Boxing Tournament Proceeds to Benefit Pedro Sosa:
Golden Gloves Champ Makes His First Public Appearance
After Recovering from Accident That Claimed Sister’s Life
WHAT: The Daily News Golden Gloves, the world’s oldest and largest amateur boxing tournament, will hold a benefit match for Pedro Sosa on Tuesday, January 31, at Justice Sotomayor Center in the Bronx .
Pedro Sosa and his sister Jeneffer were thrown 75 feet off an overpass of the Cross Bronx Expressway in late October during a multi-car pileup caused by ice-slicked roads from the unexpected October Nor easter. Jeneffer Sosa was killed and her brother Pedro, a Golden Gloves champ and an alternate for the 2012 Olympic US Boxing team, has gone through a grueling recovery process over the past several months. This will be Pedro Sosa’s first public appearance since the accident. The Daily News will donate all proceeds from the night’s match towards Pedro Sosa’s recovery and the care of his sister’s son who was left motherless. A special presentation will be held during intermission.
The Daily News Golden Gloves tournament consists of 9 weeks of elimination bouts to be held throughout the New York metropolitan area. A field of hundreds of fighters will be narrowed down through these bouts until the finals at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, to be held on March 29 and 30.
Since 1927, local boxers have competed for the chance to win a Daily News Golden Gloves championship. The Daily News Golden Gloves was the launching pad for world champions Emile Griffith, Jose Torres, Floyd Patterson, Riddick Bowe, Mark Breland, Zab Judah, three time world women’s lightweight champ Alicia Ashley, and Melissa Salamone.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 31
7:30 P.M., intermission approx. 8:45 P.M.
WHERE: Justice Sotomayor Center
1000 Rosedale Avenue
Bronx , NY 10472