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By Juan C. Ayllon
CHICAGO, January 2, 2017 —His father, Miguel Hernandez, had just signed with 8 Count Productions and was fighting for the Illinois State Middleweight title against gritty Nathan Martin in the main event. As part of the deal, though, eight year-old Joshuah was fighting an amateur bout against a boxing commissioner’s son, Manny Gallegos. Reporting from ringside at the packed DePaul Athletic Center on June 4, 2004, I described the action this way:
A spirited bout between 70-pounders, Joshuah Hernandez and Manny Gallegos kicked off the festivities to the wild cheers of an appreciative crowd. The son of popular headliner “Macho” Miguel Hernandez, the free-swinging Joshuah gave a good account and made his father very proud in winning a gutsy majority split decision.
By Juan C. Ayllon
CHICAGO, December 31, 2016 — It was his dream. For years, he trained, he applied to numerous departments, tested and tested again. And yesterday, it finally happened — Chicago’s former middleweight boxer, David “The Weezel” (sic) Estrada, was officially sworn in as a police officer at the Chicago Police Headquarters at 35th and Michigan Avenue.
Tough Little Specimens of the Light Weight Order: The Establishment of Lightweight Prize-Fighting in the United States during the 1850sDecember 21st, 2016
By Hunter M. Claypatch
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November 19, 2016 at the Rival Boxing store on Sunset Road in Las Vegas.
1979 Chicago Golden Gloves Champion Vince Hudson, 1992 U.S. Olympian Montell Griffin, “Showtime” Shawn Porter, 1986 Iowa Golden Gloves Champion Vince Brown, James Quick Tillis
1984 Olympic Box-Off participant (lost VERY controversially to Pernell Whitaker for the 132 pound Olympic spot in 1984) Joey Belinc, three-time USA/ABF National Champion Michael Bentt, 1988 Eastern Olympic trials Champion “Iceman” John Scully and fledgling amateur boxer and grandson of Muhammad Ali, Nico Ali-Walsh pose for a photo at the Amateur Boxing Reunion held this past Saturday at the Rival boxing Store on Sunset Road in Las Vegas, Nevada.
By ‘Ice’ John Scullly
Boxing Trainer, former light heavyweight contender
LAS VEGAS — At my 5th official Amateur Boxers Reunion, this one held at the Rival Boxing Store in Las Vegas this past Saturday, 1988 United States Olympic teammates Kelcie Banks and Roy Jones Jr. ran into each other for the first time since those Olympics.
I snapped this photo literally within 30 seconds of them seeing each other. Read the rest of this entry “