Sammy Fuentes / Houston Golden Gloves Boxing Icon

Sammy Fuentes boxed for The Magnolia “Y” Boxing Team until the “Y” closed down, then he and Oscar Trevino went to Kenny Weldon’s Galena Park Boxing Academy, where Sammy boxed for Kenny’s team as an amateur, then later as a professional.

Sammy was a Houston Golden Gloves Champion in the Open Division in 1978, as a Light-Flyweight, in 1979 as a Flyweight, in 1980 as a Flyweight, and in 1981 as a Bantamweight.

Sammy also boxed as a professional, compiling an excellent record of 15 wins with 3 of those wins coming by knockout, against only 1 loss and 1 draw.

6 Replies to “Sammy Fuentes / Houston Golden Gloves Boxing Icon”

  1. My dad Santos Montemayor trained Sammy ask your grandpa does he remember his coach having 2 little kids running around with him at times. I was the youngest… I remember Sammy I was probably 4 years old, I thought he was awesome.

  2. Me and my brother ,the fly use to box with him at Galena park boxing academy. I’m Robert Carrillo. I won state golden gloves in 1983.

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