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Giovanni Marquez (152), J’Khory Gibson (201), and Jarvis Jones (201+) won their respective divisions at The Texas State Golden Gloves this weekend, and will represent Texas at The 2021 USA Boxing National Golden Gloves.
Santana Draper was named the 2021 Texas State Golden Gloves, Flem Hall Sportsmanship Trophy Winner, and The Houston Golden Gloves/ Gulf LBC Team won the 2021 Texas State Golden Gloves Team Trophy.
The Houston Golden Gloves/ Gulf LBC organization sent a strong team of champions to the state golden gloves tournament with six boxers advancing to the championship rounds. Marquez, Gibson, and Jones were able to clinch championship wins, while John Atiles, Fabian Arredondo, and Santana Draper came out on the short end of decision loses.
There were reports from the event on Saturday night that our Houston GG/Gulf LBC champions weren’t getting any love from the ringside judges, with at least two out of the three losing decisions being “suspect” and one decision in particular being described by a ringside observer as a “joke decision”.
With that being said, congratulations to Texas State Champions Marquez, Gibson, and Jones as well as to the entire Houston GG/Gulf LBC Team for their tremendous performances at this year’s Texas State Golden Gloves.