110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted Nov 14, 2013 - 4:18:51pm
Nov. 2-3, USA Boxing held the Florida state championships in Fort Pierce, and head coach Karl McNair and members of the DeLand Christian Warriors Boxing Club took three boxers to compete. Carlos Cerrud, a 31-year-old, 165-pound boxer, competed in the Open Division; Charles Jefferson Lacey, a 20-year-old, 165-pound boxer, competed in the Novice Division; and Jamie Alamos, a 21-year-old, 220-pound boxer, competed in the Novice Super Heavyweight Division.
On the first night, Lacey won by a TKO from three different eight-counts, which result in an automatic stop or TKO. Cerrud lost a very close and tough match with a fighter from Boca Raton. The rounds were very close, and he lost by a split decision.
On Nov. 3, Lacey, in two finals, won his fight for the title of Florida State Champion by unanimous decision, which brought back to DeLand the big championship belt.
Alamos had a bye for the first round, and automatically went to the finals, but lost a tough match to a 335-pound super heavyweight fighter! Unfortunately, he got stopped in the first round, but he lives to fight another day!
Coach McNair thanks all his fighters for their hard work and training. He said all his boxers are winners, and he’s looking forward to up-and-coming boxing events.
The club wants to give special thanks to its sponsors — the Florida Hospital DeLand OR/Anesthesia Department, Gloria Denston and the DeLand Rotary Club, Rick Hall and Chad Rose of DeLand Parks and Rec., Dr. Weiss of Atlantic Urology Associates, and Johnny Denton. The club thanks all of you for your support, and for helping us make champions!
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