Teen Cal Ashby steals the show at NY Golden Gloves

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – The New York Daily News Golden Gloves tournament is heating up, and Thursday night at the Church Street Boxing club in Manhattan, was no different. The evening boosted eight bouts in the 123lb. novice weight class, and all the fights went the distance. The Colony Pest Bout of the Night was courtesy of  16-year-old Cal Ashby (Pac Plex BC) and Ryan Smith (Unattached). Their heated affair…

February 25, 2017
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Pugh’s height, reach could be difference against Chieng in NY Golden Gloves Finals

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) The 88th New York Daily News Finals are set and the action begins Wednesday night with 12 bouts at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York, starting with the 125lb. women’s final which will pit Jennifer Chieng against Janice Pugh. Chieng (Gleason’s Gym) lost to Christina Cruz in last year’s 125lb. final and the 28-year-old will have to figure out a way early on how to…

March 31, 2015
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Williams inches closer to NY Golden Gloves title; gets past Franklin

March 13, 2015

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Titus Williams scored a very impressive win over Jude Franklin on Thursday at New York Athletic Club to earn a ticket to the Barclays Center in the 132lb. finals of the New York Daily News Golden Gloves. After winning gold in the 132-pound open division in 2013 as well as the Sugar Ray Robinson Award for the tournament’s best open boxer, Williams was shocked in the first…

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Ceballo edges James in classic to advance into NY Golden Gloves finals; Booker wins again

March 12, 2015

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Brian Ceballo knew the road would be tough, because everyone wants to knock off the champ and Wednesday night was no difference when the three-time champion engaged in an epic bout against Tyrone James in a classic 152-pound open bout. In the end, Ceballo (NYAC) used a brilliant opening round of their semifinal affair, and really set the tone en route to a very close win….

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Pugh picks apart Russell on way to NY Golden Gloves final

March 12, 2015

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Janice Pugh went out and dominated her fellow gym mate Nicole Russell Monday night at the World Wide Boxing Club in the Bronx, New York and in the process advanced to the 125lb. finals of the New York Daily News Golden Gloves. Pugh (The Wat) was able to use her jab and her 5’10 reach to keep her distance and advance to the finals at the…

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Villarreal’s TKO win over Ramirez puts him in NY Daily News Golden Gloves semis

March 9, 2015

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Ismael Villarreal continues to impress and turn heads as he advanced to the New York Daily News Golden Gloves semis with a devastating first-round TRO over Edwin Ramirez Friday night at Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York. Villarreal (John’s Gym) has been far and away one of the most dangerous 165-pound novice fighter’s in this year’s tourney and he showed it again when he…

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Williams finally gets over hump; advances to NY Golden Gloves finals

March 6, 2015

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Alexandria Williams finally got over the hump and put past disappointments behind her, as the 132-pounder earned her first championship berth with a third-round TKO win over Ana Majanovic at Melrose Ballroom in Astoria Thursday night during the New York Daily News Golden Gloves tournament. Williams (Freeport PAL) not only displayed power, but also mixed in some brilliant body shots en route to the win over Majanovic (Morris Park…

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Solomon comes up big against Small; advances to NY Golden Gloves semis

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Nkosi Solomon came up big Tuesday night against Quincy Small, dispatching him 3-0 at St. Andrew Avellino School in Flushing to earn a berth in the New York Daily News Golden Gloves super heavyweight open semifinals. Small (Gleason’s Gym) hung in there, but in the end Solomon (Atlas Cops N Kids) just had more left in the tank and was more action, landing cleaner crisper blows. Solomon…

March 6, 2015
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Villarreal real deal, advances to NY Golden Gloves quarterfinals

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Ismael Villarreal showed the rest of the 165-pound novice division that he is a man on a mission after crushing Joseph Capraro in less then two minutes into their quarterfinal affair of the New York Daily News Golden Gloves tournament Wednesday night at St. Bernard’s School in Brooklyn, New York. The 17-year-old Villarreal (John’s Gym) looked like the real deal against Capraro (Champs BC) as he…

February 26, 2015
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Gonzalez advances to second round of NY Golden Gloves

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Arnold Gonzalez advanced into the second round of the New York Daily News Golden Gloves tournament with a hard-fought and gutsy win over Abel Garcia Tuesday night at the Suffolk PAL in Brentwood, Long Island. Gonzalez (Astro Fitness BC) showed he had the mental toughness and stamina to go the distance against a very game Garcia (4D Boxing) in a 141-pound novice affair. It was a…

February 18, 2015
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