Taormina handles Patrick, earns win to open up New Jersey Golden Gloves

Sal Taormina (Freehold Boxing, R) letting his hands go against Lloyd Patrick (Unattached, L) Photo by Shohreh Schaghaghi
Sal Taormina (Freehold Boxing, R) letting his hands go against Lloyd Patrick (Unattached, L) Photo by Shohreh Schaghaghi

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Sal Taormina (Freehold Boxing) set the tone of the night as he let his hands go right at the bell against Lloyd Patrick Jr. (Unattached) in a 119lbs. sub-novice contest to open up the New Jersey Golden Gloves at Christian Brothers Academy at Lincroft, New Jersey.

Taormina started off with several short jabs and some solid combinations, pushing back Patrick and making the young fighter cover up quickly.

However, Patrick was up to the test, as he also let his hands go, unleashing some wild hooks as the two both exchanged punches for the first thirty seconds of the opening round. Late in the round, Taormina landed a gorgeous left hook to the body, followed up with a right upper cut against the ropes.

In round two, Taormina controlled the middle of the ring and delivered some more body shots. Patrick covered up most of the time, but finally woke up in round three. He was able to land some shots, but it was to little to late as Taormina got the win.

“I feel real good. My trainer was telling me to shoot the jab and shoot the right and stay calm,” Taormina said.

To hear interview with Taormina click here.

Posted by RQ

This article has 2 Comments

  1. I think this young boy Sal Taormina with proper training can go all the way. He is fast on his feet as well with his hands. & is hungry enough to keep pulling upsets.

    1. Very tough kid, I like to see him pace himself more and settled down during a fight, but he has a tough chin and moves around well. he is still raw, but has tons of heart

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