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By Tim Hipps
IMCOM Public Affairs

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – For the first time in 21 years, the All-Army Boxing Team lost its stranglehold on the gold Feb. 3 at the 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championships.

With two seconds remaining in the final bout of the tournament, Marine Corps Sgt. DeJesus Gardner scored a dramatic 14-13 victory over Army Sgt. Marvin Carey in a super-heavyweight bout that gave the Marines their first Armed Forces crown since 1992.

Gardner prevailed with a left eye nearly shut by the quick hands of Carey, who finished with a swollen left hand.

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