BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) The semifinals of the 2015 New Jersey Golden Gloves Saturday at Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen, New Jersey did not disappoint. Once again, the gym was packed with fans, who came out to see some of the best amateur action that the Garden State provides. And once again, we saw some of the usual suspects go about their business and advance into the final.
For the second week in a row, Jaime DeJesus (Ike & Randy) brought the house down with a gorgeous TKO stoppage over a very talented Dayton Harris (Ike Williams) in the second-round of their 152lb. novice affair, which earned him the Casanova Gloves “Punch of the Night” award.
Angel Garcia (Victory Boxing) did not look his best but was able to move past a very game Kenyone Greene (Face Off Boxing) in their 123lb open contest.
The highly decorated Shakor Stevenson (Elite Heat) was in an ugly contest against Kevin Asmat (Global Boxing), who wanted to make their 123lb open fight, a brawl. Asmat got under the skin of Stevenson with some questionable tactics, as both boxers got chippy, but Stevenson got the win.
In an upset to some, Juanito Joseph (Loyalty Boxing), who was out six months with a torn right biceps, outworked favorite Erikas Jankauskas (Howell PAL) to earn a much-deserved split-decision win.
In a very exciting and spiried bout between John Bauza (Ringside) and Angel Brito (D.M.G), Bauza would get the better of Brito in what turned out to be the Journeymen Boxing “Fight of the Night” during their 141lb open contest.
Aadam Ali (Bergen PAL) looked sharped and continued to impress, as he sounded defeated Daniel Murray (Middletown PAL) en route to earning the Journymen Boxing’s “Fighter of the Night” award after his convincing 141lb open win.
Full recap of fights on Monday’s edition of Double Jab Radio.
Rest of the results are as followed.
Abel Lopez (L.B. Gleasons) def. Pedro Ramos (Jersey City Rec), 123lbs. Novice semi
Kendy Saint Juste (Adam & Eve) def. Brandon Silvestre (New Bruns Boxing), 165lbs. Sub-novice semi
Antaoliy Alkhazov (Bergen PAL) def. Dennis McGill (Chris Gattling), 152lbs. Novice-semi
Francisco Sastre (Brick PAL) def. Luis Lopez (Gino’s Gym), 123lbs. Sub-novice semi
Victor Patilla (Victory Boxing) def. Denzel Steven (Jersey City HH), 132lbs. open-semi
Angelo Troncoso (Freehold Boxing) def. Russell Guarcello (Checkmate), 165lbs. Novice-semi
Mario Montilla (Bayonne PAL) def. Matt Angstadt (Nobull Boxing), 141lbs. Sub-novice semi
Akheim Nurse (Gladiator) def. Lisandro Tupete (Gladiator), 178lbs. Open semi
Rob Walder (Team Gladiator) def. Jaleel Johnson (Unattached), 201+lbs Novice-semi
Ignacio Camacho (Face off Boxing) def. Daniel Mansfield (Dover Boxing), 201+lbs. Open semi
Vladimir Dalton (Elizabeth Rec) def. Shavere Staton (Face off Boxing), 178lbs. Open semi