photo by Christy Cap – For the first time, Brooklyn’s magnificent Barclays Center hosted the traditional Daily News Golden Gloves Finals. To a cheering New York crowd, determined amateur boxers tested their courage, skills and endurance. First the National Anthem, then the 10 Count, ten strikes of the bell in memorial of boxing greats in and out of the ring, and it was time for the action.
(176 + Women) Both fighters came out meaning business. Krystal Dixon moved and used her reach to score with over-the-top rights and used uppercuts to fend off a relentless Jessica Kenul. Multiple hard rights in the 3rd and 4th round helped secure a Dixon victory and the Golden Glove Boxer of Tournament Award.