Shane Mosley Jr., David Mijares victorious on first day of USA Boxing Elite Nationals

Shane Mosley Jr. of Upland and David Mijares of Pasadena won their respective bouts Monday at the USA Boxing Elite National Championships in Spokane, Wash.

Mosley defeated Jason Taylor of Houma, La. 3-0 in the 165-pound division. Mijares took a 2-1 decision over Joel Ibarra of Hawaii at 141 pounds.

Mosley and Mijares will box again Wednesday in the quarterfinals. Mosley could be in tough because he’ll be taking on Jonathan Esquivel of Anaheim. He stopped Travis Jerig of Ohio in the third round.

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