Mark Tessman

Posted: November 29, 2016 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

Mark Tessman has passed away at the age of 70.  He was a two time Texas Golden Gloves Champion that was followed by an outstanding professional career compiling a 44-4 record as a light heavyweight including boxing for the world title.

Houston Chronicle story
Obituary from The Courier of Montgomery County
Professional Boxing Career

School Excused Absence Request Letters

Posted: November 28, 2016 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

For School letters send the following info to Gulf Secretary Brian McDonald:

Athlete’s Name
Athlete’s Boxing Club
School Name
School ISD
Tournament attending
Dates missing school
E-mail Address that you want the letter to be sent to.

Mandatory meeting for Boxers & Coaches who are traveling with the Gulf Team going to Kansas City.

Tuesday, November 22 at 7:00pm at
Savannah’s Boxing Gym
6909 Ashcroft Dr. #200
Houston, TX  77081

For more info contact Gulf Team Coach Clara Savannah at 713-248-8090

Deadline for registration is fast approaching.  Register at:

2017 USA Boxing Registration

Posted: November 10, 2016 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

As of November 1st, 2016, USA Boxing membership for Clubs, Athletes & Non-Athletes for the 2017 calendar year is open.  If you register/renew now, it is good thru 12/31/2017.


Also, for Boxing Clubs that register/renew Club Membership between 11/1/2016 & 2/1/2017, the price will be reduced to $175 (plus processing fee).  You will still pay $203 via the USAB online registration system, and then afterwards Gulf will rebate you the $25 Gulf LBC fee.

Officials Clinic – Nov. 26th

Posted: November 9, 2016 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

Saturday, November 26th, 2016 at 9:30am
Officials Clinic for Certification of new officials & for renewal/elevation for current Level 1 & 2 officials

Mena’s Boxing Gym
7792 Braniff St.
Houston, TX  77061

For more info contact Gulf Chief of Officials Angel Herrera at 346-775-6724

Gulf LBC #25
OCN# 1611-04-25

Gulf’s Ray Silvas featured on

Posted: November 8, 2016 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner


Registration deadlines are approaching, get registered NOW.

Texas Silver Gloves Registration –>
If you would like for your boxer to enter the State Silver Gloves this year, YOU MUST HAVE THE ENTRY FORM & MONEY ORDER (TOGETHER) submitted to Barney & Me Boxing Gym by NOVEMBER 26th, 2016. PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL!!!

USA Boxing National Championships Registration –>
Registration Deadline: November 28, 2016 @ 12:00 PM MT

2016 Gulf Gloves Advancing Champions List

Boxers that are ages 9-15 who won the Gulf Gloves and plan to compete in the Texas Silver Gloves will receive a $100 stipend for this event.  Champions who advance to the Regional Silver Gloves & National Silver Gloves will receive further support.

Boxers that are ages 14+ who won the Gulf Gloves and plan to compete in the USA National Championships have a choice.  Those who wish to travel on their own and book their own accommodations will receive a stipend of $200.  Boxers who wish to travel with the Gulf Team will have their travel, hotel & food per diem provided by Gulf LBC.  Gulf Team will depart Houston midday on December 3rd.  More trip details coming soon.

Please notify Michael Campbell to confirm when you have registered for either event and decided if traveling with the Gulf.  Send TEXT to 832-439-8534

Cliff Miles

Posted: November 2, 2016 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

We’ve been informed of the passing of longtime Houston area boxing coach Clifton Miles, Sr. of Missouri City Boxing Club.  Gulf extends condolences and prayers for his family, his boxers and everyone who’s had the pleasure to have known him.

Service will be held November 12, 2016 at 11am.
Viewing will be from 9am-11am.

Zion Temple Church
5919 Hirsch Rd.
Houston, TX  77026

2016 Gulf Gloves

Posted: October 17, 2016 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

2016 Gulf Gloves Champions

Giovanni Marquez (Marquez) – Most Outstanding Junior Boxer
Roy Ortega, Jr. (Elite) – Most Outstanding Youth Boxer
Michael Angeletti (Elite) – Most Outstanding Elite Boxer

2016-10-22 Gulf Gloves Results
2016-10-23 Gulf Gloves Results
2016-10-23 Gulf Gloves Bout Sheet
2016-10-22 Gulf Gloves Bout Sheet

2016 Gulf Gloves Unopposed

2016 Gulf Gloves Advancing Champions
Ages 8-13 –>  Texas Silver Gloves in McKinney
Ages 14-15 –>  Can pick either tournament
Ages 16+ –>  USA National Championships in Kansas City
PLEASE Confirm which tournament you plan to attend.  Send TEXT to 832-439-8534

Texas Silver Gloves Registration –>
USA Boxing National Championships Registration –>

Press Conference & Open Workouts
Photos courtesy of Rosemary Clark from Undefeated Magazine

2016 Gulf Gloves LBC Championships!

Posted: October 10, 2016 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

Read the Press Release

This year’s Gulf Gloves will be hosted by the George Foreman Youth Community Center on October 22 & 23.  See the Gulf Calendar for more info.

There will be both Open & Novice brackets.
Pee Wee:  8-9 yrs
Bantam:  10-11 yrs
Intermediate:  12-13 yrs
Junior:  14-15 yrs
Youth:  16-17 yrs
Elite/Senior:  18-40 yrs (with headgear)

Champions in the Pee Wee, Bantam & Intermediate divisions will be awarded with stipend assistance for the Texas Silver Gloves in McKinney, TX to be held December 8-11, 2016.  Texas Silver Gloves Info & Entry Forms.  Note entry deadline is November 26th, 2016.  There is no minimum number of bouts required to enter the Silver Gloves.  The age determination date is January 1st, 2017.

Open champions in the Junior, Youth & Elite divisions will be awarded as members of the Gulf LBC travel team to the USA Boxing National Championships in Kansas City, MO to be held December 4-10, 2016.  Fact sheet and Online Registration.  PLEASE ONLY ENTER THE GULF GLOVES TOURNAMENT IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO GO TO KANSAS CITY.  Note entry deadline is November 28th, 2016.  Athletes must have five bouts in order to enter the National Tournament.  The age determination date is December 4th, 2016.  Athletes must be USA citizens to compete.

Pre-registration for the Gulf Gloves can be done via email to  Send Athlete’s Name/Club/DOB/weight/number of bouts.

More information and Entry forms to Register for the Gulf Gloves can be found on the Gulf Calendar.  Forms can be turned in to the Tournament Staff on Saturday, October 15th between 9:00 AM and 12:00 Noon and also on Sunday, October 16th between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM at the Eastside Boxing Gym.  DEADLINE for entries is 10/16/2016.

The Gulf LBC Coaches Committee will hold a meeting at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 16th at Eastside Boxing Gym.

There will be more information published soon about an Open Workout and Media Event for Athletes and an opportunity to be on a Gulf INTERNATIONAL Travel Team !!