Amateur Boxing Returns to the NY Metro Region
by Warren Rosenberg - MetroSports Magazine May 16, 2021
After more than a year of suspension due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions in New York State, amateur boxing has returned to the New York metropolitan area. USA Boxing Metro, the regional sanctioning body for amateur boxing, hosted its first official event on Saturday, May 15th 2021, in what was billed as a “Test Show”.
Twenty-two boxers representing 14 boxing gyms took to the ring in front of a pre-screened, masked audience at Mount Vernon’s Main Street Boxing Gym. Proper safety protocol was followed in accordance with USA Boxing’s 21-page “Back to Boxing: Event Operators Guide”. Among these safety protocol were health screening upon entry of the boxers, their support staff which was limited in number, the officiating crew, media, and the audience, also limited in number. Proper face protection was worn by all but the fighters during their bouts and the ring was disinfected between bouts.
A Test Show is an event required of all Local Boxing Committees, such as USA Boxing Metro, prior to the return of regular competitions, to test and thereby ensure the effectiveness of newly adopted safety protocols.
The outcome of the bouts were:
Famous Wilson (Rockaway Ropes) defeats Tyreice Stokes (APJ Boxing Club)
Henry Clare (NYC Cops and Kids) defeats Alejandro Jimenez (Gleason’s Gym)
Nick Campano (Westbury Boxing) defeats Donovan Garell (Floyd Patterson Boxing Club)
Miguel Torbiomatias (Floyd Patterson Boxing Club) defeats Basit Mahmood (Unattached)
Yana Tolmechava (Underground Boxing Club) defeats Rebecca Goldberg (Church Street Boxing)
Erlin Bramellari (Bars Boxing) defeats Alex Davis (Boxingology)
Alex Maminakis (Angel & Lion Gorilla Boxing/MMA) defeats Lance Roberts (Boxingology)
Frank Morganti (NYC Cops and Kids) defeats Randy Leon (Kayo Boxing)
Anthony Tantillo (Unattached) defeats Diego Jagessar (Striking 101)
Christian Burgos (Main Street Boxing) defeats Gianluca Lavignani (Kayo Boxing)
Emilio Torres (APJ Boxing Club) defeats Marland Bryan (Main Street Boxing)
The partisan crowd showed their allegiance to their home-gym favorites from Main Street Boxing.
Photos of the event are available at : https://wr-photo.com/p859810938