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2011 National Golden Gloves Championships: The Winners

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The 2011 National Golden Gloves Championships closed with a bang on Saturday night as 10 new national champions were crowned at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind.

Light flyweight Santos Vasquez (Sparks, Nev.) won the first title of the night, defeating Oscar Mojica (Dallas, Texas) in the their final round showdown.

Louie Byrd (Denver, Colo.) accomplished his goal of winning four National Golden Gloves titles at four different weight classes on Saturday night. His victory over Stephon Young (St. Louis, Mo.) earned Byrd a national championship at the new flyweight division of 114 pounds to add a third title to his previous championships at 106, 108, and 112 pounds.

In bantamweight action, Tramaine Williams (New Haven, Conn.) took the National Golden Gloves championship with a victory over Antonio Nieves (Cleveland, Ohio).

Lightweight Erick DeLeon (Lincoln Park, Mich.) won his first national title as a U.S. citizen with another title at the National Golden Gloves. DeLeon defeated Louis Cruz (New York, N.Y.) in the lightweight championship bout to claim the 2011 lightweight crown.

2010 USA Boxing National Championships silver medalist Michael Reed (Washington D.C.) earned the top spot on the medal podium with a victory in the light welterweight championship contest. Reed defeated George Rincon (Carrollton, Texas) in the final round bout to earn his first major national championship.

The welterweight title bout showcased a match-up between Arthur Trujillo (Easton, Pa.) and 2010 USA Boxing National Championships silver medalist Alex Martin (Chicago, Ill.). Trujillo kept Martin from his first National Golden Gloves Championships, pulling out the victory to win the welterweight crown.

Jesse Hart (Philadelphia, Pa.) once again held off youngster Daquan Arnett (Orlando, Fla.) in their middleweight showdown. The two faced off for the second time in the National Golden Gloves finals, and the second contest resulted in the same outcome. Hart’s victory earned the Philly native his first National Golden Gloves title.

Fresh off his efforts at the USA vs. Mexico Dual, light heavyweight Caleb Plant (Ashland, Tenn.) won his first major national championship. Plant put an end to Jerry Odom’s (Bowie, Md.) run through the tournament in their light heavyweight final round bout. Odom, who entered the bout fresh off two straight stoppage victories, couldn’t duplicate his feat in the championship bout and Plant to took home the light heavyweight title.

2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials super heavyweight champion Michael Hunter (Las Vegas, Nev.) entered his final round contest with Robert Jekabson (Chicago, Ill.) with four straight stoppage victories under his belt. Jekabson managed to take Hunter the distance but couldn’t end his winning streak. Hunter closed the event with a championship round victory over Jekabson to win his first National Golden Gloves title as well as his first tournament victory at the heavyweight division. In addition to his gold medal, Hunter was named the winner of the Golden Boy award, given to the Outstanding Boxer of the Tournament.

Super heavyweight Lenroy “Cam” Thompson (Lenexa, Kansas) added another title to his ever-growing trophy case with a win over Donovan Dennis (Davenport, Iowa) in final round action.

Saturday’s Championship Bout Results

108 lbs: Santos Vasquez, Nevada dec. Oscar Mojica, Texas

114 lbs: Louie Byrd, Colorado-New Mexico dec. Stephon Young, St. Louis

123 lbs: Tramaine Williams, New England dec. Antonio Nieves, Cleveland

132 lbs: Erick DeLeon, Detroit dec. Louis Cruz-New York Metro

141 lbs: Michael Reed, Washington DC dec. George Rincon-Texas

152 lbs: Arturo Trujillo, Pennsylvania dec. Alex Martin-Chicago

165 lbs: Jesse Hart, Pennsylvania dec. Daquan Arnett, Florida

178 lbs: Caleb Plant, Knoxville dec. Jerry Odom-Washington DC

201 lbs: Michael Hunter, Colorado-New Mexico dec. Robert Jekabson-Chicago

201+ lbs: Lenroy Thompson, Kansas City dec. Donavan Dennis-Iowa

1st Place Team- Texas

2nd Place Team-Washington DC

3rd Place Team-Colorado-New Mexico

Golden Boy (Outstanding Boxer)-Michael Hunter-Colorado-New Mexico

* Please note that the geographical descriptors following the athlete names note the boxers’ Golden Gloves franchises rather than the hometowns.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -EX- on 05-01-2011

[QUOTE=onechance87;10459601]Will erick be able to go to the olympics for the usa?[/QUOTE] If he wins the Olympic Trials...this tournament earned him a spot there...he's a citizen now so we'll see how he does... No suprise seeing Louie Byrd win his…

Comment by paulf on 05-01-2011

I caught Lenroy at the regionals last summer and made a thread about him in NSB. He's an awkward fighter that could become a world-class cruiserweight or heavyweight. Good to see he won another title; this kid deserves to represent…

Comment by onechance87 on 05-01-2011

Will erick be able to go to the olympics for the usa?

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