Rockford hasn’t had a Golden Gloves National Champion since the great Kenny Gould more than 30 years ago. That drought could be snapped Saturday night by Angel Martinez.
Martinez won his third consecutive match at the Golden Gloves tournament Friday in Lafayette, Louisiana and again by a unanimous 5-0 decision. Martinez defeated Cedric Thomas of Davenport, Iowa in the semifinals.
Saturday Martinez will go after the 108 pound championship. He’ll face Xavier Rodriguez of Texas.
Martinez is a 17 year old senior at Auburn High School