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Las Cruces boxer Carrasco wins gold medal at National JOs

Carrasco grabs gold medal

In Charleston, W.Va., Las Cruces amateur boxer Ariana Carrasco defeated Jamillah Chisholm of Stratford, Conn. by unanimous decision to win a gold medal in the 125-pound junior division at the National Junior Olympics.

Albuquerqueans Filomeno Pulido (101 pounds, Intermediate division) and Yoruba Moreu (90 pounds, intermediate) and Las Cruces’ Amy Salinas (119 youth) won silver medals.

EAST LOSES: In Bozhou, China, Los Lunas MMA heavyweight Cody East (13-4) lost to Belarus’ Alexei Kudin (24-11) Saturday by retirement. East failed to come out for the fifth and final round.

The fight was East’s debut with the Russian promotional firm Fight Nights Global.