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Boxing saved the life of Two-Division World Champion “El Gallo” Jose Antonio Rivera

Like many boxers, two-division world champion “El Gallo” Jose Antonio Rivera credits boxing for saving his life. “Absolutely,” Rivera agreed. “After my mom passed away when I was 10 years old, I gave up on life and my decision-making reflected that: hanging around with the wrong crowd including gang members, consuming alcohol between the ages […]

St. Francis College Men’s Basketball Officially Announces Addition of Travis Atson to 2020-21 Roster

St. Francis College Brooklyn men’s basketball Head Coach Glenn Braica officially announced today the addition of Travis Atson. Atson was granted a waiver from the NCAA, which will allow him to join the Terriers’ roster for the 2020-21 season. “We are extremely excited to add Travis, another New York City player, who has a lot […]

Ryan Roach’s Fighter Locker inks hot Ukrainian boxing prospects Karen Chukhadzhian & Zoravor Petrosyan

Ryan Roach’s Fighter Locker announced that it has signed a pair of promising Ukrainian prospects, word-rated welterweight Karen Chukhadzhian (16-1, 7 KOs) and super lightweight Zoravor Petrosyan (7-0, 3 KOs), to exclusive managerial contracts. “I’m honored to represent such high-quality Ukrainian fighters like Karen and Zoravor,” Fighter Locker president Ryan Roach said “They’re both trained […]

Boxing manager Ryan Roach – Establishing his own identity

Boxing manager Ryan Roach is the latest member of New England’s first family of boxing to be actively involved in the industry. Roach, naturally, understands his last name translates into instant respect, credibility, and automatically doors open. However, he is determined to establish his own identity and make a name for himself, rather than ride […]

St. John’s Men’s Basketball: Champagnie, Figueroa Take Home All-Met Honors

The St. John’s men’s basketball team saw two of its student-athletes earn recognition from the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association on Tuesday morning, as Julian Champagnie was named the All-Met Rookie of the Year and LJ Figueroa found a place on the All-Met Third Team. Champagnie becomes the 13th player in St. John’s history and the […]

Uncertain birthday coming up for undefeated lightweight prospect Jamaine “The Technician” Ortiz

Even in his wildest dreams, undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth World lightweight champion Jamaine “The Technician” Ortiz (13-0, 7 KOs) never could have ever imagined that his 24th birthday, later this month, would fall smack in the middle of a worldwide health pandemic. When he turns 24 on April 28th, Ortiz figured he’d be […]

A remarkable boxing journey like no other 1972 Olympic gold medalist “Sugar” Ray Seales

Imagine being the lone boxer from your country to capture an Olympic gold medal, only days after the infamous Munich massacre. Now imagine also having won a remarkable 338 of 350 amateur matches, having fought a trilogy as a professional with “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, being declared legally blind in both eyes (having entertainer Sammy Davis, […]