Thursday, June 24, 2021


6 Youth Boxers Compete in World Amateur Championships

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La Corona Boxing Club of Arbuckle, took six boxers to the 10th Annual Desert Showdown Lonsdale World Amateur Boxing Championships and came back with two championships.

Sammy Moreno-Valdez, Edith Moreno-Valdez, Tony Saavedra, Anayi Villanueva, Ivan Rodriguez, and Bryson Bowen all represented their skills well at the tournament.

“All of the kids represented our county and our club very well,” said Coach Merced Corona, “The Kids had a great time and this was a great experience for them all.”

Sammy Moreno-Valdez, 10, of Colusa won the 1st match but lost in the semi-finals. Edith Moreno-Valdez, 8, of Colusa won championship by walk over. Tony Saavedra, 9, of Arbuckle lost a close decision in 1st Round. Anayi Villanueva, 10, of Arbuckle won championship belt with victory in finals. Ivan Rodriguez, 12, of Arbuckle lost a very close decision in 1st round. Bryson Bowen, 10, of Williams lost a very close decision in 1st round.

For more information on La Corona Boxing Club call (530) 867-4523■

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