Past Golden Gloves champs

Posted on 11 April 2012   News flash

Will 2012 see another National Golden Gloves champ from New Mexico? To date, eight New Mexicans have been crowned national champs, with three more having to settle for runner-up. The list of champs include:

1962 – 112 lbs. Freddie Garcia, Clovis

1966 – 119 lbs. Earl Large, Clovis

1967 – 119 lbs. Earl Large, Clovis

1967 – 125 lbs. Brooks Byrd, Clovis

1972 – 119 lbs. Ray Theragood, Santa Fe

1981 – 112 lbs. Ronnie Rentz, Albuquerque

1983 – 106 lbs. Johnny Tapia, Albuquerque

1985 – 112lbs. Johnny Tapia, Albuquerque

1986 119 lbs. Baldo Ramirez, Colo/NM

2007 – 187 lbs. Siju Shabazz, Las Cruces

National Golden Gloves Runner-ups:

1965 – 156lbs. Pete Esquibel, Clovis

1970 – 132 lbs. Jerry Martinez, Roswell

1971 – 132 lbs. Jimmy Hear, Farmington

- Jerry Martinez

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