2010-03-12 / Sports

Williams One Win Away From The Garden; Hall Loses

By Elio Velez

Trevis Hall had a gameplan set when he stepped in the boxing ring on Tuesday night at St. Catherine’s Church in Franklin Square.

The aim was to use his boxing skills to outpoint and eventually outscore his 123-pound open division opponent, Marcos Suarez, in the Daily News Golden Gloves.

But while Hall felt he was performing to the level in which he would be crowned the victor, the outcome would be very different. Suarez went on to defeat Hall by a 5-0 decision by the judges in ringside.

Hall, who won the 125-pound novice championship last year, will not get a chance to win another title at Madison Square Garden later this month. He felt confident that he had earned the win despite the result.

“I felt confident in my performance. I did a good job of landing body shots and I threw enough clear shots,” Hall said.

Hall believes the judges may have given Suarez the victory because they could have felt his opponent threw more punches. Despite the loss, Hall is aiming to return to the Golden Gloves next year and will compete in the Empire State Games this summer.

He will also try to find a sponsor to help fund his chances to compete for his native country Guyana in the 2012 London Summer Olympics. The first Olympic boxing trials to compete with the Guyana national team begins in April.

“I have no regrets on how I fought,” Hall said. “I still felt confident in my skills. I’m disappointed with the loss but I am not giving up.”

Williams Heads To Aviator

21-year old heavyweight Joseph “Mack” Williams will compete tonight in the semifinals of the Daily News Golden Gloves at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn.

Ever since winning the Golden Gloves Super Heavyweight Novice Championship last year, Williams has seen his stock rise in the boxing world after his stellar performance.

Williams, who represents the Rockaway Ropes Boxing Club, will compete in the 201-pound open class semifinals against a yet to be determined opponent.

The finals of the Golden Gloves will take place at Madison Square Garden on March 25 and 26.

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