John Ginji (r.) wins a decision over Willie Parker at the Golden Gloves Wednesday night.
The 132-pound novice division was back at it as the second leg of the 2016 Daily News Golden Gloves tournament continued Wednesday night at the Sotomayor Houses Center in the Bronx.
The Colony Pest Bout of the Night was between John Gjini of John’s Gym and Willie Parker of New Breed BC.
Gjini, the 17-year-old Bronx product, displayed some pop as well as fast hands and good footwork on his way to a 3-0 win.
“I felt great. I put in the work, some hard pressure, more than he could handle,” he said.
In the first round, Gjini backed Parker up against the ropes with a series of gut shots followed by a right hook to the head that caused the referee to give a standing 8 count.
Parker fought hard in the second, delivering a few heavy shots to make the crowd cheer, but not enough to turn the table. In the third round, Gjini closed it out with a flurry of head shots.
The P.C. Richards Boxer of the Night went to Antonio German of Atlas Cops N Kids, who beat Brandon Pena of Willis Ave BC, 3-0.
The Empire Casino Punch of the Night was delivered by Yacoub Abakar of El Maestro BC, who repeatedly landed his right cross on the chin of Donovan Encarnacion of El Maestro BC. The bout was called at 1:52 of the final round.
The next Golden Gloves event will take place on Thursday at Yonkers PAL (8:00 p.m.).
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