Category Archives: amateur boxing

Damien Vazquez, Blair Cobbs and Tye Brooks Victorious in Mexico


Photo by Team Prince Ranch Boxing
LAS VEGAS, NV (October 17, 2017) – Undefeated prospects, super-flyweight Damien “Sugar” Vazquez (12-0, 6 KOs), super-lightweight, Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (7-0, 5 KOs), and light-heavyweight Tye Brooks (1-0, 1 KO), all who fight under the Prince Ranch Boxing (PRB) management banner, were victorious this past Saturday at the Palenque de la Feria in AguascalientesMexico.  The card was promoted by Damien Vazquez’s “Sugar Promotions” in associations with Malibu Films and SOBA Recovery Centers.
In the scheduled 8-round main event, Damien Vazquez, stopped his opponent Ivan Galicia Morelos, retiring the Mexican native who didn’t come out for the fifth round.  Blair Cobbs went the distance with Hugo Padilla, winning a unanimous 6-round decision.  Tye Brooks won his pro debut with a first round knockout over Ivan Najera.  New signee’s, flyweight Maryan Salazar (6-2, 4 KOs) and lightweight Issac Avelar (13-0, 8 KOs) were also victorious.  Avelar went the distance for the first time winning an 8-round unanimous decision, while Salazar won a 4-round unanimous decision.
“I was very happy that the Prince Ranch Boxing team went out there and got victories, going 5-0 in Mexico,” said Greg Hannely president of Prince Ranch Boxing. “The goal is to keep our stable of boxers constantly fighting.  With each bout they are getting the experience they need to help them prepare fight bigger fights.  We have big plans moving forward and as we grow, the boxing world will take notice.”
“It was a great show with a lot of up and coming talent,” said president of Sugar PromotionsOscar Vazquez. “Sugar Promotions is just getting started and we are off to a great start.  We will be making an announcement shortly about our next show.”
“Vazquez, Cobbs and Brooks, all gained quality experience and confidence with these victories,” said head trainer Clarence “Bones” Adams, “All the hard work in the gym is paying off.  All three of them will be back in the gym next week, ready to put in more work.”


Pound-4-Pound Boxing Program sends Jordan Aguilar and Leslie Soto to Elite Qualifier
LAS VEGAS, NV (October 12, 2017) – On the week of October 16th-21st, two of the rising stars of the “Pound-4-Pound” boxing gym in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jordan Aguilar, 19 years-old fighting in the 108 lbs. division as well as Leslie Soto, 18 years-old in the 125 lbs, will compete at The Eastern Elite Qualifier and Regional Open Championships held at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee for a national title.
The event will feature the very best fighters from across the United States and features many future stars of the division with Jordan Aguilar and Leslie Soto at the top of the list of the talent heading into next weekend’s event.
Jordan Aguilar, a well-respected amateur, who has fought in numerous national competitions is looking to show his experience and poise as one of the favorites heading into the event.
Leslie Soto also a seasoned veteran will be looking to show why her aggressive style has drawn the attention of many who have seen her in the gym.  She is currently ranked #3 by USA Boxing.
“I am impressed with them every day and excited for them to see what their hard work gets them,” said head coach Richard Barrientes. “This is a major tournament with the best fighters from around the country.  All fighters who come out on top will qualify to compete in the 2017 Elite National Championships in December”


