October 8, 2003 |
James J. Bark, 70, a hopeful lightweight boxer from South Philadelphia in the 1950s known to fans as "Jimmy Soo," died of emphysema Sunday at Bon Secours-Holy Family Hospital in Altoona, Pa. Mr. Bark had lived in State College since 1970. Born and raised in South Philadelphia, the handsome teen started boxing while attending South Catholic High School. Fighting under the name "Jimmy Soo" - a bow to his Irish-Chinese heritage - he compiled an impressive record as an amateur: He was Philadelphia's featherweight champ at 16 and, after being drafted into the Army, was lightweight champ of the Fifth Army Corps and a Golden Gloves lightweight champ, both in 1952.
April 4, 2013 |
TICKETS ARE available for the Pennsylvania Golden Gloves regional championships on April 20 at the Derby Ink Gardens. Tickets are $20 and can be obtained by calling Joe Hand Promotions at 800-557-4263 or at the door at 814 Spring Garden Street. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the first bout at 7. The winners will advance to the state championships on April 27 at Revere Nightclub in Reading. The national Golden Gloves tournament will be May 12-18 in Salt Lake City.
May 10, 2010
Two Philadelphia boxers battled their way all week to Saturday's finals of the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions in Little Rock, Ark., each winning four bouts by decision, but neither could bring home a title. Damon Allen, 17, lost a 5-0 decision to defending champion Erick Deleon, of Detroit, in the 132-pound division. And, at light heavyweight (178 pounds), Khalib Whitmore kept the heat on 2009 USA Boxing national champion Robert Brant, of Oakdale, Minn. But in the end, Brant won a 3-2 decision to retain the title.
May 8, 2010
Philadelphia's Damon Allen and Khalib Whitmore both won by decisions in last night's semifinal round of the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions in Little Rock, Ark. to advance to championship bouts tonight. Whitmore scored a unanimous 5-0 decision over Craig Duncan of Apopka, Fla. to reach the 178-pound final where he'll face current USA Boxing national champion Robert Brant of Oakdale, Minn. Allen, fighting at 132 pounds, took a 3-2 decision from Muskegon, Mich.'s Raeese Aleem.
May 3, 2001 |
Rashiem Jefferson of Philadelphia, the national champion last year at 112 pounds, was one of eight boxers representing Pennsylvania to advance in the first two days of the national Golden Gloves tournament in Reno, Nev. Jefferson, fighting at 119 this year, defeated Angel Gonzalez of Nevada in the first round Monday night and faced Ricardo Alvarez, representing Chicago, last night in the second round at the City Center Pavilion. Tiger Allen of Philadelphia (139) won his first-round bout, as did Jose Martinez (112)
May 7, 2001 |
Rashiem Jefferson of Philadelphia and Alfred Kinsey of Atlantic City, both representing Pennsylvania, won national Golden Gloves boxing championships Saturday night in Reno, Nev. Jefferson, now fighting at 119 pounds after winning the national title at 112 last year, and Kinsey, at 165 pounds, were two of four area boxers who reached the finals at the City Center Pavilion. John Santiago (125) and Tiger Allen (139), both of Philadelphia, finished second in their weight divisions.
May 19, 2015 |
RENOWNED TRAINER Bozy Ennis was asked for his evaluation of Darmani Rock's prospects as a boxer. Less than 24 hours before, Rock had surprised the No. 1 amateur in the world to win his first Golden Gloves national title. "That kid," Ennis said. "I think he's the future of the super-heavyweight division. " Rock beat Cam Awesome on Saturday in Las Vegas. Awesome, 27, previously fought under the name of Lenroy Thompson. He owns three Golden Gloves championships, including the 2009 belt he received when he beat Philadelphian Bryant Jennings.
April 22, 2001 |
Before he could become the first Pennsylvania fighter in 10 years to win three consecutive Golden Gloves state titles in three weight classes, Philadelphia's Rashiem Jefferson had to get by none other than defending 119-pound champion Carney Bowman of Harrisburg last night at Bally's Park Place. And after four furious rounds of boxing, the two good friends stood on each side of the referee in the middle of the ring, waiting to hear the judges' decision on a fight that could have gone either way. It was Jefferson who received the nod. Jefferson, 18, who won the national title last year at 112 pounds, was a silver medalist at 106 pounds in 1999 after winning his first Pennsylvania state crown.
May 20, 2013 |
STEPHEN FULTON JR., of Philadelphia, is a national Golden Gloves champion. Fulton decisioned Cristian Williams, of Chicago, in the 114-pound championship bout on Saturday night in Salt Lake City. The victory was described as a "close win" by the Salt Lake Tribune . Fulton, who fights out of West Philadelphia's Shuler's Gym, advanced to the nationals after winning the state championship in April. Fulton had to win bouts on 3 consecutive days to advance to the finals. He won all by decision.
May 3, 2007 |
Philadelphia's Tahree Carroll defeated Tyrone Chatman of St. Louis in a 4-1 decision last night in the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The 141-pound Carroll will fight Chris Pearson of Cincinnati tonight in the quarterfinals. Super heavyweight Pedro Martinez of Philadelphia lost a decision to Anthony Webster of Selma, Ala., in the final bout of the evening. Anthony Tettis (201) of Ridgway, Pa., stopped Randy Johnson of Little Rock three seconds into the second round.