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 Jersey’s Stevenson to fight for Gold after Nikitin withdraws; faces Cuba’s Ramirez

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Newark, NJ native and amateur standout bantamweight Shakur Stevenson will fight for the Gold medal Saturday after his expected opponent Vladimir Nikitin of Russia was not allowed to fight Thursday in their scheduled semifinal bout in Rio. Stevenson, extended his undefeated international record to 25-0, while clinching a spot on the distinguished medial podium with his triumph over Mongolia’s Tsendbaatar Erdenebt in the boxing quarterfinals of…

August 17, 2016

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

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

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

Stevenson to represent USA; talented boxer on the way to Rio

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Shakur Stevenson won all four of his in the trials and will now be representing the U.S. in the 2016 Olympic Games during the summer in Brazil. The talented and well-rounded 18-year-old boxer from New Jersey, put on a clinic as he was nearly flawless throughout the tournament. He defeated Mikhail Montgomery, Ruben Villa, Efren Lopez, and Ruben Villa and is now poised to be the…

January 31, 2016

Bauza defeated Pizarro to claim 141lb to claim Youth Open and Junior Title

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – John Bauza scored an impressive win over Branden Pizarro to capture the 2016 Junior Open and Youth National Championship in the 141lb-pound division at the Grand Sierra Resort Summit Pavilion in Reno, NV. There were 34 boxers in four different divisions that claimed national championships in the first event of the year for USA Boxing. A Ringside BC gym product from North Bergen, NJ, Bauza scored…

January 30, 2016

Amateur on the Rise: DaMazion “Mazirati” VanHouter‏

January 24, 2016

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – JMB enjoys taking a closer look at some young amateur boxers on the rise. And this week, we take an in-depth look at a humble and spirited 11-year-old boxer by the name of DaMazion “Mazirati” VanHouter, who fights out of Florida. Originally from Albany, New York, and going by the nickname “Mazi”, VanHouter was a standout from the first time he laced up the gloves at…


Northern New England Golden Gloves opening day results

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Despite the harsh conditions along the east coast and major snow storms, week 1 of the Northern New England Golden Gloves kicked off Saturday night with several bouts at the Burlington Memorial Auditorium, in Burlington, VT. “We had three cancellations due to the storms, but was able to put together two new development bouts and one exhibition bout,” said clerk Edwin Patterson on Sunday. “All three with no decision rendered.”…

January 24, 2016

Four American Elite Men set to compete 2015 World Championships

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Four of USA Boxing’s elite men are set to compete against some of the best boxers in the world, when they participate at the 2015 AIBA Elite Men’s World Championships in Doha, Qatar. The scheduled dates of the tournament are set for October 10th-15th. Middleweight Anthony Campbell (Covington, Tenn), light flyweight Nico Hernandez (Wichita, Kansas), light heavyweight Steven Nelson (Omaha, Neb.) and heavyweight Joshua Temple (St. Louis,…

September 30, 2015