PHILADELPHIA – Dylan Price, of Sicklerville, NJ, will be named the “2016 Amateur of the Year” at the Briscoe Awards on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Xfinity Live! in Philadelphia. Price won the US National Championships in Reno, Nevada and took home a Bronze Medal at the Youth World Championships, in St. Petersburg, Russia, both in 2016. His stellar year earned him bragging rights as the area’s top amateur.
Price recently turned professional, and will take home the final salutation for his fine amateur career on Sunday. Past winners of the award include Darmani Rock, Jaron Ennis, and Stephen Fulton, all currently unbeaten pros.
The Briscoe Awards are named in honor of legendary Philly middleweight Bennie Briscoe and the trophies given away – the Briscoe Statue and the Briscoe Medal – all bear the deceased icon’s likeness. The event brings together the local boxing community, including the award winners, their families, past and present boxers, fight fans, other boxing people, and general sports fans.
This is the tenth year for the Briscoe Awards, which are presented by Philly Boxing History Inc., a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, dedicated to preserving and celebrating Philadelphia’s great boxing legacy. Past winners at the Briscoe Awards include Bernard Hopkins, Danny Garcia, Steve Cunningham, and many others.
The event returns to Xfinity Live! Philadelphia, the central hub of Philly’s sports stadiums, located at 1100 Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia. Admission is $5, and tickets can be purchased at or by calling 609-377-6413. Everyone is welcome.
For more information, please call John DiSanto, 609-377-6413 /
The 10th Annual Briscoe Awards will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017, 1-4 PM, at Xfinity Live!, 1100 Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia.

Upcoming Gleason’s Gym Amateur Events

RE: Our Next Two Amateur Boxing Shows in New York and One Show In London
We had a Great opening in Italy.
Train at Gleason’s Rome North the next time you visit Italy
October 14, 2017
Gleason’s Monthly Boxing Series
Anybody with an up to date boxing book can participate.
Men, Women, Juniors, Seniors and Masters. If you want to participate email Jieun, the matchmaker at:
The weigh-in for this show will begin at 4:00PM and the first bout will begin at 6:00PM.
All our bouts are sanctioned by USABoxingMetro. All boxers must have their boxing book with them in order to participate.
The ticket price is $20 per person. Children 6 and under are not charged. All gym members and registered amateurs with their books in hand pay $15 per person.
October 26, 2017
BB King Fund Raiser
Fright Night, Fight Fest
Fright Night, Fight Fest
Gleason’s Gym will sponsor our next fight night at BB King Blues Club Fighters 4 Life is a 501C3 nonprofit organization that raises money by hosting amateur boxing shows.
The revenue will go to the Gleason’s Foundation Give A Kid A Dream. This program was established in 1991 and we are in our 26th year. The program has positively influenced and helped hundreds of disadvantaged New York City youth.
Buy your ticket or table today.
And click Fright Night, Fight Fest
Please buy tickets and support this good cause.
Come in a Halloween costume. The best costume will win a $1000 cash prize!
November 24, 2017
Master/White Collar Show in London
Eleventh Boxing Show in London England
Join the Gleason’s Team and box in London on November 24, 2017.
As determined by sports scientists, pound for pound boxing is the toughest sport in the world. From the discipline, endurance and heart that goes into gloving up, boxing has garnered spectator respect and interest since the Ancient Greeks believed it to be a sport enjoyed by the Gods on Olympus. From Olympian bouts to professional prize fights, boxing is a spectator sport appreciated by millions globally.
This is White Collar/Master Boxing with Open, Novice and Master boxers. Three rounds of two-minutes each. Amateur boxing rules apply.
Friday November 24, 2017
Arena: Real City Steel
The Steel Yard, London England, EC4R 3UE
You will be taking a vacation to London. You must make your own arrangements including airfare, hotel and food.
If you are interested in competing contact me at

D-Boys Boxing Team shines at Ringside National Tournament

PHILADELPHIA (August 1, 2017)–D and D Management and Promotional team would like to congratulate their amateur division, D-Boys Boxing Gym, for winning five national championships at the Ringside national tournament in Kansas City, Missouri.
Head coach David Price took 8 youths from the South Jersey area to Kansas City Missouri from July 25-30th, and Five of the eight boxers won gold medals (Lake Tilghman, Wykier Travis, Raymond Ford, Derron Gaines and Dante Trader);  and three won bronze metals (Devin Price, Fitzroy Paul and Jule Jackson).
D-Boys Boxing has a goal of keeping the young people in the gyms and out of the streets.
D-Boys boxing is s non-profit organization, and any and all contributions would further efforts of keeping the South Jersey youth on the road to success.
For more information or donations,  contact:
 David Price or Doc Nowicki at 856-842-7577.

