (Cincinnati, Ohio). Folly controlled the first two rounds of the bout, moving out to a 10-1 lead after the second. Yet Carlton remained aggressive and began scoring points in the third round, but Folly kept up his own output as well and went on to win a 22-6 final decision and the flyweight title.

The momentum swung throughout the bantamweight title bout between Emonte Scruggs (Dayton, Ohio) and David Rios (Edinburg, Texas). Scruggs took a slim 5-3 lead after a closely contested opening round but turned up the head in the second to claim a 13-8 advantage with one round remaining. Rios came storming back in the third, pulling the bout within two points but Scruggs held on to win a 15-13 victory and the bantamweight crown.

Luis Angel Zarazua (Edinburg, Texas) kept his bout with Luis Feliciano (Milwaukee, Wis.) close in the first round with Feliciano holding a slim 5-4 lead. Yet those four points were all that Zarazua would score. Feliciano continued to add to his own point total throughout the next six minutes and went on to win a 13-4 final decision and the featherweight title.

Ryan Martin (Chattanooga, Tenn.) won his first Under-19 title with a victory over Antonio Capulin (Houston, Texas) in their lightweight championship bout. Martin got off to a quick start in the bout and never looked back. He held Capulin scoreless in the first round and enjoyed a 9-1 lead as the final round began before moving out to a 14-4 final decision victory.

In light welterweight action, George Rincon (Dallas, Texas) put on a defensive clinic, holding his opponent David Moore (Milwaukee, Wis.) scoreless throughout the nine minutes of action. Rincon enjoyed his strongest offensive round in the first, scoring seven points to take a 7-0 lead after the first. He pushed his advantage to a 10-0 margin at the end of two before winning a 12-0 final decision.

The lone womenís title bout was contested in the welterweight division as Maria Norton Baumer (Cincinnati, Ohio) faced Sariah Edwards (Lexington, Ky.). Edwards took the first lead in the bout and held a 5-3 lead after one, but Baumer grabbed the advantage in the second and with strong crowd support behind her, held on to her lead throughout the bout. She pushed her edge to 17-10 after three rounds and held Edwards scoreless in the final round to win the 24-10 final decision.

The menís welterweight title bout featured one of the closest contests of the evening with Alantez Fox (Forrestville, Md.) taking on Moshea Aleem (Richmond, Va.). It was Aleem grabbing the slim 5-4 lead after the first round, but a low-scoring second round pulled the bout to a 5-5 tie with one round remaining. The bout was up for grabs in the third and Fox decided to reach out and take it, outscoring Aleem by a 3-1 margin to win the 8-6 decision and the welterweight title.

The middleweight bout showcased a highly anticipated match-up between Dimitrius Ballard (Temple Hills, Md.) and Daquan Arnett (Orlando, Fla.). Ballard enjoyed the early momentum in the bout, using his advantage and boxing to take a 14-8 lead after two rounds. Arnett came out firing in the final round, looking to overcome his six point deficit. Arnett made a valiant effort but Ballard wouldnít be deterred and won a 21-17 final decision and the middleweight title.

The string of Washington DC area boxers continued into light heavyweight action as Jerry Odom (Bowie, Md.) faced Trevor McCumby (Yorkville, Ill.) for the Under-19 title. Yet Odomís night didnít go as well as the first two athletes from the nationís capitol. McCumby poured on the points from the opening bell and Odom couldnít match his opponentís output. He held a 17-7 lead at the end of the second and although Odom came out throwing punches in bunches, he couldnít penetrate his opponentís advantage. McCumby won a 21-11 final decision and the light heavyweight crown.

A heavyweight title bout between Joshua Temple (St. Louis, Missouri) and Timothy Moten (Louisville, Ky.) closed 2010 Under-19 National Championships action. Temple showcased an impressive performance, claiming an 8-0 lead after the first and pushing it to an 11-2 margin after two. Yet the bout didnít go to a decision as Temple stopped Moten in the third to take the victory and the heavyweight championship.

Dimitrius Ballard (Temple Hills, Md.) and Maria Norton Baumer (Cincinnati, Ohio) were named Outstanding Boxers of the tournament.

