Golden Gloves to Crown Champs of New York State

Winners Will Advance to the National Championship

Buffalo, NY – On Friday April 23rd, the ECC Burt Flickinger Center will host the New York State Golden Gloves Championship. Finalists from both the East and West Regions will go head to head in an event that is sure to be engaging and entertaining. Both the Western and Eastern regional have been an exciting display of athleticism, heart, and good sportsmanship from its participants. This will continue this Friday, as boxers will be crowned New York State Golden Gloves Champions.

On March 9th, the Western Regional took place; winners included:

Mike Christopher (novice, 152 lb), Water Williams (sub-novice141 lb), Jordan McKinnon and Jose Rodriguez (sub novice, 152 lb). Lavius Williams (open-class, 123 lb), Saadiq Muhammed (open class, 152 lb), Corey Webster (open class, 165 lb), Darryl Griffin (open class, 178 lb), Luis Berrios, Max Connors and Anthony Cuevas ( 132 lb, match bout), Pietro Muscato (165 lb, match bout), Patrick Thompson (178 lb, match bout), and Erick Rogers (201 lb, match bout).

This will be the final chance Buffalo residents will have to see these fighters locally. The open class winners of the New York State Championship this Friday will advance to the Golden Gloves National Championship in Little Rock Arkansas.

 Adult admission for the final night is $25 and $15 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at Pacillo’s on Hertel Avenue, at Doris Records on East Ferry Street, any of the four local Carubba Collision locations or at

Sponsorship opportunities and ringside tables are still available. For more information contact Don Patterson at 716-400-9697, send e-mail to, or search Buffalo Golden Gloves on facebook. If you are looking for a superior sporting experience and great live entertainment please join us to support local boxers and businesses.

Here is the bout sheet:

Max ConnorsKC’s Boxing 132Sub Novice Jose PaganLou Amber boxing
Luis BerriosDe Leon Boxing 132Open Vinny DenirioBardo boxing
Walter WilliamsFlare Bomb Squad 141Sub Novice Joe McmanStanding Rock Boxing
Youn Chris YongUB Boxing 141Novice Eric WarrenGreater Ithaca Athletic Center
Malik BrownFuture Boxing 141Open Nick CastaldiSweeny’s Boxing
Jose RodriguesLackawanna 152Sub novice Jonathan VasquezGeneva Boxing Club
Sarah KuhnSweeney Boxing 152Female Janice MeyersCNY
Mike ChristopherUB Boxing 152Novice Tevin TerranceEastside Champs
Saadiq MuhammadFuture Boxing 152open Srdan LukicSyracuse friends of Boxing
Pietro MuscatoKC’s Boxing 165Sub novice Erick PlumeriDe Leon Boxing
Jeremy HudakRoc Boxing 165Novice Chris TierCNY Boxing
Wilmont WoodsSt Martin 165Open Corey WebsterDe Leon
Patrick ThompsonDe Leon Boxing 178 ASub Novice Philip ParrishCNY Boxing
Patrick ThompsonLockport 178Novice Hayk TadevosyanGreater Ithaca Athletic Center
Darryl GriffinBuffalo PAL 178Open Derrick EvansLou Amber boxing
John CouserRoc Boxing 201Sub Novice Alexander StratakosGreater Ithaca Athletic Center
  201Novice Michael PageGreater Ithaca Athletic Center
Greg BradyLionheart 201Open Jalal RicksGreater Ithaca Athletic Center
Roberto De LeonDe Leon Boxing 201+Novice Tyrone TilsonGreater Ithaca Athletic Center
Terri CarterNiagara Falls 201+Open Trevor Bryan JrSchenectady

2 Responses to “Golden Gloves to Crown Champs of New York State”

  1. gary wald says:

    in 1974 jimmy giambelluca won the finals ,and guess who is jose rodrigues trainer is ,you got it ,what are the odds,guess what, the buffalo news did not show up ,or write about it ,35 years ago golden gloves had the finals in buffalo the last time ,this was a big deal in sports ,thank you for your interest

  2. MM says:

    I remember Punchy Giambelluca. Nice column. At least someone remembers the Golden gloves!!!!!