The Lightweights and Light Welterweights Take the Stage at the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships

Feb. 27, 2012, 10:54 p.m. (ET)

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO) – The competitors in the two deepest weight divisions were the only boxers to take the ring on Monday at the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships at the Fort Carson Special Events Center. As both weight divisions started the tournament with over 64 competitors, the two weight classes had one more day of competition than their counterparts. 

The 11 a.m. session featured only light welterweights and opened with a strong upset in early action. Wesley Ferrer (Brooklyn, N.Y.) claimed a 26-20 victory over defending champion Semajay Thomas (Chicago, Ill.) in his second bout of the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships to move on to third round action. Ferrer will challenge Jose Alday (Odessa, Texas) on Wednesday. 

2011 National Golden Gloves champion Michael Reed (Waldorf, Md.) earned a victory in the marquee bout of the early session, a light welterweight showdown with Olympic Trials participant George Rincon (Carrollton, Texas). Reed won a 19-16 decision to move on to a third round contest with Kevin Watts (Lancaster, Calif.). 

A full session of lightweight action took place on Monday night with all 64 remaining 132-pound competitors taking the ring. 2008 Olympian Raynell Williams (Cleveland, Ohio) opened the action with a 22-7 win over Elias Diaz (Chula Vista, Calif.) in his first bout of the tournament. Two-time national champion and Olympic Trials titlist Jose Ramirez (Avenal, Calif.) opened USA Boxing National Championships action as well, and he did so in impressive fashion. After a close first round, Ramirez turned up the heat in his bout with Karin Zaiden (Roanoke, Va.) in the second round. He gave Zaiden standing eight counts at the end of the second round and start of the third before the referee jumped in and stopped the contest. Ramirez will take on 2011 National PAL Champion Albert Bell (Toledo, Ohio) tomorrow. 

Nine of the 10 men’s weight divisions will compete in Tuesday’s action with the flyweight class being the only weight class to enjoy another off day. The female competitors will open competition on Wednesday. 

Results will be disseminated nightly upon the completion of competition and running results can be found at

Monday’s Results

5 p.m. session

132 lbs: Raynell Williams, Cleveland, Ohio dec. Elias Diaz, Chula Vista, Calif., 22-7

132 lbs: Kevin Rivers, Jr., Landover, Md., dec. Ray Lugo, Tampa Bay, Fla., 17-14

132 lbs: Sonny Frederickson, Toledo, Ohio dec. Titus Williams, Elmont, N.Y., 33-33 (99-98)

132 lbs: Francisco Lopez, Taylorsville, Utah dec. Toribio Ramirez, Bowling Green, Fla., 16-13

132 lbs: Gary Antonio Russell, Capitol Heights, Md., dec. Eduardo Garza, Rowlett, Texas, 23-13

132 lbs: Joshua Jones, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Ignacio Chairez, Salt Lake City, Utah, 27-5

132 lbs: Ricky Rodriguez, Evans, Colo., dec. Dustin Southichack, San Antonio, Texas, 15-5

132 lbs: Alejandro Salinas, Youngstown, Ohio dec. Rocky Balala, Makawao, Hawaii, 31-24

132 lbs: Francisco Esparza, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Josh Bickford, Belmont, Vt., 16-9

132 lbs: Marcos Suarez II, New York, N.Y., dec. Johnny Spell, Pittsburgh, Pa., 23-5

132 lbs: Luis Feliciano, Milwaukee, Wis., dec. Anthony Marsella, Smithfield, R.I., 14-9 

132 lbs: Michael Norato, Pacoima, Calif., dec. Tracy Alexander, Compton, Calif., 20-14

132 lbs: Maximiliano Moreno, Apple Valley, Calif., dec. Charles Vasquez, Port St. Richey, Fla., 30-16

132 lbs: Roger Hilley, Chattanooga, Tenn., dec. Alex DuBosque, Garland, Texas, 23-17

132 lbs: Kenneth Sims, Jr., Chicago, Ill., dec. Emmanuel Nieves, Phoenix, Ariz., 19-19 (67-56)

132 lbs: Alies Sandoval, Utah, dec. Brandon Riddell, Apache Jet, Ariz., 14-13

132 lbs: Cresencio Ramos, Jr., San Antonio, Texas dec. Jessie Martinez, Victoria, Texas, 9-8

132 lbs: Toka Kahn Clary, Providence, R.I., dec. Andy Vences, San Jose, Calif., 18-18 (67-56)

132 lbs: Pedro Duran, Jr., Downey, Calif., dec. Moises Maciel, Fresno, Calif., 45-25

132 lbs: Mario Esparza, Tempe, Ariz., dec. Robert O'Quinn, Detroit, Mich., 11-9 

132 lbs: Brandon Broussard, Carencro, La., dec. Abraham Morones, Alameda, Calif., 18-14

132 lbs: Lavisas Williams, Rochester, N.Y., dec. Divante Jones, Hephzibah, Ga., 21-20

