Ann Wolfe revisited on Tonight's Real Sports; USA Boxing National Championships; Duran-Mundy weigh-in

Link to Video Clip - REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL presents more enterprising features and reporting when its 171st edition, available in HDTV, debuts TUESDAY, JUNE 21 (10:00 p.m. ET/PT & 9:00 p.m. CT), exclusively on HBO..

Other HBO playdates: June 21 (2:45 a.m.), 23 (9:30 a.m., 7:00 p.m.), 25 (10:00 a.m.) and 28 (noon, 8:00 p.m.), and July 3 (8:15 a.m.), 7 (5:00 p.m., midnight) and 11 (2:00 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: June 22 (11:00 p.m.) and 26 (7:45 a.m., 9:30 p.m.), and July 1 (1:00 p.m.), 5 (7:00 p.m., 2:25 a.m.) and 16 (12:30 p.m.)

HBO On Demand availability: June 27-July 18

*Ann Wolfe (Revisit). Ann Wolfe dominated women’s boxing for almost a decade after turning pro in 1998, holding world titles in four different weight classes simultaneously. However, she suffered devastating blows outside the ropes, including a stretch of homelessness. When HBO’s cameras previously caught up with Wolfe, she was about to become the first woman in boxing history to train a man for a world title. Those plans were derailed when her fighter, James Kirkland, went to prison for 18 months. When Kirkland returned from his stretch behind bars, he hired a new trainer, but in April was knocked out in shocking fashion, suffering the first loss of his pro career. REAL SPORTS correspondent Andrea Kremer reconnects with Ann Wolfe, who is back in James Kirkland’s corner, as they set out to make history together. Both Wolfe and Kirkland are interviewed..

USA Boxing National Championships Second Day Action Concludes with a Jam-Packed Evening of Bouts

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Fifty-seven boxers recorded second round victories on Tuesday night to advance on to the critical quarterfinal round. All of the winners in the 13 Olympic weight classes in Wednesday’s competition will earn berths into the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

The men’s flyweight division made its event debut in the opening bouts on Tuesday night with six second round contests. With two-time Olympian Rau’shee Warren (Cincinnati, Ohio) watching from the sidelines as he prepares for the upcoming Olympic Trials, several top flyweights battled it out. Warren’s runner-up at the 2010 National PAL Championships, Adam Lopez (San Antonio, Texas) won his first bout on retirement, defeating Eduardo Vasquez (Sheridan, Colo.) in their showdown. He will take on 2010 USA Boxing National Championships bronze medalist John Franklin (Fort Carson, Colo.) in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

All of the top female flyweights took to the ring with multiple close bouts being contested simultaneously. Five-time national champion Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) faced off with 2010 USA Boxing National Championships bronze medalist Alex Love (Monroe, Wash.) in her first contested bout of the tournament. Love kept the bout close through the first two rounds, but Esparza extended her lead to a comfortable margin late and won a 13-7 final decision. She will take on former bantamweight national champion Cynthia Moreno (Guadalupe, Ariz.) on Wednesday for a spot in the first-ever U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing.

Defending male lightweight champion Jose Ramirez (Avenal, Calif.) put an early end to his contest with former national champion Kevin Rivers (Landover, Md.). Ramirez won a third round stoppage over Rivers in the second round bout to move one step closer to defending his crown. Ramirez will face Adam Castillo (Lubbock, Texas) on Wednesday night.

Two-time national champion Errol Spence (Desoto, Texas) enjoyed a successful event debut on Tuesday night. His 10-3 win over Darwin Price, Jr. (Grambling, La.) advances Spence on to the quarterfinal round where he will take on Boston Salmon (Waianae, Hawaii).

The light heavyweight division showcased several intense showdowns. The United States Army split two razor close bouts in back-to-back bouts. Former National Golden Gloves champion Derae Crane (Fort Carson, Colo.) faced 2009 National Champion Robert Brant (Oakdale, Minn.) and the contest could not have been closer. The score was deadlocked at 12-12 at the end of three rounds and the total punch count was tied at 60 as well. Crane pulled out the victory on his 3-2 judges’ poll edge. His World Class Athlete Program teammate was on the opposite end of a close decision, losing a 14-13 bout to Sijuloa Shabazz (Las Cruces, N.M.). Crane and Shabazz will battle on Thursday for a berth in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials as well as the semifinal round in the USA Boxing National Championships.

