Memorial services for Mr. Bob Cox (Cox/Lyle Boxing), long-time Denver amateur boxing supporter who passed away last week in Las Vegas, Nevada, will be held at the Salvation Army/Red Shield Community Center Chapel, 2915 High St. in Denver, following his cremation in Las Vegas where he had resided for many years.
Arrangements for the Denver service has yet to be completed but will be posted here when finalized.
Bob Cox was well known by Colorado fight fans for his and the late Bill Daniels’ relationship with former Denver heavyweight contender Ron Lyle, Cox’s son Greg Cox befriending Lyle during Lyle’s pursuit of the heavyweight championship back in the late 70’s.
Greg Cox died in a tragic motorcycle crash in 1981, Bob then establishing the annual Greg Cox Memorial Boxing Tournament in honor of his son, it later becoming the Greg Cox/Ron Lyle Memorial Tournament after the passing of Lyle on November 26, 2011.
Bob Cox is survived by daughter Susan Cox-Carlin and grandson Greg Carlin, namesake of his deceased uncle Greg.
Results for the 2014 Colorado State Junior Olympics Tournament:
Age 9-10, 70 lbs - Troy Nash (Cobra's) over Dominic Garcia (CGGC) by unanimous decision (points)
Age 11-12, 65 lbs - Nathanel Rodriguez (A1) over Daniel Roybal (Team Archuleta) by TKO (2nd round)
Age 11-12, 75 lbs - James Avila (20th St) over Vinny Biechler (HOP) by unanimous decision (points)
Age 11-12, 80 lbs - Anthony Brown (A1) over Arnold Morales (Champion) by unanimous decision (points)
Age 11-12, 106 lbs - Elijah Medina (One Springs) over Aarhon Arguello (HOP) by unanimous decision (points)
Age 13-14, 80 lbs - Roberto Montoya (One Springs) over Jaovanni Avalos (Champion) by TKO (end of 1st round)
Age 13-14, 85 lbs - Daniel Garcia (D-Town) over Johnjairo Melo (One Springs) by unanimous decision (points)
Age 13-14, 125 lbs - Kaitlyn Glenn (A1) winner by DQ
Age 15-16, 138 lbs - Andres Borrego (SLBC) winner by DQ
Age 9-10, 60 lbs - Alonso Uribes (TLC)
Age 9-10, 65 lbs - Marshall Schreiber (Ybarra's)
Age 9-10, 75 lbs - Brian Martinez (CGGC)
Age 9-10, 80 lbs - Brayan Madera (Hard Knocks)
Age 9-10, 106 lbs - Eishua Chavez (Chavez)
Age 11-12, 60 lbs - Francisco Flores (Rodarte)
Age 11-12, 70 lbs - Xavier Montoya (One Springs)
Age 11-12, 80 lbs - Monica Cespedes (Team Archuleta)
Age 11-12, 85 lbs - Johann Zavala (Hard Knocks)
Age 11-12, 90 lbs - Nayeli Gonzalez (Team Archuleta)
Age 11-12, 90 lbs - Hugo Pinedo-Ibarra (A1)
Age 11-12, 95 lbs - Julianna Velasquez (Champion)
Age 11-12, 101 lbs - Naomi Butler (CGGC)
Age 11-12, 101 lbs - Carlos Jimenez (One Springs)
Age 11-12, 119 lbs - Yovani Vega (Hard Knocks)
Age 11-12, 125 lbs - Armando Valdez (Champion)
Age 13-14, 75 lbs - Anthony Lopez (TLC)
Age 13-14, 90 lbs - Elmer Monarrez (Una)
Age 13-14, 101 lbs - Jesus Madera (Hard Knocks)
Age 13-14, 106 lbs - Luis Joe Ybarra, Jr. (Ybarra's)
Age 13-14, 114 lbs - Neamiah Ioane (Una)
Age 15-16, 106 lbs - Gage Mendoza (Champion)
Age 15-16, 114 lbs - Jonathan Zavala (Hard Knocks)
Age 15-16, 125 lbs - Christian Torres (T's)
Age 15-16, 132 lbs - Makayla Saiz (Champion)
Age 15-16, 132 lbs - Jayden Vigil (Champion)
Age 15-16, 165 lbs - Cristian Escobedo (Una)
Age 15-16, 176+ lbs - Chris Montoya (Cobra's)
Outstanding Boxer in Age 9-10 Division - Troy Nash (Cobra's)
Outstanding Boxer in Age 11-12 Division - James Avila (20th Street)
Outstanding Boxer in Age 13-14 Division - Daniel Garcia (D-Town)
Team Trophy: One Springs
Winners from the ‘Championship Bouts’ and the ‘Unopposed Champions’ listed above (ages 13-16) now to advance to Regional Junior Olympics Tournament competition held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 9-10, 2014.
*Thanks to Jeanne DePriest for tournament results.
Stephen Johnson feature writes for BORICUA BOXING.com