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Four from Spartan Boxing advance

Four fighters from Spartan Boxing Club in Medford qualified for the Golden Gloves regional tournament this past weekend in the Oregon championships in Salem.

Spartan boxers Jihad Sowell, Rey Vega, Rosie Converse-Soriano and Scottie Stockman won state titles to qualify for regionals March 14-15 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sowell used a dominant final round to win a unanimous decision at 201-plus pounds over Isaid Pedraza of Sonrise Boxing.

Stockman triumphed at 152 pounds over Conner Ferguson of MFA Boxing.

Vega defeated Angel Espino of Animal MMA at 178 pounds.

Converse-Soriano was declared the winner in a walk-over at 165 when her opponent backed out at the last minute.

In another bout, Spartan’s Tyren Lokai Wohosky lost a split decision to Ezekiel Flores at 123.

Spartan Boxing won the team championship for the first time.

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