Tag Archive | National Golden Gloves

The late Johnny Tapia remains strong influence for Albuquerque amateur boxer Sharahya-Taina Moreu

The late, great Hall of Fame boxer Johnny Tapia played a significant role in the development of Albuquerque welterweight Sharahya-Taina Moreu, and the 3-division world champion remains a strong influence in her life. During the COVID-19 pandemic she has been preparing to compete in the 2020 USA Boxing National Championships, December 5-12, at Shreveport Convention […]

Wendy Toussaint To Take On Charles Conwell in ShoBox Main Event October 7

ShoBox: The New Generation returns for the first time since March with a four-fight card headlined by exciting, undefeated super welterweight prospects Charles Conwell and Wendy Toussaint in a 10-round main-event bout on Wednesday, October 7 live on SHOWTIME ® (9 p.m. ET/PT) from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. The four-fight telecast will […]

BJ Flores – Boxing’s all-purpose guy

Multiple world title challenger and decorated amateur boxer BJ “El Peligroso” Flores never really had a chance. He was born into a boxing family and the now 41-year-old Flores has certainly made the most of it. Flores is boxing’s all-purpose guy: boxer, television color commentator, and trainer. His father, Ralph Flores, was a military person […]

Born to box: Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini

As the son of a prizefighter, International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee (“Class of 2015”) Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini was born to box, and the Youngstown, Ohio fighter climbed to the top of the sport’s mountain, capturing the World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight title in 1982. Mancini’s father, the late Lenny “Boom Boom” Mancini, boxed […]

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, […]

Undefeated rising star Jamaine “The Technician” Ortiz In developmental process on way to top

Fresh off his sensational hometown debut last month, Jamaine “The Technician” Ortiz (13-0, 7 KOs) is in the middle of a developmental process that is, hopefully, headed to the top of the 135-pound division by 2022. The 23-year-old Ortiz, who will abdicate his World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth World lightweight title next month when he […]

“Smokin” Joe Frazier punched way into USA Boxing Alumni Association Hall of Fame

One of boxing’s all-time greatest, the late, great “Smokin’” Joe Frazier, will be inducted posthumously into the USA Boxing Alumni Association Hall of Fame, Friday night, December 13, during a special Class of 2019 ceremony, at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The HOF reception is being held in conjunction with […]