Team USA had an impressive 9-3 weekend in Managua, Nicaragua at the 2019 Pan American Games Qualifier.
Ohio duo Oshae Jones (Toledo, Ohio) and Delante Johnson (Cleveland, Ohio) picked up a pair of wins to advance to their respective semifinal bouts, as well as punch their ticket to the 2019 Pan American Games this summer in Lima, Peru.
Guaranteed to join Johnson and Jones in Peru are lightweight Rashida Ellis (Lynn, Mass.), flyweight Virginia Fuchs (Houston, Texas) and middleweight Naomi Graham (Colorado Springs, Colo.) following dominating performances in today’s quarterfinal bouts. All three boxers will return to action in tomorrow’s semifinal bouts.
The quarterfinal bouts will feature Keyshawn Davis (Norfolk, Va.), Troy Isley (Alexandria, Va.), Duke Ragan (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Richard Torrez Jr. (Tulare, Calif.), who will be making his tournament debut following a bye in the preliminaries. Wins in tomorrow’s bouts will punch their ticket to Lima this summer.
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Day 3 Results
49 kg: Luis Delgado/ECU, dec. over Timothy Jarman, St. Louis, Mo./USA, 4-1
56 kg: Duke Ragan, Cincinnati, Ohio/USA, dec. over Carlos Morales/PUR, 4-1
57 kg: Leonela Sanchez/ARG, dec. over Yarisel Ramirez, Las Vegas, Nev./USA, 5-0
69 kg: Delante Johnson, Cleveland, Ohio/USA, dec. over Luiz da Silva/BRA, 5-0
69 kg: Oshae Jones, Toledo, Ohio/USA, dec. over Beatriz Soarez/BRA, 4-1
75 kg: Troy Isley, Alexandria, Va./USA, dec. over Bryan Angulo/ECU, 5-0
Day 4 Results
51 kg: Virginia Fuchs, Houston, Texas/USA, dec. over Lucy Valdivia/PER, 5-0
60 kg: Lazaro Alvarez/CUB, dec. over Bruce Carrington, Brooklyn, N.Y./USA, 5-0
60 kg: Rashida Ellis, Lynn, Mass./USA, dec. over Dayana Sanchez/ARG, 5-0
69 kg: Delante Johnson, Cleveland, Ohio/USA, dec. over Jimmy Brenes/NCA, 5-0
69 kg: Oshae Jones, Toledo, Ohio/USA, dec. over Miriam da Silva/CAN, 5-0
75 kg: Naomi Graham, Colorado Springs, Colo./USA, won by RSC over Fredly Ramirez/NCA, RSC-2