2011-02-25 / Sports

Hall Takes First Step To Golden Gloves Crown

By Elio Velez

Trevis Hall has made some changes to his boxing style this year. The 24- year old amateur boxer wants to win a Daily News Golden Gloves title and the Far Rockaway native got off to a good start on February 18.

Hall outpunched and outworked Christian Arrega to win a three-round decision in a 123-pound open class bout at St. Raymond high School in the Bronx. He was also named the P.C. Richard Boxer of the Night.

The 2009 Golden Gloves champion dictated the tempo and threw a combination of punches to frustrate Arrega. He is changing his method of boxing after losing in the 2010 open class semifinals.

“This year, I’m going to throw a lot more combinations. I want to throw my hook a lot more instead of trying to overpower him,” Hall said.

Hall, who represents the New Legend Boxing Club, has one other goal besides winning the championship. He wants to gain the tournament’s highest individual honor which is the Sugar Ray Robinson award that is given to the tournament’s best overall fighter.

“It’s going to be hard but if I really keep pushing myself and I can fight hard and leave it all in the ring, there’s a chance,” Hall said.” Brown Loses

Rockaway Ropes BC fighter Marlon Brown will not get a chance to win a second straight Golden Gloves championship. Brown was defeated on Tuesday night in a 152-pound open class bout by Christopher Galeano in a majority three-round decision. Brown had gone up in weight this year after the winning the 2009 Golden Gloves in the 132-pond novice class division.

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