The DC Region sent a promising Team to the 2015 National Golden Gloves Tournament that took place in Las Vegas, NV. The team consisted of strong amateur fighter that fought their way through strong competitive local bouts to make it on the to represent our region.
The team consisted of these amateurs:
108 Pounds: Jonathan Howard III, Wilmington, NC, 114 Pounds: Jordan White, Waldorf, MD, 123 Pounds: DeWayne Beamon, Goldsboro, NC, 132 Pounds: Keeshawn Williams, Capitol Heights, MD, 141 Pounds: Diego Abregu, Leesburg, VA, 152 Pounds: Matthew Abregu, Leesburg, VA, 165 Pounds: Tavon Body, Burtonsville, MD, 178 Pounds: Justin Bell, District Heights, MD, 201 Pounds: Milik Titus, Baltimore, MD, and 201+ Pounds: Christopher Laws, Hampton, VA.
On day one of the tournament Malik Titus lost by TKO to Jason Beauchamp of Nevada and Diego Abregu lost to Dewone Johnson of Chicago by a 3-2 score. Matthew Abregu lost his contest at 152 pounds to Melquades Ramirez of the Colorado/New Mexico region while Christopher Laws fell to Raymond Walker of Texas in the 201+ Pound bracket. Keeshawn Williams at 132 pounds, received a bye into the second round. Jonathan Howard of Greensboro, NC was eliminated from the tournament by Pablo Ramirez of Texas.
Jordan White won his opening bout at 114 Pounds defeating Manual Flores of California. At 178 Pounds, Justin Bell moved into the next round with a win over Cody Cross of Michigan. Keeshawn Williams, lost his first bout at the nationals at 132 pounds to Maliek Montgomery of Knoxville, TN. Justin Bell lost his second round bout to Marco Delgado of California.
Jordan White advanced to the next round at 114 pounds with a win over Fred Compton of Indiana. Tavon Body also moved into the next round at 165 pounds with a victory over Micah Hunt of Knoxville, TN. DeWayne Beamon of Goldsboro, North Carolina is the third DC Region Boxer to advance as he won his bout at 123 pounds over Jeremy Olivarez of Michigan.
Jordan White and Tavon Body were both eliminated from quarter final competition on Thursday. White lost his 114 Pound battle to Christian Carto of Pennsylvania and Body dropped his quarterfinal contest to Isiah Jones of Detroit at 165 pounds.
The only DC Region boxer is DeWayne Beamon of Goldsboro, NC and he has advanced to the semifinals at 123 pounds with a win over Victor Morales of Nevada.