Category: Boxing

Auburn senior adds another impressive boxing title

Rockford Auburn’s Angel Martinez added a Junior Olympics title to his growing array of medals. Martinez won a USA Boxing National Championship back in December in Kansas City then followed it up with a National Golden Gloves title in Lafayette, Louisiana, in May. This past weekend, he was in Charleston, South Carolina, for the 2017 […]

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Happy 50th birthday, champ

Rockford Auburn graduate, Kenny Gould, is celebrating his 50th birthday today. Gould is the last Rockford School District athlete to win an Olympic medal. The left-handed boxer won a bronze medal in 148-pound division of the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics. In a storied amateur career, he compiled a 291-24 record, including winning a world title […]

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Auburn’s Martinez wins Golden Gloves title

Auburn senior Angel Martinez dominated four boxers over the weekend in Lafayette, Louisiana, to win the Golden Gloves 108-pound title. It’s a landmark victory for the 17-year-old. He is the first Golden Gloves champion since Kenny Gould in 1987. Gould, an Auburn graduate, went on to win a bronze medal in the 1988 Olympics and […]

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District 205 boxers had winning record in Saturday’s boxing card

Seven Rockford Public Schools fighters representing six schools fought in Saturday’s USA Amateur Boxing card at Flinn Middle School with local fighters compiling a solid 4-3 record. Angel Martinez of Auburn was the highlight. The two-time national U.S. Youth Amateur Boxing champion at 108 pounds won his 117-pound match by TKO. Joining Martinez on the […]

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Auburn boxer to headline amateur boxing event featuring 205 fighters

Flinn Middle School is the host Saturday of a USA Amateur Boxing event that will feature several Rockford Public Schools amateur fighters. The featured fighter will be Auburn’s Angel Martinez. This past December, Martinez dominated four boxers in the 108-pound weight class in Kansas City, Missouri, to win his second U.S. Youth Amateur Boxing championship. […]

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Martinez boxing title earns Congressional mention

U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos came to Auburn today to meet Angel Martinez, who she added to the Congressional Register after he won his second U.S. Youth Amateur Boxing championship in December. The 16-year-old Auburn junior dominated four boxers in the 108-pound weight for 17-18 year olds at the Kansas City, Missouri tournament. On January 6, […]

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