(APR 8) Once again, New Yorkers
got treated to an evening of heart, dreams and "hard knocks" as
combatants gave their best in night #1 of the 84th Annual Daily
News Golden Gloves Finals. Madison Square Garden teemed with
boxing fans eager to see a friend or relative capture one of 14
coveted Championship bouts. With women’s boxing making its 2012
Olympics debut in London, some of tonight’s competitors may
become Olympic hopefuls.
Results for Women:
106lb. With an even trading, slight edge for Natalie Gonzalez at
the start, Brittany Delgado then pressed to gain in the third
round and came on strong with combinations for the win in the
119lb. Lacking right hand power, Lindsay Tolpa lost to a more
deliberate scoring Misato Kamegawa.
125lb. Although Heather Hardy pressed with left and right
combinations, Sylvia Yero scored the winning edge with some hard
wind-up punches in heavy trading.
132lb. An early on straight punching Bertha Aracil outscored
Camille Currie for the win.
165lb. Christina Jensen won a tough slug-out match against
Results for Men:
114lb. (Novice) While Christian Castro scored well with quick
counterpunches early on, it was not enough to stop an aggressive
better scoring and victorious Oscar Moreno.
123lb. (Open) Jaime Estrada simply dominated the bout for a win
over Frankie Garriga.
165lb. (Novice) James Clarke started scoring better off trades
especially with his southpaw hook, but grew tired, started
holding and was outscored by in Joseph Scalafani comeback.
141lb. (Open) Cristino Ceballo took this high energy bout over
152lb. (Open) A fast, action packed, back and forth fight with a
lot of counter punching and a Christopher Galeano win over
132lb. (Open) A low scoring match with Louis Cruz exposing his
body when pressed, helping Marcos Suarez II score and win.
178lb. (Novice) Despite heavy overhand rights by Michael
Fischetti, too late, as Anthony Pegues’s left jabs scored better
for the win.
201lb. (Novice) Daniel J. Girace seemed to be controlling the
match throughout, but judges went with a tired Max Tassy for a
sloppy hop-around win.
201+lb. (Open) Iegor Plevako using straight heavy punches
stunned Elijah Thomas with the referee stopping the bout in the
Get ready for night #2 this evening.
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