Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Mt. Vernon & New Rochelle Fighters Go Head-to-Head in Golden Gloves Championship Bouts

Six championship bouts – featuring both male and female amateurs, and a pair of Westchester fighters – will highlight the ‎New York Daily News Golden Gloves at Empire City Casino on Wednesday night, April 2. It will be the fourth consecutive year that Empire City hosts the fabled amateur tournament on the casino’s fourth floor. In the 108-lb. male novice division, Amauri Berrero of Mt. Vernon, NY, will be fighting on his home turf when he squares off against New York City’s Giovanni Figueroa. New Rochelle’s Krystal Dixon headlines the ‎176-lb+ female division, taking on Danielle Perkins of Brooklyn. A pair of Bronx natives collide in the 108-lb. male open ranks when Ivan Lopez battles ‎Chayanne Rivera. In the 119-lb female division, Joann Acevedo of the Bronx will be pitted against New York City’s Misato Kamegawa. Another pair of championship contests have yet to be announced.

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