Boxing: Moreu advances - Albuquerque Journal

Boxing: Moreu advances

In Shreveport, Louisiana, Albuquerque amateur boxer Sharahya Moreu defeated Tennessee’s Kenisha Johnson by split (4-1) decision Thursday in a second-round, 139-pound Elite Division bout at USA Boxing nationals.

Moreu had trouble at times fending off pressure from the much shorter Johnson, but was able to establish enough distance and land enough punches to win on four of five judges’ scorecards.

The Albuquerque boxer advanced to Friday’s quarterfinals, where she’ll face California’s Carson Crawford, who defeated New Jersey’s Kaheil Mishoe-Elliott on Thursday. Crawford is the No. 1 seed in the 139-pound bracket.

Moreu’s bout is scheduled for Friday’s early session, scheduled to start at 11 a.m. MST. All bouts are being streamed at teamusa.org.

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