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Anthony Pegues of New Rochelle Wins 2011 NY Golden Gloves Title!

April 11, 2011 - 17:30

Main Street Boxing’s three finalists in this year’s New York Golden Gloves tournament all fought for the title on Thursday, April 7 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Anthony Pegues raised the title belt after three hard fought rounds, becoming the first Golden Gloves winner in Main Street Boxing Clubs brief existence. Natalie Gonzalez lost an extremely questionable decision, while Lindsay Tolpa gave a spirited and respectable performance in her losing effort.

Main Street Boxers Fight in Golden Gloves Finals Tomorrow at MSG

April 06, 2011 - 09:22

The Main Street Boxing Club’s (310 Main Street, New Rochelle) three remaining representatives fight in the finals of the New York Golden Gloves tomorrow. Natalie Gonzalez (profiled 11/25/2010) faces Brittany Delgado in the 106 lb. Final. Lindsay Tolpa (profiled 1/30/2011) vies with Misato Tamegawa for the 119 lb. title. Anthony Pegues (profiled 1/3/2010) confronts Robert Fischetti in the 178 lb. Novice Final. The show begins at 7 PM at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Tickets can be obtained by calling 800-745-3000.
In other Main Street Boxing news, Kevin Rooney, Jr. makes his professional debut on April 22 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. against an as yet unnamed opponent. Kevin is a 26 year old graduate of Fordham University who works as the publicist and events coordinator for Star Boxing. He is the son of Iron Mike Tyson’s pre-Buster Douglas trainer, who will be in Kevin’s corner along with Main Street trainers Willie Soto and Ryan O’Leary.

'Luck of the Sound' for Three Main Street Boxers

March 29, 2011 - 03:07
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There is always talk about the luck of the Irish, especially around St. Patrick’s Day. This year nobody told Florida State about that, so we look for alternatives. With three profiles for three finalists, the Main Street Boxing Team must be thinking about the luck of the Talk of the Sound. Natalie Gonzalez, Lindsay Tolpa, and Anthony Pegues all advanced to the finals of their respective divisions in the New York Golden Gloves. They will be competing for titles at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on April 7 and 8, with the exact scheduling still pending.

Four Main Street Fighters Remain in Golden Gloves Tournament

March 11, 2011 - 03:38

Main Street Boxing has four fighters remaining in the Golden Gloves tournament after the exit of four more fighters in recent competition. The three scheduled to compete in the women’s quarterfinals this coming week are Michelle Herzl, Natalie Gonzalez, and Lindsay Tolpa. Anthony Pegues (see 1/3/2011 article) advanced to the semi-finals of the 178 lb. Novice Division after receiving a bye in the quarterfinal round. His upcoming fight has not been scheduled to this point.

Pegues Snaps Main Street Cold Spell;NRHS Sr Colleen Moriarity Debuts Wednesday

February 22, 2011 - 01:46

The Main Street Boxing Club (310 Main Street, New Rochelle) had a difficult two weeks in the New York Golden Gloves competition. Nine fighters were eliminated from the tournament and three advanced to the next round. While most of the losses were close fights, the decisions were, for the most part, considered fair verdicts.

Main Steet Boxing Persevering Through Make-Up Week

February 10, 2011 - 17:50

The Main Street Boxing Team confronts a rather demanding week as a result of weather makeups and scheduling irregularities in the New York Golden Gloves Tournament. While not having any of its fighters placed on Monday’s Mount Vernon card, the reminder of the week distributes the peripatetic club throughout New York City.
Adam Ricciardi impressively bested Isiah Seijo of Alpha Omega Gym on Tuesday night via the decision route in a 165 lb Novice Division bout. Shortly after the opening bell, Ricciardi bloodied Seijo’s nose and dictated the fight afterward. According to Head Coach Ryan O’Leary, Ricciardi showed strong punching “with a stiff jab. He worked the whole time, tiring a bit at the end. He kept Seijo off balance with the jab. He scored with some big right hands. It was rather one-sided.” Earlier in the night, Kevin Martin was awarded a walkover when his opponent in the 165 lb. Novice Division tipped the scales eight pounds over the limit. Martin proceeded to the next round and his opponent to the nearest Taco Bell.

