After overtaking Alex Bourdage, from the United States; Estiven Ramírez from Colombia, Thomas Flossbach from Guatemala and American Jack Williams, Boardman Lopez was measured in the gold duel against Crispin Duenas from Canada, in an intense duel from start to finish.
Crispin Duenas stayed at the first two points of the set 28-27, so the Saltille had to come from behind to win. The second race was for Ernesto Boardman with the same score, with the actions being equal to two points.
In an almost perfect round, Boardman Lopez added two more runs 29-26 to take advantage of 4-2; However, the Canadian reacted to the mistakes of the Mexican to stay with the fourth set with 26-24 and sent the game to a fifth and last.
The Mexican did not leave the yellow zone and with another round that hit the perfection, with 29 points, by 24 from Crispin Duenas, they dedicated him with the Pan-American title in coffee countries with a final game of 6-4, a fact that puts him in a great scenario to continue with the Olympic cycle.
Ernesto Boardman is used to collect medals on continental competitions, since he won bronze in the Cadets category in Guadalajara in 2010, while in 2012 he won gold in youth in El Salvador; now he adds the Pan-American title as the most important selected.
Mexico added a full car after a stay at all available seats for the Pan American Games in Lima 2019, in addition to medal medals in Medellin with 15 medals, Ernesto Boardman being one of the main characters to bring the continental gold home.