Fifty-five bouts took place in 2016 Junior Open and Youth National Championships semifinal competition on Friday in Reno, Nev. All of the day’s winners in today’s bouts at the Grand Sierra Resort Summit Pavilion moved on to Saturday’s championship round.
Women’s action moved in to full swing on Friday with multiple returning champions and world medalists stepping in to the ring in the female division. Reigning world champion Lupe Gutierrez (Sacramento, Calif.) took the ring for the first time on Friday at the 2016 Junior Open and Youth National Championships. Gutierrez faced Avigail Narro (Grafton, N.D.) in youth division lightweight competition on semifinal night. The two engaged in an entertaining bout with a loud crowd cheering them on. Gutierrez won a unanimous decision over Narro to advance to a championship round match-up with 2015 Junior Olympic national champion Andrea Medina (Chula Vista, Calif.).
2015 World Championships silver medalist Kylie Hall (Fresno, Calif.) took on fellow Junior and Youth World Championships team member Annalicia Sustaita (Garland, Texas) in the youth division light welterweight competition on Friday afternoon. Hall won a 3-0 decision over Sustaita in her youth opener to move on to a finals day contest with Thessanae Borrego (Lubbock, Texas).
In the women’s youth division bantamweight semifinal bout, World Championships bronze medalist Yarisel Ramirez (Las Vegas, Nev.) made an impressive foray in to her new age division. Ramirez won a fourth round TKO over Angie Ornelas (Beaverton, Ore.) to clinch her spot in the finals where she will face Mariana Gonzalez (Sunnyvale, Calif.).
A defending youth titlist and a 2015 Junior Olympic National Champion faced off in the men’s youth division light flyweight semifinal on Friday afternoon. It was experience winning out over youth in the match-up as Dylan Price (Sicklerville, N.J.) took a 3-0 victory over Japhethlee Llamido (Norwalk, Calif.).
Keyshawn Davis (Norfolk, Va.) navigated his way through the deepest weight division in the tournament and secured his spot in the finals with a unanimous decision victory over Victor Morales (Vancouver, Ore.) in men youth division bantamweight competition. Davis’ semifinal win moves him on to a championship night match-up with 2015 Junior World Champion Marc Castro (Fresno, Calif.).
In the youth men’s super heavyweight division, defending junior champion Richard Torrez (Tulare, Calif.) and youth titlist Devon Young (Aiken, S.C.) battled for a berth in the championship round. Unlike the light flyweight division, it was the younger competitor taking the victory. Torrez won the bout by second round TKO to move on to the finals where he will face defending youth division heavyweight champion Rafael Gaitian (Forrest Hill, Texas).
Both Garcia brothers advanced on to the finals together with semifinal wins today at the Summit Pavilion. Ryan Garcia (Victorville, Calif.) will compete in the youth division lightweight final in a bout with and Sean Garcia (Victorville, Calif.) will battle Junior World Championships silver medalist Jesse Rodriguez (San Antonio, Texas) in the junior division light flyweight finale.
Championship bouts will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Grand Sierra Summit Pavilion Flo Sports is live streaming all the action on their boxing channel and it can be purchased via this link.
Friday’s Semifinal Results
Junior male 101 lbs: Roberto Montoya, Colorado Springs, Colo., dec. Patrick Cody, Spokane, Wash., 3-0
Junior male 101 lbs: Angel Garcia, Laredo, Texas dec. Isaac Martinez, Spring, Texas, 3-0
Junior female 101 lbs: Amy Salinas, Mesquite, N.M., dec. Sandra Tovar, Turlock, Calif., 3-0
Junior female 101 lbs: Iyana Verduzco, E. Los Angeles, Calif., dec. Amber Rojas, San Antonio, Texas, 3-0
Junior male 106 lbs: Jesse Rodriguez, San Antonio, Texas won on TKO over Eduardo Sanchez-Amable, Reno, Nev., TKO-2
Junior male 106 lbs: Sean Garcia, Victorville, Calif., dec. Fernando Bahena, Los Angeles, Calif., 3-0
Youth male 108 lbs: Roberto Rodriguez, San Antonio, Texas dec. Jessie Mandapat, Anaheim, Calif., 3-0
Youth male 108 lbs: Dylan Price, Sickerville, N.J., dec. Japhethlee Llamido, Norwalk, Calif., 3-0
Junior male 110 lbs: Angel Martinez, Rockford, Ill., dec. Cruz Solano, Beaverton, Ore., 3-0
Junior male 110 lbs: Daniel Garcia, Westminster, Colo., dec. Jose Chollet, San Diego, Calif., 2-1
