Danny Garcia and Willie Nelson win gold in Finland

25.10.05 – Two United States’ boxers took home gold from the 2005 Tammer Tournament, October 10-13 in Tampere, Finalnd. Lightweight Danny Garcia (Philadelphia, Pa.) and light welterweight Willie Nelson (Cleveland, Ohio) both won their first international titles at the event which featured nine of the 2005 Under 19 National Champions..

The event was the first major international competition for Garcia who put on a show at the 2005 Under 19 National Championships. Garcia won three bouts en route to his gold medal in Finland, defeating Erik Roth of Sweden in his quarterfinal bout, beating Jossi Koivula of Finland in semifinal action and winning his championship bout over Farajd Almatbole Derouiche of Jordan. Nelson recorded two strong victories in Finland, stopping Lasse Kaela-Peays of Finland in the semifinal round and winning the gold medal on a third round stoppage of Mark Hastie of Scotland.

In addition to the two gold medals, light flyweight Vincent Montoya (Cheyenne, Wyo.) took home a silver medal from the competition. Montoya will now prepare for the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Mianyang City, China in November. Flyweight David Gaspar (Wilmington, Calif.); bantamweight Shemuel Pagan (New York, N.Y.); featherweight Luis Del Valle (Newburgh, N.Y.); middleweight Mike Montoya, Jr. (Colorado Springs, Colo.); and heavyweight Bear Richardson (Philadelphia, Pa.) all won bronze medals at the event.

Results

October 23 – Championship Bouts

106 lbs: Mohammed Nasir, WAL stopped Vincent Montoya, Cheyenne, Wyo., USA RSCO-2
201+ lbs: Robert Helenius, FIN, stopped Jukka Saarinen, FIN RSCO-2
112 lbs Warlito Parrenas, PHI, dec. Conor Ahern, IRL, 44-22
201 lbs Jarno Rosberg, FIN, dec. Stephen Simmons, SCO, 27-24
119 lbs Joan Tipon, PHI dec. Ibrahim Algharaghir, JOR, 14-5
178 lbs Kenneth Anderson, SCO, dec. Micha Tabagoua, SWE, 21-10
125 lbs Eric Donovan, IRL, dec. Jyri Naskali, FIN, 21-16
165 lbs Denis Tsarug, RUS won on walkover Jevgeni Smirnov, LAT, W/O
132 lbs Danny Garcia, Philadelphia, Pa./USA – Farajd Almatbole Derouiche, JOR, 40-27
152 lbs Anssi Korhonen, FIN, dec. Roy Sheahan, IRL, 23-19
141 lbs: Willie Nelson, Cleveland, Ohio, USA stopped Mark Hastie, SCO RSCO-3

October 22 -Semifinal Bouts

112 lbs Warlito Parrenas, PHI, stopped David Gasper, Wilmington, Calif./USA, RSCO-3
112 lbs Conor Ahern, IRL, stopped Ari-Pekka Tervahauta, FIN, RSCO-3
119 lbs Joan Tipon, PHI, dec. Shemuel Pagan, New York, N.Y./USA, 20-10
125 lbs Jyri Naskali, FIN, stopped Luis Del Valle, Newburgh, N.Y./ USA, RSCO-3
125 lbs Eric Donovan, IRL, dec. Bashir Hassan, SWE, 35-13
141 lbs Mark Hastie, SCO, dec. Adil Bella, MAR, 21-18
165 lbs Jevgeni Smirnov, LAT, dec. Mike Montoya Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo./USA, 34-10
165 lbs Denis Tsarug, RUS, dec. Eemeli Katajisto, FIN, 21-9
201 lbs Jarno Rosberg, FIN, dec. Bear Richardson, Philadelphia, Pa./USA, 30-10
201 lbs Stephen Simmons, SCO, dec. Kevin Ewans, WAL +13-13

