(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The
United States squad recorded four victories on day two of the
Cheo Aponte Tournament in Caguas City, Puerto Rico on Thursday
evening. Team USA’s two female competitors,
(Kemah, Texas) and
(Fort Myers, Fla.), both enjoyed
dominating wins in their opening bouts in Puerto Rico. Flyweight
(Chicago, Ill.) and welterweight
(Cincinnati, Ohio) advanced as
well with unanimous decision victories.
Simpson earned the first win of
the night for Team USA, taking a unanimous decision victory over
in the opening bout of the
session. Simpson’s win moves on him to the flyweight finale
where he will face a second Puerto Rican opponent,
for the Cheo Aponte title.
Team USA enjoyed success in the
female flyweight contest as well with Fuchs scoring a second
round TKO win over Puerto Rico’s own
She will take on a second Puerto Rican opponent in the
championship bout on Saturday.
Brown, the 2012 World Champion,
also enjoyed a quick first outing. Utilizing effective body
work, Brown claimed a second round stoppage victory over Puerto
in their semifinal contest to
move on to the finals. She will take on a tougher test in the
lightweight championship bout, facing 2011 Pan American Games
of Puerto Rico.
Clark earned his second victory
of the Cheo Aponte tournament in welterweight action, taking a
unanimous decision win over Chile’s
He will compete in semifinal
competition this evening, battling the Dominican Republic’s
for a spot in the championship bout.
(Duarte, Calif.) dropped his
second bout of the tournament, losing a 3-0 decision to Puerto
(Shirley, N.Y.) fell to Brazil’s
in the final U.S. bout of the
night, eliminating him from contention.
(Odessa, Texas), light
(Holyoke, Mass.), heavyweight
(Trenton, N.J.), and super
Cam F. Awesome
(Lenexa, Kansas) will all compete
in their first bout of the tournament this evening, joining
Clark in tonight’s action.
Virginia Fuchs, Kemah, Texas/USA
won on technical knockout over
Jennifer Morales, PUR, TKO-2
Shawn Simpson, Chicago, Ill./USA
dec. Jan Lopez, Puerto Rico, 3-0
132 lbs: Danielito Zorrilla, PUR,
Luis Sedano, Duarte, Calif./USA,
Tiara Brown, Fort Myers, Fla./USA
won on technical knockout Cristal
Montalvo, PUR, TKO-2
Jamontay Clark, Cincinnati,
dec. Luis Sanchez, PUR, 3-0
165 lbs: Lucas Martins, BRA, dec.
Le’Shawn Rodriquez, Shirley,
USA Boxing, as the national
governing body for Olympic-style boxing, is the United States’
member organization of the International Amateur Boxing
Association (AIBA) and a member of the United States Olympic