Isiah Hayden won an appeal on Friday that allowed him to continue his dream of winning a championship belt in the 13-to-14-year-old, 151-pound boys division at the Ringside World Boxing Championship in Kansas City, Mo.
The Brandonite was disqualified from his match on Friday for not having a double mouthguard and the opposing boxer’s coach wouldn’t give Hayden enough time to get one.
Hayden won an appeal and was put in a second championship match in the same weight class. He will fight Courtney Pierre from Chicago, Ill., in that championship bout today.
Hayden opened the event on Thursday by beating Akeem Mayle, from Gainsville, Ohio, by unanimous decision.
Boissevain’s Natasha Armstrong will compete in her only bout in the 15-to-16-year-old, 119-pound girls division today. She earned a bye to the final, where she will face Jennifer Ruiz from Laredo, Texas.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 4, 2012