Tag Archive | Puerto Rico

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 […]

World heavyweight contender Lou Savarese to be inducted into New York State Boxing HOF

World heavyweight title challenger and two-time New York Golden Gloves champion Lou Savarese (46-7, 38 KOs) is living the dream, as they say, preparing for his upcoming induction into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF). As one of the 28-member Class of 2020, the popular Savarese will be formally inducted at the […]

USA Men’s AmeriCup Qualifying Team Earns Second-Straight Win Over Puerto Rico

The USA men (2-0) topped Puerto Rico (0-2) 95-73 to cap off play in the first window of FIBA AmeriCup Qualifying action on Sunday afternoon at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C. Kyle Fogg (Beijing Royal Fighters/Arizona) led the USA with 18 points and a game-high eight assists; Justin Anderson (Long Island Nets/Virginia) […]

USA Men’s AmeriCup Qualifying Team Earns 83-70 Win Over Puerto Rico

The 2020 USA Men’s AmeriCup Qualifying Team (1-0), which led from wire-to-wire, sprinted to a 27-point halftime lead and held off Puerto Rico (0-1) in the second half to take a 83-70 victory on Thursday night in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ten U.S. players put points on the board, led by a double-double of 16 […]

USA Men’s Basketball team February 2020 AmeriCup Qualifying Team Announced

Featuring 11 players currently active in the NBA G League and including eight players owning NBA regular season experience, USA Basketball today announced the 12-man roster for the February 2020 USA AmeriCup Qualifying Team. Confirmed for the team are: Jaylen Adams (Wisconsin Herd/St. Bonaventure); Justin Anderson (Long Island Nets/Virginia); Cody Demps (Stockton Kings/ Sacramento State); […]

Heavyweight Sensation Efe Ajagba Takes on Former Title Challenger Razvan Cojanu in Co-Main Event of FOX PBC Fight Night & on FOX Deportes Saturday

Undefeated heavyweight sensation Efe Ajagba will take on former title challenger Razvan Cojanu in the 10-round co-main event of FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes Saturday, March 7 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™. The night of heavyweight action begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and is headlined by undefeated […]

Meet the New York State Boxing HOF Class of 2020

The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) has officially announced its 28-member Class of 2019. The ninth annual NYSBHOF induction dinner will be held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), April 19, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. “I am proud that we are continuing to honor New York men […]