Puerto Rican fighters close with two bronzes at the Junior Pan American Games | Boxing

The Puerto Rica

The Puerto Rican youth continued yesterday in making great strides on Colombian soil.

The fighters William Colón and won bronze medals in their respective categories at the First Junior Pan American Games held in the city of Cali.

With those two medals, added to eight metals those obtained in the young games. Until yesterday the balance was one gold, one silver and six bronze.

Colón took the bronze after falling to the American Julios Ballo for a place in the final in the 57-kilo division. Colón had just defeated the Mexican Brando Mejía, thus securing the metal.

Meanwhile, Ortiz, was loaded with bronze after being withdrawn from the competition on medical recommendation.

The young fighter who fought in the 63 kilogram division, had just secured the medal by beating Patrick Harvey of Guyana by unanimous decision.

But after a medical examination carried out on the boxer at the end of Sunday’s fight, the coaching staff of the Puerto Rican Federation decided to withdraw him.

“Every fighter goes through a medical check-up at the end of a fight. William reported that he was in pain. The decision of the doctors was to take care of his health and withdraw him from the fight for the gold medal to be held today, Monday, “said national coach Carlos” Cholo “Espada.

The fight for the pass to the final was against the Colombian Carlos Alfonso Utria López.