The evening concluded with a feature bout showcasing two-time Olympian Rauíshee Warren (Cicinnati, Ohio) and Jesus Vasquez (Denver, Colo.). Warren won a third round stoppage victory over Vasquez. Cincinnati Olympians Ron Siler (2004) and Timothy Austin (1992 bronze medalist) were on hand at ringside to take in the action and support the young boxers looking to follow in their footsteps.

Final Round Results

106 lbs/48 kg: Carlos Suarez, Lima, Ohio, dec. Rondarrius Hunter, Atlanta, Ga., 15-7
112 lbs/51 kg: Emmanuel Folly, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. David Carlton, Cincinnati, Ohio, 22-6
119 lbs/54 kg: Emonte Scruggs, Dayton, Ohio dec. David Rios, Edinburg, Texas, 15-13
125 lbs/57 kg: Luis Feliciano, Milwaukee, Wis., dec. Luis Angel Zarazua, Edinburg, Texas, 13-4
132 lbs/60 kg: Ryan Martin, Chattanooga, Tenn., dec. Antonio Capulin, Houston, Texas, 14-4
141 lbs/64 kg: George Rincon, Dallas, Texas dec. David Moore, Milwaukee, Wis., 12-0
152 lbs/69 kg/female: Maria Norton Baumer, Cincinnati, Ohio dec. Saraiah Edwards, Lexington, Ky., 24-10
152 lbs/69 kg: Alantez Fox, Forrestville, Md., dec. Moshea Aleem, Richmond, Va., 8-6
165 lbs/75 kg: Dimitrius Ballard, Temple Hills, Md., dec. Daquan Arnett, Orlando, Fla., 21-17
178 lbs/81 kg: Trevor McCumby, Louisville, Ky., dec. Jerry Odom, Bowie, Md., 21-11
201 lbs/91 kg: Joshua Temple, St. Louis, Mo., stopped Timothy Moten, Louisville, Ky., RSC-3

Unopposed Champions

201+ lbs: Domonique Varela

101 lbs: Charise Jones
106 lbs: Cassandra Mendoza
141 lbs: Diona Wigand
178+ lbs: Traynora Locke

The Finalists are set at the 2010 Under-19 National Championships

(CINCINNATI, OHIO) Ė Following fifteen bouts of semifinal competition on Thursday night, the finalists are set at the 2010 Under-19 National Championships in Cincinnati, Ohio. Thirty boxers competed in semifinal action at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati with hopes of earning a berth in the championship round and fifteen athletes advanced on to Fridayís action.

Emmanuel Folly (Philadelphia, Pa.) managed to escape the strong winter storm that has blanketed his area over the past few days and he made his trip to Cincinnati a worthwhile one. Folly won a 17-8 decision over Ray Ximenez (Dallas, Texas) in the flyweight opener to advance to Fridayís final round action. Folly will take on hometown boxer David Carlton (Cincinnati, Ohio) in the flyweight championship bout.

In bantamweight action, Emonte Scruggs (Dayton, Ohio) and David Rios (Edinburg, Texas) both recorded semifinal victories to set up their bantamweight championship bout. Scruggs faced off in a highly competitive bout with Gabriel Montoya (Cheyenne, Wyo.) in his semifinal bout. Montoya kept the bout close throughout, but couldnít pull in front and Scruggs won the 11-10 final decision. Rios enjoyed a more convincing win in his bout with Tyler McCreary (Toledo, Ohio), claiming a 14-5 victory to move on to the finals.

The two finalists from the 2009 Junior Olympic National Championships both competed in semifinal round action on Thursday with the two boxers looking to advance to a rematch at the Under-19 National Championships. Yet Luis Angel Zarazua (Edinburg, Texas) pulled the upset, defeating reigning Junior Olympic champion Ricky Rodriguez (Evans, Colo.), by a 13-10 margin to move on to the finals. Zarazua will face Junior Olympic National Championships silver medalist Luis Feliciano (Milwaukee, Wis.) in final round action. Feliciano claimed a 9-5 decision over Jeremy Longoria (Corpus Christi, Texas) to advance to the championship bout.

