Four US Boxers Advance on the Second Day of Cheo Aponte Tournament Action in Puerto Rico
SPRINGS, COLO.) – The United States squad recorded four victories on day two of
the Cheo Aponte Tournament in Caguas City, Puerto Rico on Thursday evening.
Team USA’s two female competitors, Virginia Fuchs (Kemah,
Texas) and Tiara Brown (Fort Myers, Fla.), both enjoyed
dominating wins in their opening bouts in Puerto Rico. Flyweight Shawn
Simpson (Chicago, Ill.) and welterweight Jamontay Clark (Cincinnati,
Ohio) advanced as well with unanimous decision victories.
earned the first win of the night for Team USA, taking a unanimous decision
victory over Puerto Rico’s Jan Lopez in the opening bout of
the session. Simpson’s win moves on him to the flyweight finale where he will
face a second Puerto Rican opponent, Jantony Ortiz, for the
Cheo Aponte title.
USA enjoyed success in the female flyweight contest as well with Fuchs scoring
a second round TKO win over Puerto Rico’s own Jennifer Morales. She
will take on a second Puerto Rican opponent in the championship bout on
the 2012 World Champion, also enjoyed a quick first outing. Utilizing effective
body work, Brown claimed a second round stoppage victory over Puerto
Rico’s Cristal Montalvo in their semifinal contest to move on
to the finals. She will take on a tougher test in the lightweight championship
bout, facing 2011 Pan American Games champion Kiria Tapia of
earned his second victory of the Cheo Aponte tournament in welterweight action,
taking a unanimous decision win over Chile’s Daniel Munoz. He
will compete in semifinal competition this evening, battling the Dominican
Republic’s Johan Santos for a spot in the championship bout.
Sedano (Duarte, Calif.) dropped his second bout of the tournament,
losing a 3-0 decision to Puerto Rico’s Danielito Zorrilla.
Middleweight Le’Shawn Rodriquez (Shirley, N.Y.) fell to
Brazil’s Lucas Maritins in the final U.S. bout of the night,
eliminating him from contention.
welterweight Jose Alday (Odessa, Texas), light
heavyweight Geremias Torres (Holyoke, Mass.),
heavyweight Michael Hilton (Trenton, N.J.), and super
heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) will all compete
in their first bout of the tournament this evening, joining Clark in tonight’s
112 lbs/female: Virginia Fuchs, Kemah, Texas/USA won on technical knockout over Jennifer Morales, PUR, TKO-2
114 lbs: Shawn Simpson, Chicago, Ill./USA dec. Jan Lopez, Puerto Rico, 3-0
132 lbs: Danielito Zorrilla, PUR, dec. Luis Sedano, Duarte, Calif./USA, 3-0
132 lbs: Tiara Brown, Fort Myers, Fla./USA won on technical knockout Cristal Montalvo, PUR, TKO-2
152 lbs: Jamontay Clark, Cincinnati, Ohio/USA dec. Luis Sanchez, PUR, 3-0
165 lbs: Lucas Martins, BRA, dec. Le’Shawn Rodriquez, Shirley, N.Y./USA, 3-0