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Yonkers' Empire City Hosts Golden Gloves Boxing Event

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YONKERS, N.Y. – Three championship bouts and a trio of semifinal events will highlight the fifth consecutive year of the historic New York Daily News Golden Gloves at Empire City Casino on Wednesday.

The Golden Gloves will be contested on the casino’s fourth floor.

In the 112-pound Female Championship, Ivette Delgado, of Yonkers, will square off against Michelle Viglione, of Mount Vernon, in an “All-Westchester” finale; in the 114-pound Novice Championship, Deshane Burgess (West N.Y.C) takes on Carlos Vanegas (West N.Y.C); and in the 176 Female Championship, Krystal Dixon (West N.Y) faces Joy Rotstein (Brooklyn).

Here are the participants in the semifinals: 106 Female: Ajwani Neena –N.Y.C, Brittany Delgado – Long Island, Natalie Gonzalez – West N.Y.C and Juliette Lasdisa – Bronx;152 Open: Brian Ceballo – Brooklyn, Jose Collazo – Staten Island, Tyrone James – Long Island, and Gledwin Ortiz – N.Y.C; and in the 165 Open: James Abraham – N.Y.C, Chordale Booker – Brooklyn, Aaron Katzman – Upstate N.Y., and Ronniel Vargas – Bronx.

General Admission tickets are $25; policemen, firemen, senior citizens, students and children under 14 are $15 (with proper ID).

For more information log onto ; or call Brian Adams at the Daily News at 212-210-1908 ( or Empire City at (914) 968-4200. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and first bell is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis only at the door on fight night. Tickets and seating are limited.

“We are proud that the Daily News Golden Gloves has become part of the great sports tradition at Yonkers Raceway, and is now in its fifth year,” said Timothy J. Rooney, president and chief executive officer of Empire City,  “Two New York institutions are once again teaming for what we know will be an exciting evening of boxing for fight fans.”

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