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Gulf LBC Boxing is ROLLING out the RED CARPET & specially inviting you to celebrate our 1st “2017 Gulf LBC Recognition Banquet & Alumni Reunion.” Please join us! Athletes, coaches & contributors will be awarded, the event will include special speakers & gifts. It’ll be $5 at the door for those not on VIP list & casual attire please. RSVP is required, (2) complementary ticket to current registered gyms. For more information, please contact: Michael Campbell or Mai Hoang at Please share this invite to your gym & team!

Hello Boxers & Coaches!!

On April 15th, at Fighter Nation on Houston’s eastside, we will be hosting a BBQ dinner where we will recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the current Gulf Boxers & Coaches from the last year. This event will also be our Alumni members reunion.

We are inviting ALL Gulf LBC members, current and former. Please help us spread the word to former boxers and coaches from the Houston and surrounding areas.

You maybe have heard that our Houston boxers and coaches have been having great success! In March, Houston won the Team Trophy at the Texas Golden Gloves for the 4th consecutive year! At USA Boxing Nationals last December, Gulf LBC captured 5 individual national titles! We have already qualified 13 Elite divsion boxers for the National Championships this year, and many of our boxers have been invited to camps at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs!

We would love to make this recognition banquet and alumni reunion dinner an annual event for us to all get together and mix memories of the past with successes of current clubs.

If you’re able to attend, please send an e-mail to our event organizer, Beverly Hollis at and she will sent you an invitation so that you can RSVP on the above event so we can plan accordingly.

Hope to see you all!

Michael Campbell

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Shows for Senior Boxers

Posted: April 4, 2017 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

April 19th – TSU Fight Night
Wednesday night show on college campus near downtown Houston.  Free event for students results in great atmosphere.  Looking for boxers aged 17-30 of all experience levels.

April 22nd – Steaks & Stogies V
Pro-style event near Texas A&M at a golf club for their members.  Great treatment for participants including travel money, dinner, nice awards and a scholarship monetary prize for the fight of the night.  Limited to boxers aged 16+.  Each boxer will receive two complimentary tickets.

June 3rd – I-10 Challenge:  Houston vs. San Antonio
We’ve been challenged by STABA to send our best boxers to compete with their best!  In ten Elite men’s weight classes and five open women’s bouts.  The team with the most wins will get to hold the Championship Title Belt for the year and get’s bragging rights!  Gulf will sponsor team travel, hotel rooms, & per diem.

Coaches please contact Mike Campbell at 832-439-8534 with boxers that you’d like to have compete in these events.

More Info on Calendar

2017 Gulf LBC Junior Olympics

Posted: April 3, 2017 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

Gulf LBC JO Tournament Brackets:


Saturday Bout Sheet
Sunday Bout Sheet
Unopposed Matchups – We included matched bouts for the unopposed boxers and also ask a few boxers who are runner-ups on Saturday to return on Sunday for matched bouts.  We would like ALL advancing boxers to get matches.  This event is a fundraiser for the team to travel to the Regional Tournament and we want everyone’s participation in the event.  Coaches should consult one another on matched bouts & weights.  Check the matching chart for allowances.

Gulf LBC Junior Olympic Champions Advancing to Regional Tournament

More Gulf LBC JO Tournament info

ALL ADVANCING BOXERS, Including those unopposed, must attend Sunday’s session for paperwork, meeting & team photos.

J/O Team Meeting and Sparring Fundraiser
April 22nd
Houston Boxing Gym
238 Memory Ln
Houston, TX  77037
Bronco Fernandez 832-545-2223

Gulf LBC J/O Chair and Team Coordinator:  Clara Savannah 713-248-8090

Gulf Boxers DOMINATE USA Boxing Rankings!

Posted: April 1, 2017 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner
USA Boxing Rankings, Gulf Boxers DOMINATE!
After tremendous performances in the 2016 USAB Nat. Championships and 2017 Western Qualifier, congratulations to Gulf boxers and their coaches for absolutely dominating the National Rankings!!

Elite Men

114 lbs
3. Michael Angeletti
4. John Atiles
5. Gilbert Renteria
132 lbs
3. Jemiah Richards
141 lbs
4. Israel Rodriguez
152 lbs
1. Quinton Randall
165 lbs
1. Austin Williams
178 lbs
1. Cymone Kearney
7. Darius Fulghum
4. Mark Montemayor
6. Eric Briggs

Elite Women
106 lbs
6. Sarah Dawson
112 lbs
1. Virginia Fuchs
2. Marlen Esparza
125 lbs
4. Carmen Vargas
141 lbs
4. Annalicia Sustaita
178+ lbs
1. Danielle Perkins

