Category Archives: amateur boxing

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.”

POUND-4-POUND BOXING PROGRAM HAS ANOTHER OUTING AT ROY JONES JR. TOURNAMENT WITH 11 TITLES



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

Two Big Events: GLEASON’S INTERNATIONAL MASTER TOURNAMENT GLEASON’S FANTASY BOXING CAMP  

GLEASON’S 3rd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MASTER TOURNAMENT
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 www.gleasonsgym.net
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 matchmaker@gleasonsgym.net.
GLEASON’S FANTASY BOXING CAMP
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: www.gleasonsgym.net.
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.

Special Addition – Golden Glove Quarter Finals Show added Tuesday March 21st at Gleason’s Gym

Gleason’s Gym will host the quarter finals of the Daily News Golden Gloves on Tuesday, March 21st.
The doors will open at 6:30 PM.
The first bout will be at 7:30 PM.
All tickets are $25
(amateur boxers with book in hand $15)
This show is sanctioned by USABoxing.
Come support the gym.

 

New England Golden Gloves  OPEN CLASS FINALS RESULTS

 
NEW ENGLAND TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship
2017 New England Golden Gloves Team Champion – Western New England
(pictures courtesy of Jeffrey Freeman / KO Digest)
LOWELL, Mass. (March 3, 2017) – Western New England won its fourth consecutive New England Tournament of Champions open class team title last night in the grand finale of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship, at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
Western NE had seven individual winners to earn the Bill Hoar Memorial Award as the Most Outstanding Team.  Northern New England finished second with three individual winners and Central New England had two.
“Once again,” New England Golden Gloves Executive Director Bobby Russo said, “it was a great tournament with so many good, competitive matches.  We had the biggest crowd of the season turnout for the finals.  The draw was done by computer, so the marches were nice and fair.  I really liked the way these boxers were matched. The fans here in Lowell have been appreciated for a long time watching good fights and we plan to keep that rich tradition going.”
Western New England bantamweight Nathan Martinez, who defeated Joseph Valdez on points last night, was named the recipient of the Thomas Costello Memorial Award as the Most Outstanding Boxer.
Norther New England lightweight Liz Leddy won her sixth All-New England title with a close points win over Kelsay Kaiser, while three-time National Golden Gloves champion Rashidi Ellis (Central New England), who is the No. 2 rated lightweight in the United States, took a decision against defending N.E. champion Lyndsay Kyajohnian.
Western New England light heavyweight Elivis Figueroa captured his third All-New England crown.  His teammate, Hampton Miller (pictured below), stopped Sean Gabriel in the second round to win the Rocky Marciano Memorial Award as the Most Outstanding Heavyweight Boxer.
Last night’s open-class winners qualified to be members of Team New England at the National Golden Gloves Championships for men in Lafayette, Louisiana (May) and women in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (July).
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“New England will be sending a strong team to the National Golden Gloves,” Russo added.  “We may only have three female boxers going to The Nationals, but each one of them have won national tournaments.  Anyone of the male boxers on Team New England could win at The Nationals.  I think Elvis (Figueroa), Yarmarco (Guzman) and Josniel (Castro).  I will offer the Team New England head coaching position to Luis Rosa from the winning Western New England team. We’ll also be brining Carlos Garcia (veteran coach from Worcester), who will be inducted into the National Golden Gloves Hall of Fame.)
Proceeds from the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship went towards sending the New England Golden Gloves champions to the National Golden Gloves Championship, in addition to supporting local athletes and area gyms, the Boys & Girls Club, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, cancer funds, scholarships and many other great charitable causes.
N.E. open class finals results below:
OFFICIAL RESULTS
(winners listed first)
Central N.E. (CNE), Northern N.E. (NNE), Southern N.E. (SNE), Western NE (WNE)
 
