United States’ Boxers Record Three Victories at the 2009 Junior World Championships in Armenia
Team USA's success at the 2009 World Championships in Yerevan, Armenia continued into the third day of competition with a trio of U.S. boxers claiming wins at the event. Ray Ximenez, Jr. (Dallas, Texas) and Carlos Chavez (North Hollywood, Calif.) both recorded their second victory of the tournament, defeating Georgia's Velodi Tkebvchava and Germany's Marcel Orsinger respectively. Ximenez won a second round retirement over Tkebvchava and Chavez claimed a 3-2 decision over Orsinger.
Middleweight D'Mitrius Ballard (Temple Hills, Md.) earned his first win of the tournament in Monday's competition, winning a 16-4 decision over Iran's Benjamin Babei. Edwin Sandoval (Bakersfield, Calif.) dropped his second bout of the tournament, losing a 13-6 decision to Abdullah Kondi.
Light middleweight Gerald Sherrell, Jr. (Pittsburgh, Pa.) dropped an 11-3 decision to Russia's Rustam Musaadzhiev in the lone American bout of Monday's action.
The U.S. team is being led by Al Simpson (Charlotte, N.C.), Gene Vivero (Dallas, Texas), and Barney Flores (McKinney, Texas) with Bobby Lee (Alamada, Calif.) serving as Team Manager. Mike Rosario (New York, N.Y.) will work as the AIBA official and Dr. Robert Nielsen (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) will serve as the Team Physician.