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Liz Leddy and Kate Zehr of the Portland Boxing Club finish second in their weight classes at the national tournament.

Two women from the Portland Boxing Club won silver medals at the Golden Gloves of America National Tournament of Champions last week in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Portland’s Liz Leddy, a three-time national Golden Gloves champion, advanced to the championship bout in the 132-pound lightweight division before losing a 5-0 decision to Neida Ibarra of Tulsa. Leddy made it to the finals by winning a 5-0 decision win over Karma El-Chanti of Detroit in the quarterfinals and a 4-1 victory over Yana Tomalcheva of New York in the semifinals.

Kate Zehr of South Portland earned a silver medal in her first national tournament by making it to the championship bout of the 125-pound featherweight division. Zehr defeated Kendra Adams of Salt Lake City, 4-1, in the quarterfinals and beat Olivia Blechschmidt of Miami, 3-2 in the semifinals before losing to Lizbeth Retiz of Houston, 5-0, in the finals.


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