Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Andrew Henriquez used his jab brilliantly en route to a win against Kareem Tunstall as the second week of the Daily News Golden Gloves tournament kicked off Thursday night at St. Andrew Avellino Church in Flushing, New York.
The John’s Gym product and 178-pound novice used his jab from the start of the bout, while showing off his counter-punching skills against Tunstall, who fights out of Atlas Cops N’ Kids.
“My coach told me, since I was taller than him, “to use my jab a lot, and to use my right hand to time him when he comes inside,” the 19-year-old freshman student from Brooklyn said after the win. “Keep my jab popping,” he added.
The third round saw Henriquez used the jab more, while mixing in serious body shots in the process en route to a 3-0 win.
The P.C. Richards Boxer of the Night went to Louis Cazeau of Electchester BC, who controlled Donnie Hodge of Freeport PAL, by using distance and smarts.
Hodge showed great heart and courage even after he was wobbled in the second round courtesy of some nasty body shots thrown by the 22-year-old Cazeau, who captured the Empire Casino Punch of the Night thanks to a brilliant straight right to the jaw of Hodge.