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Buffalo boxers advance at National Golden Gloves

Buffalo boxers Charles Garner and Akhmed Aliyev are 2-0 in their weight divisions at the Golden Gloves National Tournament in Lafayette, La.

Garner, a Police Athletic League fighter at 152 pounds, opened with a 4-1 decision over Ya'vontae Christopher of Mid-South on Tuesday and followed up with a 5-0 decision over Terrance Coleman of Omaha, Neb., on Wednesday.

Aliyev has scored a pair of 5-0 decisions at 141 pounds  - over Kechayn Jenkins of Tri-State on Monday and over Ismael Gutierrez of Rocky Mountain on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Marcus Floyd of Buffalo decisioned Jonathan Hernandez of Omaha, 4-1, at 114 pounds.

Other results involving local fighters:


123- Elon DeJesus, Buffalo, d. Rodolfo Cuazti, Florida, 5-0; 165- Wilmont Woods, Buffalo, lost to Robert Terry, New Jersey, no score.


178- Michael Ross, Buffalo, lost to Matt Anami, Kansas City, 4-1.


123 - DeJesus lost to Rasheen Brown, Pennsylvania, 4-1; 132 - Geffred Olingou, Buffalo, lost to Jonathan Rubio, California, 5-0; 201+- Brandon Lynch, Buffalo, lost to Ra'mel Clasablanca, Nevada, 5-0.

The championships continue through Saturday.

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