One night after the elite women concluded Olympic Trials qualifying, it was the men’s turn. Twenty elite men officially qualified for the Olympic Trials for Men’s Boxing on Friday in semifinal action at the Pathway to Glory Olympic Trials Qualifier II for Men in Philadelphia. The women concluded competition at their Olympic Trials Qualifier in Baltimore with championship matches and consolation bouts on the final day of the event.
Light flyweights Adrian Servin (Phoenix, Ariz.) and two-time national champion Leroy Davila (Princeton, N.J.) clinched the first berths of the night in their semifinal bouts. Servin won a third round TKO over Angel Rosa (West Haven, Conn.) and Davila took a unanimous decision over Slade Corvin (Chattanooga, Tenn.) to advance to the Olympic Trials.
In the flyweight division, Jay Crenshaw (Houston, Texas) pulled out a 2-1 decision over 2012 Olympic Trials champion Eros Correa (San Jose, Calif.) to move on to his first Olympic Trials. 2014 National Golden Gloves champion Christian Carto (Deptford, N.J.) joined Crenshaw on the qualified list with a 3-0 decision over Khalid Twaiti (Brooklyn, N.Y.).
Junior and World Champion and Youth Olympic gold medalist Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) earned his berth in the Olympic Trials with a 3-0 win over Cristian Williams (Chicago, Ill.). Stevenson will face off with Mikhail Montgomery (Macon, Ga.) in the bantamweight championship bout. Montgomery moved on with a 3-0 decision over Rudy Garcia (Los Angeles, Calif.).
Lightweights Israel Mercado (Montclair, Calif.) and Elijah Pierce (Oklahoma City, Okla.) punched their tickets for the Olympic Trials with unanimous decision wins over Martino Jules (Allentown, Pa.) and Rolando Romero (Las Vegas, Nev.) respectively.
Hometown boxer and 2015 National Golden Gloves champion Jaron Ennis (Philadelphia, Pa.) had the crowd on their feet during his bout with 2014 USA Boxing National Champion Abraham Nova (Albany, N.Y.). Ennis won a 3-0 decision to move on to the championship bout where he will face Jamaine Ortiz-Rodriguez (Worcester, Mass.).
Two Philadelphia boxers will face off in the welterweight division final round contest on Saturday following victories from 2015 USA Boxing youth national champion Mark Dawson (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Paul Kroll (Philadelphia, Pa.) in tonight’s semifinal action. Dawson defeated Daquan Johnson (Clementon, N.J.) while Kroll won a 3-0 decision over Javaune James (Miramar, Fla.).
Two-time middleweight national champion Leshawn Rodriquez (Medford, N.Y.) finally qualified his Olympic Trials berth on Friday with a 3-0 decision over Omar Murillo (Boardman, Ore.). Trevor Lattimore (Bridgeport, Conn.) joined him in the championship round with a 2-1 win over Moses Tyalor (Detroit, Mich.) on Friday night.
Boxers from the two coasts will battle in the light heavyweight championship contest. Jonathan Esquivel (Anaheim, Calif.) earned a unanimous decision over Richard Rivera (Hartford, Conn.) to move on to a match-up with Elvis Figueroa (New Haven, Conn.)
2014 WSB and World Championship Team Trial silver medalist qualified his Olympic Trials berth with a 3-0 victory over Alvin Davie (Miami, Fla.). He will challenge Hakim Lopez (Lithonia, Ga.) in tomorrow’s finals.
Manase Raikadroka (Inglewood, Calif.) and Alante Green (Cleveland, Ohio) claimed the final two spots with wins in the super heavyweight division.
The women’s event in Baltimore concluded with six bouts at the Baltimore Harbor Hotel on Friday. Three women claimed the last three Olympic Trials berths while another three ladies took gold in the championship bouts.
Hometown boxer Franchon Crews (Baltimore, Md.) enjoyed an outstanding week of boxing on her home turf and she closed the event with a 3-0 win over Iesha Kenney (Alexandria, Va.) to not only win gold but also the Outstanding Boxer award.
