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.
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