State Golden Gloves set for this weekend

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Elijio Sena of Clovis, right, makes adjustment to the turnbuckle to tighten the ropes of the ring while Andy Birch of Clovis checks the status of the rope being tighten across the ring. Sena is a six-time state champion in the super-heavyweight division and will be making his last Golden […]

Clovis Boxing Club members meet for title

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Javier Zepeda of Roswell, left, lands a punch on the right side of Albuquerque’s Enrique Medel’s head during Saturday’s Golden Gloves boxing tournament at Roy Walker Recreation Center. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Edgar Zubia may be from Hobbs, where he still lives, but he’s been training with the Clovis […]

Jan. 28, 1912

McCluskey Coal Yard claimed to have the “best and cheapest coal in town.” … Roy’s Cash Grocery was advertising 25-cent brooms for 10 cents. … Clovis was preparing to host a “scientific boxing bout” at the Lyceum Theatre. M.E. Hardy of Clovis was slated to referee the 15-round contest, which was to feature “a clever […]

Jan. 15, 1931

Lucky Strike Cigarettes claimed to be “always kind to your throat.” … G.F. Booker, manager of a Clovis Café, was robbed of $14 after pulling his car over near the Curry-Roosevelt County line. Booker said two men pulled up beside his car and ordered him to stop. When he did, they took his billfold. One […]

Boxing event draws all kinds

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Blanca Zubia, 13, of Hobbs, cheers for her cousin, Israel Villegas, during his fight in the 58th Annual New Mexico State Golden Gloves boxing tournament Saturday at Roy Walker Recreation Center. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Rosemary Jimenez, a 49-year-old Clovis resident, looked like she got lost on her […]

Golden Gloves big hit

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Austin Trout of Las Cruces moves in for a punch during his 152-pound semifinal fight Saturday in the New Mexico State Boxing Championships at Roy Walker Recreation Center. Trout won his fight to advance to today’s final. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Boxing fans did their best to make sure […]