Junior Golden Gloves

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

2017 Houston Junior Golden Gloves will be a 3-Day Tournament
There will be bouts on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Jan 20-22.

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

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 (in prog)

Friday Junior GG Bout Sheet
Saturday Junior GG Bout Sheet
Sunday Junior GG Bout Sheet (updated)

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.


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

USA National Champions!

Posted: December 12, 2016 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

GOLD Medalists:
Elite Female 112lbs (51kg) Ginny Fuchs
Elite Male 152lbs (69kg) Quinton Randall
Elite Male 178lbs (81kg) Cymone Kearney
Elite Female 178+lbs (81+kg) Danielle Perkins
Youth Female 125lbs (57kg) Romalin Martinez
Junior Female 119lbs (54kg) Alexandra Fernandez

SILVER Medalists:
Elite Female 112lbs (51kg) Marlen Esparza
Youth Male 123lbs (56kg) Rogelio Ortega

BRONZE Medalists:
Elite Female 106lbs (48kg) Sarah Dawson
Elite Male 114lbs (52kg) Gilbert Renteria
Elite Female 125lbs (57kg) Carmen Vargas
Elite Male 165lbs (75kg) Austin Williams
Youth Female 119lbs (54kg) Dayana Torres
Junior Male 154lbs (70kg) Moises Torres

Gulf Coaches:  Clara Savannah, James Johnson, Angel Herrera, Rudy Silva, Baldomero Fernandez, Derwin Richards, Dwayne Muhammad, Antonio Flores, Arturo Marquez

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 AIBA.org

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