Filipino boxer Gerald Rustia won in the +201 lbs. weight division on Feb. 11 at the Georgia Duke Sports Center in Vacaville, CA.
The 27 year-old Hayward native, who has been boxing for nearly 9 years, was able to outpoint and defeat Jose Duran from San Jose PAL in the finals match.
"I felt really good about winning," said Rustia, who trains at The Kennel Boxing Gym in San Leandro. "This is my first time fighting in the +201 lbs. division and this is my first tournament. To come out winning the +201 lbs. division and qualifying for state is huge on any level."