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USA Boxing Pathway to Glory Trials Qualifier II

USA Boxing Pathway to Glory Trials Qualifier II

165lb winners sporting their medals. (l-r) Iesha Kinney (silver), Franchon Crews (gold) & Cierra Taylor (bronze). All three ladies are headed to Memphis for the USA Boxing Olympic Trials next month.

Baltimore, MD ~ 09.12.15 – The women’s Olympic Trials qualifier event in Baltimore concluded with six bouts at the Baltimore Harbor Hotel on Friday.  Three women claimed the last three Olympic Trials berths while another three ladies took gold in the championship bouts.

Hometown boxer Franchon Crews (Baltimore, Md.) enjoyed an outstanding week of boxing on her home turf and she closed the event with a 3-0 win over Iesha Kenney (Alexandria, Va.) to not only win gold but also the Outstanding Boxer award.

Tiara Brown is all smiles after her gold medal performance.

2012 World Champion Tiara Brown (Oxon Hill, Md.) concluded her run through the tournament with a 2-1 win over Samantha Kinchen (Lexington, Ky.) in the lightweight division.

Jamie Mitchell (Las Vegas, Nev.) took gold in the flyweight division with a 3-0 win over Giovanna Camacho (Colorado Springs, Colo.).

Flyweight Melanie Costa (Norton, Mass.), lightweight Amelia Moore (Millersville, Md.) and middleweight Cierra Taylor (Rochester, N.Y.) all won their consolation bouts to move on to the Olympic Trials for Women’s Boxing and officially conclude qualifying for the Olympic Trials for Women’s Boxing.

Giovanna Camacho (l) and Jamie Mitchell.

Championship Bouts

112 lbs: Jamie Mitchell, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Giovanna Camacho, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3-0

132 lbs: Tiara Brown, Oxon Hill, Md., dec. Samantha Kinchen, Lexington, Ky., 2-1

165 lbs: Franchon Crews, Baltimore, Md., dec. Iesha Kenney, Alexandria, Va., 3-0

Consolation Bouts

112 lbs: Melanie Costa, Norton, Mass., dec. Jacquelyn Cuddeback, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 3-0

132 lbs: Amelia Moore, Millersville, Md., dec. Mioshia Wagoner, Lawrence, Kansas, 3-0

165 lbs: Cierra Taylor, Rochester, N.Y., won on walkover over Martha Fabela, Oakland, Calif., W/O

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