The 2012 USA Boxing National Championships Kick Into Full Gear on Day Three at Fort Carson

Feb. 29, 2012, 12:37 a.m. (ET)

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO) – Nine weight classes took the ring in a full day of boxing action at the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships at the Fort Carson Special Events Center on Tuesday. One hundred and twenty-nine bouts were contested on day three of action with all of the victors moving on to Wednesday’s action. 

The light flyweight class competed for the first time on Tuesday morning, with two 106-pound bout contests taking place at Fort Carson. Olympic Trials flyweight silver medalist made a successful light flyweight debut, winning a convincing 29-8 decision over Dominique Ascension (Glendale, Ariz.) in the first bout of the day. Simpson will have a stiffer test on Wednesday, facing friend and Olympic Trials light flyweight titlist Eros Correa (San Jose, Calif.). 

Fourteen boxers advanced to second round competition in the bantamweight division following the first day of action in the weight class, which is already qualified for the Olympic Games by Joseph Diaz, Jr. (S. El Monte, Calif.). 

The light welterweight division moved into the third day of action with sixteen bouts of competition. Last Chance Qualifier silver medalist Robert Easter, Jr. (Toledo, Ohio) enjoyed another impressive performance on Tuesday, winning a 25-10 decision over Bronson Stultz (Henderson, Nev.). The victory set up a highly anticipated match-up with 2011 National Golden Gloves champion Michael Reed (Waldorf, Md.) on Wednesday. 

The U.S. Army boxers came up on the short side of two close decisions in elite light heavyweight action. Olympic Trials silver medalist Sijuola Shabazz (Las Cruces, N.M.) won a 19-16 decision over the U.S. Army’s Derae Crane (Colorado Springs, Colo.) in their preliminary round match-up. Shortly after, 2011 USA Boxing National Championships silver medalist Jerry Odom (Bowie, Md.) pulled out a 22-19 win over former national champion Jeffery Spencer (Fort Carson, Colo.). 

Defending super heavyweight champion Jonathan Hamm (Atlanta, Ga.) closed the four and half hour morning session with a tiebreaker win over Alen Abramyan (Duluth, Ga., winning a 9-9 bout on his 24-22 total punch count edge. 

In evening action, lightweight Kenneth Sims, Jr. (Chicago, Ill.) claimed his second tiebreaker victory of the tournament, winning his bout with Cresencio Ramos, Jr. (Bossier City, La.) based upon his 68-54 total punch count edge. 2011 USA Boxing National Championships silver medalist Toka Kahn Clary (Providence, R.I.) enjoyed an easier evening in his bout with Alies Sandoval (Magna, Utah), winning a 25-12 decision after being pushed to a tiebreaker on Monday. 

Tuesday’s action featured the first competition in the welterweight division.  2010 USA Boxing National Championships silver medalist Alex Martin (Chicago, Ill.) grabbed his first victory of the tournament, winning a 24-9 decision over Tyler Canning (Casper, Wyo.).

Andre Penn (Rapid City, S.D.) recorded the upset of the day in his middleweight division contest with Olympic Trials bronze medalist Antoine Douglas (Burke Va.). Penn won a 24-14 decision over Douglas to move on to Wednesday’s action. 

2008 Olympic Trials champion Michael Hunter (Las Vegas, Nev.) made his first appearance at the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships and it was a short one. Hunter stopped Gabriel Yellow Owl midway through the first round of their bout to claim his first win of the tournament. 

The female boxers will take the ring for the first time on Wednesday with the featherweights competing in the early session and the bantamweight and light welterweights boxing in evening action. The nine male weight classes who competed in Tuesday’s action will return on Wednesday with all of the boxers competing for a spot in the quarterfinal round. 