Ryan Martin (Chattanooga, Tenn.) moved on to his first Under 19 final with an 8-4 victory over Aceíson Leuseure (Corpus Christi, Texas) in the first lightweight semifinal bout. He will be joined in the championship bout by Antonio Capulin (Houston, Texas). Capulin pulled out a 9-8 win over Xavier Montelongo, Jr. (E. Los Angeles, Calif.) in their semifinal match-up.

In light welterweight action, David Moore (Milwaukee, Wis.) claimed the first berth in the championship bout, winning a 14-12 decision over Gregorio Vergaro (Lexington, Ky.). On the opposite side of the bracket, George Rincon (Carrollton, Texas) won a 13-5 decision over Kent Cruz (St. Louis, Mo.) to complete the light welterweight final.

The welterweights were the next weight division to step through the ropes in Cincinnati, and both victors earned decisive decisions in their semifinal bouts. Alantez Fox (Forrestville, Md.) earned the first spot in the welterweight final with his 18-4 victory over hometown boxer Quashwan Toler (Cincinnati, Ohio). Moshea Aleem (Richmond, Va.) enjoyed a semifinal victory as well, recording a 26-17 decision over Jake Maier (Pittsburgh, Pa.) to move on to the championship bout with Fox.

Aleemís brother, Immanuwel Aleem (Richmond, Va.) didnít enjoy the same luck in his bout with Dimitrius Ballard (Temple Hills, Md.). Ballard poured on the points from the start en route to a 31-14 victory and a spot in the championship bout. Once again, Daquan Arnett (Orlando, Fla.) stole the show with an impressive performance in middleweight action. Arnett enjoyed a quick start to the bout and kept his foot on the gas until the referee was forced to call a halt to the bout in the second round, advancing the 17-year-old to the final round with Ballard.

Jerry Odom (Bowie, Md.) won the final contested bout of semifinal action, recording a 27-8 decision over Robert Hall, Jr. (Johnson City, Tenn.) in their light heavyweight contest. Odom moves on to the finals where he will face Trevor McCumby (Yorkville, Md.) in the championship bout.

The 2010 Under-19 National Championships final round bouts will take place at 8 p.m. EST at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati in addition to a feature bout between two-time Olympian Rauíshee Warren (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Jesus Vasquez (Denver, Colo.).

Semifinal Results

112 lbs/51 kg: Emmanuel Folly, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Ray Ximenez, Dallas, Texas, 17-8
119 lbs/54 kg: Emonte Scruggs, Dayton, Ohio, dec. Gabriel Montoya, Cheyenne, Wyo., 11-10
119 lbs/54 kg: David Rios, Edinburg, Texas, dec. Tyler McCreary, Toledo, Ohio, 14-5
125 lbs/57 kg: Luis Feliciano, Milwaukee, Wisconsin dec. Jeremy Longoria, Corpus Christi, Texas, 9-5
125 lbs/57 kg: Luis Angel Zarazua, Edinburg, Texas dec. Ricky Rodriguez, Evans, Colo., 13-10
132 lbs/60 kg: Ryan Martin, Chattanooga, Tenn., dec. Aceíson Leuseure, Corpus Christi, Texas, 8-4
132 lbs/60 kg: Antonio Capulin, Houston, Texas, dec. Xavier Montelongo, Jr., E. Los Angeles, Calif., 9-8
141 lbs/64 kg: David Moore, Milwaukee, Wis., dec. Gregorio Vergaro, Lexington, Kentucky, 14-12
141 lbs/64 kg: George Rincon, Carrollton, Texas dec. Kent Cruz, St. Louis, Mo., 13-5
152 lbs/69 kg: Moshea Aleem, Richmond, Va., dec. Jake Maier, Pittsburgh, Pa., 26-17
152 lbs/69 kg: Alantez Fox, Forrestville, Md., dec. Quashwan Toler, Cincinnati, Ohio, 18-4
165 lbs/75 kg: Dimitrius Ballard, Temple Hills, Md., dec. Immanuwel Aleem, Richmond, Va., 31-14
165 lbs/75 kg: Daquan Arnett, Orlando, Fla., stopped Quatavious Cash, Atlanta, Ga., RSC-2
178 lbs/81 kg: Jerry Odom, Bowie, Md., dec. Robert Hall, Jr., Johsnon City, Tenn., 27-8
178 lbs/81 kg: Trevor McCumby, Yorkville, Ill., won on walkover over Juan Salinas, Youngstown, Ohio. W/