119 lbs Ibrahim Mohamed, JOR stopped Tommy Heiniemi, FIN, RSCO-2
132 lbs Danny Garcia, Philadelphia, Pa./USA dec. Jussi Koivula, FIN, 40-23
132 lbs Almatboli Mahmoudoud Darwees, JOR, dec. Gary McArthur, SCO, 46-18
141 lbs Willie Nelson, Cleveland, Ohio/USA stopped Lasse Käkelä-Petäys, FIN, RSCO-3
152 lbs Anssi Korhonen, FIN, dec. Miloud Ait Hammi, MAR, 24-14
152 lbs Roy Sheahan, IRL, stopped Naim Terbunja, SWE, RSCO-3
178 lbs Kenneth Anderson, SCO, dec. Babacar Kamara, SWE, 29-17
178 lbs Micha Tabagoua, SWE, stopped Flavio Furtado, CPV, RSCO-3
201+ lbs Jukka Saarinen FIN won on retirement over Sione Pouha, Kearns, Utah/USA, RET-2
201+ lbs: Robert Helenius FIN stopped Mohamed Amanissi, MAR, RSCO-2

October 21- Evening Bouts
106 lbs: Vincent Montoya, Cheyenne, Wyo./USA stopped Toni Hamalainen, FIN, RSCO-3
106 lbs: Mohammed Nasir, WAL, dec. Harry Tanamor, PHI, 22-12
125 lbs: Luis Del Valle, Newburgh, N.Y./USA dec. Jason Hastie, SCO, 24-18
125 lbs: Jyri Naskali, FIN, dec. Vladimir Nikiforov, EST, 24-15
125 lbs: Bashir Hassan, SWE, dec. Joegin Ladon, PHI, 47-19
125 lbs: Eric Donovan, IRL, dec. Darren Edwards, WAL, 27-10
138 lbs: Eva Wahlstrom, FIN, dec. Vladimir Nikiforov, EST, 24-15
152 lbs: Anssi Korhonen, FIN, stopped Mohamed Massoudy, NOR, RSCO-3
152 lbs: Miloud Ait Hammi, MAR, dec. Niko Jokinen, FIN, 33-26
152 lbs: Roy Shehan, IRL, dec. Kristofer Carslaw, SCO, 26-10
152 lbs: Naim Terbunja, SWE, vs. Mark Jason Melligen, PHI (RSCO-3, winner unknown)
Montoya advances to the championship round, Del Valle advances to the semifinals

October 21 – Afternoon Bouts – Quarterfinals
119 lbs: Shemuel Pagan, New York, N.Y./USA dec. Roberto Adjaho, BEN, 31-18
132 lbs: Gary McArthur, SCO, stopped Moussa Zakou, NIG, RSC-1
132 lbs: Jussi Koivula, FIN, stopped Mahdi Mobseni, NOR, RSCO-3
132 lbs: Danny Garcia, Philadelphia, Pa./USA dec. Erik Roth, SWE, 24-23
141 lbs: Adil Bella, MAR, stopped Oleg Ljubashov, ALT, RSCO-3
141 lbs: Mark Hastie, SCO, dec. Jaakko Myllyla, FIN, 30-16
178 lbs: Micha Tabagoua, SWE, dec. Alan Lawrence, Newark, N.J./USA, 42-24
201+ lbs: Robert Helenius, FIN, dec. Aleksei Sivko, UKR, 31-10
Pagan and Garcia advance to the semifinals

October 20
125 lbs: Joegin Ladon, PHI, dec. Joonas Koivuranta, FIN, 26-20
125 lbs: Eric Donovan, IRL, stopped Aboubakr-Seddik Lbida, MAR, RSCO-3
125 lbs: Darren Edwards, WAL, dec. Aivars Romanovskis, LAT, 26-12
152 lbs: Kristofer Carslaw, SCO, dec. Enver Halili, Weatherford, Texas/USA, 29-19
152 lbs: Jessie Jones, WAL, stopped Marjut Solo, FIN, RSCO-2
152 lbs: Roy Sheahan, IRL, dec. Aki Selesmaa, FIN, 19-4
152 lbs: Naim Terbunja, SWE, stopped Juet Jean, SEY, RSCO-3
152 lbs: Mark Jason Melligan, PHI, dec. Sampo Aunio, FIN, 39-21
165 lbs: Eemeli Katajisto, FIN, dec. Badou Jack, SWE, 20-15

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