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

Tuesday’s Results

5 p.m. session

132 lbs: Raynell Williams, Cleveland, Ohio dec. Francisco Lopez, Taylorsville, Utah, 22-7

132 lbs: Francisco Esparza, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Marcos Suarez II, New York, N.Y., 21-16

132 lbs: Kevin Rivers, Jr., Landover, Md., dec. Sonny Frederickson, Toledo, Ohio, 23-9

132 lbs: Michael Norato, Pacoima, Calif., dec. Ricky Rodriguez, Evans, Colo., 13-9

132 lbs: Gary Antonio Russell, Capitol Heights, Md., dec. Joshua Jones, Philadelphia, Pa., 17-9

132 lbs: Luis Feliciano, Milwaukee, Wis., dec. Alejandro Salinas, Youngstown, Ohio, 19-7

132 lbs: Maximiliano Moreno, Apple Valley, Calif., dec. Roger Hilley, Chattanooga, Tenn., 24-13

132 lbs: Mario Esparza, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Mario Gonzalez, Toledo, Ohio, 22-19

132 lbs: Lavisas Williams, Rochester, N.Y., dec. Hilario Ramirez-Medina, Longmont, Colo., 30-13

132 lbs: Toka Kahn-Clary, Providence, R.I., dec. Alies Sandoval, Magna, Utah, 25-12

132 lbs: Adam Fiel, Vacaville, Calif., dec. Pedro Duran, Jr., Downey, Calif., 31-18

132 lbs: Patrick Harris, Hyattsville, Md., dec. Kenneth Thomas, Jr., Indianapolis, Ind., 20-12

132 lbs: Jose Ramirez, Avenal, Calif., dec. Albert Bell, Toledo, Ohio, 18-5

132 lbs: Kenneth Sims, Jr., Chicago, Ill., dec. Cresencio Ramos, Jr., San Antonio, Texas, 18-18 (68-54)

132 lbs: Quallian Ware, Bossier City, La., dec. Brandon Broussard, Carencro, La., 20-17

132 lbs: Tommy Roque, Camp Lejeune, N.C., dec. Javar Jones, Indianapolis, Ind., 31-18

152 lbs: Shakor Jackson, Newark, N.J., dec. Thomas HIll, Milwaukee, Wis., 22-14

152 lbs: Jose Sanchez, Albuquerque, N.M., dec. Michael Tucker, Colorado, 34-13 

152 lbs: Christopher Galeano,  Bronx, N.Y., dec. Mikkel Lespierre, Brooklyn, N.Y., 12-9

152 lbs: David Grayton, Washington DC won on walkover over Lavelle Hadley, Youngstown, Ohio, W/O

152 lbs: Justin DeLoach, Georgia, dec. Jelame Garcia, San Pablo, Mass., 30-19

152 lbs: Patrick Day, Freeport, N.Y., dec. Jonathan Bullock, Wichita, Kansas, 24-7 

152 lbs: Michael Morales, Pittsburgh, Calif., dec. Benjamin Whitaker, San Antonio, Texas, 24-13

152 lbs: Samuel Valentin, Land O' Lakes, Fla., dec. D'Andre Smith, Cranston, R.I., 34-13 

152 lbs: Darren Wilder, Cleveland, Ohio dec. Jeremiah Millett, St. Louis, Mo., 15-10

152 lbs: Sammie Milhouse, Bambens, S.C., dec. Diamond Mitchell, Ohio, 21-15

152 lbs: VeShawn Owens, Minneapolis, Minn., dec. George Vigil, Salt Lake City, Utah, 16-11

152 lbs: Alex Martin, Chicago, Ill, dec, Tyler Canning, Casper, Wyo., 24-9

152 lbs: William Blake, Sacramento, Calif., dec. Carlos Andrade, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., 20-14

152 lbs: Jonathan Steele, Camp Lejeune, N.C., dec. Sidney Williams, Kentucky, 26-24

165 lbs: Wesley Tucker, Toledo, Ohio dec. I.V. Anderson, Dallas, Texas, 16-14

165 lbs: Jesse Hart, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. D'Mitrius Ballard, Temple Hills, Md., 15-10

165 lbs: Russell Gaskins, Washington DC dec. Puol Both, St. Paul, Minn., 30-25

165 lbs: Xavier Hayden, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. George Newkirk, El Cajon, Calif., 9-8

165 lbs: Ken McNeil, Birmingham, Ala., dec. Gerald Schifone, Brockton, Mass.

