FRIDAY UPDATE: Promoter Angie Mendoza checked in with NYF, sharing some deets on the Saturday night scraps at Gleason’s Gym.
“Monthly boxing returns to Gleason’s gym, featuring the hottest new promotion in NYC, Paparazzi Promotions,” Mendoza said. “This exciting card will feature open and novice bouts battling it out for a custom made championship belt. The action starts at 6 PM ET. You don’t want to miss it. We will also have a performance by up and coming talented artists, NYNatives! Also, homemade Spanish food on deck by Wanda’s Kitchen!”
Boxing is back at the famed and fabled Gleason’s Gym, with a card unfolding Saturday, Dec. 14.
Gym boss Bruce Silverglade expects 200 people sitting, and another 100 standing and watching the amateur athletes push to prosper.
“Jingle Belts, Jingle Belts,” that’s the name of the promotion put together by Paparazzi Promotions.
15 bouts will provide thrills to watchers on Saturday, and you can enjoy good eats and tunes, to boot. Action starts at 6:30 PM ET and runs to about 10:30 pm ET.
“It’s gonna be jam packed,” Silverglade promised.
Anthony Demonte, from Cop and Kids and Staten Island, will meet Jahqwon Humbert…
..from Brooklyn, repping the New Bed Stuy Boxing Gym, should be a quite entertaining faceoff, so you know.
Sonya Lamonakis is the matchmaker and Angie Mendoza is the promoter in charge. I asked Angie why she does this. Promoting isn’t easy and maybe probably could be more challenging for a lady, in a male-centric sport.
“I personally think my shows are for fighters who are looking to build their amateur career before turning pro – so it’s the real deal,” Mendoza said. “These are kids that have real goals and I like to feel my shows play a part in their careers. A lot goes into the match making – evenly matched – don’t want to get anyone hurt – so realistically it’s hard to call the winner before they fight-its anybody’s bout to win. I don’t do it for the money – I do it for the love of the sport!”
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