Open Division
MEN
FLYWEIGHTS (114 lbs.)
Felix Perilla (New Haven, CT / WNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Jose Ferrer, Jr. (New Bedford, MA / SNE)
BANTAMWEIGHTS (123 lbs.)
Nathan Martinez (New Britain, CT / WNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Joseph Valdes (Amherst, NH / CNE)
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Dayshon Smith (West Haven, CT / WNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Brandon Higgins (North Chelmsford, MA / CNE)
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 LBS.)
Efrain Nieves (New Haven, CT / WNE)
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Jesus Ablan (Babson Park, MA / NNE)
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Josnell Castro (Portland, ME / NNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Xavier Vega (Lawrence, MA / CNE)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Yarmarco Guzman (Methuen, MA / CNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Sasha Lamour (Portland, ME / NNE)
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)
Elvis Figueroa (New Haven, CT / WNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Taylor Mears (Boston, MA / CNE)
HEAVYWEIGHTS (201 lbs.)
Hampton Miller (Waterbury, ME / WNE)
WRSC2 (1:14)
Sean Gabriel (Middleboro, MA / SNE)
SUPER HEAVYWEIGHTS (201+ lbs.)
Fernely Felix (Danbury, CT / WNE)
WPTS3 (3-2)
Tim Hatfield (Providence, RI / SNE)
WOMEN
FLYWEIGHTS (112 lbs.)
Jen Amato (Keene, NH / NNE)
WPTS4 (5-0)
Alissa Dias (Boston, MA / CNE)
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Liz Leddy (Portland, ME / NNE)
WPTS4 (5-0)
Kelsay Kaiser (Waterford, CT / WNE)
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS – (141 lbs.)
Rashida Ellis (Lynn, MA / CNE)
WPTS4 (5-0)
Lyndsay Kyajohnian (Gorham, ME / NNE)
INFORMATION:
New England Golden Gloves Executive Director: Bobby Russo
Director of Contestants: Art Ramalho
Chief of Officials:  Laurie Purcell
Ring Announcer:  John Vena
Venue:  Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA
Twitter:  @LowellGloves

Iceman John Scully’s 6th Official Amateur Boxing Reunion


Saturday, March 18, 2017
12:00 Noon (until around 3 pm)
@ Monique’s Lounge (aka 108 Lounge)
181 East 108th Street
East Harlem, New York
10029
I am proud to officially announce my 6th Official Amateur Boxing Reunion that will take place on March 18 at Monique’s Lounge in Harlem, New York. I am expecting by far the largest turn out of any of the previous 5 reunions which were held twice at Rival Boxing in Las Vegas, once at Jimmy’s Corner in Manhattan and once each at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos.
Of the over 100 boxers attending this far, among them I expect the likes of 1988 Olympic Silver medalist Riddick Big Daddy Bowe, NYC Golden Gloves Champ “Poison” Junior Jones, 1984 Olympic champ Mark Breland, 1974 National Junior Olympic champ Marlon Starling, 1996 USA Olympic team captain Lawrence Clay-Bey and 1988 National Golden Gloves Champion Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson.
At my past reunions, including the most recent one held at the Rival Boxing Store in Las Vegas on November 18, we’ve had the likes of Roy Jones Jr., Alex “The Bronx Bomber” Ramos, 1992 Olympian Montell Griffin, former three time world champions Mike McCallum and Iran Barkley, and “The Fighter” and Irish Micky Ward in attendance.
Among the most special of moments at my reunions, we had Mike McCallum and Alex Ramos, who met each other in the semi-finals of the 1980 NYC Golden Gloves, reconnect in Las Vegas in late 2014, we had Luis Ortiz and Lawrence Clay-Bey, who were brought together in 2015 at Foxwoods after not only not seeing each other in 38 YEARS but after not even knowing they fought against each other in 1977 until just a few days before they reunited and in NYC over the summer of 2015 we had 1984 New York City Golden Gloves 156 pound champion and runner up Dennis “The Magician” Milton and Jesse Lanton connect once again.
Any media who wish to attend the event in Harlem, New York on March 18 are more than welcome to be a part of the festivities.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=htZpAj5JPHE&feature=youtu.be ...former champion Michael Second To Nunn calling in to my Amateur Boxers Reunion in Las Vegas last year to speak to former (1986) opponent Alex “The Bronx Bomber” Ramos.

