USA Boxing Championships

April 7, 2013 1:56 a.m.  •  0 comments

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Reyes Marquez of Colorado Springs, Colo. shadow boxes from behind a curtain as he watches fighters duke it out in the ring, during the USA National Boxing Championships on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash. Marquez was warming up before facing dec. Melquiades Ramirez, (not pictured) of Denver, Colo. Marquez wound up winning in the 3-0 decision.

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Joshua Temple of St. Louis, Mo. takes a punch from Javonta Charles of Las Vegas, Nev. in the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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Malik Jackson of Washington D.C. circles the ring as he moves in to fight Eros Correa of San Jose, Calif. in the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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Malik Jackson of Washington D.C. eyes Eros Correa of San Jose, Calif. from across the ring before they square off in the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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Jamontay Clark of Cincinnati, Ohio battles Chordell Booker of Brooklyn, NY in the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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Jamontay Clark of Cincinnati, OH, right, battles Chordell Booker of Brooklyn, N.Y. in the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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Daniel Thomas of Concord, Calif. takes a hit from jonathan Esquivel of Anaheim, Calif. in the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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Malik Jackson of Washington D.C. swings over Eros Correa of San Jose, Calif. in the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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A judge eyes the action from below the ring during the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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Malik Jackson of Washington D.C. dodges a punch from Eros Correa of San Jose, Calif in the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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Ayanna Vasquez, right of Las Cruces, N.M. takes pointers before facing Christina Cruz, of New York, N.Y. during the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships’ 119 pound fight on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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Christina Cruz, of New York, N.Y. takes a punch from Ayanna Vasquez, right of Las Cruces, N.M. during the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships’ 119 pound fight on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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Officials watch as Christina Cruz, of New York, N.Y. and Ayanna Vasquez, Las Cruces, N.M. fight during the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships’ 119 pound fight on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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Christina Cruz, of New York, N.Y. tosses her hair after defeating Ayanna Vasquez, (not pictured) of Las Cruces, N.M. during the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships’ 119 pound fight on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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Cam F. Awesome of Kansas City, Kans. lands a hit on Elivs Garcia if Umatilla, Ore. in the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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Paul Koon of Philadelphia, Pa., watches from the far corner as an official checks on Edgar Medina, of Tucson, Ariz. after Koon defeated Medina in a knockout in the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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Paul Koon of Philadelphia, Pa., raises Edgar Medina, of Tucson, Ariz. hand in celebration after Koon defeated Medina in a knockout in the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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Tina Sims reacts as her son Kenneth Sims fights Luis Sednado in the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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Kenneth Sims lands a body shot on Luis Sednado in the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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“This is all in your head,” says, Kenneth Sims Sr to his son between rounds against Luis Sednado in the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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Kenneth Sims lands a blow to Luis Sednado in the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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Kenneth Sims is congratulated by his father and coach Kenneth Sims. Sr. and mother Tina after defeating Luis Sednado in the 2013 USA National Boxing Championships on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Wash.

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