Conto Named Most Outstanding Boxer at Golden Gloves Regionals
South Philadelphia heavyweight Sonny Conto was named the Stan Hochman Most Outstanding Boxer at the Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Regional Championships on Saturday night.
Conto, who trains out of Marian Anderson Recreation Center, dominated Adrian Washington of Finefrock & Stumpf Golden Gloves Center at the 2300 Arena to win his first open-class regional championship. The 21-year old Conto will go on to the state championships on Saturday in Harrisburg.
Defending 114-pound state champion Rasheen Brown of James Shuler’s Gym in West Philadelphia won his second straight regional title by defeating Jonathan Torres of Indio’s Boxing Club. His teammate, Douglas Northern, also defended his regional championship at 141 pounds by beating Andy Bueno of Lincolnway Boxing Club.
The event was hosted for the 21st year by the Joe Hand Boxing Gym and Computer Lab.
Outstanding boxer: Sonny Conto, Marian Anderson Rec
Super Heavyweight: Angel Rivera, Capital Punishment BC, def. Doninique Mayfield, Kingsessing Rec
Heavyweight: Sonny Conto, Marian Anderson Rec, def. Adrian Washington, Finefrock & Stumpf Golden Gloves Center
165: Poindexter Knight, Kingsessing Rec, def. Francis Oran, Allentown International
152: Bhieem Billups, Straight 2-3 Boxing, def. Darrien Gaskins, Stick & Move
141: Douglas Northern, James Shuler’s Gym, def. Andy Bueno, Lincolnway BC
132: Yamil Ortiz-Carillo, Finefrock & Stumpf Golden Gloves Center, def. Ryshine Collins, M&M BC
123: Rasheen Brown, James Shuler’s Gym, def. Jonathan Torres, Indio’s BC
Super Heavyweight Marc Brooks, Must Fight, BC, def. Jose Nunez, East Reading BC
Heavyweight: Early Veney, Bozy’s, def. Jesse Oltmans, Jr., unattached
165: Frankie Lynn, Winners Reach & Teach, def. Gabriel Acevedo-Rivera, Lincolnway BC
152: Quaheem Davis, Kingsessing Rec, def. Dominique Hopkins-Jones, unattached
141: James Bernadin, Lancaster City BC, def. Marcus Agirre, Joe Hand Gyn
132: Marvelous Corbin, Bozy’s, def. Juan Rodriguez, unattached
123: David Calabro, Must Fight BC, def. Erik Gandia, Indop’s BC
155: Brooke Mullen, unattached, def. Loreann Nieves, NFF Boxing
119: David Cook, Manayunk Boxing Club, def. Elijah Knight, Joe Hand Gym