29 Champions Crowned During Finals Of Eastern Elite Qualifier, Regional Open Championships

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The final 29 champions were crowned Saturday evening at the Chattanooga Convention Center, after a week of over 500 bouts. What began with more than 600 boxers, the 2017 Eastern Elite Qualifier and Regional Open Championship night was filled with exciting boxing in front of a rambunctious crowd. Boxers from all parts of the United States, ranging in age from eight to 50 traveled to the scenic city for a shot to win on the national stage. 

The youth male division got the action-packed evening started, including Jared Anderson (Toledo, Ohio) who represented Team USA at the 2017 Bradenburg Cup in Germany this past summer. Fantasy Sweepstake Winner Maryguenn Vellinga (Park City, Utah) grabbed the judges card to kickoff the elite bouts.  

One of the most anticipated bouts of the evening did not disappoint, as two-time World Champion Jajaira Gonzalez (Fountain, Colo.) and junior World Champion Lupe Gutierrez (Sacramento, Calif.) faced off with each other in the ring, with Gonzalez taking the championship. 

The 2016 Youth World Champions, Marc Castro (Fresno, Calif.) and Delante Johnson (Cleveland, Ohio) were both victorious. Castro’s win marks his first elite division title after meeting exceptions for his elite debut this week. Johnson returned to the ring this week after boxing at the most recent Elite Men’s World Championships in Hamburg, Germany.

The third national event of the year, the Eastern Qualifier served as the final qualifying opportunity for the elite division boxers. Each of Saturday night’s finalists pushed their ticket to the 2017 Elite National Championships in Salt Lake City. The youth finalist Saturday all earned two of the available 32 spots in their divisions in Utah. All boxers this week that finished in the top with earned valuable ranking points.  

With six of the eight spots for the Elite National Championships set, the remaining two spots will be announced following a wild card selection process.

Saturday, October 21 Results


Ring 1

Youth/114 lbs.: Ray Ray Robinson, Cincinnati, Ohio, dec. over Mario Roman, Saint Cloud, Fla., 5-0
Youth/132 lbs.: Adrian Benton, Cincinnati, Ohio, dec. over Malik Warren, Catonsville, Md., 4-1
Youth/152 lbs.: Francis Hoga, Weymouth, Mass., dec. over Marques Valle, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 4-1
Youth/178 lbs.: David Garcia, Crescent City, Fla., won by RSC over Avery Overholt, Denton, Neb., 
Youth/201+ lbs.: Angel Young, Gilbert, Ariz., dec. over Cristian Robles, Houston, Texas, 5-0
Elite Female/112 lbs.: Maryguenn Vellinga, Park City, Utah, dec. over India Smith, Grand Prairie, Texas, 5-0
Elite/114 lbs.: Saleto Henderson, Indianapolis, Ind., dec. over Charles Williams, Colorado Springs, Colo., 5-0
Elite Female/132 lbs.: Jajaira Gonzalez, Fountain, Colo., dec. over Lupe Gutierrez, Sacramento, Calif., 5-0
Elite/132 lbs.: Keyshawn Davis, Norfolk, Va., dec. over Kevin Montano, Concord, Calif., 4-1
Elite Female/165 lbs.: Leah Cooper, Ozone Park, N.Y., won by walkover over Brooke Mullen, Barto, Pa., WO
Elite/165 lbs.: Rahim Gonzalez, Sylmar, Calif., dec. over Nikita Ababiy, Brooklyn, N.Y., 5-0
Elite Female/178 lbs.: Amber Montoya, Salt Lake City, Utah, dec. over Kristen Leija, San Antonio, Texas, 3-2
Elite/178 lbs.: Khlalil Coe, Jersey City, N.J., dec. over Antwan Jones, Toledo, Ohio, 5-0
Elite/201+ lbs.: Ramel Clasasblanca, Bremerton, Wash., dec. over Leonid Grachiv, Boulder, Colo., 5-0

Ring 2

Youth/108 lbs.: Jose Nieves, Avenel, N.J., dec. over Salaam Gonzales, Denver, Colo., 3-2
Youth/123 lbs.: Rajon Chance, East Orange, N.J., dec. over Anthony Garnica, Oakland, Calif., 5-0
Youth/141 lbs.: Otha Jones, Toledo, Ohio, dec. over Larvars Carter, Cincinnati, Ohio, 5-0
Youth/165 lbs.: Alexis Chaparro, Ridgewood, N.Y., won by RSC over Emmanuel Jones, Newburgh, N.Y., RSC-3
Youth/201 lbs.: Jared Anderson, Toledo, Ohio, dec. over Najee Lopez, Ellenwood, Ga., 5-0
Elite Female/106 lbs.: Jazzelle Bobadilla, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, dec. over Elimarie Torres, Springfield, Mass., 5-0
Elite/108 lbs.: Timothy Jarman, St. Louis, Mo., dec. over Jordon Aguilar-Sanchez, Las Vegas, Nev., 5-0
Elite Female/119 lbs.: Mikiah Kreps, Niagara Falls, N.Y., dec. over Mariana Gonzalez, Sunnyvale, Calif.
Elite/123 lbs.: Marc Castro, Fresno, Calif., dec. over Raymond Ford, Sickleville, N.J., 4-1
Elite Female/125 lbs.: Nephateria Miller, New Haven, Conn., dec. over Clarice Morales, Toledo, Ohio, 5-0
Elite/141 lbs.: Delante Johnson, Cleveland, Ohio, dec.over Jeremy Hill, New Orleans, La., 5-0
Elite Female/141 lbs.: Destiny Jones, Austin, Texas, dec. over Nargis Shaghasi, Sam Ramon, Calif., 5-0
Elite/152 lbs.: Jaquan McElroy, Flint, Mich., dec. over Sean Charleston, Riverdale, Ga., 4-1
Elite Female/152 lbs.: Oshae Jones, Toledo, Ohio, dec. over Deseree Jamison, Stone Mountain, Ga., 5-0
Elite/201 lbs.: Marquise Williams, Newburgh, N.Y., dec. over Gaspard Pieree, Miami, Fla., 5-0

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