EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 22, 2014

Area pair advances at Gloves

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Lawrence’s Adrian Sosa and Johnny Rosa delivered strong performances last night at the Golden Gloves prelims in Lowell.

Representing the Intenze 978 Boxing Club in Lawrence, the pair highlighted a big night for area fighters.

Rosa, competing in the 178-pound open quarterfinals, took home a unanimous three-round decision over Victor Nicole of Boston.

Sosa continued to sizzle in the 141-pound novice class, improving to 8-0 in his young career.

In other action, Salem’s, Jhonny Portes won by decision over Geraldo Torres of Haverhill in the 132-pound novice ranks. Xavier Vega of Lawrence won a 152-novice bout while Tommy O’Connell of North Andover won at 165-pound novice.

The Lowell Gloves continue over at Lowell’s Memorial Auditorium Tuesday night with semifinal round action all set.