The South took it all in the National Youth Boxing Championship

The South region had no rival and took top honors in the 38th edition of the National Junior Boxing Championship, winning 5 gold, one silver and th

The South region had no rival and took top honors in the 38th edition of the National Junior Championship, winning 5 gold, one silver and three bronze medals.

In this way, the tournament concluded with great success at the Dr. Fidel Mejía sports center, in this municipality, and dedicated to the Minister of Sports, Francisco Camacho. The competition awarded points from the preliminary round, the semifinal and the final, so the accumulated score was what determined the place in the medal table.

The southerners added 29 units, given that the points accumulated by the boxers in the preliminaries and semifinals were added to the final day.

The second place corresponded to the North region with two gold medals, five silver and three bronze, which included 21 accumulated points.

Meanwhile, the Santo Domingo province was left with the third step by adding 16 points, thanks to two gold medals, four silver medals and a bronze medal.

With 12 points, the National District moved up to fourth place, after its boxers won a gold, a silver and seven bronze medals. One point more than the East region, which added more points in the preliminaries and won two gold, one silver and five bronze medals.

For its part, the host Monte Plata just took a gold medal, another silver and two bronze, to total seven points.

The winners of the contest will make up the youth national team that will compete in the World Cup in that category, to be held next November in Alicante, Spain.

The Champions

The gold medalists for the South region champion were Aldo José Lorenzo, in featherweight (57 kilos); Misael Roman Santana, light welterweight (63.5); Federico Franco, welterweight (67); Jean Carlos Reyes, in the middle division (75), and Félix Argenis Valdez, in the cruiserweight of 86 kilograms.

To occupy second place, the North region won two golds in the fists of Novo Albert Núñez, in light weight (60 kilos) and Julio Polanco, light heavyweight (80 kilos).

The Santo Domingo province was also left with two gold medals won by Rafael Mateo, in the light middleweight (71 kilos) and Yolín Ramírez Montero, in the heavy (92 kilograms).

The winner of the gold for the National District was Brayan Manuel Mejía, in the flyweight division, 54 kilograms.

The East region won two finals with boxers Júnior Alcántara, minimum weight (46-48 kilos) and Hans Pichardo, in the super heavyweight division (over 92 kilograms).

The gold medal won by Monte Plata was contributed by the left-handed Miguel Ángel Encarnación, in the 54 kilos of the bantamweight.