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2010 Under-19 National Championships Action to Begin on Tuesday with Eight Preliminary Bouts

(CINCINNATI, OHIO) Ė Over 70 of the nationís top Under-19 boxers braved the winter conditions to travel to Cincinnati, Ohio, on Monday for the 2010 Under-19 National Championships at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. Preliminary action will kick off on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. EST with eight bouts on tap to open the tournament. First round action will take place in the featherweight, lightweight and welterweight action on Tuesday night. Sixteen boxers from 12 states will take the ring to compete for a national title and the opportunity to represent USA Boxing in the 2010 Youth World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. Preliminary round action will continue on Wednesday evening with nine bouts in the featherweight, light welterweight and middleweight divisions.

The Under-19 National Championships is a critical tournament in the development process of future Olympians and professional world champions. The event, which has taken place since 1983, has featured many of the greats of the sport early in their budding careers. Since its inception, 18 Under-19 National Champions have gone on to represent the United States in the Olympic Games. Three of the 18 Olympians - Meldrick Taylor, David Reid and Andre Ward went on to claim gold medals at the Olympics, two claimed silver medals and four won bronze, including Cincinnatiís own Tim Austin.

The final list of competitors and event brackets were finalized Monday night at the official event draw. Tuesday nightís full bout sheet is attached, and event results will be disseminated upon completion of the bouts.

2010 Under-19 National Championships Competitors

106 lbs
Rondarrius Hunter, Atlanta, Georgia
Carlos Suarez, Lima, Ohio

112 lbs
Emmanuel Folly, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ray Ximenez, Dallas, Texas

119 lbs
Gabriel Montoya, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Emonte Scruggs, Dayton, Ohio
David Rios, Edinburg, Texas
Tyler McCreary

125 lbs
Sejad Fradi, Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Luis Angel Zarazua, Edinburg, Texas
Albert Bell, Toledo, Ohio
Luis Feliciano, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dennis Galarza, Orlando, Florida
Nick Christiansen, Ellsworth, Wisconsin
Ricky Rodriguez, Evans, Colorado
Victor Pasillas, E. Los Angeles, California
Jeremy Longoria, Corpus Christi, Texas

132 lbs

Aceíson Leseure, Corpus Christi, Texas
Xavier Monelongo, Jr., E. Los Angeles, California
Gregory Young, Jr., Pewlben, Arizona
Divante Jones, Hephzibah, Georgia
Antonio Capulin, Houston, Texas
Ryan Martin, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Arthur Porter, Monroe, Michigan

141 lbs
Kent Cruz, St. Louis, Missouri
David Moore, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
George Rincon, Carrollton, Texas
Ryan Karl, Milano, Texas
Gregorio Vergaro, Lexington, Kentucky
R.G. Garcia
Scott Sedan

152 lbs
David Lightfoot, Zanesville, Ohio
Jerry Tristan, Katy, Texas
Jake Maier, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Xavier DeLuca, Fort Morgan, Colorado
Quashwan Toler, Cincinnati, Ohio

165 lbs
Julius Butler, St. Louis, Missouri
Daquan Arnett, Orlando, Florida
Quotavious Cash, Atlanta, Georgia
Richard Romero, Los Angeles, California
Immanuwel Aleem, Richmond, Virginia
Dimitrius Ballard, Temple Hills, Maryland

178 lbs
Jerry Odom, Bowie, Maryland
Robert Hall, Jr., Johnson City, Tennessee
Trevor McCumby, Yorkville, Illinois
Juan Salinas, Youngstown, Ohio

201 lbs
Joshua Temple, St. Louis, Missouri
Timothy Moten, Louisville, Kentucky

Female/152 lbs

Maria Norton Baumer, Cincinnati, Ohio
Sariah Edwards, Lexington, Kentucky

Article posted on 12.02.2010

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