Western New England Golden Gloves Semi-Finals

[Springfield, Massachusetts-Ringside] The Massmutual Center held the open and novice semi-finals of the Western New England Golden Gloves. A total of 19 bouts were held. In my eyes, the best, most entertaining bout of the night, the 201+ pounds novice, Darius Smith of Martinez Boxing vs. Nicholas Venuti of UConn. If you left before this fight you missed out.

Weight Name Results:


123 Nathan Martinez (Martinez Boxing) Winner by Split: Cruz


Carlixto Cruz (Cruz Boxing Gym)

123 Luis Santiago (Old School Boxing Gym) Winner by Split: Marrero


Jacob “Lefty” Marrero (Ortiz Boxing)

132 Anuel Rosa-Lopez (Boxing in Faith) Winner by Split: Rosa-Lopez


Irvin Gonzalez (New England Boxing)

141 Efren Nieves (Boxing in Faith) Winner by UD: Ortiz


Jamaine Ortiz (Worcester Boys Club)

152 Mykquan “Mickey” Williams (Manchester ROC) Winner by Split: Williams


Christobal Marrero (Whaling City Boxing)

152 Christopher Rafael (Ortiz Boxing) Winner by UD: Laureano


Anthony Laureano (Bare Bones)

178 Elvis Figueroa (Boxing in Faith) Winner by UD: Figueroa


Richard Rivera (Hartford Boxing)

178 Bobby Mey (US Coast Guard) Winner by Split: Ball


Kendrick Ball Jr (Camp Get Right)


108 Gabriel Duran (Champs Boxing Club) Winner by Split: Duran


Victor Ortiz (Bright Futures)

123 Merky Gomez (Hartford Boxing) Winner by UD: Medina


Victor Medina (Hartford Boxing)

132 Carlos Joseph Colon (Boxing In Faith) Winner by Split: Colon


Ian Garcia (Mason Square)

141 Kevin Perez (Silver City Boxing) Winner by Split: Perez


Hector Perez (Westover AFB)

152 Graeme Caso (Bare Bones) Winner by UD: Caso


Michael Kelly (Bare Bones)

165 Quandell Dukes (Bright Futures) Winner by Split: Dukes


Lucious Peigeng Liu (Hartford Boxing)

178 Ihor Laba (Heavy Hitters) Winner by UD: Laba


Edwardo Ortiz (Bright Futures)

178 Akinpunde Sogundro (Hartford Boxing) Winner by UD: Sogundro


Cory Tongue (EIR Boxing)

201 John Edward Leahy (Pioneer Valley) Winner: Hidalgo by TKO. Ref

Stopped the bout rd 2 at 1:12 o vs. due to Leahy knee injury.

Alfonso Hidalgo (Westover AFB)

201+ Thomas Wood (EIR Boxing) Winner by TKO round 1 @ 1:41

vs. Feliz

Fernely Feliz, Jr (Champ Boxing)

201+ Darius Smith (Martinez Boxing) Winner by UD: Smith


Nicholas Venuti (UConn)

The following is the schedule for the remaining dates of the gloves to be held at the Massmutual Center, 1277 Main Street, Springfield, MA:

Novice Championships: February 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Open Championships: February 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

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