Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Posted: July 14, 2014 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

July 12 meeting minutes for Gulf Board of Directors and Games of Texas planning committee: GBA BoD Meeting Minutes – 07-12-2014 (PDF format)

2014 National Women’s Golden Gloves

Posted: July 9, 2014 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

Gulf boxers were in action in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, on Day 1 of the National Women’s Golden Gloves on Tuesday going 3-0 with 2 TKOs!

Romalin Martinez from Elite Boxing Team won via 2nd round stoppage and will compete in the Championship bout tonight for the 112 lbs Intermediate (13-14 yrs) division title!

Allie Edwards, also from Elite Boxing Team, won via 3rd round stoppage and fights again tonight in the 141 lbs Senior Novice division.  Allie is defending her 141 lbs Senior Novice title from the 2013 National Women’s Golden Gloves!

Ginny Fuchs from Baby Bull Boxing Academy won her bout over Leesa Daniel from Austin, TX, and competes again today in the 119 lbs Senior Open division versus Samantha Salazar from Dallas, TX.

2012 USA Olympic Bronze Medalist Marlen Esparza is competing in the 112 lbs Senior Open division but has drawn byes thus far.

Special acknowledgement to Megan Ybarra from Troup Boxing Gym in the Southwestern LBC (and frequent Gulf event visitor) who won her bout in the 106 lbs Youth (17-18 yrs) division.

Also wishing best of luck to former Woodlands Boxing Club member Melissa Parker from the US Army World Class Athlete Program who is competing in the 132 lbs Senior Open division.

Coach Rudy Silva from Elite is in Florida attending to Martinez & Edwards.  Coaches Shawn & Candice Vascocu from Troup are with Fuchs & Ybarra.



Romalin Martinez lost a very close fight in the finals.  Congratulations Romalin on your runner-up finish at your first National Championship tournament!

Ginny Fuchs defeated Samantha Salazar by Unanimous Decision.  In today’s 119 lbs Senior Open semi-final bout she faces NYC’s Christina Cruz, currently ranked #1 at 119 lbs and the reigning USA Elite National Champion.  Good luck Ginny!

Melissa Parker won by TKO in the 3rd round.  Today she faces Sasha Villalva from Texas in the 132 lbs Senior Open semi-finals.  In the other 132 lbs semi-final is Mikaela Mayer, so if both win, it sets up a rematch of their recent hotly contested bout!

Wednesday’s bout schedule ran long and some bouts were postponed until today.  Allie Edwards didn’t get to fight and her bout will take place early in tonight’s lineup.  Good luck Allie!

Marlen Esparza takes to the ring tonight in the 112 lbs Senior Open semi-final versus Raven Morgan from Ohio.  And Troup’s Megan Ybarra competes in the 106 lbs Youth final versus Juliette Ladisa from New York.



Congratulations to Marlen Esparza who won the 112 lbs Senior Open title!

Rianna Rios from Ben Bolt, TX, and now currently on the US Army World Class Athlete team won the 125 lbs Senior Open title!

Melissa Parker finished runner up in the 132 lbs Senior Open division.

Megan Ybarra claimed runner up in the 106 lbs Youth Open division.

Ginny Fuchs & Allie Edwards both won bronze; Ginny in the 119 lbs Senior Open and Allie in the 141 lbs Senior Novice division.

For complete results:

Wishing a Speedy Recovery

Posted: July 9, 2014 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

The Gulf boxing family extends our love, thoughts and prayers to two longtime members currently recovering from recent surgeries.

Willie Savannah has had a total knee replacement done and is at home resting and eager to get back on his feet and into the gym!

Ricky Webb has had corneal transplant surgery and is home healing.  He is slated for another surgery soon so please keep him in your thoughts and prayers and send him well wishes.

If you know of members who are sick or recovering from procedures, and wish for the association to be notified, please let us know.


With the recent change of leadership at both the Board of Director and National Office levels, the decision has been made to review the time frame of requiring athlete physicals. This issue will be discussed more fully at the next Board of Directors Meeting. USA Boxing will engage the respective task forces/committees involved in this area before disseminating the final decision regarding the requirement of athlete physicals.

Officials Clinic – Saturday June 28

Posted: June 20, 2014 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

Clinicians:  Ray Silvas & Angel Herrera

Saturday, June 28th, 2014, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

POC:  Angel Herrera, 713-377-3278

The Knockout Factory

1509 Galveston St.,

South Houston, TX  77587

2014 USA National Junior Olympic Champions

Posted: June 14, 2014 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

National Champion: 110 lbs Ruth Diaz

National Champion: 132 lbs Carlos Nava

National Champion: 145 lbs Gabriela Favela

Most Outstanding Female Boxer of the Tournament: Ruth Diaz

Top Female Team Trophy: Region 8, Texas

Silver Medalist: 176 lbs Gonzalo Cardenas

Bronze Medalist: 110 lbs Rogelio Ortega, Jr.

Bronze Medalist: 125 lbs Melanie Gonzalez

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2014 Gulf Delegation for J/O National Championship Tournament


President, Juan Moya

JO Chairman, David Pereida

Head Coach, Clara Savannah

Assistant Coach, Roy Ortega

Official, Ivan Guzman


Traveling coaches:

Gary Pena

David Martinez

Paul Rodriguez

Rudy Silva



Female Junior 15-16 (110) Ruth Diaz

Female Junior 15-16 (125) Melanie Gonzalez

Female Junior 15-16 (145) Gabriela Favela

Male Junior 15-16 (106) Lazaro Ramirez

Male Junior 15-16 (110) Rogelio Ortega, Jr.

Male Junior 15-16 (114) Rodolfo Silva, Jr.

Male Junior 15-16 (125) Israel Rodriguez

Male Junior 15-16 (132) Carlos Nava

Male Junior 15-16 (176) Gonzalo Cardenas

2014 Texas Junior Golden Gloves

Posted: June 2, 2014 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

June 26-29 in Port Isabel, TX

Fact Sheet & Entry Forms

Tx Jr GG 2014 Forms Part 1

Tx Jr GG 2014 Forms Part 2

Registration is Saturday June 21, 2014

from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at Fighter Nation Gym

No Entry Fee

U.S. citizenship not required


Coaches Clinic on June 22, 2014

Posted: June 2, 2014 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner
Coaches Clinic – Levels 1 & 2
Clinicians:  James Johnson & Juan Moya
Sunday, June 22nd, 2014  9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Eastside Gym located at:
614 1/2 Freeport St.
Houston, Texas 77015
POC:  Juan Moya at 832-466-5153
Coaches must be currently registered with USA Boxing.  Lynn Collins will be on site to assist in completion of USA Boxing registrations.  POC:  Lynn Collins at 281-570-3204
Please allow for extra time arriving as there is currently road construction and detours in the area.
Note that Eastside Gym maps slightly more accurately using:
13850 Longview St.
Houston, Texas 77015
But parking is very limited (please do not park near the restaurant, nor in the roller skating rink parking area.)
Weather permitting, please park BEHIND Eastside Gym in the grassy field and use the rear entrance into the gym.
You could map this location using:
13880 Gainesville St.
Houston, Texas 77015


2014-05-17 La Porte Results

Posted: May 20, 2014 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

2014-05-17 Results LaPorte Ron Collins Boxing Show