Artemio Reyes graduates from college; USA Boxing National Championships; More!

ORANGE, CA (June 20, 2011) - Thompson Boxing Promotions is proud to congratulate rising welterweight star Artemio "King" Reyes (11-1, 10 KOs) on his recent graduation from Riverside Community College with an Associates of Arts degree in Accounting.

But this is just the beginning of his journey, as he will continue his studies later this year at the California State University of San Bernardino.

This is no small feat for the thriving welterweight, since he is concurrently managing the family owned Tapatio Restaurant in Colton, California, while still training on a daily basis.

Reyes took over this role when his father was involved in a truck accident in 2008 that left him in a coma, and to pay homage to his father, he embroiders the belt of his boxing trunks with "4 Pops" as a symbol of his dedication and promise to his father to successfully conquer every challenge that he is confronted with in the ring and in life.

Reyes is stablemate to Thompson Boxing Promotions's roster that contains fellow prospects Miguel Diaz (5-0,3 KOs), Jhon Ortega (5-0-1, 5 KOs), Sergio Nuñez (2-0-1, 2 KOs), Jonathan Arellano (8-0,-1, 1KO 1 KO), Daniel Roman (2-0-1, 1 KO), Efrain Esquivias (13-0, 9 KOs), Abraham Lopez (14-0, 10 KOs), Juan Carlos Burgos (26-1, 19 KOs), Danny Hernandez (10-0, 6 KOs), Yonnhy Perez (20-2-1, 14 KOs)., Jose Reynoso (14-2-1, 2 KOs) and Julio "The Kidd" Diaz (38-7, 27 KOs). As well as champions Timothy Bradley (27-0, 11 KOs) and Josesito Lopez (29-3, 17 KOs) and Mauricio Herrera (17-1, 7 KOs).

Witness Reyes in action this Friday, June 24 at The Doubletree Hotel in Ontario as he takes on a fighting lean machine in Louisiana's Chris Gray (13-15, 1 KO) in six-round competition.

Tickets for "LOCKED N' LOADED" are priced at $75, $45, and $30. They are available now and may be purchased by calling 714-935-0900.

Bouts subject to change. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the first bell rings at 7:30 pm. The Doubletree Hotel is located at 222 North Vineyard Avenue in Ontario. The hotel phone number is 909-937-0900.

An Action-Packed First Session Opens the 2011 USA Boxing National Championships in Colorado Springs

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – 2011 USA Boxing National Championships kicked off preliminary round action on Monday at the Colorado Springs Christian School in Colorado Springs, Colo. The intense action started early with first round contests in the male bantamweight, light welterweight, middleweight and heavyweight divisions as well as the female lightweight class.

A finals rematch from the 2010 edition started the action in the bantamweight division as defending champion Joseph Diaz, Jr. (El Monte, Calif.) faced off with his runner-up, Ricky Rodriguez (Greeley, Colo.). Diaz grabbed the early momentum in the contest and took a three-point advantage after the first round. He duplicated his impressive offensive output in the second and enjoyed a 14-7 lead with one round remaining. Rodriguez couldn’t keep up with his opponent and Diaz went on to win a 23-11 final decision to move on to second round action where he will face Keithlen Franklin (Lafayette, La.).

In men’s light welterweight action, 2010 Under 19 National Champion Ryan Martin (Chattanooga, Tenn.) battled Anthony Flores (Inglewood, Calif.) in first round competition. Flores took a 5-2 lead after one and successfully built out his lead through the three-round bout. He doubled his advantage over Martin in the second en route to a 20-12 final decision. Flores will take on the United States Marine Corps’ Jamal Herring (Camp Lejeune, N.C.) in Tuesday’s second round competition.

The lightweight division enjoyed the honor of being the first weight class contested in the historic U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifying event for women’s boxing. Four-time national champion Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) made her presence felt early, stopping her fellow Washington state native Maria Madrigal (Wenatcher, Wash.) in the first round of their preliminary contest. Underwood will take on Darina Mims (Greensboro, N.C.) on Tuesday afternoon.

