Ginny wins Gold !!

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

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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.

USABoxing.org 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 wsavannah@comcast.net.  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 BambiBoxer4084@gmail.com.

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 abccromeans@yahoo.com.  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 bluedanes@sbcglobal.net  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 richardsjemiah@gmail.com and/or Carmen Vargas at cvargasfurr@yahoo.com

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 alexleon44@yahoo.com

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 mai_h_phan@yahoo.com

 

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.

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Posted: February 2, 2017 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

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2017 Houston Senior Golden Gloves

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

Feb 15-19, 2017 — Houston Senior Golden Gloves
Registration Feb 4, 2017 at Savannah’s Boxing Gym at 10:30 AM
USA Boxing Sanction #17-25-14396

Houston Senior Golden Gloves for ages 17-40.  Age Determination Date will be the first day of the event.  To box in the Senior Golden Gloves, a boxer MUST be at least 17 yrs old on February 15, 2017.

Male Senior Open boxers will advance to the Texas State Tournament in Fort Worth.

Senior Golden Gloves Info Sheet
Team Roster Sheet
Senior Golden Gloves Individual Entry Form (updated)
Senior Golden Gloves Procedures
Senior Golden Gloves Divisions & Weights Info (updated)

Other forms:
Annual Athlete Physical Form
Masters Athlete Physical Form
Release to Compete with Braces Form
Female Declaration of Non-Pregnancy Form
Release to Compete with Breast Implants Form

Boxers must turn in USA Boxing Passbook at registration
-With 2017 Membership ID Card & valid Yearly Medical Physical
Physicals obtained during 2016 are valid thru 12/31/2017

Dr. Guerrero will be conducting yearly physicals at registration
2/4/2017 at 12 noon at Savannah’s for $20.

Boxing clubs must be renewed/registered for 2017 for their boxers to be affiliated with them for the tournament.  Clubs that are not current must have boxers compete as ‘unattached’.

Current List of Gulf LBC Boxing Clubs (2017-01-30)

 

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Houston Golden Gloves President and Tournament Director:
Ray Zaragoza – goldengloves13@yahoo.com

Feb 28 – Mar 4 — Texas State Golden Gloves in Ft. Worth
May 1-6 — National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Lafayette, Louisiana
June (tentative) — Texas State Junior Golden Gloves in Port Isabel
July 9-15 — Women’s National Golden Gloves in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

National Silver Gloves

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

Congratulations to our Gulf boxers who are Region 6 Silver Gloves Champions and will next be competing in the National Silver Gloves tournament on Feb 1-4 in Independence, MO !!

Ages 8-9
Martin Mosqueda at 55 lbs from Houston Boxing Gym

Ages 12-13
Isaac Strother at 65 lbs from G&M Boxing Gym
Favian Lopez at 100 lbs from Lopez Boxing Club

Ages 14-15
Tayvien Alpough at 70 lbs from Lion Hearted Boxing Academy
Alejandro Hernandez at 95 lbs from G&M Boxing Gym
Davion McElroy at 125 lbs from Lion Hearted Boxing Academy

Junior Golden Gloves

Posted: January 8, 2017 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

2017 Houston Junior Golden Gloves Most Outstanding Team
– Houston Boxing Gym, Head Coach Baldomero Fernandez

2017 Houston Junior Golden Gloves Most Outstanding Boxer
– Ram Gandara of Bayou City Boxing Club

2017-01-20 Houston Junior Golden Gloves Friday Results
2017-01-21 Houston Junior Golden Gloves Saturday Results
2017-01-22 Houston Junior Golden Gloves Sunday Results

Friday Jan. 20 – Weigh-in at 4:30pm, First bout at 7:00pm
Saturday Jan. 21 & Sunday Jan. 22 – Weigh-in at 10:00am, First bout at 1:00pm

Friday Junior GG Bout Sheet
Saturday Junior GG Bout Sheet
Sunday Junior GG Bout Sheet

Unopposed Males
Unopposed Females

Houston Golden Gloves President and Tournament Director:
Ray Zaragoza – goldengloves13@yahoo.com

Mike “The Truth” Jackson Photography will be at the 2017 Junior Golden Gloves. If any boxers want to order photos/videos of their matches, contact him for pre-order info BEFORE your bout.  Send message on Facebook or via e-mail at Mike Jackson <mike@mikethetruth.com> or find him at the event.

El Jefe

Posted: December 30, 2016 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

R.I.P. Bobby Flores

Gulf Association has lost longtime member “Big Bobby” Robert Flores who most knew simply as “El Jefe”.  Bobby was a selfless man with a humongous heart.  He was a disciple of Walt Hailey and established boxing gyms in the East End, South Houston & Pasadena areas.  After a legendary cult-like professional career in which he knocked out many opponents in a matter of only a few seconds in front of passion-filled friends, he became a sought after boxing/striking coach and imparted his wisdom on many combative sports athletes.

Always smiling, always positive, Bobby touched the lives of so many of us.  We were truly blessed to have had him in our lives and he’ll be remembered forever.

Funeral Services

Viewing for Friends
Tuesday, Jan 10th 5:00-9:00 PM
Forest Park Lawndale
6900 Lawndale Street
Houston, TX 77023

Church Service
Wednesday, Jan 11th 10:00 AM
Immaculate Conception
7250 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011

2017 Houston Golden Gloves

Posted: December 21, 2016 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

ATTENTION:  Changes to the Age Determination for BOTH Tournaments

Houston Senior Golden Gloves will be for Ages 17-40.
Age Determination Date will be the first day of the event.
To box in the Senior Golden Gloves, a boxer MUST be atleast 17 yrs old on February 15, 2017.

Only Male Senior Open boxers will advance to the Texas State Tournament in Fort Worth.
All Female boxers can participate in the Women’s National Tournament in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Jan 18-22, 2017 — Houston Junior Golden Gloves
Registration Jan 7, 2017 at CDM at 10:30 AM
USA Boxing Sanction #17-25-14395

Junior Golden Gloves Info Sheet
Team Roster Sheet
Junior Golden Gloves Individual Entry Form (updated)
Junior Golden Gloves Procedures

Boxers must turn in USA Boxing Passbook at registration
-With 2017 Membership ID Card & valid Yearly Medical Physical
Physicals obtained during 2016 are valid thru 12/31/2017

Dr. Guerrero will be conducting yearly physicals at registration
1/7/2017 at 12 noon at CDM.

Jan. 15th — Coaches Clinic
9:30 AM at CDM
OCN# 1701-01-25
More Info contact Coaches Committee Chair James Johnson

Feb 15-19, 2017 — Houston Senior Golden Gloves
Registration Feb 4, 2017 at Savannah’s at 10:30 AM
USA Boxing Sanction #17-25-14396

Senior Golden Gloves Info Sheet
Team Roster Sheet
Senior Golden Gloves Individual Entry Form (updated)
Senior Golden Gloves Procedures
Senior Golden Gloves Divisions & Weights Info (updated)

Other forms:
Annual Athlete Physical Form
Masters Athlete Physical Form
Release to Compete with Braces Form
Female Declaration of Non-Pregnancy Form
Release to Compete with Breast Implants Form

Houston Golden Gloves President and Tournament Director:
Ray Zaragoza – goldengloves13@yahoo.com

Feb 28 – Mar 4 — Texas State Golden Gloves in Ft. Worth
May 1-6 — National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Lafayette, Louisiana
June (tentative) — Texas State Junior Golden Gloves in Port Isabel
July 9-15 — Women’s National Golden Gloves in Fort Lauderdale, Florida