Judges Turn Blind Eye To Main Street Boxers

February 08, 2011 - 16:38

After knocking out New Zealand’s Tom Heeney in the tenth round, Greenwich Village native Gene Tunney vacated his heavyweight title, trading in the speedbag for Shakespeare. The 1930 elimination bout between Germany’s Max Schmeling and American Jack Sharkey ended in the fourth round with Schmeling writhing on the canvas after an apparent low blow. Supporters of the ‘Boston Gob’ were incredulous that their man was denied the title, claiming that ‘der schwarze Uhlan’ had applied a few tricks he learned from his thespian friends in the Weimar demimonde. In the rematch held in 1931 in Long Island City, Schmeling dominated Sharkey over the final ten rounds, and the awaited verdict seemed a mere formality to the assembled throng. After the judges declared Sharkey, nee Joseph Paul Zaukauskas, the first and only heavyweight champion of Lithuanian origins, Schmeling’s beloved trainer, malaprop king Joe Jacobs, exclaimed for all eternity, “We wuz robbed!” The ghost of ‘Yussel the Mussel’ was sighted twice last Thursday at the New York Athetic Club.

Main Street Boxing Skates Into Third Week of Golden Gloves

February 03, 2011 - 01:40

The Main Street Boxing Club (310 Main Street, New Rochelle) plowed its way through the second week of the New York Golden Gloves Tournament. Five of six fighters advanced into the second round of competition. Three of the fighters actually entered the ring and three were given byes into the next round.
Mikey Brogan (see 1/9/2011 article “Boxing Pantheon Greets Main Street Boxing Team, Grand Central Commuters”) cruised to a unanimous verdict over his opponent in the 152 lb. Novice class . According to Head Coach, Ryan O’Leary, Brogan “threw lots of punches, connecting with long jabs.” The scoring may have been a little too close for O’Leary’s comfort, but ultimately Mikey moves ahead. The tutelage that he received from the boxing legends at Grand Central earlier in the month reaped dividends.
Alejandro Ramirez won a close decision over his opponent in the 152 lb. division via a 4-1 tally of the judges. O’Leary felt that Ramirez deserved the verdict as he threw more punches and he landed the cleaner shots. In the amateur ranks, the scoring tends to favor the more stylistic of fighters and according to Ryan, “Alejandro’s jab saved him.”

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Anthony Pegues of New Rochelle Wins 2011 NY Golden Gloves Title!

Main Street Boxing’s three finalists in this year’s New York Golden Gloves tournament all fought for the title on Thursday, April 7 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Anthony Pegues raised the title belt after three hard fought rounds, becoming the first Golden Gloves winner in Main Street Boxing Clubs brief existence. Natalie Gonzalez lost an extremely questionable decision, while Lindsay Tolpa gave a spirited and respectable performance in her losing effort.

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Main Street Boxers Fight in Golden Gloves Finals Tomorrow at MSG

The Main Street Boxing Club’s (310 Main Street, New Rochelle) three remaining representatives fight in the finals of the New York Golden Gloves tomorrow. Natalie Gonzalez (profiled 11/25/2010) faces Brittany Delgado in the 106 lb. Final. Lindsay Tolpa (profiled 1/30/2011) vies with Misato Tamegawa for the 119 lb. title. Anthony Pegues (profiled 1/3/2010) confronts Robert Fischetti in the 178 lb. Novice Final. The show begins at 7 PM at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Tickets can be obtained by calling 800-745-3000.
In other Main Street Boxing news, Kevin Rooney, Jr. makes his professional debut on April 22 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. against an as yet unnamed opponent. Kevin is a 26 year old graduate of Fordham University who works as the publicist and events coordinator for Star Boxing. He is the son of Iron Mike Tyson’s pre-Buster Douglas trainer, who will be in Kevin’s corner along with Main Street trainers Willie Soto and Ryan O’Leary.

