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Angel Martinez Shows Off Championship Belt

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The Rockford boxer is back from the Golden Gloves Championships more confident about his Olympic chances.

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The Rockford boxer is back from the Golden Gloves Championships more confident about his Olympic chances.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12833/6907873?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Tue, 09 May 2017 03:28:24 +0000 Angel Martinez Shows Off Championship Belt The Rockford boxer is back from the Golden Gloves Championships more confident about his Olympic chances. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12833/6907873?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WQRF FOX guarantee titles as an adult...but rockford's angel martinez is proving his boxing talent has no limits. he just won a national golden gloves championship in lousianna on saturday taking his career to an even higher level. (scott) angel martinez has spent countless hours in the patriot's boxing gym working out refining his skills with coach jimmy goodman. all those hours have payed off big. martinez is the first national golden gloves champion the club has ever produced. something rare for not just the club but for all of illinois. (jimmy goodman, coach) "a golden glove champion. he's the fifth one from iilinois to do it in the last 20 years. to put rockford and patriots' boxing club on the map it's a big feather in our camp!" (scott) and it's not just the fact that martinez won the title. but he won all four of his matches in louisianna last week by unanimous 5-0 decisions. not bad for a 17 year old fighting men for the first time. (scott question) did you expect it to be that easy? (angel martinez) "i didn't but after the first fight i was thinking about the guys i'm fighting. i'm fighting grown men. they're going to have grown men power. so i didn't know what to expect. i thought i had to be more cautious, but after the first guy i felt his power, it wasn't too bad." (goodman) "i know angel's strong, but he just exceeded all the expectations that i had. man 5-0 every fight. 20 scorecards. boy it's pretty impressive!" (scott) martinez beat texas gold gloves champion xavier herandez for the championship. what went through his mind when the fight ended? (martinez) "i was elated!" there was nr words for how i felt. it was amazing!" (scott) martinez' work in louisianna has him in high demand now for other fights. (goodman) "he's got a bigger target on his back, so i know people are going to want him even that much more.guys are already calling up want to fight him again." (scott) martinez' goal has always been the next olympic games in 2020. this championship cements in his mind that that goal is attainable. (martinez) "it's just makes me more clear. more clear 2020 that's the goal." ((scott)) the last rockford man to win a gold gloves championship was not olympian kenny gould. he didn't win one. it was heavyweight earl sudduth in 1950. ((scott)) tonight's





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