Toledo’s Jones moves on to Olympic quarterfinals with win
TOKYO (WTVG) - Toledo’s Oshae Jones has won her first match at the Tokyo Olympics, beating Mexico’s Brianda Cruz Sandoval in a women’s welterweight qualifying round boxing match on Tuesday.
Jones won a 3-2 decision, out-pointing Cruz 143-142.
Jones is the first female boxer from Ohio to represent USA Boxing in the Olympic Games, and the first female welterweight to represent the country in an Olympics as well.
Jones’ next match will be against the Dominican Republic’s Maria Moronta in the quarterfinal round at 5:03 a.m. EST on Friday. Moronta defeated Myriam Da Silva of Canada 5-0 on Tuesday.
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