Forrest Joins Griffin in Finals of World Boxing

From Staff and Wire Reports

Vernon Forrest became the second U.S. finalist in the World Amateur Boxing Championships at Sydney, Australia, Wednesday when Cuban Candelario Duvergel delivered a low blow and was penalized.

The Cubans still have the most finalists, six, and the U.S. team has two, one more than it had in the last World Championships at Moscow in 1989.

Forrest, 20, of Augusta, Ga., joined teammate Eric Griffin in the finals when Duvergel was disqualified for a low blow in the first minute of their 139-pound semifinal bout.