Borough breeds five fighting champs

Five boxers from the Bronx left the Golden Gloves finals at Madison Square Garden as champions. Ronney Vargas and Julion Ramphal both won in their

NEW YORK CITY - Five boxers from the Bronx left the Golden Gloves finals at Madison Square Garden as champions. Ronney Vargas and Julion Ramphal both won in their finals matches on day one. The win marks Vargas? third-straight Golden Gloves championship. It was Ramphal?s first. Three more boxers from the Bronx won on day two. Christian Concepcion, a student at Bronx Community College, also won his third-straight championship after defeating Juan Roman in the 119-Pound Open Division finals by unanimous decision. In the 112-Pound Novice Division, Jamie Stuart won his first title by unanimous decision after wearing down the taller Eddie Barrizonte. Narale Pacheco, a Roosevelt High School senior who made it to the finals last year, took home her first title after overpowering Kathryn Hutchins in the 176-Pound Women?s Division. Two other fighters from the Bronx, Steven Martinez and Matthew Apolinaris, made the finals in their respective divisions but came home empty-handed.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Bronx Sportscast, Jan. 23
VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks 2 VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks neighbors
Two children were struck by a school bus 3 School bus hits 2 children in Mott Haven
Jenny Gutierrez, Hector Quezada and Joel Hernandez were 4 Suspects in fatal restaurant beating appear in court
Police say the 59-year-old man was attempting to 5 Man critical after hit by car in Westchester Square

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE