Archive for March, 2011

31
Mar
11

84th Annual Daily News 2011 Golden Gloves Finals: April 7 & April 8 @ Madison Square Garden Theater!

84th Annual Daily News 2011 Golden Gloves Finals:  April 7 & April 8 @ Madison Square Garden Theater!


April 7th Bouts, 7:00 PM Start

106 Lb. Women
Brittany Delgado – Veterans Memorial
Natalie Gonzalez – Main St. BC

119 Lb. Women
Lindsay Tolpa – Main St. BC
Misato Kamegawa – Atlas Cops n Kids

114 Lb. Novice
Christian Castro – Ardon Sweet Science
Oscar Moreno – Brotherhood BC

123 Lb. Open
Jaime Estrada – Newburgh BC
Frankie Garriga – Morris Park BC

165 Lb. Women
Christina Jensen – Veterans Memorial
Jennifer Egan – Gleason’s Gym

165 Lb. Novice
Joseph Scalafani – Veterans Memorial
James Clarke – Unattached

132 Lb. Women
Bertha Aracil – Atlas Cops N Kids
Camille Currie – Gleason’s Gym

141 Lb. Open
Cristino Ceballo – Mendez BC
Patrick Day – Freeport PAL

Intermission

125 Lb. Women
Sylvia Yero – Willis Ave. BC
Heather Hardy – Gleason’s Gym

152 Lb. Open
Christopher Galeano – Mendez BC
Jeremy Fiorentino – Win or Die BC

132 Lb. Open
Louis Cruz – Atlas Cops N Kids
Marcos Suarez II – Atlas Cops N Kids

178 Lb. Novice
Anthony Pegues – Main St. BC
Michael Fischetti – Tiger Schulmann

201 Lb. Novice
Daniel J. Girace – Ray Longo’s MMA
Max Tassy – Redemption BC

201+ Lb. Open
Elijah Thomas – Willis Ave. BC
Iegor Plevako – Win or Die BC

April 8th Bouts, 7:00 PM Start

141 Lb. Women
Christella Cepeda – Yonkers YMCA
Kathleen Walsh – Heavy Hitters BC

123 Lb. Novice
Steven Garrido – Cornerstone BC
Michael Stoute – Veterans Memorial

114 Lb. Open
Hamzah Alnuzaili – Atlas Cops N Kids
Juan Roman – Win or Die BC

152 Lb. Novice
Kamil Abdulshanov – Win or Die BC
Obafemi Bakare – Rustam’s BC

178 Lb. Open
DeVaun Lee – New Legends BC
Marcus Browne – Atlas Cops N Kids

132 Lb. Novice
Prince Slaughter – Heavy Hitters BC
Luis Mancilla – Long Island BC

112 Lb. Women
Christina Cruz – Atlas Cops N Kids
Susanna Mellone-Spence – Mendez BC

Intermission

141 Lb. Novice
David Green – Gym X BC
Julio Arce – Tiger Schulmann

165 Lb. Open
Herve Duroseau – Freeport PAL
Raul Nuncio – Glen Cove BA

152 Lb. Women
Nisa Rodriguez – Mendez BC
LaTarisha Fountain – Unattached

201 Lb. Open
Mark Sinatra – Brotherhood BC
Joseph Williams – Rockaway Ropes BC

201+ Lb. Novice
Gary Burrell – Gleason’s Gym
Eugene Russell – Unattached

 
For more information on tickets click here.  You can also contact Gleason’s Gym.  They’ve set aside a nice block of tickets! Call (718) 797-2872 or email info@gleasonsgym.net

30
Mar
11

A Tale of the Tape: Lisa Creech Bledsoe v. Mischa Merz @ Atlanta Corporate Fight Night 2!

A Tale of the Tape:  Lisa Creech Bledsoe v. Mischa Merz @ Atlanta Corporate Fight Night 2!

