If you entered the Gulf Gloves and were unopposed, there is an opportunity for you to submit yourself to the selection committee for consideration on Friday at 4:00pm at the GFYCC boxing gym.

This travel team is limited to boxers aged 16 to 21 with any experience level.

If you already filled out an information profile or were announced to be evaluated or discussed the trip with the selection committee, you should attend this workout and come prepared for sparring.

Please RSVP with the event coordinator Judy DuBose at (832) 656-8003 or judithanndubose@gmail.com

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

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 bluedanes@sbcglobal.net.  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 !!

2017 Gulf LBC Registration Fees

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

Gulf LBC Registration Fees for 2017 will be:

Boxing Club: $200
Show Sanction: $400*
Athletes: $70
Non-Athletes: $90
Duplicate Book: $25

Registration for 2017 will begin on November 1st, 2016

*Sanction fee will be $400 for single day shows.  Multiple day shows will cost an additional $100/day.


The Gulf Grieves

Posted: September 22, 2016 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

We all have very heavy hearts as we have lost one of our coaches and best friends.  Roy Ortega Sr. has passed away unexpectedly and far too young.  He filled our lives with joy and happiness and leaves a void that will be difficult to mend.  Roy was a coach and mentor to the outstanding athletes at Elite Boxing Academy and will be missed tremendously.

Houston Boxing Trainer Roy Ortega Passes
By Karl Hegman


The Gulf Grieves

Posted: September 22, 2016 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

We extend our condolences as our thoughts are with Coach Willy Boyd of the Ringsters boxing club.  Willy’s wife Wanda Boyd has passed away after battling with multiple strokes, a heart attack & pneumonia.  May she Rest in Peace, and we offer our support for our brother as he copes with the loss of the love of his life.

Gulf Women of Strength Social

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

GWS Meeting & Social

Sunday, Sept. 25th at 5:00pm

Come out have some food and drinks and watch some women’s boxing as we preview the Texas Women’s Championships video !!!

Tita’s Tacos House
320 Wilson Rd.
Humble, TX 77338

Gulf Coaches Meeting

Posted: September 7, 2016 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

All Gulf Coaches welcome to come speak with the Coaches Committee
Voice your concerns, bring your ideas, help to make solutions!

Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Eastside Boxing Gym
614 1/2 Freeport St.
Houston, TX  77015

Gulf Coaches Committee:
James Johnson
David Pereida
Clara Savannah
Arturo Marquez
Fred Crowe

Note:  Teams can register for the Gulf Gloves tournament at Eastside Gym from 12 Noon – 2 PM before the Coaches Meeting.

Each ELITE male/female open champion, age 18-40 that are not unopposed will receive a $500 CONTINUED EDUCATION/BOXER SUPPORT AWARD !!

Entries should be postmarked no later than August 13 2016, and the entry fee is $25. Walk up entries will be accepted at the general weigh ins, but the entry fee will be $50 per boxer.


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