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Storm Closing

Portland Boxing Club is closed today, Wednesday, February 7, due to the winter storm. We will be open tomorrow, Thursday, February 8, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Portland Boxing Club's coach Ivan Papkee, welterweight Josniel Castro, heavyweight Mario Wilbor, head coach Bobby Russo, light welterweight Nathan Nappi and light welterweight Anthony Riga at the Northern New England Golden Gloves in Essex Jct., VT on February 3, 2018.

Portland Boxing Club's coach Ivan Papkee, welterweight Josniel Castro, heavyweight Mario Wilbor, head coach Bobby Russo, light welterweight Nathan Nappi and light welterweight Anthony Riga at the Northern New England Golden Gloves in Essex Jct., VT on February 3, 2018.

Portland Boxing Club Boxers Advance to All-New England Tournament of Champions

ESSEX JCT, VT – February 3, 2018

Three Portland Boxing Club athletes competed Saturday in the Northern New England Golden Gloves Championships finals in Essex Junction, VT.

PBC’s Josniel Castro, from Portland, won a unanimous decision over Nieko Clowe, from Claremont, NH in the open class welterweight (132 lbs) division. Castro was the more experienced boxer winning all three rounds to earn the Northern New England Golden Gloves welterweight championship. PBC’s Nathan Nappi, from Portland, won a unanimous decision over Christian Vosburgh, from Keene, NH, in the novice class light welterweight (141 lbs) division. Nappi stayed busy throughout dominating Vosburgh with constant pressure to win the Northern New England Golden Gloves novice light welterweight championship. PBC’s Mario Wilborn, from Portland, lost a close but unanimous decision to Emiliano Void, from Burlington, VT in the novice class heavyweight (201 lbs) division. Wilborn got off the floor in the second round to win the third round and make it a competitive fight.

Castro was named the outstanding open class boxer for the tournament and Nappi was named the outstanding novice class boxer for the tournament. With these championship wins, Portland Boxing Club athletes have now earned 205 championship wins in the organization’s 26 years.

Castro and Nappi advance to the All-New England Tournament of Champions in Lowell, MA. Also advancing by walk-over are open class featherweight (123 lbs) Danny Pang, open class lightweight (132 lbs) Liz Leddy, novice class featherweight (123 lbs) Kate Zehr and open class light welterweight (141 lbs Lindsay (Kyajohnian) Francois.

These winners of the Northern New England championships advance to the All-New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, MA. Novice class champions compete in the New England novice class Tournament of Champions semi-finals on Thursday, February 8 with the winners advancing to the finals on Thursday, February 15. Open class champions will compete in the New England open class Tournament of Champions semi-finals on Wednesday February 21 with the winners advancing to the finals on Thursday February 22. The open class New England champions will advance to the National Golden Gloves Championships in Omaha, NE in May.


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Storm Closing

Portland Boxing Club is closed today, Thursday January 4, due to the winter storm. We will be open tomorrow, Friday January 5, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.


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Combat Sports Nutrition Clinic

The Portland Boxing Club is providing a Combat Sports Nutrition Clinic because "You Can't Out Train a Bad Diet." This clinic will be based on guidance from the US Olympic Committee to help athletes make the most of the hard work put into training by developing a nutrition plan to take their athletic performance to the next level. The clinic is presented by Mike Foley, author of Eat to Be Fit: The Truth About Fat Loss.

This nutrition clinic will help amateur athletes of all ages and skill levels use good nutrition to fuel performance and meet your goals.

Athletes will learn methods for:

  • Improving nutrition for exercise and boxing performance

  • Cutting weight for competitions

  • Managing weight gain and loss

  • Maintaining proper hydration

  • Increasing stamina, endurance and strength

In addition, athletes will learn:

  • Meal planning and portion control

  • Meal and snack timing

  • What foods to eat before, during and after exercise and bouts

  • What fluids to drink before, during and after exercise and bouts

The clinic will be held at Portland Boxing Club at 33 Allen Ave in Portland on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm and is free to amateur athletes in combat sports (boxing, wrestling, MMA, BJJ) from any gym thanks to a grant generously awarded from the Agnes M. Lindsay Trust. Advance registration is required.

Click here for more information or to register.