El Paso standout newbie boxer Victor Aranda is a countrywide champion.
Aranda took the first region Saturday night time at the 2019 USA Boxing Western Elite Qualifier and Regional Open Championship in Reno, Nev.
He defeated Morris Young of Saginaw, Mich., in the championship fit of the 152-pound department. In the semifinal bout on Friday, Aranda defeated Mariano of Reno. Overall, Aranda went five-0 in the match.
In the 106-pound junior lady department, El Paso’s Kayla Gomez gained a title, her 11th countrywide championship. She beat Chantel Navarro of Glendale, Calif., inside the championship bout and she or he also beat Camille James of Philadelphia.
“I feel like I have stepped forward quite a piece through the years in every element and all of the tough paintings is paying off,” said Gomez, who is a domestic schooled freshman in excessive college. “I felt robust at some stage in the match and I feel suitable about what I completed.”
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Gomez will next fight at the Junior Olympic National Tournament in June, then is scheduled to symbolize the United States at a match in Poland in September.
El Paso boxer Moises Rodriguez took pinnacle honors inside the bantam weight 70-pound department with a win vs. Chevy Rodriguez of Tehachapi, Calif. In the semifinals, he defeated Christian Hernandez of Fresno, Calif.
Rodriguez, 12, is a -time national champion and is also a Texas national champion. He went four-0 on the event in Reno.
The former heavyweight champ, fifty-seven, admitted his song has landed him in hot water.
He stated: “I’m a music man and prefer to DJ on the decks in my kitchen.
“It’s were given me into a piece of hassle with neighbors.
“I love Ray Charles, Sting, Dire Straits. Sometimes I’ll even drop some Elvis.”
He frequently listens to tunes at the same time as rustling up food, and in comparison himself to TV chef Gordon Ramsay.
Frank introduced: “I’m no longer a horrific cook dinner and find it healing making recipes exceeded on from my mum, sisters, and grandma.
“I love making fish, oxtail and lamb soups. I’m like Gordon Ramsay if I’m in the right mood.
“I meet human beings all the time for work so I don’t socialize tons within the evenings.”
Frank, who won 40 of his 45 bouts earlier than retiring in 1996 after being defeated with the aid of Mike Tyson, continues to be committed to keeping in form.
He stated: “As a former boxer I can put on 6lb without difficulty, and after I’m involved I binge consume, so I monitor my intake and visit the fitness center maximum days.”