NEWARK, NJ (May 13, 2013)—This past weekend, New Jersey’s number one amateur boxing team, The Elite Heat / McGirt Boxing Team traveled to Quebec, Canada and were dominant at the esteemed Adidas Cup.
The team which consists of 12 boxers that range in ages 9-18 competed in 31 bouts against some of the best in Canada and came away with an astonishing 27-4 record in those bouts.
The roster consisted of some of the best Jr. Olympic youngsters in the country.
Kavon Robertson (12 Years Old, 85 lbs)—2011 National PAL Champion, 2012 Ringside World Champion. Won the championship in Quebec
Malik Nelson (12 Years old 75 lbs.)—2012 Jr. Golden Gloves Champion, 2012 Ringside World Champion, 2013 National Silver Gloves champion. Won the championship in Quebec.
Vito Mielnicki (11 Years old, 75 lbs)—2011 and 2012 National Golden Gloves champion, 2012 Ringside World Champion, 2011 Title National Champion. Won the championship in Quebec.
Mudah Salaam (15 Years old, 132 lbs.)—2012 Silver Gloves National Champion. 3rd Place in Quebec
Jahlil Hackett (10 Years old, 80 lbs.) —2012 Title National Champion. 3rd Place in Quebec
Zahir Salaam (9 years old, 70 lbs.)—2012 Adidas National Champion. Won the championship in Quebec
Zyaad Hassan (11 Years old, 85 lbs.)—Won the championship in Quebec.
Oscar Lopez (13 Years Old, 101 lbs.)—2nd Place in Quebec
Steven Ramirez (13 Years old, 106 lbs.)—3rd place in Quebec
Jeremy Saldana (15 Years Old, 141 lbs.)—Won the championship in Quebec
Jeffrey Rodriguez (15 Years old, 152 lbs.)—Won the championship in Quebec
Jonel Larenzo (19 Years Old, 132 lbs.)—Won the championship in Quebec.
What made these accomplishments even more impressive is that the all of the Elite Heat / McGirt boxers had to win 2 or 3 bouts to win their championships and the kids also had to fight up in weight and age.
The team showed skills, power and ability to box and were much more skilled then their Canadian opponents.
The Elite Heat / McGirt Boxing team is a grass roots team that are looking to build and groom the best boxers from the ground up.
The Elite Heat / McGirt will next travel to Washington, D.C ad take on the best amateur fighters from the nation’s capital.
The team is supported by GH3 Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions and is coached by Charles Johnson, Bernard Hackett and Muhammad Salaam