As usual, the super heavyweight division closed the long night of action on Tuesday. Two-time national champion Lenroy Thompson (Uniondale, N.Y.) and 2010 USA Boxing National Championships silver medalist Javier Torres (Pico Rivera, Calif.) battled in one of the final bouts of evening. Torres wasn’t able to pull the upset and Thompson won a decision to move on to a quarterfinal bout with Laronn Mitchell (San Francisco, Calif.).

All of the quarterfinal bouts will be contested on Wednesday in two sessions at noon and 6 p.m., with the victors moving on to the semifinals and those in Olympic weight classes earning berths in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

USA Boxing National Championships will run through Saturday with final round action taking place at the historic City Auditorium. Less than 200 tickets remain for championship night and the tickets, which are $20, are available at

Tuesday Evening Session
Second Round Bouts

112 lbs/female: Berenice Hernandez, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Taversha Norwood, Marietta, Ga., 32-13

112 lbs/female: Poula Estrada, Palmdale, Calif., dec. Maryquenn Vellinga, Salt Lake City, Utah, 22-8

112 lbs/female: Alicia Avila, Colorado Springs, Colo., dec. Jamie Mitchell, Pacific Grove, Calif., 13-12

112 lbs/female: Cynthia Moreno, Guadalupe, Ariz., dec. Megan Rembold, Oswego, Ill. 27-13

112 lbs/female: Tyreishia Douglas, Baltimore, Md., dec. LaTonya King, Harrison, Mich., 17-11

112 lbs/female: Nicole Pasillas, Aurora, Colo., dec. Autumn Anderson, Bellevue, Neb., 17-16

112 lbs/female: Marlen Esparza, Houston, Texas, dec. Alex Love, Monroe, Wash., 13-7

112 lbs/female: Christina Cruz, New York, N.Y., dec. Noemi Bosques, Pinellas Park, Fla., 25-6

114 lbs/male: Adam Lopez, San Antonio, Texas, won on retirement over Eduardo Vasquez, Sheridan, Colo., RET

114 lbs/male: Gabriel Montoya, Cheyenne, Wyo., dec. Luis Rodriguez, Omaha, Neb., 24-15

114 lbs/male: Shawn Simpson, Chicago, Ill., dec. Emmanuel Folly, Philadelphia, Pa., 17-7

114 lbs/male: Samuel Rodriguez, Palm Bay, Fla., dec. Kaylyn Alfred, Lafayette, La. 15-9

114 lbs/male: Emilio Sanchez, Pacoima, Calif., dec. Juan Roman, Brooklyn N.Y., 42-36

114 lbs/male: Oscar Cantu, Kingsville, Texas, won on walkover over, Vincent Hernandez, Ontario, Ore., W/O

132 lbs/male: Kenneth Sims Jr., Chicago, Ill., dec. Adrian Martinez, Milwaukee, Wis., 23-18

132 lbs/male: Toka Khan Clary, Providence, R.I., dec. Daniel Hernandez, Kenosha, Wis., 25-8

132 lbs/male: Eric Altamirano, Concord, Calif., dec. Ronnie Reams, Colorado Springs, Colo., 20-15

132 lbs/male: Adam Castillo, Lubbock, Texas, dec. Christopher Bell, Little Rock, Ark., 22-9

132 lbs/male: Divante Jones, N. Augusta, N.C., dec. Tommy Logan, Auburndale, Fla., 15-11

132 lbs/male: Raeese Aleem, Muskegon Heights, Mich., dec. Timmy Mason, Helena, Mich., 36-14

132 lbs/male: Damon Allen, Marquette, Mich., dec. Toribio Ramirez, Bowling Green, Fla., 8-4

132 lbs/male: Jose Ramirez, Avenal, Calif., stopped Kevin Rivers, Landover, Md., RSC-3 (2:54)

141 lbs/female: Cashmere Jackson, Cleveland, Ohio, dec. Griselda Madrigal, Wenataliee, Wash., 18-12

141 lbs/female: Ariel Beck, Deer Lodge, Mont., dec. Urbana Hernandez, El Paso, Texas, 14-11

141 lbs/female: Jessica McCaskill, St. Louis, Mo., dec. Samantha Griffith, Pittsburg, Pa., 27-18

152 lbs/male: Errol Spence, DeSoto, Texas, dec. Darwin Price Jr., Grambling, La., 10-3

152 lbs/male: Boston Salmon, Waianae, Hawaii, Sammie Milhouse, Bamberg, S.C., 20-12

152 lbs/male: Regis Prograis, Houston, Texas, dec. Bryant Perrella, Lehigh Acres, Fla., 18-18 (88-86)

152 lbs/male: Willie Jones, Charlotte, N.C., dec. Moshea Aleem, Richmond, Va., 21-15

