(APR 19) Once again on April 18,
2009, Madison Square Garden became electrified with action as New
Yorkers cheered fine boxing. Fighters slugged it out Friday night
and into early Saturday to gain this years title and receive the
A few notable finishers among many great matches:
Roberts got the better of trading punches with Chala A. Yancy
with Yancy taking multiple hits to the body and head, but
fighting back round upon round with an exceptional display of
valor and heart until the referee stopped the bout near the end
of round 4 for a Melissa Roberts win.
Photo: Christy Cappillino
(201+N) Refusing to
be intimidated, Joseph Williams Jr. used speed and
maneuverability to slip in and slide away from his larger heavy
hitting opponent Patrick Neumann. Williams frustrated Neumann
and managed to accurately rack up more points rushing in with
volleys of lefts and rights before his opponent could
effectively counter. That’s how to do it and paid off with a win
(201+) Showing heart
and determination, Adam Kownacki and Davone Jones finished off
the night slugging it out. Taking turns on the ropes, trading
hard, heavy brawling punches, neither fighter would give in and
battled until both were near exhaustion at the final bell.
Kownacki came away with a tough earned win.
Photo: Christy Cappillino
Kristin Havdoglous after her win
How the rest of the battles went:
(141-W) Kristin Havdoglous slugged it out with Grace Claudio for
a second round stop and Kristin win.
Ruth Sullivan after her win
(106-W) In a lot of
“heart and blood” match, Ruth O’Sullivan defeated Jillkerry Ward
with a 4th round stop.
(178+W) Sonya Lamonakis got the better end of trading blows with
Shanell Mathes for the win.
(112-N) Daveshua Sepulveda and Joshua Gonzalez wailed away at
each other for a Sepulveda victory.
(119-O) Raul Lopez with left and right body shots and the 2nd
round stop win over Noel Solis.
(178-N) Leon Falconer and De’Vaun Lee in a heavy trading close
one with a comeback win for Falconer.
(141-N) Jayquran Hazel with a win over Jose Peralta after a lot
(152-O) Steven Martinez with a win over Christopher Ventura
after some holding/tie-ups and trading of fast flurries.
(119-N) Kelvin Heredia defeated Claude Staten Jr. after some
trading and a bit of holding/wrestling. (165-O) Naim Terbunja
getting the better of head-shot trading with a big left hook and
win over Marcus Browne.
(125-O) Dominique James controlled the bout, picking punches for
the victory over Frankie Garriga.
And so passes another Daily News Golden Glove Season, time to
get over to the gym and get ready for next year.
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