Saturday night, Profit Gym and Vargas Boxing delivered Fight Night, their inaugural amateur boxing event. They made it an event as they hosted several vendors in the parking lot, including South Shore Cigar Club, a taco truck, and an adult beverage truck. Thirteen bouts took place. All bouts were amateur. The event was held inside the Vargas Boxing gym in Deer Park, which is located across from Profit Gym.
As the USA Boxing commission judged the fighters, these young amateurs showed off their hard work inside the gym. Each fight was action-packed while the fans cheered on their fighter. Every winner walked off with a beautiful belt and the runner-up received a small trophy.
In the main event, Armoni Gasten pushed through a tough opponent. Gasten used nifty head movement and a strong straight right hand to defeat his foe. This youth fight displayed talent by both fighters. If they keep with the sport and don’t hit a wall of burnout, these young athelets have real potential.
Every fight that took place showed the talent of these young fighters. This amount of young talent in the sport of boxing is incredible. Events like this create a path for these amateur fighters to hone their skills. The support these athletes receive is undeniable as it was a sold out crowd in the blistering heat.
In each bout, the fighters gave their whole heart while competing. As they accumulate expereince these boxers will begin to separate themselves from the others as talent and hard work become the formula to their success.
Another boxer that pulled out a comback after losing the first round, Issac Bailey received a RSC (Referee Stops The Contest) in the third round at 0:54. Bailey took an 8-count in the first round and then stormed back in the second and third rounds with a snapy jab. He appeared to gain momentum as the fight went on and he continued to deliver straights down the barrel snapping his opponents head back.
Professional Boxer Alex Vargas was in attendance watching on from the audience. Here is what he has to say about the fights taking place at last nights event.
There were a couple of celebrities in attendance last night, as Anthony Scalza (IFBB Olympain), Anthony Tumminello (4-time International Fitness Cover Model – Men’s Fitness Cover twice), and Alex Vargas (Professional Boxer 12-0, 4KOs).
Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).