Local Boxer Wins First Two Fights At Mexican Olympic Trials Updated 11/25 9:39 P.M.

Acosta Trying For Olympics


A local boxer starts his attempt at making the Olympics.

Ramon Acosta Jr. from Two Countries Boxing Club Of Victoria, winning his first round fight late Sunday night at the Mexican Olympic boxing trials in Mazatlan. Then Monday night, Acosta won his second fight at the trials to go 2-0 there. The 18-year-old Acosta, fighting in the 152 pound Elite division, won his first four fights at the Last Chance Qualifyer for the U.S. Olympic boxing team earlier this month. But the East graduate lost in the semis by split decision. Shortly after that, Ramon Jr. received his Mexican citizenship at the Mexican Consulate in Houston. He can do that since his parents were born in Mexico and are on Green card status here.

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