On Saturday, Nov. 30, Carlos Mejia and Marcos “Boo Boo” Ramirez, representing the Duarte Boxing Club, brought home gold medals for the 2019 Silver Gloves State Championships, held in Compton, CA.
This was Mejia’s (154lb weight-class) and Ramirez’s (175lb weight-class) first time competing in the Silver Gloves State Championship. Both boxers are only 14 years old, and, notably, Mejia has been only boxing for about a year.
Mejia and Ramirez will advance to the Silver Gloves Regionals in January to compete against fighters from California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Nevada. Regionals will also be held in Compton, CA.