Saturday, June 13, 2009

Siju Shabazz falls in final

Las Cruces amateur fighter Siju Shabazz came up just short on Saturday night for his quest for a third national boxing title. Shabazz lost in the 178-pound division of the light heavyweight division of the USA Boxing National Championships in Denver.

He lost 11-9 to Robert Brant. Shabazz won the 2008 National PAL Championships and the 2007 National Golden Gloves.

Shabazz had a solid week, but apparently got behind early Saturday night and to do some catching up.

- Felix