July 12 meeting minutes for Gulf Board of Directors and Games of Texas planning committee: GBA BoD Meeting Minutes – 07-12-2014 (PDF format)
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
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.
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
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
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
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
614 1/2 Freeport St.
Houston, Texas 77015
POC: Juan Moya at 832-466-5153
13850 Longview St.
Houston, Texas 77015
13880 Gainesville St.
Houston, Texas 77015