Local Boxer Wins Bronze At Mexican Olympic Trials
Acosta Falls Short Of Making Olympics
Mazatlan, Mexico —
A Victoria teenager, coming close to realizing his Olympic dream.
Ramon Acosta Jr., from Two Countries Boxing Club Of Victoria, losing in the semifinals Tuesday night at the Mexican Olympic Boxing Trials in Mazatlan. The 18-year-old Acosta, fighting in the 152 pound Elite division, lost in a 3-2 decision to the Mexican national champion. Acosta wins the bronze but does not make the Mexican Olympic team. Ramon Jr. won his first four fights at the last chance qualifyer for the U.S. Olympic Boxing team earlier this month. But he lost in the semis by split decision. Shortly after that, Ramon Jr. received his Mexican citizenship at the Mexican consulate in Houston. He could do that since his parents were born in Mexico and are on Green Card status here. That allowed Ramon Jr. to compete for a spot on the Mexican Olympic team.
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