Waimanalo's Bruno Escalante, left, ducked from a right thrown by Rau'shee Warren during their 112-pound semifinal at the U.S. Boxing Championships. CLICK FOR LARGE
3 USA medals for female boxers
Honolulu's Gina Ramos and Anne Gibbon took gold, and Mililani's Colleen Loo silver during yesterday's women's competition at the USA Boxing's U.S. Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Gibbon dominated the heavyweight final with a 20-point win over Nikki Cane of North Carolina. Ramos was awarded the 95-pound title after going unopposed.
Loo lost 25-21 to Sadie Roberts of Iowa in the very competitive 101-pound division. Loo had a two-point lead after Round 1 before faltering.
"I had a tough opponent," Roberts said. "Colleen is a good boxer."
Also yesterday, Waimanalo's Bruno Escalante was eliminated by defending champion and 2004 Olympian Rau'shee Warren in a quarterfinal bout at 112-pounds. Warren had a 20-3 lead early in the third round before Escalante's corner conceded.
Also losing in the 106-pound semifinal was Wailuku's Keola McKee, who fell to Florida's Daniel Lazano 35-11.