So how exactly do two amazing women with awesome blogs meet up as the Main Event for the Atlanta Corporate Fight Night 2?  While not exactly the rumble in the jungle, the two dueling scribblers will provide some “real deal” women’s amateur boxing at Atlanta’s huge annual corporate charity fund-raising gala on Saturday, April 23rd! The brain child of champion boxing trainer Terri Moss, ACFN2 will support small charities in and around Atlanta, plus offer a terrific evening of entertainment and great fun!

Main Event Tale of the tape:

Lisa Creech Bledsoe

Writing chops!

Mischa Merz

Lisa: Professional online media, writer of the popular The Glowing Edge blog where boxing, rock & laundry meet in a perfect harmony!

Mischa:   Journalist for the Melbourne Herald & the Herald Sun, author of the boxing memoir Bruising, and soon to be published, The Sweetest Thing (and for those of you in New York City, come check out her book signing event at Gleason’s Gym on April 12th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM).

 

Boxing or how I found myself in the ring!

Lisa: “I stumbled into boxing entirely by accident.”  A happy accident for Lisa and her many fans who read her stories about life in an out of the ring as a 40-something amateur.  More to the point, Lisa writes, “the single biggest catalyst in my transformation into an amateur boxer was watching my trainer Bonnie ‘Queen B’ Mann.”  In working with Bonnie, Lisa came to understand the kinds of commitment, heart and soul it takes to get into the ring, and in crossing the ropes has never looked back.

Mischa: Mischa started boxing in the mid-1990’s at around the same time she returned to University to study creative writing.  As Mischa writes, “I started boxing and that was when all my activities began to converge and I began writing about my experiences.”  Along the way, Mischa published her first book, Bruising, and picked up some serious boxing chops, winning national championships in her native Australia, and more recently participating in USA Boxing Master’s Division competitions, winning the National Women’s Golden Gloves in her weight class.

Opponent’s corner!

Lisa: “I will be deeply honored to step into the ring with Mischa. I’ve seen her box and I think she’s incredible. The match is a privilege I have worked hard for, and am very much looking forward to.”

Mischa: “Lisa is a true warrior and I love her ‘can do attitude.  That’s the ingredient you can’t teach anyone in the gym.  You’re born with it and it’s called character.  It will be an absolute honour to fight Lisa.”

For further information on this exciting night of boxing in support of a great cause click here or here.  You can also email info@atlantacorporatefightnight.com or call 678.334.8204. Tickets are priced as follows:

$100 VIP Ringside (front row for VIP only)
$50 Gold Ringside
$40 Silver Ringside
$25 General Admission
Don’t miss this GREAT show where Atlanta’s business class go toe-to-toe for one incredible night!
29
Mar
11

Off my feed

Off my feed.

I’ve been a bit “off my feed,” so to speak over the last couple of days with deadlines all over the place, lots of work and way too much on my mind.  My hope is to get back into a more regular pattern beginning tomorrow.

28
Mar
11

Great women’s championship fight night in Uruguay!

Great women’s championship fight night in Uruguay!

Cecilia “La Reina” Comunales

In another women’s main event fight featuring two South American boxing sensations, UBO Women’s Lightweight champion Cecilia “La Reina” Comunales (7-1-0, 5 K.O.‘s) of Uruguay will take on Adriana “A Garota” Salles (11-6-1, 5 K.O.‘s) of Brazil for an exciting evening of women’s boxing at its best.

Adriana “A Garota” Salles

The bout will be held on April 19, 2011 at the Rio Uruguay Amphitheatre in Parasandu, Uruguay and will feature an exciting undercard to include:

-Light Middleweight division, undefeated John Jackson (9-0-0, 8 K.O.‘s) from the Virgin Islands, U.S.A. vs. Welson Alves De Oliveira (14-4-0, 12 K.O.‘s) from Brazil.

-Super Middleweight division, undefeated Julius “The Chef” Jackson (10-0-0, 6 K.O.‘s) vs. Roberto “Pit Bull” Oliveira De Jesus (9-6-0, 4 K.O.‘s) from Brazil.

