The First Junior World Team Open Champion is Crowned
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Female featherweight JaJaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) won the first gold medal of the inaugural Junior World Team Open in Reno, Nev., on Tuesday evening. The female featherweight championship bout was the final contest of the night with 10 bouts of action being contested on opening day. Gonzalez finished the night with a bang, taking the title with a stoppage win over Anna Crutchfield (Travelers Rest, S.C.).
Gonzalez won a third round stoppage win over Crutchfield as the referee called a halt to the bout at the 1:57 mark to give her the Junior World Team Open title. The event opened with nine bouts in male action and the light flyweight division kicked off the competition with several close opening round bouts. Two young boxers pulled out tiebreaker victories with Izaiah Bautista (Hercules, Calif.) and Daniel Gonzalez (Moreno Valley, Calif.) each moving in on with razor thin wins.
Hometown boxer Alex Rodriguez (Sparks, Nev.) pulled out a 17-15 decision over Andrew Weaver (Zanesville, Ohio) in his first bout of the tournament in the bantamweight division. 2012 Veles Cup team member Edgar Berlanga (Brooklyn, N.Y.) claimed the final win in the male division, defeating Ferdinand Kerobyan (California), 16-11 in the lone light middleweight bout of the night.
Action will resume tonight at 6 p.m. with eight tournament bouts in the men’s light bantamweight, bantamweight and featherweight as well as two non-tournament contests in the female division. The bout sheet can be found below.
A live stream of Junior World Team Open tournament action can be purchased on USA Boxing’s website, www.usaboxing.org
Tuesday, January 8 results
101 lbs/male: Shon Mondragon, Commerce City, Colo., dec. Jose Cora, Abilene, Texas, 13-9
106 lbs/male: Izaiah Bautista, Hercules, Calif., dec. Kevin Montano, Concord, Calif., 14-14, 41-39
106 lbs/male: Freudis Rojas, Nevada, dec. Kristopher Alcos, Lihue, Hawaii, 12-10
106 lbs/male: Daniel Gonzalez, Moreno Valley, Calif., dec. Isaac Perez, Albuquerque, N.M., 18-18, 53-49
106 lbs/male: Adrian Servin, Phoenix, Ariz. won on disqualification over Saul Sanchez, N. Hollywood, Calif., DQ
119 lbs/male: Adolfo Alanis, Edinburg, Texas, dec. Enrique Manrajos, Ontario, Ore., 21-4
119 lbs/male: Alex Rodriguez, Sparks, Nev., dec. Andrew Weaver, Zanesville, Ohio, 17-15
119 lbs/male: Isidro Ochoa, Compton, Calif., dec. Troy Isley, Alexandria, Va., 11-8
154 lbs/male: Edgar Berlanga, Brooklyn, N.Y., dec. Ferdinand Kerobyan, California, 16-11
125 lbs/female championship bout: JaJaira Gonzalez, Glendora, Calif., stopped Anna Crutchfield, Travelers Rest, S.C., RSC-3 (1.57)
Wednesday, January 9 Tournament Bout Sheet
114 lbs: Bryan Lua, Madera, Calif., vs. Shakur Stevenson, Newark, N.J.
119 lbs: Humberto Guillen, Jr., Reno, Nev., vs. Adolfo Alanis, Edinburg, Texas
119 lbs: Brandon Vega, Ohio vs. Alex Rodriguez, Sparks, Nev.
119 lbs: Isidro Ochoa, Compton, Calif., vs. Dominic Serna, Indio, Calif.
125 lbs: Gonzalo Rodriguez, Texas vs. Xavier Martinez, Sacramento, Calif.
125 lbs: Arturo Santana, Calif., vs. Michael Nelson, Mansfield, Ohio
125 lbs: Gabriel Chairez, Salt Lake City, Utah, vs. Garrett Rincon,
125 lbs: Damien Munoz, Carson City, Nev., vs. Mario Martinez, Sparks, Nev.