Janson bows to Vang in Upper Midwest bout
Wadena's Neil Janson and six other Region 4 boxers failed to advance through the Upper Midwest Golden Gloves boxing tournament Saturday and Sunday at the Palace Casino in Cass Lake.
Janson was stopped on an Referee Stops Contest (RSC) decision in the first round Saturday by Region 2 fighter Nchatxu Vang, who went on to defeating Region 1's Xavier Griffin in the 123-pound finals on Saturday.
Wadena boxing coach Bob Tubandt felt Janson fought well but added "he hasn't had the experience."
Two Region 4 boxers advanced to Sunday's finals. Eloy Zavala defeated 132-pound foe Tavarus Roberts Saturday but fell to Region 1's Richard Quiterio on a second round RSC on Sunday. Angel Pacheco won his 165-pound bout with Region 3's Angelo Whitebody Satirdau befpore falling to Region 1's Anthony Rose, who claimed Best Boxer honors.
Region 4 boxers suffering losses Saturday included Joe James at 141, Greg Whalen at 152 and Avery Miller at heavyweight.
Upper Midwest Golden Gloves
Xavier Griffin (Region 1) over Guillermo Perez (Region 3)
Nchatxu Vang (Region 2) over Neil Janson (Region 4)
Eloy Zavala (Region 4) over Tavarus Roberts (Region 3)
Gibby Hobbs (Region 2) over David Colon (Region 1)
Nate Rubin (Region 3) over Joe James (Region 4)
VeShawn Owens (Region 1) over Greg Whalen (Region 4)
Angel Pacheco (Region 4) over Angelo Whitebody (Region 3)
Anthony Rose (Region 1) over Flavio Becerra (Region 2)
Xavier Hayden (Region 1) over Victor Hernandez (Region 4)
Manny Contreras (Region 2) over Avery Miller (Region 4)
Ryan Watson (Region 1) over Tommy Ray (Region 3)
Raphael Vasquez - Declared Champion
Ben Vue - Declared Champion
Nchatxu Vang (Region 2) over Xavier Griffin (Region 1)
Richard Quiterio (Region 1) over Eloy Zavala (Region 4)
Nate Rubin (Region 3) over Gizzy Hobbs (Region 2)
VeShawn Owens (Region 1) over Miguel Tillman (Region 2)
Anthony Rose (Region 1) over Angel Pacheco (Region 4)
Xavier Hayden (Region 1) over Dalton Outlaw (Region 2)
Ryan Watson (Region 1) dover Manny Contreras (Region 2)
Terrence Walker (Region 1) over James Dancingbull (Region 3)