Peekskill Be First Boxing Scores Another Victory in NYC

Amateur fighter Omar Hassan, who fights out of the Peekskill Be First Boxing gym, scored a win against last year's Golden Gloves, Trevor Meyers, in New York City Saturday night.

Peekskill Be First Boxing continued its string of success Saturday night when boxer Omar Hassan scored a victory over last year's metro Golden Gloves champ, Trevor Meyers, at the Mendez Boxing Club in New York City.

Hassan isn't the only fighter out of Peekskill Be First Boxing to have success this month. Krashna Gibbs won his first Golden Gloves amateur boxing match at the Longwood Police Athletic League, located in the Bronx, on Feb. 6.

joshua tanner February 18, 2013 at 01:17 PM
leesther brown February 18, 2013 at 02:30 PM
Margaret Steele February 18, 2013 at 03:44 PM
Wes Artope and his crew and Be First Boxing are making a real difference with the youth of Peekskill. Congratulations on yet another milestone!
leesther brown February 18, 2013 at 10:31 PM
@Margaret...They turning some of those in early adulthood as well....#olympicstyle..
West Artope February 19, 2013 at 03:40 AM
It was a great event and our victories are shared with the community and are owed to the dedication of the staff, athletes and the peekskill be first boxing family. @ Leesther and Margaret, we are greatful for your continued support of the program. We will continue to do our best to make everyone proud.
shakemdown February 19, 2013 at 05:18 AM
once again congratulations to all, it shows that with great support and caring adults the youths and young adults can suceed, and teach everyone about team work.
West Artope February 19, 2013 at 12:24 PM
Thanks Shakemdown for your inspiring comments and support!
joshua tanner February 19, 2013 at 12:35 PM
I remember when Fred Spry Jr and Chris Parthemore were doing well when boxing was popular in Peekskill in the early 80s. Of course Renaldo Snipes was busy with Fred Spry Sr. around same time frame
Leslie Masson February 19, 2013 at 09:03 PM
Wes, Congratulations to Mr. Hassan, you and everyone at Peekskill Be First Boxing. You are doing great stuff. However, I wish you would make it a rule that your boxers should not wear their trunks hanging off their butts.
West Artope February 20, 2013 at 04:31 AM
Lol, I concur. I will make a better effort to ensure that they keep there pants up. Thanks Leslie
West Artope February 20, 2013 at 04:35 AM
@ Joshua, you are absolutely correct. Fred Spry as well as several other coaches, are now helping the youngsters to become better young men and women, as well as, great fighters.
ED HICKEY February 20, 2013 at 07:19 AM
Congratulations to the Be First Boxing Team! Love to see/hear of Peekskill athletes returning to competition in the Golden Gloves; so much history and an experience that these young men will remember forever. The sport helped me focus, find calm and quiet at challenging times, instilled structure and discipline, and last but not least, a humble self esteem. The "sweet science" is the ultimate physical and psychological challenge one can choose to face. Stay your course Omar ... just as I suggested to Gibbs ... train as you were ... trust anf faith in the team ... and leave it all in the ring for those glorious 9 minutes! Loose, snap, crisp, accurate, economical, feign, read tendencies, expose, and put together those combinations! Best of luck to all
West Artope February 20, 2013 at 12:51 PM
@Ed, very well said and thank you for your support.
ED HICKEY February 21, 2013 at 07:53 PM
The pleasure is mine, West . Thank you


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