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Grassroots in the News - Dec. 15

by USA Boxing

Fowler graduate Amir ‘Cash’ Anderson wins USA boxing elite title, sets up potential Olympic spot

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Amir ‘Cash’ Anderson, the 18-year-old PSLA at Fowler graduate, is a USA Boxing Elite champion.

Anderson defeated Jason Moreno (Pennsylvania) Saturday in the championship bout of USA Boxing’s 156-pound Elite division. Anderson turns 19 in January, which permitted him to box in the Elite (19 and older) age group.

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Albany natives bring home USA boxing championships

LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS10) — Two Capital Region natives won championships at the USA Boxing Nationals in Texas over the weekend.

The Next Bunch Boxings’ Devonce Harvey and Ejahnii-Guerrero Dickson won the USA Boxing national championships in the 165 and 177 weight classes. In addition, both fighters are now ranked number one in their respective weight class in the nation.

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Maya Hernandez, 16 of Phelan, wins 125lb title at USA Boxing National Championships in Texas

PHELAN, Calif. ( Representing the Victor Valley and Southern California, 16-year-old Maya Hernandez of Phelan won the 125lb title at the USA Boxing National Championships in Lubbock, Texas, on Saturday, December 10, 2022.

With an opportunity to compete against some of the best and upcoming Boxers in the United States, Hernandez was determined to make her way to Lubbock, Texas to participate in the weeklong USA Boxing National Championships that took place from December 3rd through December 10th, 2022.

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Girl behind the gloves: How boxer Zion Hensley got her start

(WKBN) — We’ve been following Canfield native 13-year-old Zion Hensley’s boxing career as she competes in matches throughout the country. She just won a silver medal in the 2022 USA Boxing National Championships.

On Sunday, she spoke with us about how she got her start.

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Central PA teen fights for stardom a USA Boxing Nationals

DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa (WHP) — The next week could change the life of a teenage boxer from Harrisburg.

16-year-old Rishon Sims left on Thursday for the USA Boxing Nationals, and thanks to his outstanding performances, the expectations are high.

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El Paso's Moises Rodriguez is one of USA's top amateur boxers

Moises Rodriguez won his first national championship at the age of 10.

Now 15 and owner of six national titles, Rodriguez is looking to end 2022 with another championship when he competes at the USA Nationals, scheduled for Dec. 3-10 in Lubbock, Texas.

Rodriguez is one of the nation’s top amateurs and is moving up to 110 pounds after winning a Junior Olympic title this past summer at 106 pounds.

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Main Street Gym's 'Alternate to Nationals' club show features local amateur fighters

The Main Street Gym in Salisbury has been a staple of the local boxing community for almost three decades, growing and training local talent, and hosting fight nights for the community to come out and watch young boxers on the lower Eastern Shore.

Main Street usually hosts at least two boxing events a year in Salisbury, and its second one this year will bring boxers from all around for 19 bouts in its USA Boxing "Alternate to the Nationals" club show.

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Combat sports notes: Triumphant weekend for state’s athletes

Las Cruces’ Joscelyn Olayo-Muñoz on Saturday defeated Maleah Rodriguez of Vancouver, Washington by unanimous decision for the Female Junior 101-pound championship, capping an outstanding week for Las Cruces amateur boxers at USA Boxing Nationals in Lubbock, Texas.

Olayo-Muñoz, nicknamed “Jos the Boss,” is one of four Las Crucens who won titles in Lubbock – joining Samantha Ginithan (139-pound Elite), Aleeza Mata-Hill (Elite 156) and Laela Carreras (Bantam 60).

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Young Silt boxer punches his way to first victory

Everything went silent when Irving Munoz approached the ring. People may have been yelling, but the 19-year-old Silt fighter didn’t hear much.

“It was just me and him,” Munoz said of his opponent. “That was the experience.”

It was Nov. 19, Aurora. The fight, officially sanctioned by USA Boxing, ended on a decision. It also marked Munoz’s first fight and his first win.