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

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

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

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…


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…


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

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

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

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

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