Read more

'Luck of the Sound' for Three Main Street Boxers

There is always talk about the luck of the Irish, especially around St. Patrick’s Day. This year nobody told Florida State about that, so we look for alternatives. With three profiles for three finalists, the Main Street Boxing Team must be thinking about the luck of the Talk of the Sound. Natalie Gonzalez, Lindsay Tolpa, and Anthony Pegues all advanced to the finals of their respective divisions in the New York Golden Gloves. They will be competing for titles at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on April 7 and 8, with the exact scheduling still pending.

Read more

Four Main Street Fighters Remain in Golden Gloves Tournament

Main Street Boxing has four fighters remaining in the Golden Gloves tournament after the exit of four more fighters in recent competition. The three scheduled to compete in the women’s quarterfinals this coming week are Michelle Herzl, Natalie Gonzalez, and Lindsay Tolpa. Anthony Pegues (see 1/3/2011 article) advanced to the semi-finals of the 178 lb. Novice Division after receiving a bye in the quarterfinal round. His upcoming fight has not been scheduled to this point.

Read more

Pegues Snaps Main Street Cold Spell;NRHS Sr Colleen Moriarity Debuts Wednesday

The Main Street Boxing Club (310 Main Street, New Rochelle) had a difficult two weeks in the New York Golden Gloves competition. Nine fighters were eliminated from the tournament and three advanced to the next round. While most of the losses were close fights, the decisions were, for the most part, considered fair verdicts.

Read more

Main Steet Boxing Persevering Through Make-Up Week

The Main Street Boxing Team confronts a rather demanding week as a result of weather makeups and scheduling irregularities in the New York Golden Gloves Tournament. While not having any of its fighters placed on Monday’s Mount Vernon card, the reminder of the week distributes the peripatetic club throughout New York City.
Adam Ricciardi impressively bested Isiah Seijo of Alpha Omega Gym on Tuesday night via the decision route in a 165 lb Novice Division bout. Shortly after the opening bell, Ricciardi bloodied Seijo’s nose and dictated the fight afterward. According to Head Coach Ryan O’Leary, Ricciardi showed strong punching “with a stiff jab. He worked the whole time, tiring a bit at the end. He kept Seijo off balance with the jab. He scored with some big right hands. It was rather one-sided.” Earlier in the night, Kevin Martin was awarded a walkover when his opponent in the 165 lb. Novice Division tipped the scales eight pounds over the limit. Martin proceeded to the next round and his opponent to the nearest Taco Bell.

Read more

Judges Turn Blind Eye To Main Street Boxers

After knocking out New Zealand’s Tom Heeney in the tenth round, Greenwich Village native Gene Tunney vacated his heavyweight title, trading in the speedbag for Shakespeare. The 1930 elimination bout between Germany’s Max Schmeling and American Jack Sharkey ended in the fourth round with Schmeling writhing on the canvas after an apparent low blow. Supporters of the ‘Boston Gob’ were incredulous that their man was denied the title, claiming that ‘der schwarze Uhlan’ had applied a few tricks he learned from his thespian friends in the Weimar demimonde. In the rematch held in 1931 in Long Island City, Schmeling dominated Sharkey over the final ten rounds, and the awaited verdict seemed a mere formality to the assembled throng. After the judges declared Sharkey, nee Joseph Paul Zaukauskas, the first and only heavyweight champion of Lithuanian origins, Schmeling’s beloved trainer, malaprop king Joe Jacobs, exclaimed for all eternity, “We wuz robbed!” The ghost of ‘Yussel the Mussel’ was sighted twice last Thursday at the New York Athetic Club.

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