The 2016 Colorado State Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament came to an end this Saturday evening with the new venue, Colorado Golden Gloves Boxing Gym, located at 6161 W. 44th Ave in Wheatridge, more than adequate in accommodating the needs of boxers, fans an anyone else looking to attend. The success of this 2016 Colorado Golden Gloves Tournament could not have been successful without the support and full cooperation of the City of Wheatridge administration (Wheatridge Mayor, Joy Jay) and their fire department (Asst. Fire Chief, Kelly Brooks). The numerous volunteers, coaches, boxers, fans and Golden Gloves officials all continue doing a fantastic job every year to make this tournament a success. 4 qualified boxer’s received scholarships in the amount of $500 each to help further their college educations.
The Saturday afternoon festivities began with the 2016 Colorado Golden Gloves Hall-of-Fame induction ceremonies where friends and families of the class of 2016 inductees (boxer) Donny Giron, (coach) Jose Santiago, (official) Ronnie Maynes and (special award) Anthony (Tony) Mora, packed the house showing their support. Each inductee was emotional and gracious in their acceptance speeches where it never fails to bring each to tears.
Recognition for those who were ready, willing and able to compete but found none in their experience, age or weight category leaves each a ‘2016 Colorado Golden Gloves Unopposed Champion’, those listed below.
2016 Colorado State Golden Gloves ‘Unopposed Champions’:
Jorge Lievana – Unattached-Pee Wee – (8 yrs) – 50lbs, Iveth Alvarez – Tru Steel City- Pee Wee – female, (8 yrs) – 55lbs, Victor Rodriguez – Ybarra’s – Pee Wee – (8 yrs) – 65lbs, Michael Angel Martinez – Lil Brawlers- Pee Wee – (9-10) – 55lbs, Lorenzo Garcia – CGGC Pee Wee – (9-10) – 65lbs, Marissa Ciprian – Unattached – Pee Wee – female ( 9 yrs) – 70lbs, Liam Finney – House of Pain – Pee Wee – (9-10 yrs) – 75lbs, David Gomez – House of Pain – Pee Wee – (9-10 yrs) – 80lbs, Zoe Albarran – CGGC – Pee Wee – female (9 yrs) 85lbs, Elijared Bautista – Ybarra’s – Pee Wee – (9-10 yrs) – 101lbs, Yalonda Puente – House of Pain – Pee Wee – female (9 yrs) – 125lbs, Jose Meza – Rodarte – Bantam B – 90lbs, Alan Perez – House of Pain – Bantam B – 95lbs, Santiago Abeyta – House of Pain – Bantam B – 106lbs, Eishua Chavez – Chavez – Bantam B – 132lbs, LeSandra Martinez – CGGC – Bantam – BF – 114lbs, Sahel Martinez – Champion – Intermediate I – 90lbs, Sierra Uribes – Unattached – Intermediate I female – 95lbs, Carlos Jimenez – Unattached – Intermediate I – 125lbs, Javid Ramirez – CGGC – Intermediate I – 132lbs, Juan Santana – Unattached – Intermediate I – 154lbs, Genesis Marquez – Champion – Intermediate – female – 119lbs, Angelita Leyba – A1 – Junior – female – 106lbs, Jose Campos – La Familia – Junior J – 110lbs, Jared Cordova – Unattached – Junior J – 154lbs, Anthony Mireles – Unattached – Junior J – 176+lbs, Mayra Infante-Lopez – Hustle Hard – Novice – female – 112lbs, Karina Galvan – Ybarra’s – Novice – female – 125lbs, Jasmin Peralta – Chavez – Novice – female – 132lbs, Joanna Hooper – Santiago’s BA – Novice – female – 178+lbs, Giovanna Camacho – Unattached – Open – female – 106lbs, Alexandra Love – WCAP – Open – female – 112lbs, Rianna Rios – WCAP – Open – female – 125lbs, Makayla Saiz – GAB – Open – female – 132lbs, Naomi Graham – WCAP Open – female – 165lbs, Sonya Gallegos – Unattached – Open – female – 178lbs, Sergio Lujan – Unattached – Open – 141lbs, Shawn McCalman – A1 – Open – 178lbs, Aaron Dominick Casias – Strictly – Master – male – 152lbs, Diego Vermilye – 20th Street – Master – male – 165lbs and Theresa Escobar – Denver Police Brotherhood – Master – female – 152lbs.
The Colorado State Golden Gloves Championship Finals held Saturday night saw 19 Novice and Open Class boxers declared 2016 Colorado State Golden Gloves Champions. Next up for the ‘Open’ (male) winners is the CO/New Mexico Regional competition held Saturday, April 23, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Every bout on Saturday night was tremendous, the action hot and heavy. For the third consecutive year, A1 Boxing (Glenn Goodson) takes home the Team Trophy.
Saturday, March 26, Championship Finals results:
Brandon Lucero (Topeira) -N- 114lbs UD over Carlos Melgar (Touch of Sleep)
Maria Zuniga (A1) N/female- 119lbs walkover
Jorge Landeros (Touch of Sleep) N- 123lbs TKO3 over John Paul Rodriguez (Grudge BA)
Antonio Flores (Champion) N- 132lbs TKO3 over Jacob Rodriguez
Patricia Juarez (A1) N/female- 141lbsUD over Andrea Schmidt (Corner Boxing)
Gabriel Cerna (A1) UD over Martin Rodriguez
Kirsten Barry (Corner Boxing) N/female – 152lbs over Dannika Harris (Grudge BA)
Sergio Lopez (Champion) N- 152lbs SD over Jose Sandoval (20th St)
Eduardo Tarin (Champion) N- 165lbs UD over Jesus Gastelum (A1)
Leobardo Vaal (Topeira) N- 178lbs UD over David Martland (Corner Boxing)
Eric Beruman (Rodarte) N- 201lbs walkover
Mylon Brown N- 201+lbs over Jose Gonzalez (CGGC)
Salaam Gonzales (20th St) Open 108lbs UD over Paul LeBlanc (WCAP)
Shon Mondargon (20th St) Open 123lbs walkover
Efren Villalobos Open 132lbs SD over Randall Schuckman (House of Pain)
Hannah Terlep (A1) Open/female 141 lbs UD over Vanessa Villareal
Andres Borrego (Sloans Lake) Open 152lbs UD over Amin Mitchell (WCAP)
Cristian Escobedo (Aencio VO) Open 165lbs SD over Cristian DeLaRosa (CGGC)
Leonid Grachev (Corner Boxing) Open 201+lbs SD over Reggie Reams (Santiago’s BA)
Later Today or early Monday morning, the entire Saturday night Hall-of-Fame ceremony and Finals of the 2016 Colorado State Golden Gloves competition can be viewed on BAM TV (Duran Hill).