Romalin Martinez, 2015 USA Boxing Junior Olympic Junior Division 114 lbs Champion

Cristian Robles (b), Jasmin Fernandez (g), Romalin Martinez (g) & Alexandra Fernandez (s)

Cristian Robles (b), Jasmin Fernandez (g), Romalin Martinez (g) & Alexandra Fernandez (s)


Coach Angel Herrera, Alexandra Fernandez, Team Manager Diana Cromeans & Jasmin Fernandez


Gulf LBC at USA Boxing National Championships

Gulf LBC Resultus:
Romalin Martinez – Gold
Jasmine Fernandez – Gold
Alexandra Fernandez – Silver
Noel Villegas – Bronze 
Luke Alpough – Bronze
Cristian Robles – Bronze
Tayvien Alpough – Bronze
Adrian Sandoval

USA Boxing’s Pathway to the Podium

Posted: May 29, 2015 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

Information from USA Boxing on the Olympic Trials Qualifiers:  http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Boxing/Features/2015/February/01/The-Pathway-to-the-Podium

Briefly, in order to compete in the USA Boxing Olympic Trials, a male boxer must earn his spot in the tournament by finishing in the top 2 at an Olympic Trials Qualifier tournament.  Two have already been held, with THREE more remaining.  Female boxers must finish in the top 3 at one of the TWO upcoming Qualifiers.  Here’s the schedule:

June 22-27 USA Boxing Men’s & Women’s Olympic Trials Qualifier I in Colorado Springs, Colorado (link)
Sept 7-11 USA Boxing Men’s & Women’s Olympic Trials Qualifier II in Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 25-31 USA Boxing Men’s Olympic Trials Qualifier III in Memphis, Tennessee
Oct 25-31 USA Boxing Women’s Olympic Trials in Memphis, Tennessee

Gulf LBC has already qualified two boxers for the Women’s Olympic Trials.  Congratulations to Marlen Esparza & Virginia Fuchs!!

But Gulf wants to qualify more boxers for both the Men’s and Women’s Trials!

Your Gulf Boxing Association Board of Directors has discussed the possibility of stipends being provided for Elite athletes wishing to compete in these events.  It was decided that, limited stipends would be provided for each event on a case by case basis.  Any Elite Gulf Athletes who wish to receive assistance to compete in these events, should formally request a monetary stipend from the Gulf LBC by sending a letter (e-mail) to the Gulf Board of Directors.  Contact Us link.

Each request will be reviewed and evaluated by the BoD or committee.  Only athletes who demonstrate potential to perform at an Elite level and earn a spot in the Olympic Trials will be supported.  Criteria will include, but not be limited to, past performances in local, regional and especially national tournaments, National rankings, boxing experience and championships won.

Note that to only boxers born between January 1, 1976 and December 31, 1997 are eligible to compete in these events.

The Pathway to the Podium deadline is coming up on June 14th for the Olympic Trials Qualifier event in Colorado Springs.  The cutoff date to receive the $99/rate at the host “Hotel Elegante” is June 12th.

Recent Show Results

Posted: May 25, 2015 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

2015-05-23 Ron Collins Results
2015-05-16 Diboll Results
2015-05-02 Lufkin Cinco de Mayo Results
2015-05-01 Traditions Results

Results posted on Results Page

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, Clara Savannah & Juan Moya
CCN#: 1505-25-C03

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 bluedanes@sbcglobal.net 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.