 Open Class Semifinals results from Lowell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW ENGLAND TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship
OPEN CLASS FINALS TONIGHT
LOWELL, Mass. (March 2, 2017) – An appreciative crowd enjoyed 11 action-packed matches last night in the open class semifinals of the New England Tournament of Champions, part of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship, at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
The finals of the New England Tournament of Champions will be held tonight(Thursday, Mar. 2) at Lowell Memorial Auditorium to crown the 2017 N.E. champions, who will represent Team New England at the National Golden Gloves Championships for men in Lafayette, Louisiana (May) and women in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (July).
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Team Central edged Team West for the most wins last night, 4-3, followed by Team North and Team South with two victories apiece.
To purchase individual tickets, starting at $16.00 ($7.00 for students), call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.LowellMemorialAuditorium.com.
Proceeds from the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship go towards sending the New England Golden Gloves champions to the National Golden Gloves Championship (2017 in Lafayette, Louisiana), in addition to supporting local athletes and area gyms, the Boys & Girls Club, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, cancer funds, scholarships and many other great charitable causes.
N.E. semifinals results below:
OFFICIAL RESULTS
(winners listed first)
Central N.E. (CNE), Northern N.E. (NNE), Southern N.E. (SNE), Western NE (WNE)
 
Open Division
MEN
FLYWEIGHTS (114 lbs.)
Jose Ferrer, Jr. (New Bedford, MA / SNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Shin Merinda (Haverhill, MA / CNE)
BANTAMWEIGHTS (123 lbs.)
Joseph Valdez (West Roxbury, MA / CNE)
WPTS3 (3-2)
Gabriel “Tito” Morales (Portland, ME / NNE)
Nathan Martinez (New Britain, CT / WNE)
WPTS (4-1)
Christian Figueroa (Central Falls, RI / SNE)
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Dayshon Smith (West Haven, CT / WNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Michael Valentin (Providence, RI / SNE)
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 LBS.)
Efrain Nieves (New Haven, CT / WNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Marcelino DeBarros (Pawtucket, RI / SNE)
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Josnell Castro (Portland, ME / NNE)
WPTS3 (4-1)
Michael Ohan (Holbrook, MA / SNE)
Xavier Vega (Lawrence, MA / CNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Jeffrey Gonzalez (New Haven, CT / WNE)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Yarmarco Guzman (Methuen, MA / CNE)
WPTS3 (3-2)
Trevor Lattimore (Bridgeport, CT / WNE)
HEAVYWEIGHTS (201+ lbs.)
Tim Hatfield (Providence, RI / SNE)
WPTS3 (4-1)
Zack Calmus (Gloucester, MA / CNE)
WOMEN
FLYWEIGHTS (112 lbs.)
Jennifer Amato (Keene, NH / NNE)
WPTS4 (5-0)
Marisa Belenchi (New Haven, CT / WNE)
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS – (141 lbs.)
Rashida Ellis (Lynn, MA / CNE)
WPTS4 (3-2)
Elizabeth Humphries (Agawam, MA / WNE)
71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Schedule
(Lowell Memorial Auditorium – 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. first bout)
New England Tournament of Champions
Open Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Mar. 2
Information:
New England Golden Gloves Executive Director: Bobby Russo
Director of Contestants: Art Ramalho
Chief of Officials:  Laurie Purcell
Ring Announcer:  John Vena
Venue:  Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA
Twitter:  @LowellGloves
ABOUT LOWELL SUN CHARITIES: Established in 1947, Lowell Sun Charities is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich the quality of life for children, families, and the community, offering programs that promote respect and dignity.  Rooted in a tradition of care and compassion, Lowell Sun Charities was originally founded to respond to the ever-increasing challenges of the community.  2017 marks the 71st year the Golden Gloves have been held in the great city of Lowell, Massachusetts.
Lowell Sun Charities is a community program that not only makes champions in the ring but also makes champions in life.  Every year these young athletes devote themselves to a sport which teaches discipline, respect, and clean lifestyle for a chance to win a prestigious Golden Gloves Championship.