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USMC Boxing team wins Gold

The All-Marine Boxing team was down 6 points heading into the last round of the final fight of the evening.  Super Heavy Weight (201lbs+) Sgt. DeJesus Gardner rallied against Army Sgt. Marvin Carey to put the Marine Corps back on top of Armed Forces Boxing with their first team championship in 21 years. Gold medalists in the Armed Forces Championship now prepare to fight in the USA Boxing Nationals, a critical qualifier for 2012 Olympics. They also qualify to compete in the Conseil International du Sport Militaire’s (CISM) World Military Games. Cpl. Tommy Roque (132 lbs.) redeemed himself against Army Sgt. Toribio Ramirez, with a 35-19 win.  Lance Cpl. Jonathan Steele (152 lbs.) won by referee stopping the contest a minute into the second round, battering Navy Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Carlos Moore who lost his footing and rolled his ankle early in the fight. National Champion and 2011 Armed Forces Boxing Gold Medalist Marine Sgt. Jamel Herring defended his title against Senior Airman Adam Hassan, with a 19-5 victory in the 141lb. weight class.  Congratulations to Coach Jesse Ravelo, the entire coaching staff and All-Marine Boxing team.