Joseph George National Golden Gloves Champion

Posted: May 17, 2015 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner
178 lbs National Champ

Joseph George from G&M Boxing, 2015 178 lbs National Golden Gloves Champion with Team Coach Joe Frietas

Gilbert Renteria won the NGGOA scholarship!

Gilbert Renteria won the NGGOA scholarship!

Texas win's Team Trophy!

Texas win’s Team Trophy!

 Photos from Texas Golden Gloves

Coaches and Officials Clinics – May 30 & 31

Posted: May 16, 2015 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

USA Boxing Coaches Certification Clinic
Saturday, May 30th, 2015
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Clinicians:  James Johnson
CCN#: 150-25-C0

Eastside Gym
614 1/2 Freeport St.
Houston, Texas 77015

POC:  Juan Moya

USA Boxing Officials Certification Clinic
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Clinicians:  Angel Herrera & Ivan Guzman
CCN#: 1501-0-25

The Knockout Factory
1509 Galveston St.,
South Houston, TX  77587

POC:  Angel Herrera

Gulf JO Team at Regionals

Posted: May 3, 2015 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner
ATTENTION:  JO Team Meeting for Nationals in Charleston, West Virginia, will be held Friday at 6:30pm at Fighter Nation

First of all I want to congratulate all boxers that will be advancing to National and also to congratulate all boxers that competed in this tournament for a job well done. I want to thank all officials, coaches and parents that traveled with us on this trip to make it successful.  I want to thank Baldomero Fernandez from Houston Boxing Gym for making signs for both vans representing Gulf Association.
Thanks to everyone for working as a team and the team effort was tremendous.  The boxers were great and I guarantee this was something the boxers will never forget and they will return to their gym and train harder to become champions.
Words cannot express how proud I am of our Gulf team and how proud I am to be part of this organization.
Clara Savannah
JO Chairman
2015 Region 8 Junior Olympic Champions:
Bantam 80 lbs Female – Jewry Rodriguez (unopposed)
Bantam 80 lbs – Juan Naranjo (Box-off)
Intermediate 114 lbs Female – Alexandra Fernandez
Intermediate 132 lbs Female – Jasmin Fernandez (unopposed)
Intermediate 60 lbs – Tayvien Alpough (unopposed)
Intermediate 110 lbs – Luke Alpough
Intermediate 125 lbs – Noel Villegas
Junior 119 lbs – Rodolfo Silva
Junior 176 lbs – Cristian Robles (unopposed)
Junior 176+ lbs – Adrian Sandoval

Marlen’s Revenge

Posted: April 26, 2015 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

Houston’s Marlen Esparza claimed victory over Cancan Ren of China in a USA Boxing international duel in Atlanta. Read more at USA Boxing’s press release.  Marlen is having an amazing 2015 campaign, having already won the 2015 AIBA Women’s World Championships and currently holding the World #1 ranking at Flyweight.

Previously, Ren had defeated Esparza twice, in the 2012 AIBA Women’s World Championships and in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.  This meeting proved drastically different with Marlen taking the Unanimous Decision victory en route to also winning the Most Outstanding Boxer of the event trophy.

Congratulations Marlen from your Gulf LBC!

Photo from USA Boxing Twitter feed

Photo from USA Boxing Twitter feed

Gulf J/O Tournament

Posted: April 19, 2015 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

Gulf LBC J/O Tournament – Friday April 24 & Saturday April 25, 2015.
11-12, 13-14 & 15-16 age winners advance to Region 8 Tournament in El Paso, May 6-11.

   Bout Sheets:
Friday: 2015-04-24 Gulf JO Boutsheet
Saturday: 2015-04-25 Gulf JO Boutsheet

J/O Chair Clara Savannah

The Knockout Factory
1509 Galveston St.
South Houston, TX  77587

2015-04-24 Gulf JO Results
2015-04-25 Gulf JO Results
2015 Gulf JO Champions

For School Excused Absence Request Letters for the El Paso Trip:
send email to with Student’s Name, School Name, & ISD.

