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Gallup’s Golden Gloves boxing champion

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A Gallup boxer won the first Golden Gloves State Championship in the Middleweight Division the first weekend in March at the Raymond G. Sanchez Comnmunity Center in Albuquerque.

Brandon Garcia’s USA boxing coach, Jesus Chamberlain, called it a technical fight in which Garcia delivered a concrete straight left in the third round on March 7, resulting in a Technical Knockout.

The next day, Garcia delivered an upper-cut and hook, knocking his opposition into the ropes, and causing the referee to stop the fight in the first minute of the second round, when Garcia was awarded the Technical Knockout victory.

The Gallup Boxing Club serves the McKinley County and New Mexico community by giving youth a place to spend time off the streets after school hours.

USA Boxing is the national governing body for Olympic-style amateur boxing and is overseen by the U. S. Olympic Committee and the International Boxing Association.