Two Jamaican boxers qualify for Pan Am Games

Two Jamaican boxers, super heavyweight Ricardo Brown and lightweight Shiloh Defreitas, have qualified for the Pan American Games to be held in Peru from July 2 to August 11. Brown received a bye to the quarter-final where he lost by split decision to America's Richard Torrez. However, Torrez withdrew from the semi-finals due to a cut he received from the Jamaican.

Both boxers finished in the topped eight. English-based Defreitas won his first fight against Jonathan Contreras of Guatemala, before losing to Colombian professional boxer Jonathan Romero in the semi-final. Jamaica's other two boxers Ian Darby and Canadian-based Joshua Frazer failed to advance after losing in the first round.

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