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40 Boxers Move to Medal Rounds at 2011 National Golden Gloves

Forty of the nation’s top boxers moved one step closer to earning a 2011 National Golden Gloves title with a quarterfinal victory on Thursday night at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Thursday’s victors advanced to the semifinal round, which will be contested on Friday night.

Flyweight Louie Byrd (Denver, Colo.) is vying for his fourth National Golden Gloves title in Indianapolis, and once again at a new weight class. Byrd previously won championships at the 106, 108, and 112 pound weight divisions and is now boxing at the current flyweight division of 114 pounds. He advanced to the semifinals with a victory over USA Boxing National Team Member Adam Lopez (San Antonio, Texas). Multi-time super heavyweight national champion Lenroy “Cam” Thompson (Lenexa, Kansas) joined Byrd in the semifinals with a quarterfinal victory over Trevor Bryan (Albany, N.Y.) in Thursday’s action.

Several medalists from the 2010 USA Boxing National Championships advanced on the 2011 National Golden Gloves medal round with wins on Thursday night. Light welterweight silver medalist Michael Reed (Waldorf, Md.) claimed a quarterfinal victory over Javonn Barnes (Muskegon, Mich.) while welterweight silver medalist Alex Martin (Chicago, Ill.) defeated Anthony Gangemi (Mine Hill, N.J.) in their quarterfinal showdown to earn a berth in the semifinal round. Middleweight silver medalist Jesse Hart (Philadelphia, Pa.) moved on to the semifinals with a win over Leandre White (Detroit, Mich.) in quarterfinal action. Light heavyweight bronze medalist Caleb Plant (Ashland, Tenn.) advanced to semifinal action as well, defeating Craig Duncan (Apopka, Fla.) on Thursday night.

Semifinal action will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Indiana Convention Center with 20 bouts of action scheduled for the session.

Thursday’s Quarterfinal Results

108 lbs: Oscar Mojica, Texas dec. Kalen Sumler, Knoxville
108 lbs: Santos Vasquez, Nevada dec. Ricky Lacefield, Omaha
108 lbs: Norberto Torres, Florida dec. Jeremy Morales, Washington DC
108 lbs: David Carlton, Cincinnati stopped Leroy Davila, New Jersey, RSC-1
114 lbs: Shawn Simpson, Chicago dec. Oscar Vasquez, Nevada
114 lbs: Juan Roman, New York Metro dec. Hector Colon, Florida
114 lbs: Stephon Young, St. Louis dec. Gabriel Montoya, Rocky Mountain
114 lbs: Louie Byrd, Colorado-New Mexico dec. Adam Lopez, Texas
123 lbs: Antonio Nieves, Cleveland dec. Zachriah Shamoun, Detroit
123 lbs: Tramaine Williams, New England dec. Gary A. Russell, Washington DC
123 lbs: Edwin Sandoval, California dec. Kiun Evans, Mid, South
123 lbs: Demetrius Johnson, St. Louis dec. Dennis Galarza, Florida
132 lbs: Louis Cruz, New York Metro dec. William Flenoy, Cleveland
132 lbs: Erick DeLeon, Detroit dec. Edgar Javalera, Kansas City
132 lbs: Adam Castillo, Texas dec. Damon Allen, Wisconsin
132 lbs: Kenneth Sims Jr., Chicago dec. Kevin Rivers Jr., Washington DC
141 lbs: George Rincon, Texas dec. Amir Imam, Buffalo
141 lbs: Cristino Ceballo, New York Metro dec. Ed Brown, Chicago
141 lbs: Robert Easter Jr., Toledo dec. Manuel Lopez, Colorado, N Mexico
141 lbs: Michael Reed, Washington DC dec. Javonn Barnes, Michigan
152 lbs: Alex Martin, Chicago dec. Anthony Gangemi, New Jersey
152 lbs: Arturo Trujillo, Pennsylvania dec. Clayton Pitts, California
152 lbs: Cesar Villa, Texas dec. Christopher Galeano, NY Metro
152 lbs: Tony Harrison, Detroit dec. Chris Gilbert, New England
165 lbs: Martez Jackson, Knoxville dec. Peter Reyes, New York Metro
165 lbs: Antoine Douglas, Washington DC dec. Marcus Chapman, Indiana
165 lbs: Daquan Arnett, Florida dec. Paul Littleton, Chicago
165 lbs: Jesse Hart, Pennsylvania dec. Leandre White, Detroit
178 lbs: Caleb Plant, Knoxville dec. Craig Duncan, Florida
178 lbs: Julius Butler, St. Louis dec. Anthony Barnes, Detroit
178 lbs: Corey Richards, Texas dec. Malcolm Jones, Indiana
178 lbs: Jerry Odom, Washington DC, stopped Armando Pina III, Chicago, RSC-2
201 lbs: Michael Hunter, Colo.-New Mexico stopped Jake Sahlaney, Detroit, RSC-3
201 lbs: Robert Jekabson, Chicago stopped Josh Himes, Pennsylvania, RSC-3
201 lbs: James Shorter, Indiana dec. Paul Parker, Toledo
201 lbs: Jordan Shimmell, Michigan dec. Vardan Khachatrian, California
201+ lbs: Brian Houston, Omaha, dec. Michael Lowery, New Jersey
201+ lbs: Cam Thompson, Kansas City dec. Trevor Bryan Jr., Buffalo
201+ lbs: Donavan Dennis, Iowa dec. Edward Latimore, Pennsylvania
201+ lbs: Jonathan Hamm, Upper Midwest dec. Juan Ramos Jr., Colo.-New Mexico

Source: Boxing News

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