165 lbs: Izaak Cardona, Colorado Springs, Colo., dec. Fred Wilson, Jr., Cleveland, Ohio, 11-4

165 lbs: LeShawn Rodriguez, Long Island, N.Y., dec. Corey Richards, Denton, Texas, 18-6

165 lbs: Mark Hernandez, Fresno, Calif., dec. Jeremy Trussell, Baltimore, Md., 22-16

165 lbs: Kevin Newman II, Las Vegas, Nev., stopped Felix Magallanes, Camp Lejeune, N.C., RSCH 

165 lbs: Moses Taylor IV, Detroit, Mich., won on retirement over Travis Hilton, Columbus, Ga., RET 

165 lbs: Andre Penn, Rapid City, S.D., dec. Antoine Douglas, Burke, Va., 24-14

165 lbs: Anthony Flag, Detroit, dec. Akil Frederick-Auguste, Brooklyn, N.Y., 19-19 (59-55)

165 lbs: Demond Nicholson, Laurel, Md., dec. Charles Cue, Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 11-11 (32-30)

165 lbs: Peter Reyes, Long Island, N.Y., dec. Daniel Valdivia, Tulare, Calif., 17-14

165 lbs: Terrell Gausha, Cleveland, Ohio dec. Edgar Alvarado, Jr., San Bernadino, Calif., 19-12 

165 lbs: Rowdy Montgomery, Apple Valley, Calif., dec. William Williams, Conyers, Ga., 8-8 (21-14)

165 lbs: Malcolm Collins, California stopped Michael Rycraft, Utica, N.Y., RSC

201 lbs: Joseph Williams, Far Rockaway, N.Y., dec. Khachatrian Vardan, Hollywood, Calif., 13-5

201 lbs: Willie Jake, Jr., Indianapolis, Ind., stopped Frank Shala, Ocala, Fla., RSC 

201 lbs: Antwon Abron, Stockton, Calif., dec. Donald Anderson, Columbus, Ohio, 19-15

201 lbs: Kent Brinson, Fountain, Colo., dec. Joshua Temple, St. Louis, Mo., 19-15

201 lbs: Devin Goins, Georgia, stopped Isaac Mendoza, Colorado Springs, Colo., RSC

201 lbs: Michael Hunter, Las Vegas, Nev., stopped Gabriel Yellowowl, Wyoming, RSC

201 lbs: Ryan Watson, Duluth, Minn., dec. Robert Alonzo Hall, Jr., Johnson City, Tenn., 19-13

201 lbs: Clinton Nelson, Redwood City, Calif., stopped Paul Dituro, Fayetteville, N.C., RSC

201 lbs: Michael Hilton, New Jersey, dec. Bryan Daniels, Worcester, Mass., 19-12

201 lbs: Josh Himes, Monaca, Pa., dec. Larry Knight, Birmingham, Ala., dec. 18-16

201 lbs: Donald Cobb, Jr., Denver, Colo., dec. Charles Blackwell, Tucson, Ariz., 21-16

201 lbs: Smbat Bagdassarian, Burbank, Calif., dec. Lenroy Jones, Missouri, 6-2

201 lbs: Steve Geffrard, Boca Raton, Fla., dec. Jordan Shimmell, Hudsonville, Mich., 13-11

201 lbs: Javonta Charles, W. Des Moines, Iowa dec. Earl Newman, Jr., Brooklyn, N.Y., 21-21 (65-60)

201 lbs: Robert Jekabson, Chicago, Ill., stopped Devon Burgess, Oak Harbor, Wash., RSC

201 lbs: Hasim Rahman, Jr., Las Vegas, Nev., stopped Keith Busch, Chandler, Ariz., RSC 

11 a.m. session

108 lbs: Shawn Simpson, Chicago, Ill., dec. Dominque Ascension, Glendale, Ariz., 29-8

108 lbs: Joseph Gonzales, Houston, Texas won on walkover over Malik Jackson, Washington DC, W/O

