Lowell Sun Charities novice semi-finals are set

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – The novice semi-finals of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championships are set for Thursday, February 16th, at the historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Proceeds from this fantastic tourney will 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,…

February 14, 2017
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Suffolk PAL’s Wilson scores huge win at NY Golden Gloves; Burke defeats Jones

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Suffolk PAL product Famous Wilson scored a gorgeous straight right hand to finish off Christian Gaines of John’s Gym, Saturday night as the 90th edition of the New York Daily News continued at the St. Lawrence Recreation Center. Wilson, who earned the Empire Casino Punch of the Night, was crisp and clean from the get go, never allowing the southpaw Gaines to get on track. He…

February 14, 2017
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NJ native and Silver Medalist Stevenson inks deal with Top Rank

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Shakur Stevenson, the most sought after amateur in the U.S., inked a promotional deal with Top Rank on Thursday. A huge step for the 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist, who will make his pro debut in the 126-pound featherweight division. Terms of the multi-year promotional deal were not disclosed, but this is a clear indication that Top Rank remains one of the best when it comes…

February 12, 2017
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Prelims of Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves in the books; Quarterfinals up next

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – The preliminary round of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship concluded Friday night with 11 exciting and entertaining Central New England (Greater Lowell) men’s novice matches at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium. The quarterfinals will be held next Thursday night (Jan. 26) at Lowell Memorial Auditorium with men’s and women’s novice and open class matches. “We had our second straight awesome show,” New England Golden…

January 22, 2017
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Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves set for Friday

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – The 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship are slated to begin Friday, January 13th, with the preliminary-round action, at the historic Lowell Memorial. In 2016, Peter Welch’s Gym out of South Boston was simply dominate as they captured seven individual titles, while Lowell West End Gym and Grealish Boxing followed suite. Much fanfare has been centered around Brandon Higgins, who hails from North Chelmsford…

January 10, 2017
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Michigan’s Shields captures Gold again; New Jersey’s Stevenson settles for Silver in close fight

August 22, 2016

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – American Claressa Sheilds dominated her Gold medal bout against Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands and in the process easily defended her 165-pound Gold Medal Sunday afternoon at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Shields, who won all four rounds on all three judges’ scorecards, came in as the heavy pre-tournament favorite to repeat. She became just the second American to win two Olympic boxing medals. You have to go…

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“Double Jab” Radio Simulcast Lineup for Friday August 19th; Reed, Perez and Rodriguez scheduled

Join Rich Quiñones every Friday from 9-11PM eastern time on 1360 WNJC AM Radio with “Double-Jab” Radio,  an-depth look at the world of boxing and always taking the boxing fan beyond the fight. Strong opinions and takes, no nonsense passionate boxing talk with an edge. Follow the link and tune in or call in http://www.1360radio.com/ Studio Lines in NJ/Philadelphia 856-232-7077 Outside NJ/Philadelphia 856-232-7078 Here is the tentative lineup for Friday August…

August 18, 2016
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New York’s Robles signs professional contract with Elvis Grant Management

August 17, 2016

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – New York Daily News Golden Gloves champ Kenneth Robles has signed a professional contract with Elvis Grant Management, closing the book on his stellar amateur career. Robles, who defeated a scrappy and tough Randy Heidanus to earn the 141lb novice title back in April’s 89th Annual NY’s Golden Gloves Finals, took to Instagram to make it official. “I closed my chapter in amateur boxing and now have…

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New Jersey’s Stevenson to fight for Gold after Nikitin withdraws; faces Cuba’s Ramirez

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Newark, NJ native and amateur standout bantamweight Shakur Stevenson will fight for the Gold medal Saturday after his expected opponent Vladimir Nikitin of Russia was not allowed to fight Thursday in their scheduled semifinal bout in Rio. Stevenson, extended his undefeated international record to 25-0, while clinching a spot on the distinguished medial podium with his triumph over Mongolia’s Tsendbaatar Erdenebt in the boxing quarterfinals of…

August 17, 2016
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Maryland’s Russell loses controversial and heartbreaking decision in Rio

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Capitol Heights, MD, native Gary Antuanne Russell’s journey to Gold in Rio came to a crashing halt, as he lost a very tough and controversial decision to Fazliddin Gaibnazarov of Uzbekistan in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on Tuesday during the quarterfinals of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Russell fought a very sound bout, especially in the first round as he applied a ton of pressure against Gaibnazarov. However,…

August 16, 2016
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