2012 World Champion Tiara Brown (Fort Myers, Fla.) concluded her run through the tournament with a 2-1 win over Samantha Kinchen (Lexington, Ky.) in the lightweight division.
Jamie Mitchell (Las Vegas, Nev.) took gold in the flyweight division with a 3-0 win over Giovanna Camacho (Colorado Springs, Colo.).
Flyweight Melanie Costa (Norton, Mass.), lightweight Amelia Moore (Millersville, Md.) and middleweight Cierra Taylor (Rochester, N.Y.) all won their consolation bouts to move on to the Olympic Trials for Women’s Boxing and officially conclude qualifying for the Olympic Trials for Women’s Boxing.
The men’s event will conclude with 10 championship bouts at 4 p.m. on Friday at the Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stadium.
108 lbs: Adrian Servin, Phoenix, Ariz., won on TKO over Angel Rosa, West Haven, Conn., TKO-3
108 lbs: Leroy Davila, Princeton, N.J. dec. Slade Corvin, Chattanooga, Tenn., 3-0
114 lbs: Jay Crenshaw, Houston, Texas dec. Eros Correa, San Jose, Calif., 2-1
114 lbs: Christian Carto, Deptford, N.J. dec. Khalid Twaiti, Brooklyn, N.Y., 3-0
123 lbs: Mikhail Montgomery, Macon, Ga., dec. Rudy Garcia, Los Angeles, Calif., 3-0
123 lbs: Shakur Stevenson, Newark, N.J. dec. Cristian Williams, Chicago, Ill., 3-0
132 lbs: Israel Mercado, Montclair, Calif., dec. Martino Jules, Allentown, Pa., 3-0
132 lbs: Elijah Pierce, Oklahoma City, Okla., dec Rolando Romero, Las Vegas, Nev., 3-0
141lbs: Jaron Ennis, Philadelphia, Pa., dec Abraham Nova, Albany, N.Y., 3-0
141lbs: Jamaine Ortiz-Rodriguez, Worcester, Mass., won on walkover over Jamaal Gregory, Charlotte, N.C., W/O
152lbs: Paul Kroll, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Javaune James, Miramar, Fla., 3-0
152lbs: Mark Dawson, Philadelphia, Pa., dec., Daquan Johnson, Clementon, N.J., 3-0
165lbs: Leshawn Rodriquez, Medford, N.Y., dec. Omar Murillo, Boardman, Ore., 3-0
165lbs: Trevor Lattimore, Bridgeport, Conn., dec. Moses Taylor, Detroit, Mich., 2-1
178lbs: Jonathan Esquivel, Anaheim, Calif., dec. Richard Rivera, Hartford, Conn., 3-0
178lbs: Elvis Figueroa, New Haven, Conn., dec. Edgar Berlanga, Brooklyn, N.Y., 3-0
201lbs: Hakim Lopez, Lithonia, Ga., dec. Cedric Washington, Pearland, Texas, 3-0
201lbs: Adrian Taylor, Mesquite, Texas, dec. Alvin Davie, Miami, Fla., 3-0
201+lbs: Manase Raikadroka, Inglewood, Calif., dec. Elvis Garcia, Tacoma, Wash., 3-0
201+lbs: Alante Green, Cleveland, Ohio dec. Nkosi Solomon, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2-1
112 lbs: Jamie Mitchell, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Giovanna Camacho, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3-0
132 lbs: Tiara Brown, Oxon Hill, Md., dec. Samantha Kinchen, Lexington, Ky., 2-1
165 lbs: Franchon Crews, Baltimore, Md., dec. Iesha Kenney, Alexandria, Va., 3-0
112 lbs: Melanie Costa, Norton, Mass., dec. Jacquelyn Cuddeback, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 3-0
132 lbs: Amelia Moore, Millersville, Md., dec. Mioshia Wagoner, Lawrence, Kansas, 3-0
165 lbs: Cierra Taylor, Rochester, N.Y., won on walkover over Martha Fabela, Oakland, Calif., W/O