Posted at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Honolulu's Battease advances at Golden Gloves
Advertiser StaffHonolulu's Brian Battease won his opening-round bout in the National Golden Gloves on Tuesday at Chattanooga, Tenn.
Competition started Monday. Over 80 preliminary bouts are scheduled tonightat the Chattanooga Convention Center, with all winners advancing to quarterfinals. Competition concludes Saturday.
Battease, fighting at 119 pounds, won a decision over Cedick Patterson of Kansas, 5-0.
In other bouts involving Hawai'i boxers: Honolulu's Isaac Arasato lost a 4-1 decision to Virginia's Cordaro Simpkins at 132 pounds; Waianae's Jeffrey Pelen lost a 4-1 decision to Tennessee's Kenneth McNeil Jr. at 152 pounds; and, Wahiawa's John Phillips lost to Ohio's Shawn Porter, 5-0, at 165 pounds.