123 lbs: Julio Parra, Denver, Colo., dec. Jaime Estrada, New Windsor, N.Y., 32-30

123 lbs: Joet de Jesus Gonzalez, Glendora, Calif., won on disqualification over Gervonta Davis, Maryland

123 lbs: Dewone Johnson, Dalton, Ill, dec. Fidel Cervantes, Kansas City, Kansas, 26-14

123 lbs: Herkin de la Rosa, Union City, N.J., dec. Matthew Ludwig, Great Falls, Mont., 33-15

123 lbs: Gary Salazar, Fresno, Calif., stopped Jonathan Perez, Lowell, Mass., RSC

123 lbs: Gabriel Montoya, Cheyenne, Wyo., dec. Antonio DuBose, Pennsylvania, 30-20

123 lbs: Sergio Lopez, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Keithlen Franklin, Louisiana, 22-15

123 lbs: Ryan Allen, Jacksonville, Fla., dec. Mitchell Foley, Milton, Ga., 23-12

123 lbs: Aron Moreno, Phoenix, Ariz., dec. Luis Cuevas, San Antonio, Texas, 28-24

123 lbs: Luis Castro, Texas, stopped Jason Sanchez, Albuquerque, N.M., RSC

123 lbs: JaRico O'Quinn, Detroit, Mich., dec. Hector Rendon, Tacoma, Wash., 20-11

123 lbs: Mario Ayala, Sacramento, Calif., dec. Kenneth Wesley, Germantown, Md., 29-17

123 lbs: Andrew Duran, Phoenix, Ariz., dec. Kaylyn Alfred, Lafayette, La., 18-10

123 lbs: Riccardo Kerns, Alaska, won on disqualification over Demetrius Johnson, St. Louis, Mo., DQ

141 lbs: Wesley Ferrer, Brooklyn, N.Y, dec. Jose Alday, Odessa, Texas, 17-16

141 lbs: Julian Rodriguez, Paterson, N.J., dec. Michael Montgomery, Jr., Macon, GA., RSC

141 lbs: Thomas Mattice, Cleveland, Ohio, dec. Carlos Castillo, Dallas, Texas 17-15

141 lbs: Robert Easter, Jr., Toledo, Ohio dec. Bronson Stultz, Henderson, Nev., 25-10

141 lbs: DeLorien Caraway, St. Paul, Minn., dec. Arnold Dinong, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, 22-11

141 lbs: Antono Magrduer, Suitland, Md., dec. Kameron Jones, Rowlett, Texas, 18-11

141 lbs: Luis Olivares, Jr., Glendale, Ariz., dec. Martin Lagunas, Jr., Ruskin, Fla., 31-22

141 lbs: Rashidi Ellis, Lynn, Mass., dec. Maximino Ramos, Santa Ana, Calif., 21-11

141 lbs: Michael Reed, Waldorf, Md., dec. Kevin Watts, Lancaster, Calif., 21-8

141 lbs: Tommy Duquette, Waltham, Mass., dec. Preston Freeman, St. Louis, Mo., 38-38 (12-12) (3-2)

141 lbs: Ronnie Austion, Detroit, Mich., dec. Javonn Barnes, Muskegon, Mich., 16-15

141 lbs: Jamontay Clark, Cincinnati, Ohio dec. Hasan Young, Philadelphia, Pa., 11-9

141 lbs: Robert Easter, Jr., Toledo, Ohio dec. Bronson Stultz, Henderson, Nev., 25-10

141 lbs: Nicholas Delomba, Cranston, R.I., dec. Ryan Karl, Milano, Texas, 20-16

141 lbs: Cortland Perkins, Baltimore, Md., dec. Danson Rellez, Mountain View, Hawaii, 27-21

141 lbs: Montana Love, Cleveland, Ohio dec. Jerome Jones, Peridot, Ariz., 8-4

141 lbs: Jamel Herrring, Coram, N.Y., dec. Demond Brock, New Orleans, La., 27-10

178 lbs: Marcus Browne, Staten Island, N.Y., dec. Craig Duncan, Apopka, Fla. 

