On Saturday April 2, 2011, Striking Beauties, The boxing gym for women, held the first all female fight event in New England. The USA Boxing sanctioned event featured 8 bouts between women from all over New England, and as far as Pennsylvania. A Night of Knockouts included several Olympic hopefuls for 2012 and 2016! All fighters put forth a tremendous effort, and the night was a success with over 300 people in attendance.
1. Mydia Alonso (88 wt) vs. Lianivette Cotto (90 wt)
2. Marcia Agripino (125 wt) vs. Meg Beatty (126 wt)
3. Quianna Nesmith vs. Dianna Richards-Tobey(198 wt)
4. Roberta Pappas (125 wt) vs. Nephateria Miller (119 wt)
5. Destiny Cherino (152 wt) vs. Joy Pennington (152)
6. Magen Knell (132 wt) vs. Amber Bryant (126 wt)
7. Julie Macobella (125 wt) vs. Shelito Vincent (132 wt)
8. Amanda Pavone (125 wt) vs. Melanie Costa (125 wt)
1) . Mydia Alonso (88 wt) vs. Lianivette Cotto (90 wt)
Mydia Alonso, boxing out Irish Boxing Club, Pennsylvania, trained by Gene Reed won a 3 round decision over Lianvette Coto, boxing out of Champions of Life, Meriden, CT, trained by JOhnny Callas.
Lianivette started boxing in 2009 after being bullied by girls at school and it has “inspired her life”! “Lianivette “has been able to meet new people and share new happiness”. She has competed in 4 bouts “and hopes to grow more in skills and have more bouts”.
Mydia has been boxing since she was 9 years old. Today, Mydia is 11 years old and in the 6th grade Her short-term goal is the 2014 AIBA World Youth Olympic Games but her dream is to make the 2016 U.S.A. Olympic Boxing Team.
2) Marcia Agripino (125 wt) vs. Meg Beatty (126 wt)
Marcia Agripino, boxing out Whaling City Boxing, New London, CT, trained by Jaime Hayes & Kent Ward, of won a three round decision over Meg Beatty, boxing out of Boston Boxing, Brighton, MA, trained by Ed LaVache.
. Their fight was awarded “Fight of the Night” By Dena Paolino, President of Striking Beauties.
Marcia started boxing 6 years ago “just to see if I could do it….[then] fell in love!”
A 2x Golden Glove finalist and 2010 PAL finalist, Marcia will be competing in the Women’s Nationals in Florida this summer. A 29 year old OR technician, Marcia has tenacity, fortitude
and one hell of a chin!
24 year old Meg grew up in Belmont, MA and has been fighting for 2 years.
She began boxing after taking a women’s boxing class at the gym in order to stay in shape and try something new, and quickly fell in love with the sport. She has fought in several sanctioned fights and multiple exhibition matches and is excited to participate in New England’s first all female fight night.
3) Quianna Nesmith vs. Dianna Richards-Tobey(198 wt)
Quianna Nesmith, boxing out of Champions of Life, Meriden, CT, trained by Johnny Callas, won a three round decision over Dianna Richards-Tobey, boxing out of Gomes Gym, Middleboro MA. traiend by Dave Gomes
Quianna is a 14 year old 8th grader from Connecticut.
Dianna is a high school freshman, &participates in Track and Field and Basketball. Dianna started boxing 6 months ago and “Is ready for [her] first fight!”.
4) Roberta Pappas (125 wt) vs. Nephateria Miller (119 wt)
Roberta Pappas, boxing out of Shoe City Boxing, Haverhill, MA, trained by Kenny Stevenson, won a three round decision over Nephateria Miller, boxing out of Ring One, New Haven, CT, trained by Brian Clark.
Roberta started boxing 10 years ago. In 2005 Roberta took a 5 year break from boxing, making a strong return last year, adding several wins to her record. Roberta is 21 years old and when she’s not boxing, Roberta spends time with her baby girl, 2 yr old Aleecia.
At 18 years old, Nephateria is the 2010 PAL National Champion (119 lbs) and ranked # 8 by USA Boxing.
5) Destiny Cherino (152 wt) vs. Joy Pennington (152)
Destiny Cherino, boxing out of Striking Beauties, North Attleboro, MA, trained by Jaime and Ryan Hayes, won a three round decision over Joy Pennington, boxing out of Boston Boxing, Brighton, MA, trained by Ed LaVache. . Destiny Cherino was awarded Fighter of the Night for this amazing bout!
Destiny is 20 yrs. old and currently studies Kinesiology at the University of RI.
She started boxing when she was 12 and has had 9 fights, winning the 2009 New England Golden Gloves tournament.
Joy has a 4-2 record. Since she started competing 2 years ago, Joy has won the 2010 Lowell Golden Gloves, 2010 Rocky Marciano Tournament and the 2011 Lowell Golden Gloves.
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA Joy is 34 years old and resides in Boston, MA where she is a full time lawyer and private investigator.
6) Magen Knell (132 wt) vs. Amber Bryant (126 wt)
Magen Knell, boxing out of Striking Beauties, North Attleboro, MA, trained by Jaime Clampitt and Zach Reay, made her debut with a win over Amer Bryant, boxing out of Gomes Gym, Middleboro, MA, trained by Dave Gomes, by a third round (1:06) TKO in a scheduled 3 round bout .
Magen joined Striking Beauties last year to get into shape. Little did she know she would end up boxing competitively! Magen is ready to step into the ring and make her debut fight!
A 17 year old high school junior, Amber runs cross-country winter and spring track, takes AP classes and speaks French.
7) . Julie Macobella (125 wt) vs. Shelito Vincent (132 wt)
Julie Macobella, boxing out of Nonantum Boxing, Newton, MA, trained by Marc Gargaro, won a three round decision over Shelito Vincent, boxing out of Battleground, East Greenwich, RI, trained by Jaime Clampitt & Kurt Reader.
A 33yrs. old Sr. Product Manager at OpenPages, Julie started boxing competitively just last year and became the 2011 Lowell Golden Glove champion as well as the New England Novice Golden Glove Champ (125lb). She proudly boasts a 3-0 record, and her trainer proudly calls her “one of the hardest workers in the gym”.
Shelly has been boxing for over 10 years. With an Amateur record of 8-3, she was the
2000 Bud Belt champion (132) and the 2001 Western NE Golden Gloves champion (125 Novice). Shelly is 31 years old and resides in New London, CT.
8 ) Amanda Pavone (125 wt) vs. Melanie Costa (125 wt)
Amanda Pavone, boxing out Cyr Farrell Boxing Gym, Quincy, MA, trained by Jimmy Farrell,
won a 4 round decision over Melanie Costa, boxing out of Cruz Boxing Academy, Taunton, MA, trained by Bime Cruz, in an exciting rematch!
Amanda started boxing in July, 2009. In the mere year and 9 months that she’s been boxing competitively, has amassed quite the collection of championship wins. At 25 years old, Amanda has an impressive 10-1 record. Amanda’s only loss was to Melanie Costa, and she reclaimed victory in an exciting bout!
Melanie has been boxing for 6 years. Her record is 17-9 and she also boats and impressive list of accomplishments, including several championships. She is 17 years old and a senior at Norton High School.
Striking Beauties would like to thank our sponsors and our supporters, the very people who made this event such a success! We had a great time, and cannot wait for the next event!
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