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The New York State Golden Gloves tournament begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Buffalo Riverworks, 359 Ganson St. The amateur tournament, which features subnovice, novice and open divisions, includes boxers from all parts of the state sans New York City. The New York City area has its own state Golden Gloves Tournament. Sunday will be the first of three tournament dates …

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Buffalo's Don Patterson has been appointed to the New York State Athletic Commission. Patterson, the longtime boxing coordinator at Northwest Buffalo Community Center and the New York State Golden Gloves Tournament president, was one of three governor's appointments confirmed by the state senate to positions on athletic commission. The others were world-renowned neurosu…

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A couple past New York State Golden Gloves champions are expected to be in action during the opening round of the annual tournament, which begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at Buffalo RiverWorks. One of them is light heavyweight Lawrence King Jr. of Rochester. The Monroe County Sheriff Department employee is a four-time open champion who did not participate in last year's event. …

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Joe “Baby Joe” Mesi, who was undefeated in 36 heavyweight fights before retiring because of injury, is part of the 23-member 2018 class that will be inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame on April 29 at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach. “This day is for all these inductees who worked so hard for our enjoyment,” Hall of Fame president Bob Duffy said, “and…

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When looking at the list of opponents Anthony Lenk has faced during his boxing career the name Jessie Vargas stands out. On paper, that's the only time he's had an in-ring decision against an adversary that would become a world champion. What's not listed on Lenk's won-loss resume is the amount of time the Niagara Falls resident has spent in the ring with other former w…

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The path for local amateur boxers hoping to reach the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions starts Jan. 28 with the first round of the New York State Golden Gloves Tournament at Buffalo Riverworks. The tournament will be held over the course of five monthly dates with the others being Feb. 24, March 18, April 8 and May 6. Ticket prices for the first round ra…

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Gearing up for what many deem to be the best sports day of the year, The Buffalo News sports columnists Mike Harrington and Jerry Sullivan team up to discuss the NFL Draft, the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight and the future of Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock. Current News sports features writer Tim Graham -- also the former president of the Boxing Writ…

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