TSU Fight Night Results

Posted: April 15, 2015 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

2015-04-15 TSU Results

Happy Easter

Posted: April 4, 2015 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

On behalf of the Gulf Boxing Association, the Board of Directors wishes you and your teams a very happy holiday shared with family and friends as we reflect on the sacrifices that we make and are made on our behalf.  We hope for blessings of happiness, success, good health and fortune to be bestowed upon each and every one of us.

2015 Junior Golden Gloves

Posted: March 28, 2015 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

The Houston Junior Golden Gloves will be a 3 day Tournament;
Friday April 10, Saturday April 11 & Sunday April 12

Junior Golden Gloves Information Sheet (weigh-in, times, etc.)

Bout Sheets:
Friday Jr. Golden Gloves MATCH LIST 2015
Saturday Jr. Golden Gloves MATCH LIST 2015
Sunday Jr. Golden Gloves MATCH LIST 2015

Unopposed Boxers:

2015-04-10 Houston Junior Golden Gloves Results
2015-04-11 Houston Junior Golden Gloves Results
2015-04-12 Houston Junior Golden Gloves Results

Team Trophy:  Savannahs Boxing Club & Youth Association
Most Outstanding Open Boxer:  Rodolfo Silva from Elite Boxing Academy
Most Outstanding Novice Boxer:  Tramine Johnson from Fighter Nation
Most Outstanding Sub-Novice Boxer:  Ram Gandara from Bayou City Boxing Club
Most Outstanding All Comers Boxer:  Aiden Barcenas from Conroe P4P Boxing Club

Match Opportunities for Senior Boxers

Posted: March 23, 2015 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

Three upcoming Gulf events that are open for prematching boxers ages 17+ years old.

April 15th at Texas Southern University
This is a Wednesday evening show with Free Admission.  Host is seeking local college enrolled or graduate boxers to participate.  Contact Michael Campbell at or text 832-439-8534

April 17th at Fighter Nation (not yet 100%)
This is an Elite show featuring boxers from Kyrgyzstan. Contact David Pereida at or call 281-250-9145

May 1st at Traditions Club “Steaks & Stogies”
This is a Friday evening show outdoors near Texas A&M. Contact Michael Campbell at or text 832-439-8534

Gulf LBC Board of Directors Meeting

Posted: March 17, 2015 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

GBA BoD Meeting Minutes – 03-22-2015

Gulf LBC Board of Directors Meeting
All Gulf members are welcome to attend
Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 at 2:00 PM

****Location changed to Fighter Nation****

Baby Bull Boxing Academy
5711 Harrisburg Blvd.
Houston, TX 77011

For more info contact:  Juan Moya, 832-466-5153,

There are many items to be discussed in this meeting that affect ALL membership.  Members are welcome to attend and present their statements on these matters.  Please review the proposed meeting Agenda.
Remember that Robert’s Rules of Order meeting procedures will be followed.

Gulf LBC Board of Directors Meeting – 03-22-2015
Order of Business:
(1) Roll Call & Agenda
(2) Reading, correction and adoption of previous meeting minutes
                (a) Gulf BoD Meeting – 10-26-2014
                (b) Gulf BoD Election – 12-21-2014
                (c) Gulf BoD Meeting – 12-29-2014
(3 & 4) Reports of Officers & Committees
                (a) LBC President
                (b) Vice President
                (c) Secretary
                (d) Treasurer & Registration Chair
                (e) Chief of Officials
                (f) Junior Olympic Chair
                (g) LBC Tournament Director
                (h) At Large 1 & 2
                (i) Athlete Representatives
                (j) Houston Golden Gloves President
(5) Elections in an election year – (N/A)
(6) Unfinished Business
(7) New Business
                (a) Gulf LBC Junior Olympic Tournament & Regional in El Paso
                (b) Stipend policy for Gulf athletes competing Internationally
                (c) Venues – Requirements & Approval Process
                (d) Vendors at LBC events
                (e) Sparring show exhibitions
                (f) Planning for upcoming events
                (g) Approval of Expenditures
(8) Resolutions and Orders
(9) Adjournment