Andrade advances, Ali eliminated

Compiled by Scott Shaffer


Andrade advances, Ali eliminated

Results from World Amateur Championships

Hrachik Javakhyan W Sadam Ali... Brooklyn lightweight Sadam Ali became just the second of eleven Americans eliminated from the World Amateur Boxing Championships, falling to Armenia's Hrachik Javakhyan 20-16 on Sunday. Javakhyan outscored Ali early, then protected his lead by moving around the ring and effectively countering Ali's attacks. Ali still has two more chances to qualify for the Olympics at upcoming tournaments in Guatemala and Trinidad and Tobago.

Demetrius Andrade W Dmitrijs Sostaks... Welterweight Demetrius Andrade (Providence, R.I.) grabbed his second victory of the 2007 World Championships, winning a 19-3 decision over Dmitrijs Sostaks of Latvia. Andrade got pushed to the ground, and Sostaks was docked a point in what started out as a close contest. Then Andrade turned up the heat and simply outclassed his foe over the last two rounds. Next up for Andrade is Belarus’ Magomed Nurudinov on Wednesday with an Olympic berth on the line.