Hernandez defeats Ecuador’s Palaxti; claims Bronze for United States

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – American light flyweight Nico Hernandez clinched at least a Bronze medal on Wednesday thanks to his unanimous three-round decision victory of Ecuador’s Carlos Eduardo Quipo Palaxti in the quarterfinals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The 20-year-old native from Wichita, Kansas, becomes the first American male boxer to claim an Olympic medal since heavyweight Deontay Wilder earned a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Games. “It…

August 11, 2016

Beltway amateurs shine at Ringside World Championships

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – It was a very impressive weekend for a number of Beltway amateurs shined at the Ringside World Championships in Independence, MO over the weekend. Here are the winners, including Ragahleak Bartee of Washington, DC, who won the Boys Intermediate Open, 13-14, 81-85 pound division. Other winners were Salvador Escamilla of Capitol Heights, MD, who earned the Boys Junior Open, 15-16, 107-110 pound class. Stefon McCray of Windsor Mill, MD…

August 3, 2016

Simpson wins Gold at 2016 U.S. National Junior Olympics “I’ve worked very hard for this”

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Amateur boxer Lorenzo “Truck” Simpson claimed Gold at the 2016 Junior Olympics National Boxing tournament in the 165lb. class at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. A 16-year-old native of Baltimore, Simpson, who won his third bout in four days last weekend, also claimed “Most Outstanding Male Boxer” of the tourney. He improved his brilliant amateur record to a staggering 161-2 and will…

July 9, 2016

NJ’s Asmat confident ahead of pro debut “I’m going to put on a good show”

  Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – After a standout amateur career, Kevin Asmat is set to make his pro debut when he steps into the ring Friday, July 22nd, at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City against another debuting boxer in Dallas Holden. The 21-year-old Asmat complied an impressive amateur record of 96-14. He has won several notable titles, including the NJ Golden Gloves, the NJ State titles as well as Elite…

July 5, 2016

USA Junior Olympic team heads to Puerto Rico

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Some of the best amateur boxers in the country will travel to Puerto Rico Thursday and Friday June 17th-18th as the U.S Junior Olympic team is set to take on the finest that the world has to offer. New Jersey native Vito Mielnicki highlight’s a stacked group of boxers. Along with Mielnicki (101lbs. 4-time Jr. Golden Gloves and Silver National Champion), Gabriel Gerena (125lbs. J….

June 14, 2016

Falling just short of Olympics still haunts debuting Davila “I should be in the Olympics right now”

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – LeRoy Davila, who had a brilliant amateur career, will make his much-anticipated pro debut when he takes on Dominic Whitehurst Friday May 27th, at the Claridge in Atlantic City, New Jersey in a four-round bantamweight affair. Davila, a native of New Brunswick, amassed over 60 amateur fights in his career and was ranked second in the U.S. in his respected weight class. The 27-year-old scored a…

May 23, 2016

Results from Lake Erie Spring Show

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Results from Tuesday’s Lake Erie Spring Amateur Boxing show are in and there was tons of action on the docket. In the pee-wee division there were three winners in three separate weight classes announced. (55 lbs Lamari Gilbert, 75 lbs Cardiare Davis, and 80 lbs- Kevin Huff) — were all winners In the bantamweight division, 60 lbs-Marcellus Smith, 90 lbs Carlos Johnson, 95 lbs- Virgil Satterwhite, 101 lbs- Arshaun Carter, and 110…

May 18, 2016

Opening day of National Golden Gloves in the books

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – The National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions kicked off on Tuesday in Salt Lake City, Utah and the DC region was well represented with several big wins. The DC region won two of four bouts that they fought in and leading the way was Troy Isley, who won his 165lb. clash over Marcus Johnson by a score of 5-0. The native of Alexandria, VA, used…

May 18, 2016

USA Boxing Sanctioned Events

May 5, 2016 Tribute to M.B. Smith  (Glen Burnie, MD) May 5, 2016 Bronzeville Boxing  (Chicago, IL) May 5, 2016 Teamsters Cinco de Mayo Show  (South El Monte, CA) May 6-8, 2016 Gulf LBC Junior Olympic Championships  (Spring, TX) May 6-7, 2016 2016 JUNIOR OLYMPIC TOURNAMENT  (East Cleveland, OH) May 6, 2016 Friday Night Fights  (Libertyville, IL) May 6-7, 2016 Real Man Fight Night  (Battle Creek, MI) May 6-8, 2016…

May 3, 2016

Washington Region Golden Gloves results; VA/NC dominate

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – The Open Division of the Regional Golden Gloves Championships saw the Virginia-North Carolina team dominate the squad from DC/Maryland/Delaware as they captured five of the seven bouts Saturday at the Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD. Jalonte Cole (Burke, VA) upset World Series of Boxing participant Tyrek Irby (Oxon Hill, MD) to claim the 141lb. division, while Troy Isely (Alexandria, VA) knocked off two-time regional Golden…

May 2, 2016