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Hector Roca Is 80, Join Us In A Celebration of His Awesomeness

Michael Woods

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Hector Roca turned 80, and so Gleason's Gym is throwing a party. On April 2, 2020, we will laud Hector, a credit to Gleason's and the sport as a whole.

No one doesn’t like Hector Roca. Oh, maybe there’s someone out there with poor judgement who doesn’t dig Hector, but you get my point.

At the famed and fabled Gleason’s Gym, the amiable tutor is a fixture, a pillar, a gem of a being who is a credit to the gym, and the sport. In that vein, Gleason’s Gym will celebrate the man and his service to the sport on April 2, 2020.

Grab a ticket here, and know you will be enjoying stellar anecdotes and a convivial atmosphere, organized to give just due to our friend, who recently turned 80. Now, depending upon which of his four Facebook accounts you consult, the date is different.

But our fondness for Hector is cemented. Join us at a gala to laud him; and as an extra inducement to insure your attendance, proceeds from the party will go to a most worthy cause, the Give A Kid A Dream foundation.

Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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