77th Annual Daily News Golden Gloves returns to the Bronx
Some exciting match-ups in the ring at the 77th Annual Daily News Golden Gloves.
In first round action, Christian Martinez made his debut in the gloves. News 12 The Bronx has been following Martinez since he was 12 years old as a junior making his way through silver gloves. Now at 16, he's in his first fight as a senior in the golden gloves taking on Abel Bustos from Webster PAL in the 132-pound division.
Martinez didn't waste any time. In the first minute of the first round one left hook and Bustos was down. He made it back up but Martinez went on to dominate and win easily by decision.
In other fights, Lorenzo Manual went on to beat Miguel Paula in a close decision victory. And in the super heavyweight division Silvestre Rook was able to pull out a win against Ricardo Andre.