132 lbs: Mario Gonzalez, Toledo, Ohio dec. Carlos Adame, Jr., Dallas, Texas, 20-19

132 lbs: Adam Fiel, Vacaville, Calif., dec. Bobby Hornsby, Ellenwood, Ga., 18-15

132 lbs: Quillian Ware, Bossier City, La., dec. Yordy DeLeon, Passaic, N.J., 22-14

132 lbs: Patrick Harris, Hyattsville, Md., dec. Anthony Burgin, Atco, N.J., 20-16 

132 lbs: Hilario Ramirez Medina, Longmont, Colo., vs. Freddy Rosado, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

132 lbs: Tommy Roque, Camp Lejeune, N.C., stopped Nestor Contreras, Carson, Calif., RSC

132 lbs: Javar Jones, Indianapolis, Ind., dec. Thomas Walters, Cypress, Calif., 24-13 

132 lbs: Kenneth Thomas, Jr., Indianapolis, Ind., dec. Bryant Cruz, Portchester, N.Y., 22-19

132 lbs: Albert Bell, Toledo, Ohio won on walkover over Tyler McCreary, Toledo, Ohio, W/O

132 lbs: Jose Ramirez, Avenal, Calif., stopped Karin Zaiden, Roanoke, Va., RSC  

11 a.m. session

141 lbs: Carlos Castillo, Dallas, Texas dec. Ivory Snowden, Pensacola, Fla., W/O

141 lbs: Michael Montgomery, Jr., Macon, Ga., dec. Adam Hassan, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., 20-9

141 lbs: Bronson Stultz, Henderson, Nev., won on walkover Derrick Williams, Plano, Texas, W/O

141 lbs: Kevin Watts, Lancaster, Calif., dec. Nicholas Felix, Carencro, La., 26-24

141 lbs: Ryan Karl, Milano, Texas. dec. Nick Jefferson, Tacoma, Wash., 18-15

141 lbs: Preston Freeman, St. Louis, Mo., won on walkover over Danny Riddell, Apache Jet, Ariz., W/O

141 lbs: Cortland Perkins, Baltimore, Md., dec. Burim Beqiri, Kentwood, Mich., 24-15

141 lbs: Wesley Ferrer, Brooklyn, N.Y., dec. Semajay Thomas, Chicago, Ill., 26-20

141 lbs: Jose Alday, Odessa, Texas dec. Blair Cobbs, Pennsylvania, 16-14

141 lbs: Julian Rodriguez, Paterson, N.J., dec. Joseph Canale, Camp Lejeune, N.C., 26-11

141 lbs: DeLorien Caraway, St. Paul, Minn., dec. Ali Ahmed, San Jose, Calif., 20-13

141 lbs: Michael Reed, Waldorf, Md., dec. George Rincon, Carrollton, Texas, 19-16

141 lbs: Kameron Jones, Rowlett, Texas dec. Freddie Ellis, Jr., Cleveland, Ohio, 28-9

141 lbs: Tommy Duquette, Waltham, Mass. stopped Josh Rodriguez, Albuquerque, N.M., RSC

141 lbs: Martin Lagunas, Jr., dec. Amonte Eberhardt, Pittsburgh, Pa., 30-24

141 lbs: Javonn Barnes, Muskegon, Mich., dec. Kirk Bills, Chicago, Ill., 15-9

141 lbs: Montana Love, Cleveland, Ohio, dec. Daniel Bell, Shreveport, La., 17-5

141 lbs: Jamontay Clark, Cincinnati, Ohio, dec. Thomas Hall, Rochester, N.Y., 17-5

141 lbs: Thomas Mattice, Cleveland, Ohio stopped Kieran Rosas, Hilo, Hawaii, RSC

141 lbs: Arnold Dinong, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, dec. Apollo Sample, Garland, Texas, 19-14

141 lbs: Robert Easter, Jr., Toledo, Ohio dec. Ryan Martin, Chattanooga, Tenn., 14-8

141 lbs: Antonio Magruder, Suitland, Md., stopped Derrel Williams, San Antonio, Texas, RSC

141 lbs: Nicholas Delomba, Cranston, R.I., dec. Duran Caferro, Helena, Mont., 22-17

141 lbs: Danson Rellez, Mountain View, Hawaii, dec. Darius Jones, Pensacola, Fla., 28-15

141 lbs: Rashidi Ellis, Lynn, Mass., dec. Elvis Buenrostro, Coachella, Calif., 17-13

141 lbs: Jerome Jones, Pendet, Ariz., dec. Quenton Bracey, Fat Drum, N.Y., 9-8

141 lbs: Demond Brock, New Orleans, La., dec. David Moore, Milwaukee, Wis., 19-11

141 lbs: Hasan Young, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Quran Jay Hazel, Brooklyn, N.Y., 11-9

141 lbs: Jamel Herring, Coram, N.Y., dec. Brian Ceballo, Brooklyn, N.Y., 20-13