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October 8, 2003 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 4, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
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.
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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.
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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.
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May 3, 2001 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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)
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May 7, 2001 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
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May 19, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
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.
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April 22, 2001 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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May 20, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
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.
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May 3, 2007 | By Jonathan Howard SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
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.
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September 7, 2016 | By David Patrick Stearns, Staff Writer
'Go home and hug your mother!" That gruffly stated order upon leaving the Jack Costello Boxing Club is a standard in the Irish-dominated Tacony neighborhood where 25 to 50 sweaty young boxers, many of them teenagers, turn up on weekday evenings for training, sparring, and maybe even getting their lives together. Or, sometimes not. The trainers watch for injuries in the ring but also keep an eye out for the less-visible ones, the ones the boxers may already have. "I don't know what's so terrible that a 15-year-old would commit suicide," said Patrick Costello, 55, one of several volunteers who run the place, "but he did. " He won't say much more about the teenager who used to train there regularly, but the memory of him reminds Costello why he's there.
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May 19, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
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.
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April 28, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THE WAY he sees it, there is one thing that could derail Jaron Ennis' promising boxing career faster than an unseen right hook. "Girls," said Ennis, who earned his second consecutive Pennsylvania Golden Gloves championship on Saturday. "Partying with the girls and stuff like that. It's not a problem for me because I know when to turn it down, when to turn it off. " Ennis is a 17-year-old senior at Walter Biddle Saul High School in Roxborough and the latest prodigy of Bozy Ennis, his father, trainer and a renowned boxer in his own right.
NEWS
April 24, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
The remaining members of the Pennsylvania Golden Gloves national team will be decided tomorrow in a series of bouts for state championships. The Pennsylvania Golden Gloves is split into Eastern/Philadelphia and Western/Pittsburgh regions. Open Class winners will advance to the national championships May 11-16 in Las Vegas. Four Philadelphia-area fighters already have won their divisions in walkovers, including Christian Carto, who claimed a national crown last year. Tomorrow's card will be held at the Event Center in Pennsauken, N.J., and will be preceded by eight Novice Class bouts.
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April 21, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
IT WAS SHORTLY after Christian Carto finished carving up his latest opponent when he heard from one of his idols. Jesse Hart, the undefeated super-middleweight who will be fighting on the May 2 Mayweather-Pacquiao undercard, leaned over to Carto and whispered some very quick advice. "He was telling me what I could have done better," said Carto, who earned his second consecutive Golden Gloves Pennsylvania state championship with a decision over Daniel Sandoz. "He said I could have set more punches up with my jab. I appreciate that more coming from him because I look up to him. " Carto's methodical performance earned him the inaugural Stan Hochman Award, which will be given to the top fighter at the Pennsylvania Golden Gloves East Regional Championships.
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April 20, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even with his father's history as a boxer and manager in the sport, Dylan Price didn't immediately jump into the ring. He tried his hand at several sports as a youngster, including football. "I was pretty small, about 55 pounds, and was moving up to the 105-pound division," the 16-year-old said. "That's when my dad said to me, 'It's time for you to try something else.' " Price took his first competitive step in boxing when he was 9. "I knew on the first day that it was for me," he said.
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April 20, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
As the third and final round of his bout got underway, Christian Carto probably could have stayed on the outside and let outclassed Daniel Sandoz flail away. But Carto didn't see it that way. "I wanted to win the round," said Carto, of Deptford. "I didn't want to leave anything to the judges because they might have seen something different. " Carto, 18 and last year's Golden Gloves 108-pound national champion, scored an easy unanimous decision Saturday night at 114 pounds at the Golden Gloves Pennsylvania Eastern Regional Championships at 2300 Arena.
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June 19, 2014 | By Max Cohen, Inquirer Staff Writer
It didn't bother Christian Carto that his opponent, Leroy Davila of New Brunswick, N.J., was nine years his elder and already had two USA Boxing national titles in the 108-pound division. The 17-year-old from Deptford displayed poise from the start of the national Golden Gloves championship bout on May 17 at the Las Vegas Hotel, beginning the first round with a hard left hand to Davila's stomach. "He let him know right off the bat," said Mickey Rosati, Carto's trainer. "It just set the tone: 'I'm not afraid of you. You're [nearly]
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July 19, 2013
The Joe Hand Boxing Gym will present a free Community Fitness Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for area children ages 10 through 17. The event, demonstrating the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle, features instruction in all aspects of boxing and various exercises from the gym's coaches, as well as appearances by former Golden Gloves champion and undefeated super middleweight Jesse Hart (8-0) and junior-lightweight contender Teon Kennedy (18-2-2). Participants should arrive with gym shorts and sneakers.
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