178 lbs: Mario Davis, Jr., Hillsboro, Ala., dec. Anthony Pegues, New Rochelle, N.Y., 13-9

178 lbs: Malcolm Jones, Indianapolis, Ind., dec. Moses Lyons, Jackson, Mich., 31-15

178 lbs: Zlatko Ledic, Oxnard, Calif., dec. Ryan Riley, Van Buren, Ark., 22-13

178 lbs: Malcolm McAllister, California dec. Daniel Mattoon, Lewiston, Idaho, 18-8

178 lbs: Tony Mack II, Plano, Texas stopped Tyshawn Murray, Elizabeth, N.J., RSC

178 lbs: Steven Nelson, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., stopped Manuel Contreras, St. Paul, Minn., RSC

178 lbs: Robert Brant, Oakdale, Minn., stopped Nigel Rogers, Pennsylvnia, RSC

178 lbs: Sijuola Shabazz, Las Cruces, N.M., dec. DeRae Crane, Colorado Springs, Colo., 19-16

178 lbs: Cecilio Mills, Pittsburg, Calif., dec. Joseph Merrill, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., 10-9

178 lbs: Anthony Sims, Jr., Ypsilanti, Mich., won on retirement over Gethorio Davidson, Missouri, RET

178 lbs: Robert Lopez, Phoenix Ariz., dec. Darnell Price II, Camp Lejeune, N.C., 12-11 

178 lbs: Reece Bennett, San  Clemente, dec. Jason Alt, Reno, Nev., 13-12

178 lbs: Jerry Odom, Temple Hills, Md., dec. Jeffery Spencer, Fort Carson, Colo., 22-19

178 lbs: Gregory Newby, Washington DD stopped Luai Barakat, Headland, Ala., RSC

201+ lbs: Devaun Lee, Jamaica Queens, N.Y., dec. Leo Hall, Toledo, Ohio, 35-25 

201+ lbs: Adrian Taylor, Dallas, Texas dec. Theron Pappas, Rapid City, S.D., 14-6

201+ lbs: George Faavae, Carson, Calif., stopped Matthew Spack, Syracuse, RSC

201+ lbs: Laron Mitchell, San Francisco, Calif., dec. Danny Kelly, Washington DC, 10-6

201+ lbs: Josiah McCormick, Lubbock, Texas won on disqualification over Edwin Alvarez, Miami, Fla., DQ 

 201+ lbs: Zachary Bunce, Nevada stopped Jonathan Guidry, Houma, La., RSC

201+ lbs: Brett Rather, Las Vegas, Nev., stopped Emin Perry, Florida, RSC 

201+ lbs: Shaun Seymore, Cincinnati, Ohio dec. Eugene Russell, Long Island, N.Y., 29-24

201+ lbs; Avery Gibson, Jr., Lancaster, Calif., stopped Misikupa Tuito'elau, Seattle, Wash., RSC

201+ lbs: Cameron Glenn, Wyoming, Mich., dec. Bill Marks, Allentown, Pa., 14-5

201+ lbs: Dominic Breazale, Los Angeles, Calif., stopped Edward Latimore, Pittsburgh, Pa., RSC

201+ lbs: Tyrell Wright, Newark, N.J., stopped Anthony Valdez, Salt Lake City, Utah, RSC 

201+ lbs: Stephan Shaw, St. Louis, Mo., stopped Michael Harless, Cycolne, W. Va., RSC

201+ lbs: Marc Ward, Euclid, Ohio dec. Luis Rosas, Mission Hills, Calif., 5-5 (18-18) (4-1)

201+ lbs: Owen Minor, Worcester, Mass., dec. Donnie Palmer, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15-12

201+ lbs: Charles Martin, Bakersfield, Calif., dec. Dante Stone, Chandler, Ariz., 20-12

201+ lbs: Jonathan Hamm, Atlanta, Ga., dec. Alen Abramyan, Duluth, Ga., 9-9 (24-22)