Four wins for the USA on day one of the American Confederation championships

But US lightweight Carlos Balderas loses in Venezuela

THE American Confederation Boxing Championships began on Monday (August 17) in Venezuela, a significant event through which boxers can qualify for the World championships later this year. The Worlds in turn will an Olympic qualification event.

Super-heavyweight Cam F. Awesome beat Jean Carlos Mina for all three judges.

Flyweight Brent Venegas edged out Brazil’s Julio de Miranda on a split decision and American welterweight Brian Ceballo beat Sasan Haghight-Joo, from Canada, by unanimous decision.

US light-heavy Steve Nelson outscored Chile’s Julio Alamos by unanimous decision. American lightweight Carlos Balderas lost unanimously to the host nation’s Luis Cabrera.

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