In what has been a spirited week of boxing action, tonight the 2016 USA Olympic Boxing Trials for Men competition moves to the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada, the consolation bracket confirmed, beginning at 6PM MST. Tonight winners’ advance to Saturday night’s Finals. DeRae Crane (Colorado Springs) takes on Joshua Temple (St. Louis, Missouri) in a heavyweight (201 lbs.) contest that should be one of the better fight’s of the evening. The winner of that contest advances to a Saturday night Finals matchup against Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas). The 2016 USA Olympic Boxing Trials for Men Finals will be televised LIVE on liveextra.nbcsports.com Saturday night beginning at 8PM MST.
In Thursday USA Women’s World Championship Team Trials fight action, Melissa Parker (Fort Carson) stopped Melody Montes by way of fourth round TKO, in a 125 lbs. contest and Naomi Graham (Fort Carson) won a 2-1 decision over Martha Fabela (Oakland, California) in a 152 lbs. contest. Colorado’s women represented themselves and their state well. Parker faces Stalacia Leggett (San Diego, California) tonight for the only remaining spot on the USA Women’s World Championships Team.
Thursday evening USA Women’s World Team Trials results: (106 lbs) Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) over Jennifer Amato, Kenne, New Hampshire) 3-0. (119 lbs) Christina Cruz (New York, New York) over (Amanda Pavone) Burlington, Massachusettes) 2-1. (125 lbs) Stalacia Leggett (San Diego, California) over Rory Santos (Anchorage, Alaska) 3-0. (125 lbs) Melissa Parker (Ft. Carson, Colorado) round 1 TKO over Melody Montes (Kissimmee, Florida). (141 lbs) Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, California) round 1 TKO over Amelia Moore (Millersville, Maryland). (152 lbs) Naomi Graham (Fort Carson, Colorado) over Martha Fabela (Oakland, California) 2-1. (178 lbs) Tika Hemingway (Brackenridge, Pennsylvania) over Franchon Crews (Baltimore, Maryland) 2-1. Esparza, Cruz, Gonzalez, Graham and Hemingway comprise the USA Women’s World Championship squad with the winner of Parker vs Leggett securing the final roster position.
Thursday night USA Men’s Olympics Trials consolation bracket results: (108 lbs) Pablo Ramirez (Westlaco, Texas) over Nicholas Scaturchio, Hartsdale, New York, 3-0. (114 lbs) Christian Carto (Deptford, New Jersey) over Eros Correa (San Jose, California) 2-1. (123 lbs) Ruben Villa (Salinas, California) over Francisco Martinez (Dallas, Texas) 3-0. (132 lbs) Bruce Carrington (Brooklyn, New York) over Elijah Pierce (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) 2-1. (141 lbs) Gary Russell (Capitol Heights, Maryland) over Jamaine Ortiz-Rodriguez (Worchester, Massachusettes) 3-0. (152 lbs) Paul Kroll (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) over Ferdinand Kerobyan (North Hollywood, California) 2-1. (165 lbs) Leshawn Rodriguez (Medford, New Jersey) over Anthony Campbell (Covington, Tennessee) 2-1. (178 lbs) Joseph George (Houston, Texas) over Miguel Teo (Framingham, Massachusettes) 3-0. (201 lbs) Joshua Temple (St. Louis, Missouri) over Brandon Glanton (Atlanta, Georgia) 2-1. (201+ lbs) Brandon Lynch (Albany, New York) over Alante Green (Cleveland, Ohio) 3-0.