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U.S. Olympic Team Last Chance Qualifier Day 5 Results

Seven Boxers Earn U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Men’s Boxing Berths at the Last Chance Qualifier Tournament

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Seven Olympic hopefuls officially punched their tickets for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Men’s Boxing on Friday at the Last Chance Qualifier tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio. The remaining three weight classes boxed in semifinal round competition on Friday and the light welterweight, welterweight and middleweight divisions will hold their final round contests on Saturday.

Erros Correa (San Jose, Calif.) was the first boxer to clinch his Olympic Trials berth in Cincinnati, taking the light flyweight crown. Correa claimed the final spot in Mobile with a closely contested 22-20 victory over Stephen Fulton, Jr. (Philadelphia, Pa.).

Flyweight Shawn Simpson (Chicago, Ill.) won the second championship of the evening in his showdown with Ernesto Degadillo (Dallas, Texas). Simpson recorded a 13-8 decision in the flyweight final to earn the last flyweight slot in Alabama.

In bantamweight action, Isaac Torres (Mission, Texas) claimed the remaining U.S. Olympic Team Trials berth. Torres defeated Joe Perez (Fountain, Colo.) by a 28-16 margin to win the bantamweight final round bout.

2008 Olympian Raynell Williams (Cleveland, Ohio) will return to his second straight U.S. Olympic Team Trials following a championship bout win over Kevin Rivers (Landover, Md.) in their lightweight final. Williams won the bout following Rivers’ disqualification in the third round. Williams earned his berth in the  U.S. Olympic Team Trials through the final qualifying tournament in 2008 as well.

The light heavyweight bout featured a close bout from start to finish as 2009 National Champion Robert Brant (Oakdale, Minn.) faced previously unknown Shaborn Ryals (Capitol Heights, Md.). After a long break from the sweet science, Ryals made a triumphant return pulling out a 23-23 tiebreaker victory over Brant in his 113-107 total punch count edge.

Heavyweight Robert Jekabson (Chicago, Ill.) took the final Olympic Trials in his weight division with a convincing 28-15 victory over Bryan Daniels (Boylston, Mass.) in their final round contest.

The super heavyweight division featured the final championship night of the evening and the title went to Brett Rather (Las Vegas, Nev.). Rather won a 31-26 decision over Trevor Bryan (Albany, N.Y.) to claim the last title of Friday’s action.

The light welterweight division was the first weight class to compete in semifinal round action on Friday and 2009 National Champion Duran Caferro (Helena, Mont.) won the first spot. Caferro recorded a 32-22 decision over Ryan Karl (Milano, Texas) to advance to the championship bout with Robert Easter, Jr. (Toledo, Ohio). Easter clinched his berth in the finals with a 30-14 victory over Javonn Barnes (Muskegon, Mich.) in their semifinal showdown.

Two New York state foes will face off in the welterweight championship bout following double-digit victories in their semifinal bouts. Patrick Day (Freeport, N.Y.) claimed the first spot, taking a 21-9 decision over Tony Losey (Wichita, Kansas). Day will challenge Amir Imam (Albany, N.Y.) in the championship bout on Saturday night. Imam won a 23-16 decision in his bout with Anthony Gangemi (Mine Hill, N.J.).

2010 National Champion Luis Arias (Milwaukee, Wis.) continued his winning streak in semifinal round competition. Arias stopped Akil Frederick-Auguste (Brooklyn, N.Y.) in the second round of their contest to clinch his final round berth. He will battle Kenton Sippio-Cook (Round Rock, Texas) in the finals on Saturday night. Sippio-Cook recorded a 46-32 victory over Demond Nicholson (Laurel, Md.) to move on to final round competition. 

The final three championship bouts of the Last Chance Qualifier will begin at 7 p.m. tomorrow night at the Taft Masonic Center.

Friday Results

Championship Bouts

108 lbs: Erros Correa, San Jose, Calif., dec. Stephen Fulton, Jr., Philadelphia, Pa., 22-20
114 lbs: Shawn Simpson, Chicago, Ill., dec.  Ernesto Degadillo, Dallas, Texas, 13-8
123 lbs: Isaac Torres, Mission, Texas, dec. Joe Perez, Fountain, Colo., 28-16

132 lbs: Raynell Williams, Cleveland, Ohio, won on disqualification over Kevin Rivers, Landover, Md., DQ-3
178 lbs: Shaborn Ryals, Capitol Heights, Md., dec. Robert Brant, Oakdale, Minn., 23-23 (113-107)
201 lbs: Robert Jekabson, Chicago, Ill., dec. Bryan Daniels, Boylston, Mass, 28-16
201+ lbs: Brett Rather, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Trevor Bryan, Albany, N.Y., 31-26

Semifinal Bouts

141 lbs: Duran Caferro, Helena, Mont., dec. Ryan Karl, Milano, Texas, 32-22

141 lbs: Robert Easter, Jr., Toledo, Ohio dec. Javonn Barnes, Muskegon, Mich., 30-14
152 lbs: Patrick Day, Freeport, N.Y., dec. Tony Losey, Wichita, Kansas, 21-9

152 lbs: Amir Imam, Albany, N.Y., dec. Anthony Gangemi, Mine Hill, N.J., 23-16

165 lbs: Kenton Sippio-Cook, Round Rock, Texas dec. Demond Nicholson, Laurel, Md., 46-32
165 lbs: Luis Arias, Milwaukee, Wis., stopped Akil Frederick-Auguste, Brooklyn, N.Y., RSC-2 (2:40)

Saturday’s Championship Bouts

141 lbs: Duran Caferro, Helena, Mont., vs. Robert Easter, Jr., Toledo, Ohio

152 lbs: Patrick Day, Freeport, N.Y. vs. Amir Imam, Albany, N.Y.

165 lbs: Kenton Sippio-Cook, Round Rock, Texas vs. Luis Arias, Milwaukee, Wis.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -EX- on 07-08-2011

Comment by -EX- on 07-08-2011

Amir Imam and Patrick Day should be a good fight...Amir beat Pat before when they were at 141 earlier this year... Had never seen Cook (until that highlight vid)...Luis Arias has a lotta experience and has beaten solid fighters...I'd favor…

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