Friday Night Fights: Golden Gloves comes to Astoria
by Andrew Shilling
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Joel Paul (right) defeated Francisco Almonte. (Photo: Kenneth B. Goldberg)
Joel Paul (right) defeated Francisco Almonte. (Photo: Kenneth B. Goldberg)
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Pamela Baker (right) defeated Jalyn Javier Friday night in Queens to punch her ticket to The Golden Gloves finals. (Photo: Kenneth B. Goldberg)
Pamela Baker (right) defeated Jalyn Javier Friday night in Queens to punch her ticket to The Golden Gloves finals. (Photo: Kenneth B. Goldberg)
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Walter Sanchez, president of Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, 
welcomes 2011 Miss New York Kaitlin Monte at Daily News Golden Gloves quarterfinals matches held Friday, March 22, at the Astoria club. “Kaitlin volunteers at the club and makes Astoria proud,” said Sanchez. “She is on our Program Committee here and is helping to plan another event at the club in the fall.” Monte spoke about her anti-bullying campaign, something which she has been speaking about in schools and child services organizations since winning her crown in 2011.
Walter Sanchez, president of Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, welcomes 2011 Miss New York Kaitlin Monte at Daily News Golden Gloves quarterfinals matches held Friday, March 22, at the Astoria club. “Kaitlin volunteers at the club and makes Astoria proud,” said Sanchez. “She is on our Program Committee here and is helping to plan another event at the club in the fall.” Monte spoke about her anti-bullying campaign, something which she has been speaking about in schools and child services organizations since winning her crown in 2011.
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The bleachers were filled and ringside VIPs leaned forward as fighters from Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, Willis Ave. Boxing Gym in the Bronx and dozens more throughout the city met at the Variety Boys and Girls Club at 21-12 30th Rd. in Astoria Friday night.

From the first bell, the gym was filled with more than 100 boxing fans, as more ushered in for event. One of the highlights they were treated to was a bruising match between former champions Christopher Galeano and LeShawn Rodriguez, who went the distance. A bloodied Galeano picked up the victory.

And fans may have got their first glimpse at New York City’s next boxing star. Khalid Twaiti, a 17-year-old Brooklyn fighter who trains at Gleason’s Gym, picked a victory over former champion Mauricio Sandoval, Twaiti was named the P.C. Richard and Son Boxer of the Night.

RESULTS Bout 1 (201-Novice)

Joel Paul (Gleason’s Gym)

defeated

Francisco Almonte (Brotherhood BC)

5-0

Bout 2 (101-Women)

Pamela Baker (Mendez BC)

defeated

Jalyn Janvier (John’s Gym

5-0

Bout 3 (176+Women)

Krystal Graham-Dixon (Mt. Vernon BC)

defeated

Krystie tirado (Champoin Breed)

5-0

Bout 4 (165-Open)

Frank Castillo (Emcore Bc)

defeated

Kamil Abdulzhanov (Win or Die)

3-2

Bout 5 (165-Open)

Christopher Galeano (Mendez BC)

defeated

Leshawn Rodriguez (Veterans Memorial)

5-0

Bout 6 (114-Open)

Daniel Sandoz (Atlas Cops N Kids)

defeated

Chayanne Rivera (Willis Ave BC)

5-0

Bout 7 (114-Open)

Khalid Twaiti (Gleason’s Gym)

defeated

Mauricio Sandoval (Green Fitness)

4-1

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