Youth female 112 lbs: Jazzelle Bobadilla, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, dec. Pauline Viesca, Commerce, Calif., 2-1
Junior female 110 lbs: Destiny Diaz, N. Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Desiree Garcia, Irving, Texas, 3-0
Junior female 110 lbs: Czarina McCoy, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Arazely Gallindo, Dallas, Texas, 3-0
Junior male 114 lbs: Nes Tiburcio, Jr., Honolulu, Hawaii, dec. Joseph Landeros, Riverside, Calif., 3-0
Junior male 114 lbs: Jose Martinez, Laredo, Texas dec. Elian Lua, Coachella, Calif., 2-1
Junior female 114 lbs: Isamary Aquino, Converse, Texas dec. Lizbeth Retiz, Alamo, Texas, 3-0
Youth male 114 lbs: Santos Ortega, La Quinta, Calif., dec. Tariq Gordon, Cincinnati, Ohio, 3-0
Youth male 114 lbs: Fernando Martinez, Phoenix, Ariz., dec. Derry Noble, Vacaville, Calif., 3-0
Junior male 119 lbs: Richard Mdina, San Antonio, Texas dec. Noah Castillo, South Houston, Texas, 3-0
Junior male 119 lbs: Joricksen Galiza, Waianae, Hawaii dec. Felix Gonzalez, Midlothian, Ill., 3-0
Youth female 119 lbs: Yarisel Ramirez, Las Vegas, Nev., won on TKO over Angie Ornelas, Beaverton, Ore., TKO-4
Youth male 123 lbs: Keyshawn Davis, Norfolk, Va., dec. Victor Morales, Vancouver, Ore., 3-0
Youth male 123 lbs: Marc Castro, Fresno, Calif., dec. Adrian Benton, Cincinnati, Ohio, 3-0
Junior female 125 lbs: Romesha Ensley, Toledo, Ohio dec. Aiyonah Williams, Kirtland, N.M., 3-0
Junior male 125 lbs: Otha Jones, Toledo, Ohio dec. Manuel Jamies, Stockton, Calif., 3-0
Junior male 125 lbs: Ernie Cuevas, Mauldin, S.C., dec. Jaycob Ramos, Dallas, Texas, 2-1
Youth female 125 lbs: Esmeralda Navarro, Mission, Texas, dec. Olivia Hendrickson, Waterford, Wis., 2-1
Youth female 125 lbs: Diana Estrada, Hillsboro, Ore., dec. dec. Jessica Juarez, San Diego, Calif., 3-0
Youth female 132 lbs: Lupe Gutierrez, Sacramento, Calif., dec. Avigail Narro, Grafton, N.D., 3-0
Youth female 132 lbs: Andrea Medina, Chula Vista, Calif., dec. Destiny Jones, Austin, Texas, 3-0
Junior male 132 lbs: Harley Mederos, New York, N.Y., dec. Pedro Valencia, Pacoima, Wash, 2-1
Junior male 132 lbs: Oscar Perez, Houston, Texas, dec. Mario Vara, Jr., Dallas, Texas, 3-0
Junior male 132 lbs: Ryan Garcia, Victorville, Calif., dec. Delante Johnson, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 3-0
Youth male 132 lbs: Bryan Lua, Coachella, Calif., dec. Adan Ochoa, Downey, Calif., 3-0
Junior male 138 lbs: Gabriel Flores, Stockton, Calif., dec. Angel Chavez, Salinas, Calif., 3-0
Junior male 138 lbs: Kamauriay Walker, Jacksonville, Fla., dec. Jesus Gaitan, Forrest Hill, Texas, 3-0
Youth male 141 lbs: Branden Pizarro, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Freudis Rojas, Las Vegas, Nev., 2-1
Youth male 141 lbs: John Bauza, North Bergen, N.J., dec. Wesley Diana, Las Vegas, Nev., 3-0
Youth female 141 lbs: Kylie Hall, Clovis, Calif., dec. Annalicia Sustaita, Garland, Texas, 3-0
Junior male 145 lbs: Joey Spencer, Linden, Mich., dec. Austyn Broncho, Pocatello, Idaho, 3-0
Junior male 145 lbs: Israel Alvarez, Spokane, Wash., dec. Angel Gomez, Dallas, Texas, TKO-1
Youth female 152 lbs: Oshae Jones, Toledo, Ohio dec. Alyssa Mancha, Dallas, Texas, 3-0
Youth female 152 lbs: Amanda Bermudez, Gatesville, Texas dec. Gabriela Gallegos, Los Angeles, Calif., 2-1
Youth male 152 lbs: Money Powell, Fort Mitchell, Ala., dec. Alejandro Wagner, Lincoln Park, Mich., 3-0
Youth male 152 lbs: Leon Lawson, Boca Raton, Fla., dec. Manuel Rodriguez, Indio, Calif., 3-0
Junior female 154 lbs: Citlalli Ortiz, Coachella, Calif., dec. Destiny Navarro, Heber, Calif., 3-0
Junior male 154 lbs: Jessie Fletcher, Lafayette, La., dec. Jojit Butay-Fillon, Las Vegas, Nev., 3-0
Junior male 154 lbs: Thorn Castellon, Madera, Calif., dec. Jaime Martinez, Irving, Texas, 3-0
Junior male 165 lbs: Micah Kuamoo, Kihei, Hawaii, dec. Leone Peters, Keshena, Wis,2-1
Youth male 165 lbs: Kashif Muhammad Brown, Upper Marlboro, Md., dec. Samuel Wildenhaus, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 3-0
Youth male 165 lbs: Nikita Ababiy, Brooklyn, N.Y., dec. Troy Isley, Alexandria, Va., 3-0
Youth male 178 lbs: Atif Oberlton, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Jeremiah Nguyen, Belleville, Ill., 3-0
Youth male 178 lbs: Christian Montano, Houston, Texas, dec. Najee Lopez, Lithonia, Ga., 2-1
Youth male 201+ lbs: Richard Torrez, Tulare, Calif., dec. Devon Young, Aiken, S.C., TKO-2
Youth male 201+ lbs: Rafael Gaitan, Forrest Hill, Texas dec. Ozziel Cardenas, Laredo, Texas, 3-0