Vito Mielnicki, Jr. places 2nd in the Golden Gloves Junior National Tournament in Mesquite, Nevada


Nutley, NJ (July 31, 2017) – Last  week in Mesquite, Nevada. 15 year-old Vito Mielnicki, Jr. took 2nd place in the Golden Gloves Junior National Tournament.

What made this a special feat for Mielnicki, was that he went up five weight classes for 101 pounds to 125 and narrowly lost to a split decision to the number-one ranked Luis Ybarra of Colorado.
Mielnicki is a former three-time Junior National Golden Goves champion, and was named the tournament Most Outstanding Boxer twice.  Mielnicki went up in weight and fought him on the highly accomplished Ybarra on even terms.
Since the age of seven, Mielnicki has been trained by Wali Moses , who is the grandfather and trainer of 2016 Olympic Silver Medal winner Shakur Stevenson

Demler Zamora of Las Vegas’ P4P Boxing Program Brings Home Gold

Demler Zamora II poses with his gold medal and championship belt (Photo Credit – Team P4P)
LAS VEGAS, NV (July 5, 2017) – After traveling overseas for the “Monkstown Dublin Box Cup 2017”, an international amateur boxing tournament in Ireland, Demler Zamora III of the Pound-4-Pound Boxing program in Las Vegas, brought home a gold medal.  In addition, Zamora was voted most outstanding boxer of the tournament, which hosted over 1,000 fighters from around the world.
“Demler Zamora III is a special talent and one of the best boxers in our program,” said Pound-4-Pound owner Richard Barrientes. “His father Demler II, who is his head coach, puts in a lot of work to make his son the fighter he is.  He’s an amazing coach and he’s a big reason for the success of our program with is knowledge of the sport, in addition to his strength and conditioning workouts.  For Demler to bring back a gold medal and the most outstanding boxer of the tournament, says a lot about the kid, his father, and our program.  Our kids strive to be the best and their hard work shows when they come out victorious in these tournaments.  I couldn’t be happier for the Zamora’s.  They are a very hard-working family.”


Below is a list of the Pound-4-Pound who brought home titles.
Angel Barrientes 14-yrs (95 lbs)Chavez Barrientes 14-yrs (101 lbs), Dorian Khan 14-yrs (106 lbs)Jayden Hooker 11-yrs (Female 80 lbs)John Armstrong 10-yrs (65 lbs)Jathan Barajas 10-yr (85 lbs),

Jordan Aguilar 19-yrs (114 lbs), 
Jonathan Aguilar 14-yrs (110 lbs)
Anthony Torres 13-yrs (80 lbs),
Jovanny Aguilar 13-yrs (95lbs),
LAS VEGAS, NV (June 28, 2017) – The Pound-4-Pound Boxing program out of Las Vegas, had another successful outing this past weekend at the Roy Jones Jr. “Future Stars of Boxing” tournament that took place at the Sam’s Town Casino in Las Vegas. Out of the 15 active participants, 11 came home with championship belts.
“Our program had another fantastic showing this past weekend,” said coach Richard Barrientes. “Like I’ve always said, it’s about building self-esteem with these kids.  They’re a great group from top to bottom.  I’m very proud of our team and we are looking forward to the next tournament.  Our main goal is to enter in as many tournaments as possible before the end of the year.”
Check out The Interview we did last week with Coach Barrientes:

Las Vegas’ Pound-4-Pound Boxing Program Sends 18 Participants to 6th Annual Southern California State Championships

