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Washington Boxers Capture Nevada Regional Golden Gloves

A team from Washington State captured four championships here Sunday leading the group to the overall title in the Golden Gloves Regional finals.

Taking titles for Washington were Jerrell Barbour (123), Andre Keys-McCane (141), William Maldonado (165) and Marquice Weston (178).

Washington ended up with 10 points, while Nevada had eight and Arizona had six.
Barbour took his title in a controversial win over Las Vegas boxer Luis Cortez, while Keys-McCane defeated Las Vegas entrant Kyron Butler.

Reno brothers Santos and Oscar Vasquez opened the day with victories in 108 and 114-pound categories. The third win by a Nevadan came when Las Vegan Andrew Tabiti beat Washington fighter Nwanne Njoku in the 201-pound category.

The Nevada winners were all repeats from 2010 competition.

2011 Nevada Golden Gloves Finalists: 
108 –Santos Vasquez, Nevada, def. John Tiijernian, Arizona.
114 – Oscar Vasquez, Nevada, def. Zach Drouin, Washington.
123 – Jerrell Barbour, Washington, def. Luis Cortez, Nevada.
132 – Clement Vega, Arizona, def. Nicholas Jefferson, Washington.
141 – Andre Keys McCane, Washington, def. Kyron Butler, Nevada.
152 – Luis Olivares, Ariz., def. Jimmy Kay, Washington.
165 – William Maldonado, Washington, def. Edgar Jimenez, Arizona. 
  
178 – Marquice Weston, Washington, def. Brandon Everett, Nevada. 
  
201 – Andrew Tabiti, Nevada, def. Nwanne Njoku, Washington. 
  
201-plus – Dante Stone, Ariz., def. Rydell Gipson, Nevada.

The winners of the Golden Gloves Regionals advance to the nationals in Indianapolis April 24-30.

Source: PRWeb

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