U.S. Olympic Trials Report- Day 1

By Scott Shaffer


U.S. Olympic Trials Report- Day 1

Gary Russell, Jr. upset; Warren, Yanez, Jacobs win opening bouts

Day 1: The first day of the U.S. Olympic trials featured an upset, as bantamweight favorite Gary Russell, Jr. was narrowly defeated by Roberto Marroquin by a score of 18-17. It was not only an upset but a comeback, as Marroquin trailed 8-2 after the first round. The double-elimination format provides Russell, a 2005 World Championship bronze medal winner, with one last opportunity to make the Olympic team, but he cannot lose again. Meanwhile, Rau'shee Warren moved forward in his bid to become a two-time Olympian by dominating Juan Leija. The flyweight bout was stopped with Warren ahead by a score of 23-3.  In the middleweight division, Danny Jacobs (who is profiled by Boxingtalk's Socrates Palmer below) avenged a previous loss to Shawn Porter, 30-18. Jacobs is now 131-5 in the unpaid ranks. Meanwhile, in the light flyweight division, Pan American gold medalist Luis Yanez stayed on track for a trip to the Beijing Olympics with a 27-12 win over Malcolm Franklin. source: usa boxing


Evening Quarterfinal Bouts

112 lbs: Qa'id Muhammad, Atlantic City, N.J. stopped John Franklin, Fort Carson, Colo., RSC-2 (:35)
Rau'shee Warren, Cincinnati, Ohio stopped Juan Leija, Alvin, Texas, RSCO-2 (1:06)
Bruno Escalante, Waimanalo, Hawaii/NMU, dec. Timothy Ibarra, Brighton, Colo., 21-10
Aaron Alafa, Visalia, Calif., dec. David Gaspar, Wilmington, N.C., 27-19

125 lbs: Raynell Williams, Cleveland, Ohio, dec. Robert Rodriguez, Evans, Colo., 17-6
Shemuel Pagan, Brooklyn, N.Y., dec. Duran Caferro, Helena, Mont., 29-21
Rico Ramos, Los Angeles, Calif., won on walkover over Rosey Summerville, San Antonio, Texas, W/O
Hylon Williams, Houston, Texas, dec. Troy Wohosky, Medford, Ore., 30-8

141 lbs: Jeremy Bryan, Clifton, N.J., dec. Danny Garcia, Philadelphia, Pa., 23-14
Javier Molina, Commerce, Calif., dec. Samuel Martinez, Jacksonville, N.C., 26-7
Dan O'Connor, Framingham, Mass., dec. Andre Sherard, Milwaukee, Wisc., 17-6
Michael Dallas, Backersfield, Calif., dec. Brad Solomon, Douglasville, Ga., 23-18

165 lbs: Shawn Estrada, Downey, Calif., stopped Zacchaeus Hardrick, Fort Carson, Colo., RSCO-3 (1:05)
Fernando Guerrero, Salisbury, Md., dec. Angel Santos, Newark, N.J., 19-5
Daniel Jacobs, Brooklyn, N.Y., dec. Shawn Porter, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 30-18
Dominic Wade, Largo, Md., dec Jonathan Nelson, Little Rock, Ark., 26-8

201 lbs: Joe Guzman, Fort Carson, Colo., dec. Aleco Lawton, Orlando, Fla., 34-12
Quantis Graves, Cut Off, La., dec. James Zimmerman, San Jose, Calif., 17-14
Deontay Wilder, Tuscaloosa, Ala., dec. Anthony Tettis, Ridgeway, Pa., 19-9
Adam Willett, Bellport, N.Y., dec. David Carey, Anchorage, Alaska, 20-7

Afternoon Quarterfinal Bouts

106 lbs: Luis Yanez, Duncanville, Texas, dec. Malcolm Franklin, Rialto, Calif., 27-12
Jerail Singleton, St. Louis, Mo., dec. Keola McKee, Wailuku, Hawaii, 25-20
Diego Hurtado, Reno, Nev., won on walkover over Gabino Saenz, Indio, Calif., W/O
Daniel Lozano, Bowling Green, Fla., dec. Roberto Ceron, Doraville, Fla., 14-13

119 lbs: Ronny Rios, Santa Ana, Calif., stopped Alexis Ramos, Fort Carson, Colo., RSCO-3 (1:07)
Roberto Marroquin, Dallas, Texas, dec. Gary Russell, Jr., Capitol Heights, Md., 18-17
Sergio Perales, Los Fresnos, Texas., dec. David Clark, San Diego, Calif./NMU, 15-14
Sammy Dipace, Las Cruces, N.M., dec. Jessy Cruz, Miami, Fla., 31-18

132 lbs: Sadam Ali, Brooklyn, N.Y., dec. Terence Crawford, Omaha, Neb., 17-12
Jerry Belmontes, Corpus Christi, Texas, dec. Antton Slaughter, Columbus, Ohio, 22-10
Miguel Gonzalez, Cleveland, Ohio, dec. Diego Magdaleno, Las Vegas, Nev., 20-13
Mason Menard, Rayne, La., dec. James Villa, Fort Carson, Colo., 34-9

152 lbs: Charles Hatley, Dallas, Texas, dec. Anthony Campbell, Covington, Tenn., 24-15
Keith Thurman, St. Petersburg, Fla., stopped Domonique Dolton, Detroit, Mich., RSCH-3 (:31)
Demetrius Andrade, Providence, R.I., stopped David Lopez, Parma, Id., RSCO-2 (:59)
Boyd Melson, Fort Carson, Colo., dec. Mahlon Kerwick, Fort Carson, Colo., 19-8

178 lbs: Cymone Kearney, Oakland, Calif., dec. Jeffrey Spencer, Fort Carson, Colo., 12-10
Yathomas Riley, San Diego, Calif., stopped DeRae Crane, Davenport, Iowa/NMU, RSC-1 (1:12)
Christopher Downs, Fort Carson, Colo., dec. Angel Concepcion, East Orange, N.J., 8-7
Siju Shabazz, Las Cruces, N.M., dec. Nicholas Swan, Great Falls, Mont., 3-0 (paper score)

201+ lbs: Andrew Shepherd, Fort Carson, Colo., dec. William Moore, Fort Carson, Colo., 17-13
Michael Hunter, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Nate James, Malden, Mass.,/NMU, 23-11
Kimdo Bethel, Albany, N.Y., dec. Lenroy Thompson, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 10-9
Mike Wilson, Central Point, Ore., dec. Josh Parsons, Barboursville, W.V., 25-11