Kansas City, Mo. to Host the 2008 Under 19 National Championships, August 5-9

Oct. 06, 2008, 11:46 a.m. (ET)

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) - The nation's top 17- and 18-year-old boxers will travel to Kansas City's KCI Expo Center August 6-9 to participate in the Under 19 National Championships.  An abundance of talent will be on display with the champions earning a spot to compete in the 2008 AIBA Youth World Championships at Guadalajara, Mexico. 

This event will take place in conjunction with Ringside's 2008 World Championships and will showcase some of the best up-and-coming boxers in 11 different weight classes.  The U-19s always proves to be exciting, with spectators getting the chance to view future 2012 Olympians. 

Preliminary action will begin August 6 and last until August 7.  Semifinal bouts will take place August 8 and the finals August 9.  All bouts are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Central Standard Time.

The full athlete lists is provided below . Former Under 19 champions include Mike Tyson and Riddick Bowe as well as 2008 Olympian Luis Yanez, 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Andre Ward, 2004 Olympic Bronze Medalist Andre Dirrell and 2000 Olympians Jose Navarro, Calvin Brock, silver medalist Ricardo Juarez and bronze medalist Jermain Taylor.

2008 Under 19 National Championship Schedule
Preliminary Rounds: Wednesday, August 6 - Thursday, August 7
Semifinal Round: Friday, August 8
Championship Bouts: Saturday, August 9

USA Boxing Under 19 National Championships
Kansas City, MO KCI Expo Center
August 6th-9th, 2008

Entry List by Weight                     

106 pounds:
Luis Fontanez/Milwaukee, WI


Fabian Cervantes/Arleta, CA


Louie Byrd/Denver, CO


Thomas Huitt-Johnson/St. Joseph, MD


Daniel Ybarra/Houston, TX


Oscar J. Cantu/Kingsville, TX


112 pounds:
Johnny Determan/Omaha, NE


Josue Cervantes/Arleta, CA


Michael Herrera/Arroyo Seco, NM


Adam Lopez/San Antonio, TX


119 pounds:
Gino Ramos/Honolulu, HI


Joe Perez/East Moline, IL


Joshua Berrelleza/Riverside, CA


Alexis Santiago/Phoenix, AZ


Kevin Rivers II/Palmer Park, MD


125 pounds:
Ronny Rios/Santa Ana, CA


Martin Daniel Franco/Odessa, TX


Robert Rodriguez/Evans, CO


Daniel Guerrero/Bryan, TX


Raeese Aleem/Muskegon, MI


Panell Fisher/Las Vegas, NM


132 pounds:
Adrian Martinez/Milwaukee, WI


Rockne Harris/Garland, TX


Enrique Rodriguez/Aransas Pass, TX


Mario Amador, Jr./Pharr, TX


Gregorio Gutierrez/Robstown, TX


Robert Easter, Jr./Toledo, OH


Joel Flores/Hart, MI


Joshua Davis/Catonsville, MD


Traon Bynum/Washington, D.C.


Chazz McDowell/Charlotte, NC


Russell Gaskins/Washington, D.C.


Arlo Argueta/Phoeniz, AZ


Manuel Lopez/Denver, CO


141 pounds:
Emanuel Taylor/Edgewood, MO


Morris Young/Saginaw, MI


Andres Quintana/Roswell, NM


Charles Watson/Johnson City, TN


Jordan Jones/Garland, TX


Favio Rodriguez/Los Angeles, CA


Gary Russell III/Capital Heights, MD


Jonathan Escoto/Sunfish Lake, MN


Roscoe Hill/Spring, TX


152 pounds:
Errol Spence/Desoto, TX

Daniel Thomas/Concord, CA

Jose Bernal/Saginaw, MI

William Hight/Grand Rapids, MI

Darnell Mason/St. Louis, MO

Arturo Crespin/Las Vegas, NV

Juan Heraldez/Las Vegas, NV

Dejan Rotesic/Oklahoma City, OK

Marquis Moorz/Fort Washington

Manuel Contreras/St. Paul Park, MN

Anthony Campbell/Hixson, TX

165 pounds:
Luis Arias/Milwaukee, WI


James Land/Midland, TX


Marcus Champman/Indianapolis, IN


Ramon Valenzuela, Jr./Chicago, IL


Kenneth McNeil, Jr./Birmingham, AL


Dominic Wade/Largo, MD


Erick Hernandez/Garland, TX


Marcus Browne/Staten Island, NY


Robert Butters/Vadnais Heights, MN


Julian Williams/Philadelphia, PA


Joe Strong/Midwest City, OK


Anthony Barnes/Huntington Woods, MI


Brandon Waldron/Kenosha, WI

178 pounds:
Larry Hampp/Duncan Falls, OH


Wynten Ellis/Gary, IN


Robert Brant/Oakdale, MN


Antwon Herndon/Austell, GA


201 pounds:
Joseph Dawejko/Philadelphia, PA


Nicholas Kisner/Glen Burme, MD


Nasim Rahman/Las Vegas, NV


Justin Lynch/Albermade, NC



201+ pounds:
Joey Montoya/Colorado Springs, CO


Justin Novaria/Zanesville, OH


Jeffrey Page/Andover, KS