(APR 9) On Saturday April 2,
2011, Striking Beauties, The boxing gym for women, held the
first all female fight event in New England. The USA Boxing
sanctioned event featured 8 bouts between women from all over
New England, and as far as Pennsylvania. A Night of Knockouts
included several Olympic hopefuls for 2012 and 2016! All
fighters put forth a tremendous effort, and the night was a
success with over 300 people in attendance.
1. Mydia Alonso (88 wt) vs. Lianivette Cotto (90 wt)
2. Marcia Agripino (125 wt) vs. Meg Beatty (126 wt)
3. Quianna Nesmith vs. Dianna Richards-Tobey(198 wt)
4. Roberta Pappas (125 wt) vs. Nephateria Miller (119 wt)
5. Destiny Cherino (152 wt) vs. Joy Pennington (152)
6. Magen Knell (132 wt) vs. Amber Bryant (126 wt)
7. Julie Macobella (125 wt) vs. Shelito Vincent (132 wt)
8. Amanda Pavone (125 wt) vs. Melanie Costa (125 wt)
1) . Mydia Alonso (88 wt) vs. Lianivette Cotto (90 wt)
Mydia Alonso, boxing out Irish Boxing Club, Pennsylvania,
trained by Gene Reed won a 3 round decision over Lianvette Coto,
boxing out of Champions of Life, Meriden, CT, trained by JOhnny
Lianivette started boxing in 2009 after being bullied by girls
at school and it has “inspired her life”! “Lianivette “has been
able to meet new people and share new happiness”. She has
competed in 4 bouts “and hopes to grow more in skills and have
Mydia has been boxing since she was 9 years old. Today, Mydia is
11 years old and in the 6th grade Her short-term goal is the
2014 AIBA World Youth Olympic Games but her dream is to make the
2016 U.S.A. Olympic Boxing Team.
2) Marcia Agripino (125 wt) vs. Meg Beatty (126 wt)
Marcia Agripino, boxing out Whaling City Boxing, New London, CT,
trained by Jaime Hayes & Kent Ward, of won a three round
decision over Meg Beatty, boxing out of Boston Boxing, Brighton,
MA, trained by Ed LaVache.
. Their fight was awarded “Fight of the Night” By Dena Paolino,
President of Striking Beauties.
Marcia started boxing 6 years ago “just to see if I could do
it....[then] fell in love!” A 2x Golden Glove finalist and 2010
PAL finalist, Marcia will be competing in the Women’s Nationals
in Florida this summer. A 29 year old OR technician, Marcia has
and one hell of a chin!
24 year old Meg grew up in Belmont, MA and has been fighting for
2 years. She began boxing after taking a women's boxing class at
the gym in order to stay in shape and try something new, and
quickly fell in love with the sport. She has fought in several
sanctioned fights and multiple exhibition matches and is excited
to participate in New England's first all female fight night.
3) Quianna Nesmith vs. Dianna Richards-Tobey(198 wt)
Quianna Nesmith, boxing out of Champions of Life, Meriden, CT,
trained by Johnny Callas, won a three round decision over Dianna
Richards-Tobey, boxing out of Gomes Gym, Middleboro MA. traiend
by Dave Gomes
Quianna is a 14 year old 8th grader from Connecticut.
Dianna is a high school freshman, &participates in Track and
Field and Basketball. Dianna started boxing 6 months ago and “Is
ready for [her] first fight!”.
4) Roberta Pappas (125 wt) vs. Nephateria Miller (119 wt)
Roberta Pappas, boxing out of Shoe City Boxing, Haverhill, MA,
trained by Kenny Stevenson, won a three round decision over
Nephateria Miller, boxing out of Ring One, New Haven, CT,
trained by Brian Clark.
Roberta started boxing 10 years ago. In 2005 Roberta took a 5
year break from boxing, making a strong return last year, adding
several wins to her record. Roberta is 21 years old and when
she’s not boxing, Roberta spends time with her baby girl, 2 yr
At 18 years old, Nephateria is the 2010 PAL National Champion
(119 lbs) and ranked # 8 by USA Boxing.
5) Destiny Cherino (152 wt) vs. Joy Pennington (152)
Destiny Cherino, boxing out of Striking Beauties, North
Attleboro, MA, trained by Jaime and Ryan Hayes, won a three
round decision over Joy Pennington, boxing out of Boston Boxing,
Brighton, MA, trained by Ed LaVache. . Destiny Cherino was
awarded Fighter of the Night for this amazing bout!
Destiny is 20 yrs. old and currently studies Kinesiology at the
University of RI. She started boxing when she was 12 and has had
9 fights, winning the 2009 New England Golden Gloves tournament.
Joy has a 4-2 record. Since she started competing 2 years ago,
Joy has won the 2010 Lowell Golden Gloves, 2010 Rocky Marciano
Tournament and the 2011 Lowell Golden Gloves. Originally
from Pittsburgh, PA Joy is 34 years old and resides in Boston,
MA where she is a full time lawyer and private investigator.
6) Magen Knell (132 wt) vs. Amber Bryant (126 wt)
Magen Knell, boxing out of Striking Beauties, North Attleboro,
MA, trained by Jaime Clampitt and Zach Reay, made her debut with
a win over Amer Bryant, boxing out of Gomes Gym, Middleboro, MA,
trained by Dave Gomes, by a third round (1:06) TKO in a
scheduled 3 round bout.
Magen joined Striking Beauties last year to get into shape.
Little did she know she would end up boxing competitively! Magen
is ready to step into the ring and make her debut fight!
A 17 year old high school junior, Amber runs cross-country
winter and spring track, takes AP classes and speaks French.
7) . Julie Macobella (125 wt) vs. Shelito Vincent (132 wt)
Julie Macobella, boxing out of Nonantum Boxing, Newton, MA,
trained by Marc Gargaro, won a three round decision over Shelito
Vincent, boxing out of Battleground, East Greenwich, RI, trained
by Jaime Clampitt & Kurt Reader.
A 33yrs. old Sr. Product Manager at OpenPages, Julie started
boxing competitively just last year and became the 2011 Lowell
Golden Glove champion as well as the New England Novice Golden
Glove Champ (125lb). She proudly boasts a 3-0 record, and her
trainer proudly calls her “one of the hardest workers in the
Shelly has been boxing for over 10 years. With an Amateur record
of 8-3, she was the 2000 Bud Belt champion (132) and the 2001
Western NE Golden Gloves champion (125 Novice). Shelly is 31
years old and resides in New London, CT.
8) Amanda Pavone (125 wt) vs. Melanie Costa (125 wt)
Amanda Pavone, boxing out Cyr Farrell Boxing Gym, Quincy, MA,
trained by Jimmy Farrell, won a 4 round decision over Melanie
Costa, boxing out of Cruz Boxing Academy, Taunton, MA, trained
by Bime Cruz, in an exciting rematch!
Amanda started boxing in July, 2009. In the mere year and 9
months that she’s been boxing competitively, has amassed quite
the collection of championship wins. At 25 years old, Amanda has
an impressive 10-1 record. Amanda’s only loss was to Melanie
Costa, and she reclaimed victory in an exciting bout!
Melanie has been boxing for 6 years. Her record is 17-9 and she
also boats and impressive list of accomplishments, including
several championships. She is 17 years old and a senior at
Norton High School.