-Light Middleweight division, undefeated Samuel Rogers (8-0-0, 3 K.O.‘s) vs. Idiozan “Chibata” Matos (14-12-0, 8 K.O.‘s).

The boxing event is being promoted by Sampson Boxing in association with Sergio Marquez Producciones — as part of the annual Easter Week celebration in Paysandú, Uruguay and will be broadcast on Uruguay’s largest sports network, Vtv.    For further information please visit the Sampson Boxing website here.

27
Mar
11

Upcoming fight! Sonya Lamonakis to fight on April 16, 2011!

Upcoming fight!  Sonya Lamonakis to fight on April 16, 2011!

Sonya "The Scholar" Lamonakis, Photo Credit: Claudia Bocanegra

Always exciting Sonya Lamonakis (4-0, 1-KO), four-time golden gloves winner, and currently ranked #3 women’s heavyweight fighter in the world will be fighting on the upcoming Andre Berto vs. Victor Ortiz undercard scheduled for April 16, 2011 at the MGM Grand, Foxwoods Casino.  Promoted by DiBella Entertainment, the Berto/Ortiz bout will be broadcast live on HBO — and with any luck, HBO will throw some video our way of what we know will be another crowd-pleasing Lamonakis event.

Coming off her decisive win over Tanzee Daniel by unanimous decision on March 12th, Sonya will be fighting Gigi Jackson (2-1 by KO) in the scheduled six-round bout. This will also be Sonya’s fifth fight since turning pro in June 2010.

In Girlboxing’s estimation, Sonya’s ever-growing popularity is part and parcel of the non-stop action work ethic she brings with her into the ring; no doubt a reflection of the effort she puts in day-in and day-out as a New York City middle school teacher.

>>>>>UPDATE>>>>>

To facilitate attendance for this exciting evening of boxing at its best, Gleason’s Gym is selling $75.00 $65.00 tickets without the usual fees.  For further information call (718) 797-2872 or email info@gleasonsgym.net.

26
Mar
11

My own sweet 16!

My own sweet 16!

I was not one of those girls that had a sweet 16 or a sweet teenage anything for that matter.  To put it charitably, my adolescence was challenged, and of course, it was the late 60’s so the best of circumstances were fairly topsy-turvy.

Flash forward to my future — 2011 and here I am touting the joys of my Saturday gym days where my sweet 16 consists of four rounds of shadow boxing, four rounds of hard work with Lennox Blackmore on the pads, four rounds circling and boxing the double-ended bag, and four rounds to wind things up on the speed bag.

We are talking the perfect morning.  Not to mention seeing the likes of Sonya Lamonakis and Belinda Laracuente going through their paces.  Inspiring to say the least — not to mention the countless men and women, old and young working their hearts out!

This is all a long way of saying whatever may have brought you down in your life — you have it within your power to reinvent it all to give yourself a sweet life.  And really, why not, what have you got to lose except some bad crap that happened so long ago it doesn’t matter anyway.  So be a champ to yourself with your own special brand of sweet 16, you deserve nothing less!

25
Mar
11

Why women box: Kiesher “Fire” Mcleod-Wells!

Why women box:  Kiesher “Fire” Mcleod-Wells!

Keisher "Fire" Mcleod-Wells, Credit: Andrea Mohin/NY Times

The New York Times has a fabulous piece out about Keisher “Fire” Mcleod-Wells (4-1, 1-KO).

In the article Fire was asked about her plans following her stint on Todas Contra Mexico, the Mexican reality TV show now in production in Chiapas pitting women boxers from Mexico against a team of International fighters.

In talking about the financial side of women’s boxing she said for a title fight, she’d get, “Maybe $8,000, $10,000,”  continuing, “it’s pennies compared to a man.”

Where Fire zinged my heart was when she added, “I think that’s why we fight harder, because we do this for the love of the sport. There’s no money really to be made.”

Way to go Fire!

The link to this must read article is here.




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