Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Some of the best amateur boxers in the country will travel to Puerto Rico Thursday and Friday June 17th-18th as the U.S Junior Olympic team is set to take on the finest that the world has to offer. New Jersey native Vito Mielnicki highlight’s a stacked group of boxers.
Along with Mielnicki (101lbs. 4-time Jr. Golden Gloves and Silver National Champion), Gabriel Gerena (125lbs. J. Golden Gloves National Champion) rounds out the 14-year-old’s. Luis Morales (114lbs. Jr. Golden Gloves National Champion), Rajon Chance (119lbs. Jr. Golden Gloves National Champion) and Oscar Lopez (125lbs) highlight some very talened 16-year-old boxers.
In addition to those rising stars, Otha Jones III (132 lbs–4-time Jr. Golden Gloves champion, Jr. Olympic National Champion & 2 time Silver Gloves national Champion), Gabriel Flores (138 lbs–3-time Jr. Golden Gloves National champion, 3-time Silver Gloves National Champion & Jr. Olympic National Champion), and Harley Mederos (132 lbs–3-time Jr. Golden Gloves National Champion, 4-time Silver Gloves National Champion & Jr. Olympic National Champion) round out the 16-year-old squad.
Jalil Hackett (108lbs. Silver Gloves & Jr. Olympic National Champ) is the lone 13-year-old, while Kahshad Elliot (154 lbs–2-time Jr. Golden Gloves National Champion, Silver Gloves National Champion, 2-time Jr. Olympic National champion) and Dagoberto Medros will make the trip down to Puerto Rico.
They will train and stay at the Puerto Rican Olympic training Center.
The squad will be joined by coaches Willie Moses, Robinson Velez, Gabriel Flores, Bernard Hackett Jr. & Dagaberto Mederos and Edgar Gerena,