Youth Men
108 lbs
2. Isaac Martinez
6. Fernando Garcia
114 lbs
8. Ephraim Bui
123 lbs
2. Rogelio Ortega
7. Julian Pinales
141 lbs
3. Bre’yon Gorham
152 lbs
4. Alex Donis

Youth Women
125 lbs
2. Romalin Martinez

Junior Boys
125 lbs
3. Ram Gandara

Junior Girls
119 lbs
1. Alexandra Fernandez
138 lbs
3. Jasmin Fernandez

Intermediate Boys
110 lbs
2. Johnathan Gonzalez

Intermediate Girls
95 lbs
1. Yoseline Perez
2. Lorena Ramirez
101 lbs
1. Jewry Rodriguez
119 lbs
2. Aaliya Mendez

Bantam Boys
65 lbs
3. Jacob Rodriguez
80 lbs
2. Jared Mendez
85 lbs
5. Jaime Ramirez

2017 Junior Olympics

Posted: March 28, 2017 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

2017 Junior Olympic, Youth Open and Prep National Championships
Charleston, West Virginia
June 26 – July 1, 2017
more info

Boxers in the Bantam (11-12), Intermediate (13-14) & Junior (15-16) divisions MUST qualify via the LBC & Regional Championships to compete at Nationals.  Boxers in the Pee Wee (8, 9-10) & Youth (17-18) divisions can register directly to compete at the National Tournament.

2017 Junior Olympic Region 8 (Texas) Championships
Janie C Turner Recreation Center
6424 Elam Rd.
Dallas, TX  75217

May 19 – May 21, 2017
Hosted by Southwestern LBC
more info coming

2017 Gulf LBC JO Tournament
CDM Boxing inside Greenspoint Mall
April 8-9, 2017


2017 Gulf LBC JO Tournament REGISTRATION
Savannah Boxing Gym (more info)
April 2, 2017 at 9AM-12Noon

Youth boxers must be born in the years 1999 or 2000.
Junior boxers must be born in the years 2001 or 2002.
Intermediate boxers must be born in the years 2003 or 2004.
Bantam boxers must be born in the years 2005 or 2006.
Pee Wee boxers must be born in the years 2007, 2008 or 2009.

Gulf LBC Coaches Meeting with BOD
At 12Noon, after the registration, the BOD will be available to answer questions and hear comments about the Gulf JOs or any other concerns.

Ginny wins Gold !!

Posted: February 26, 2017 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner


Gulf’s Ginny Fuchs wins the 2017 Strandja Tournament in Bulgaria for USA !!

This is one of the oldest and most prestigious International Boxing Tournaments and this was it’s 68th edition.

Ginny dominated her competition defeating Norway, China and TWO Bulgarians to take the top spot on the podium. Report

It was two years ago that Fuchs won Bronze at the 66th Strandja.

Video of her Finals bout:

Houston Golden Gloves

Posted: February 20, 2017 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

2017 Houston Golden Gloves Champions
108 lbs – Isaac Martinez of Elite Boxing Team
114 lbs – Ephraim Bui of Wings Like Eagles
123 lbs – Martel Washpun of Rise
132 lbs – Oscar Perez of Perez Boxing
141 lbs – D’Angelo Keyes
152 lbs – Alex Donis of Donis Boxing
165 lbs – Austin Williams of Main Gym
178 lbs – Malcome Childs of G&M Boxing
201 lbs – Dominic Okopie of Charlo Brothers
201+ lbs – Eric Briggs of Elite Boxing Team
Houston GG President – Ray Zaragoza
Team Coaches – Clara Savannah & James Johnson

Houston Golden Gloves Officials
Angel Herrera – Chief of Officials
Bambi Manzo – Asst. Chief of Officials
Derwin Richards – Asst. Chief of Officials
Michael Campbell, Alex Leon, David Ingle, Daniel Perez, Diana Cromeans, Clara Savannah, Monica Camacho, Gary Simons, Keith Delahoussaye, Marylu Chavez, Devin Johnston, Melvin Malone, Joseph Rodriguez, Abraham Martinez, Ivan Guzman, Guadalupe Bui, Dalia Garcia, Ramon Carey, Brian McDonald, Gerardo Alfaro, Ryan Woods, Mark Declouette Sergio Donis, Mai Phan, Eddie Lacey, Ivy Anderson, Ana Tims, Chelbi Curvey & Hector Vega
Ringside Physician – Dr. Jorge Guerrero

2017 Most Outstanding Houston Senior Golden Gloves Boxer
Alex Donis of Donis Boxing, Coach David Donis

Mar 1-4, 2017 — Texas State Golden Gloves in Ft. Worth

Gulf LBC Events & Committees

Posted: February 13, 2017 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

The Gulf Board of Directors and Committee Chairs met and the Meeting Minutes are posted here: Documents

Junior Olympics Tournaments

The Gulf LBC J/O Tournament will be held April 8-9.  Clubs or Organizations that would like to host this event should contact the J/O Chair Clara Savannah at  Winners of this event in the Bantam, Intermediate & Junior divisions will compete in the Regional JO Tournament in Ft. Worth scheduled for May 18-21.

