***image1***Saturday’s Kaiserslautern Main Event Boxing Tournament saw three neighbors step into the ring with two grabbing gold and the other silver.
Ten boxers from five military bases took part in the event that was sponsored by U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Sports and Fitness Office and held at the Kleber Fitness Center and Gymnasium.
With a unanimous decision, Ramstein’s Dell Mosley got the home crowd going by taking the Middleweight Division title in the first bout of the evening. Mosley towered over his opponent, Jeremy Alvarez from Friedberg.
“Alvarez was a shorter boxer and he tried to work underneath Mosley’s jabs,” said Tom Hlavacek, Main Event boxing official. “But, Mosley successfully kept him at bay while scoring hits with his longer reach.”
***image2***Kaiserslautern’s Robynlee Jaquay took the Female Middleweight Division Title from neighbor, Sembach’s Chandra Lecompte.
From a boxing family, Jaquay came into the ring with a 3-2 record, while this was the second fight for Lecompte.
“She (Jaquay) has a power, right arm,” said Lecompte, who had her first bout a year-and-a-half ago. “I knew she would have a strong arm because I saw her arms, but I wasn’t expecting her to be quite that powerful.”
Ramstein’s Jake Green took home the Light Heavyweight Division Title because his opponent did not show.
***image3***Mosley and Green helped Ramstein take home the team silver, and Jaquay’s win gave the Kaiserslautern team the bronze.
With its nine boxers, Friedberg took home the team gold, and with a silver medal from the open bout, Mannheim took fourth place in the team awards.