152 lbs/male: William McElroy, Marquette, Mich., stopped Montrel Wade, Los Angeles, Calif., RSC-3 (0:45)

152 lbs/male: Luis Olivares, Glendale, Ariz., dec. Samuel Vasquez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 21-18

152 lbs/male: Alex Martin, Chicago, Ill., dec. Thomas Gennaro, Henderson, Nev., 20-9

152 lbs/male: Jeremy Fiorentino, New Windsor, N.Y., dec. Isaac Tadeo, Kent, Wash., 16-9

165 lbs/female: Tiffanie Ward, Hacienda Heights, Calif., dec. Danyelle Wolf, San Diego, Calif. 13-12

165 lbs/female: Audrey Drew, Dallas, Texas, won on walkover over, Marie Ybarra, Greeley, Colo., W/O

165 lbs/female: Christina Jensen, Centereach, N.Y., dec. Heather Bassett, Jackson, Tenn., 25-9

165 lbs/female: Alyssa Defazio, Peoria, Ariz., stopped Tara Weisshaar, Burlington, Colo., RSC-1 (0:55)

165 lbs/female: Franchon Crews, Baltimore, Md., dec. Raven Barnes, Marquette, Mich., 29-7

165 lbs/female: Tika Hemingway, Pittsburgh, Pa., stopped Amy Castillo, Bakersfield, Calif., RSC-1 (0:40)

165 lbs/female: Dara Shen, Fairfax, Va., dec. Kalita Marsh, Smithfield, N.C., 18-8

165 lbs/female: Tiffanie Hearn, Louisville, Ky., stopped Melinda Levasseur, Magnolia, Del., RSC-1 (0:55)

178 lbs/male: Lanell Bellows, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Caleb Plant, Ashland City, Tenn., 14-10

178 lbs/male: Sean Bettencourt, Stoughton, Maine, stopped Adam Axelson, Missoula, Mont., RSC-3 (2:30)

178 lbs/male: Jerry Odom, Bowie, Md., stopped Devin Goins, Stone Mountain, Fla., RSC-2 (0:21)

178 lbs/male: Jesse Hart, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Adam Willis, Milwaukee, Wis., 15-4

178 lbs/male: Tony Mack, Plano, Texas, won on disqualification over, Michael Williams, St. Louis, Mo., DQ

178 lbs/male: Derae Crane, Fort Carson, Colo., dec. Robert Brant, Oakdale, Minn., 12-12 (60-60) Judges Poll: 3-2

178 lbs/male: Marquice Weston, Tacoma, Wash., dec. Ricardo Reyes, Waipahu, Hawaii, 24-12

178 lbs/male: Sijuola Shabazz, Las Cruces, N.M., dec. Jeffery Spencer, Fountain, Colo., 14-13

201+ lbs/male: Laron Mitchell, San Francisco, Calif., dec. Danny Kelly, Washington, D.C., 13-6

201+ lbs/male: Jonathan Hamm, St. Paul, Minn., dec. Charles Martin, Tucson, Ariz., 15-11

201+ lbs/male: O’Jayland Brown, Sacramento, Calif., dec. Marcellus Williams, St. Louis, Mo., 24-10

201+ lbs/male: Trevor Bryan, Albany, N.Y., stopped Jovahn Carr, Flint, Mich., RSC-2 (2:59)

201+ lbs/male: Lenroy Thompson, Uniondale, N.Y., dec. Javier Torres, Carson, Calif., 17-4

201+ lbs/male: Dominic Breazeale, Anaheim, Calif., dec. Andrew Shepherd, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15-8

201+ lbs/male: Theron Pappas, Rapid City, S.D., stopped Erick Hernandez, Garland, Texas, RSC-3 (2:07)

201+ lbs/male: Brett Rather, Las Vegas, Nev., stopped Mahiai Naihe, Kapaa, Hawaii, RSC-2 (2:40)

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).

Weights: Duran vs. Mundy


Ossie Duran 160 - Latif Mundy 160
(USBA Regional Middleweight Title)
Derrick Webster 173 – Kentrell Clayborn 179 ½
Andy Mejias 168 ½ - Yasin Rashid 169
Thomas LaManna 150 – Yehudy Vargas 146 ½
Jon Bolden 228 – Tyabb Beale 238
John Thompson 158 – Valdez Eason 160
John Lennox 218 – Kareem Wilson 224
Eddie Edmonds 157 1/2 – Yasin Abdul 154 ½
Vadim Garau 159 – Fitzgerald Johnson 159

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Article posted on 21.06.2011

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