Angel Martinez Takes Gold At Junior Olympics

The Rockford native picks up his second big win of the year.

CHARLESTON, W.V. - Angel Martinez can now add Junior Olympic goal medalist to his large list of accomplishments.

The Rockford native captured gold in the flyweight division this weekend in West Virginia. Martinez won his first two bouts by TKO, and defeated reigning champion Stephan Acosta of Dallas by unanimous decision in the final.

Martinez took second in the Junior Olympics two years ago. This marks the second big win for Auburn High School student in 2017. Martinez won the Golden Gloves Championship back in March.


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