FLORENCE — All four local boxers who competed won their bouts at Tucson Southwest Boxing Gym’s amateur boxing event Jan. 18 at the El Casino Ballroom.

Garrett Raney, captain of the Florence boxing team, received the Outstanding Boxer trophy. Jonathan Palma had his first win against a tough opponent from El Paso, Texas. Jay Kloos won with a technical knockout in the third round.

Michael Acosta-Salazar took on Remi “Junior” Williams from Tucson Southwest Gym for the third time, and broke their 1-1 tie with a decision.

All the Florence boxers gave their opponents 8 counts and took home the Outstanding Team trophy. The team is now training for the Golden Gloves Tournament Feb. 22-23 in Phoenix.

Edriech “Kid Flash” Rosa, a pro fighter who trains with Robles Boxing & Fitness in Florence, is boxing at Rawhide on Feb. 21. See Robles Boxing & Fitness and Edriech Rosa on Facebook and Instagram for details.

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Mark Cowling is the county reporter for PinalCentral and covers the town of Florence, San Tan Valley and the surrounding area. He can be reached at mcowling@pinalcentral.com.

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