LAS VEGAS, NV (June 8, 2017) – The “Pound-4-Pound” boxing gym, Las Vegas’ #1 amateur boxing program, is sending 18 participants to this weekend’s 6th Annual Southern California State Championships, in beautiful Menifee, California.  The three-day tournament, sanctioned by U.S.A. Boxing, goes live starting this Friday June 9th, and carries on through June 11th.
Pound-4-Pound head coach, Richard Barrientes Jr., has been grooming most of his students since they were 8-years old.  Barrientes hopes to bring home titles in several weight classes.
“This is a very difficult tournament for all weight classes because there are so many good fighters participating from Southern and Northern California, along with some neighboring states,” said Barrientes. “I feel we have some of the top kids competing in this tournament and I’m hoping to bring home a few titles.  It won’t be easy, but I have faith my team will do well, because I know they all put in an extremely amount of hard work.  Win or lose, it’s all about keeping these kids in a positive environment, where they can excel and gain self-esteem.”
Below is a list of all Pound-4-Pound boxers looking to bring home titles.
Boys:                                                                 Girls:
Angel Barrientes 14-yrs (95 lbs)                       Daelynn Hooker 15-yrs (114 lbs)
Chavez Barrientes 14-yrs (101 lbs)                  Jayden Hooker 11-yrs (80 lbs)
Dorian Khan 14-yrs (106 lbs)
Isaiah Hooker 13-yrs (110lbs)
Gabriel Soto 13-yrs (85 lbs)
Jair Aguilar 10-yrs (65 lbs)
Jovanny Aguilar 13-yrs (95lbs)
Jordan Aguilar 19yr 114 lbs
Jonathan Aguilar 14yr (110 lbs)
Jayden Orpilla 8-yrs (55 lbs)
Alfredo Gutierrez 17-yrs (141lbs)
Anthony Torres 13-yrs (80 lbs)
John Armstrong 10-yrs (65 lbs)
Jathan Barajas 10-yr (85 lbs)
Demler Zamora 14-yrs (119 lbs)
Tysean Tillman 13-yrs (95 lbs)
WHAT:        6th Annual Southern California State Championship
                   General admission: $12
                   Kids: $6
                   Ringside: $25
WHERE:    Valley Wide Recreation & Park District Gym
                   28545 La Piedra Rd. Menifee, CA 92584
WHEN:       Friday 7:00 p.m – 10:30 p.m
                   Saturday and Sunday 12:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m


Please submit your entry now!
Gleason’s Gym will host it’s 3rd annual Master’s International Championships
June 14-15-16-17, 2017.
Wednesday will be the arrival into New York. Registration and orientation will be from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. The brackets and match ups will be set following the registration. The gym will be available for loosening up and working out free of charge from
Wednesday until Sunday from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Thursday evening will start the quarter-finals.
The weigh-in for this session will be from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
The evening session will be from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. You will box Thursday if there are five or more competitors in your category.
Friday evening will start the semi-finals.
The weigh-in for this session will be from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
The evening session will be from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
You will box Friday if there are three or more competitors in your category.
Saturday morning will have light training from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. An optional workout for those not competing in the evening show from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
The weigh in for the show will be from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
The finals for the 3rd annual Gleason’s Gym  Master’s International Championships Show will begin at 6:00 pm.
The show will be streamed  live on the Gleason’s Website
The registration fee is $135.00. Registration will end 5:00 pm on June 14, 2017.
If you are interested please contact Bruce Silverglade at (718) 797-2872 or email
Register now in order to assure a spot at the camp.
August 10-13, 2017
Gleason’s Gym will host the 15th annual Fantasy Boxing Camp at Honor’s Haven Resort and Spa.
The Boxing Camp
If you like boxing you will love the Camp
The camp will include intensive boxing discussions, training sessions, sparring sessions and training drills. At the end of the camp you will have the chance to showcase your new skills in our Camp Sparring Show.
The camp will give you the chance to learn from world-class trainers, Hall of Fame boxers and World Champions both past and present. Professional and amateur sparring partners will also be available to help with your training. Men, women and children are all welcome. No previous boxing experience is necessary. All levels of skill from beginners to veterans will be present at the camp.
You can find more information and a brochure on the Gleason’s website:
Deluxe Rooms
$1799.00 per person (based on two persons sharing a double room)
$2549.00 per person plus one guest
$3049 per person plus two guests.
$2149 per person with a private room.
Executive rooms add $100. Suites add $250
Guests are not eligible for the Fantasy Camp but will have access to all other Honor’s Haven facilities.
Send one of our Kids to the Fantasy Camp. Our Foundation “Give A Kid A Dream” is a 501C3. You can use your generous donation as a tax write-off.