2010 USA Boxing National Championships bronze medalist Daquan Arnett (Orlando, Fla.) moved up one spot to the silver medal position at the recent Golden Gloves and he hopes to claim his first open division national title in Colorado Springs. Yet his first round opponent, Edgar Alvarado, Jr. (San Bernadino, Calif.) had other plans. Alvarado claimed a 15-10 lead after two rounds of boxing and held on over the final three minutes to win a 20-16 final decision. He will take on defending champion Luis Arias (Milwaukee, Wis.) in Tuesday’s noon action.

First round action will resume at 6 p.m. tonight with bouts in the men’s lightweight, welterweight, light heavyweight and super heavyweight divisions. The women’s flyweight division will make its event debut in the opening bouts of the evening session and one female middleweight bout will take place as well.

Monday Noon Session Preliminary Round Results
123 lbs/male: Joseph Diaz Jr., El Monte, Calif., dec. Ricky Rodriguez, Greeley, Colo., 23-11
123 lbs/male: Luis Feliciano, Milwaukee, Wis., dec. Gary Antonio Russell, Capitol Heights, Md., 15-14
123 lbs/male: Antonio Nieves, Cleveland, Ohio., dec. Kiun Evans, Little Rock, Ark., 16-12
132 lbs/female: Sherry Whetten, Tucson, Ariz., won on walkover over, Kymmberli Stowe, Pittsburgh, Pa., W/O
132 lbs/female: Bertha Aracil, Yonkers, NY., dec. Brenda Gutierrez, Sacramento, Calif., 35-6
132 lbs/female: Queen Underwood, Seattle, Wash., stopped Maria Madrigal, Wenatcher, Wash., RSC-1 (1:32)
132 lbs/female: Tiara Brown, Fort Meyers, Fla., dec. Storm Chandler, New York, N.Y., 18-14
132 lbs/female: Amorena Baca, Denver, Colo., dec. Marianne Kraus, Nauvoo, Ill., 25-7
132 lbs/female: Lauren Fisher, Dania Beach, Fla., dec. Amber Smith, Fort Worth, Texas, 24-7
132 lbs/female: Ishika Lay, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., dec. Jenelle Leal, Corpus Christi, Texas, 30-7
132 lbs/female: Mikaela Mayer, Los Angeles, Calif., dec. Robin Conroy, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 13-3
132 lbs/female: Rita Martinez, Las Cruces, NM., won on walkover over, Takesha Edward, W/O
141 lbs/male: Anthony Flores, Inglewood, Calif., dec. Ryan Martin, Chattanooga, Tenn. 20-12
141 lbs/male: Thomas Duquette, Waltham, Mass., dec. Amir Iman, Albany, N.Y., 14-9
141 lbs/male: Gary Allen Russell, Capitol Heights, Md., dec. Kent Cruz, St Louis, Mo., 13-8
141 lbs/male: Dahlton Silva Cordeiro, Kahului, Hawaii., dec Jose Saenz, Kansas City, Mo., 20-19
141 lbs/male: Abel Ramos, Eloy, Ariz., dec. Darnell Parker, Marquette, Mich., 37-18
165 lbs/male : Andre Penn, Rapid City, S.D., dec. Kenneth McNeil Jr., Birmingham, Ala., 13-10
165 lbs/male: Noel Godson, Bloomfield, N.J., dec. Jimmy Kay, Lacy, Wash., 20-8
165 lbs/male: Edgar Alvarado Jr., San Bernadino, Calif., dec. Daquan Arnett, Orlando, Fla., 20-16
165 lbs/male: Aaron Coley, Hayward, Calif., dec. Russell Lamour Jr., Portland, Ma., 12-8
165 lbs/male: Antoine Douglas, Burke, Va., dec. Jamal Robinson, Cleveland, Ohio, 19-16
165 lbs/male: Deandre Harris, Des Moines, Iowa, dec. Israel Han, El Paso, Texas, 20-16
201 lbs/male: Bobby Dean, Parshall, N.D., dec. Kent Brinson, Monroe, Mich., 19-10
201 lbs/male: Robert Lopez, Tucson, Ariz., dec. LaDell Williams, Dallas, Texas, 29-21
201 lbs/male: Robert Hall Jr., Jackson Tenn., won on disqualification over, Danny Calhoun, Cincinnati, Ohio, DQ

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

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Article posted on 21.06.2011

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