Two Stansbury High School students fought in boxing matches in Ogden over the weekend, and one of them pulled out a win.
Marcellano Mascarenas, who happens to be a member of the SHS wrestling team, fought Matt Searle, 26, and won a unanimous decision. Mascarenas’ record is now 3-0 with one of those wins being by knockout.
His brother, Dezi Mascarenas, also fought in Ogden against Nathan Owens. Dezi Mascarenas injured his nose in the first round, which was an injury he suffered earlier from sparring, and he was removed from the fight.
Miguel “Ted” Montoya trains both brothers, and he said he removed Dezi Mascarenas from his match for safety purposes and said the fighter performed well until the injury.
Montoya said the two brothers have been fighting well and deserve to have some publicity. “I have them both in good shape, and they’re good fighters,” he said. “We’ve been training in their basement for now, but we spar in Salt Lake once a week.”
Montoya is a former world champion himself, winning a lightweight boxing belt in Tokyo. He trains in kick boxing and Thai boxing, and came into contact with the Mascarenas brothers when their parents called him.
The next time the Mascarenas brothers fight will be March 16 in Salt Lake City as part of the Police Athletic League.
In February, Marcellano Mascarenas won one match at the 3A State Wrestling tournament in Orem.