USA Boxing Western Qualifier for Elite Athletes

Gulf Elite Athletes who compete in the USA Boxing Western Qualifier in Albuquerque will be supported with stipends.  This tournament is VERY IMPORTANT for Gulf Elite athletes to compete in order to secure spots in the December USA Boxing National Championships.  Read important info about the event here & here.

Texas Women’s Championships

The Gulf LBC Womens Committee, Gulf Women of Strength, will organize and host the 2017 Texas Women’s Championships over Memorial Day weekend.  The GWS committee will meet Feb. 26th to discuss plans.  Any volunteers for this committee should contact Bambi Manzo at

Club Rebates

The Gulf Club Early Registration Rebate program was a great success with 63 clubs already registered!  USA Boxing charges clubs $175 for yearly registration dues and Gulf LBC receives $25.  This program returns the $25 to the clubs!  Here is the Listing of the current 2017 registered Gulf Boxing Clubs that will receive rebates.

Rebate checks will be issued by Gulf LBC Treasurer Diana Cromeans to the Club Contact Person or Club Representative.  Please find her during the Houston Golden Gloves or contact her at  Note that clubs not registered/renewed for 2017 must have their athletes compete as “unattached”.

Gulf LBC Boxing Clubs Contact Info

Please review this listing of Gulf Boxing Clubs and notify ASAP of any discrepancies or changes required to  This info will be used to publish a Google Map and Directory of Gulf Clubs.  We also plan to create a VCF file of Gulf Clubs and Coaches contact info that members can import directly into their phone’s contact list.

Officials Stipends

The LBC operates and functions because of the volunteer efforts of the members.  The BOD has decided to reward those who sacrifice their time and energy to help at events as Officials and also those who serve on the Board of Directors and as Committee Chairs by reimbursing their yearly Membership Dues in the form of a $100 stipend.  Thank you for those who serve the LBC!  Members receiving Membership stipends.

Athletes Lunch

The BOD wants to hear from Gulf Athletes!  We have two Athletes Representatives on the BOD, Jemiah Richards & Carmen Vargas.  They are the voice of the Athletes.  To help Athletes have an avenue to the BOD to have their concerns heard and ideas brought forwards, we want to host a lunch meeting with the Athletes, especially senior boxers, the Athletes Reps and the Gulf BOD.  If you’d be interested in this, please feed back to Jemiah Richards at and/or Carmen Vargas at

Competition & Rankings Committee

We are forming a committee that will ultimately be responsible for a Gulf Boxer Rankings!  This group will also handle compiling show results and uploading to the Match Tracker.  A coaches meeting will be held to discuss rankings criteria.  The Rankings committee will consist of officials who do administration at local events but anyone interested is welcome.  Contact Alex Leon to volunteer at

Awards Recognition Banquet & Alumni Reunion

A gathering is being planned to recognize the accomplishments of Gulf members during the past year.  This event will be in April and we want to have every current boxing club there as well as invite all Gulf boxing alumni to come so the event also can be a reunion.  Planning for this event will require volunteers and sponsors.  We also will need our members to submit names of those to be recognized and to also recommend who should be invited to the event.  To contribute suggestions, ideas, names, and anything else that you want to become part of this event, please contact Mai Phan at


Houston Golden Gloves

Posted: February 5, 2017 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

Match Tracker Results

2016-02-15_Houston Golden Gloves Results
2016-02-16_Houston Golden Gloves Results
2016-02-17_Houston Golden Gloves Results
2016-02-18_Houston Golden Gloves Results

Wednesday Bout Sheet
Thursday Bout Sheet
Friday Bout Sheet
Saturday Bout Sheet
Sunday Bout Sheet

Unopposed Boxers

NEW Boxers and Coaches, please familiarize yourself with the RULES, check out the link above for USA Boxing Rules Info-graphics!

Wednesday – Friday, the weigh-in will begin at 4:30 with a trial scale available at 4:00.
Do NOT ARRIVE at 6:30 expecting the scale to still be open, the weigh-in is AT 4:30.  If you are running late, send text to Chief of Officials Angel Herrera at 346-775-6724

Saturday & Sunday weigh-in will begin at 10:00 with a trial scale available at 9:30.

Check here for More Info
Houston Golden Gloves on Facebook
Gulf Boxing on Facebook

If you want photos of your fight, or a high quality video to be produced, then you MUST contact BEFORE your bout, Mike “The Truth” Jackson.