2014 H.O.R.N. Tournament

Posted: August 29, 2014 by ringsidemike in Uncategorized





Show Results 7/19 & 7/26

Posted: August 22, 2014 by ringsidemike in Uncategorized


2014-07-19 Battle By Bay II Results
2014-07-26 Showtime Beatdown Results


Coaches Clinic on August 24, 2014

Posted: August 12, 2014 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

Coaches Clinic – Levels 1 & 2
Clinicians:  James Johnson, Clara Savannah & Juan Moya
Sunday, August 24th, 2014 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM 

Main Gym located at:
1612 Austin St.
Houston, TX  77002-7710

POC:  Juan Moya at 832-466-5153

Coaches must be currently registered with USA Boxing.  Gulf registrars will be on site to assist in completion of registrations.  POC:  Lynn Collins at 281-570-3204

2014 Games of Texas

Posted: July 31, 2014 by ringsidemike in Uncategorized

 2014-08-01 Games of Texas Bout Sheet
2014-08-02 Games of Texas Bout Sheet 

2014 Games of Texas Results
2014 Games of Texas Champions

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Posted: July 14, 2014 by ringsidemike in Uncategorized

 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:  http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Boxing/Results/2014/July/08/2014-Womens-Golden-Gloves

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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