The Washington Golden Gloves Championship Tournament continues March 12 at The Sugar Ray Leonard Community Center, Palmer Park, Maryland.

March 05, 2016 Results: 

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The Washington Golden Gloves Championship Tournament continued Saturday, March 05 at the Sugar Ray Leonard community center Palmer Park, Maryland. The USA boxing sanctioned event hosted boxing’s amateur up and comings.

The Seven Nights of Boxing will come to an end Saturday April 30 with the Regional Championship; where DC, Maryland, and Delaware Champions go head to head with the Virginia and North Carolina winners at the Rosecroft Raceway.

While getting the big win is definitely the epitome of sacrifice. The young men and woman participate in this event for reasons beyond guts and glory. It’s the measure of their character; the means to accomplishment.

The Junior Division: 

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(Championship): Jahmal Harvey (Oxon Hill) over Teon Jackson (Lyfestyle)

(Championship): Dennis Zeiglar (Sugar Ray Leonard) over Dequan Clark (Tony’s Gym)

Tyquawn Johnson (No. 11 Overcomers) over Owen Pannucci (Bowerhouse)

Donte Baytop (UMAR) over DeAngelo McDonald (D-Block)

Novice Division:

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Marlon Cash (Dream Team) over Oscar Bonilla (Old School)

Joshua Woodard (Headbangers) over Brient Rodriguez (Champions)

(Female): Kierra Kerry (D-Block) over Wezi Thindwa (Unattached)

(Female): Ladasia Lewis (D-Block) over April Ademiluyi (Laurel)

Leroy Payne (Headbangers) over Tre’von Bush (Sugar Ray Leonard)

Joseph Flores (Champions) won his bout by walkover

Felix Manzulta (Dog Pound) over Sung Park (Laurel)

Kalonni Daly (Sugar Ray Leonard) won his bout by walkover

William Joppy, Jr. (Tony’s Gym) over Jalil Hunter (Headbangers)

(Female Championship): Christina Kay (Champions) over Pamela Herasingh (Keystone)

Leonard Poe (Hillcrest) over Tigra Coleman (Tony’s Gym)

Open Division:

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Hector Soto (Down Under) over Jordon Hunter (Keystone)

Montel Pridgett (UMAR) over Denzel Bowling (First Class)

Donte Burts (Woodland) over Dante Cox (Laurel)

Maiwak Da’goot (Hillcrest) over Nigel Fennell (Down Under)

Mansabory Conde (Odenton) over Monyae Gregory (Upton)

Jonathan Burrs II (Headbangers) over Travis Roberts (Ground Control)

Tavon Body (Headbangers) over Aaron Anderson (Mack Lewis)

One of the participants, Joshua Woodard was particularly emotional over his victory. Josh recently lost a cousin to street violence. He dedicated his fight to him. Josh felt his cousin’s presence in the ring. Josh stated, after his TKO victory, “I told my cousin what I was going to do and did it.” By hosting the event, the Sugar Ray Community Center provides an avenue for young adults to focus their energies on something positive.

As, Diana Fennell, Delegate for the 47th A District State of Maryland, said, “this is something (Boxing) these young men and women can do in terms of sportsmanship. They reward each other. I look forward to working with Juicy and others to continue to promote boxing at the Sugar Ray Community Center.”

The saga continues, tonight, Saturday March 12, 2016.

All preliminary bouts General Seating $20.

For General information call 301-843-6165.

Special Thanks to Robert (Mack) and Sheila McConnell for all of their help.

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