May 14th 2012
Kingston PAL fund raiser sparkled with amateur talent
By Mike Rivest - Albany Times Union
There were no losers in the ring last Saturday night. A special shout out to Raphael Edwards, Sam Capriotti, and Shane Harris for bringing home the victories to Kingston. Billy was watching, and was he proud.
1. 132-pounds: Sam Capriatti (Kingston) over Sam Tate (Lorenzos)
2. 165-pounds: Kendo Anderson (Schenectady) over Alexander Rodriguez (Elite)
3. 141-pounds: Joe Gbolo (Schotts) over Richard Bonds (Newburgh)
4. 145-pounds: Mikiah Kreps (Niagara Falls) over Robbie Cook (Standing Rock)
5. 201+pounds: Ezra Scott (Niagara Falls) over Corey Klob (Sweeneys)
6. 165 pounds: Shane Harris (Kingston) over Jason Taylor (Schenectady)
7. 141-pounds: Zeb Mikula (Alpha) over Paul Maley (Precision)
8. 152-pounds: Mike Black (Hudson) over Ronnie Robideau (Standing Rock)
9. 170-pounds: Eric George (Niagara Falls) over David Tomaso (Hudson)
10. 152-pounds: Ralphael Edwards (Kingston) over Daniel Fitzgerald (Lee)
11. 82-pounds Dion Laurel (Old School) over Matthew Maloney (Elite)
October 19th 2011
Boxer hits new heights with semifinal finish
By ERIC HOUGHTALING, Daily Freeman staff
KINGSTON — Kingston’s Al Nace advanced his own amateur boxing career to new heights when he competed at the 2011 Ringside National Masters Tournament in Kansas City back in August.
Nace made it all the way to the semifinals of the heavyweight division, losing to defending world champion Maurizio Romanin from Canada.
“The championships were phenomenal,” Nace said. “There were 1,400 boxers from all over the world there, people of all skill levels and abilities. I had a real good time and was happy to make it to the semifinals.” Read the remaining article here.
Bicycling, Boxing & Education
December 23rd 2013
Kingston PAL KO Boxing in 2014
The Kingston PAL Boxing Club, the Home of Boxing in Kingston is accepting new members for 2014. Come and try it for a month. Learn the basics of boxing or improve your skills. Oh, and do so at no cost to you.
Come and learn Boxing at the Kingston PAL Boxing Club, the gym founded by former World Champion Bill Costello. The gym continues the proud tradition that Bill started. Our coaches were trained by Bill and teach the basics of his style.
Here are some reasons to come to the Kingston PAL KO Boxing Gym in 2014:
USA Boxing Certified Coaches.
USA Boxing Certified Judges.
USA Boxing Certified Referees.
The longest running Boxing Gym in the area.
Instruction for beginners, intermediates, cardio, as well as competitive boxers.
Individual and group lessons.
The Only authorized and certified Bill Costello School of Boxing.
No Cost for training.Start the New Year right. The Billy Costello Boxing Gym opens at 5 PM begininng Jan 2nd 2014.
KINGSTON NY IS THE SCENE FOR BOXING IN NEW YORK STATE
Special to The Lincoln Eagle XLII
by Allen Nace
The Billy Costello Gymnasium located at the Andy Murphy Mid Town Center in Kingston, New York became the site of USA Boxing on Saturday October 12, 2013. 0n the same spot that World Championships were contested and International Amateurs like Sean McComb from Holy Trinity Gym in Belfast, Ireland are competing for the Amateur World Championships today boxing continues.
The Kingston PAL Boxing Club continues to train the community there. The PAL Boxing Club continues its `great tradition of hosting the premier amateur shows. Fight Night brought nine bouts including boxing, Senior Box Offs (for the National Team) and Masters Boxing. Gyms around the United States sent their boxers to Compete.
Boxing notables in attendance were three time World Champion “Downtown” Leona Brown, former Women’s Champion Sarah Kuhn, and WBC World Champion Javier Fortuna.' Boxing royalty has become the norm at Kingston PAL shows.
The bouts themselves were great. The opening bout (162- POUNDS) between Adrian McKinney of 'Black River vs. Michael Mims of West Point was a close battle where McKinney was awarded the decision.
Nick Castaldi (152) of Sweeney’s Gym in Albany lost a close decision to Gavin Chapman of West Point. The third bout matched Abraham Nova of the Quail Street Gym in Albany with Jerimias Ortiz of West Point, two advanced boxers who battled non-stop for three rounds with Ortiz getting the decision.
The fourth bout at 70 pounds matched Ryan Zempnaltecal of Untouchables Gym, Liberty with Broderick Rice of Sweeney’s. Rice was the winner of this contest. Ryan has become somewhat of a celebrity with a person reported to be a photographer' from Time magazine doing an article on him at the event.
The bout featured Faizon Rice of Sweeney’s matched with Alexander Colon of Bemard's in Utica. The win went to Colon in a battle at 102 pounds.
The next bout matched 143 pounds Kevin Ruperto of Manny's Old School Boxing in Ellenville, NY against Brandon Costello of Kingston PAL. This was the first USA Boxing bout for both boxers and while both boxed well, Costello won by TKO in the third round. This was a nice touch for Costello to do so in the gymnasium named after his father, the former WBC super champion.
Qumari Jackson (162 pounds) of Kingston PAL was next. He displayed smooth boxing .skills in his stoppage by TKO of Omar Escobar of Bemard‘s in Utica. Qumari displayed use of body punches and movement in the ring that is evidenced in more experienced fighters.
Andrew Bouchard of Schott’s Gym in Albany won the next bout on points over Robert Martin who was unattached.
The final bout matched two Masters Boxers in Kingston for the first time. Masters boxers are amateurs 40 years of age or more. Many times finding a march requires travel. It did in this case. Martin McDonough of Boston matched Tyrone Brown of Fayetteville, North Carolina. The bout was action-packed until a second round stoppage by TKO with McDonough getting the win.
All in all it was a great night of amateur boxing in Kingston. The boxers were skilled and respectful and the crowd was great. The boxers were cheered by the crowd and all left talking about the boxing and the crowd. Kingston continues to be a central location for quality boxing from around the state and around the world and the crowd is World class.
The Kingston PAL Boxing Club is open to all. It is run on donations from the local businesses and the members. 'There are no fees and everyone is welcome to attend a month of FREE boxing lessons. Stop by the gym located at 467 Broadway; Kingston New York Monday through Friday at 5 PM.
August 24th 2011
Al Nace Semi-Finalist at 2011 Ringside National Masters Tournament
By Michael Rivest
What do you do to stay in shape, now that you are past 40? And what if 40 is barely discernible in your rear view mirror? What then? Before your thoughts go to Pilates, and health club memberships or bowling, you might want to talk to Kingston, NY' Al Nace. He will broaden your horizons.
Al is actually 56 and he just got back from the Annual Ringside Boxing Tournament in Kansas City, MO (August 15-20, 2011), where he competed in the heavyweight division. Read the remainder of the story right here
March 20th 2011
Billy Costello Day at Ireland vs. USA Contest
By Michael Rivest
March 18 will forever be Billy Costello Day in Kingston, NY.
That's what Ulster County Executive Mike Hein, and Kingston Mayor Sottile said last Friday night at Kingston High School. While the occasion was a 2011 follow-up to last year Ireland-USA contest, featuring action-packed international bouts, event planners from the Kingston PAL weren't about to let the opportunity go by. Remainder of the article is here.
March 18th 2011
What a Great Event
By Allen Nace
Great Fights both USA and USA vs Ireland.
Then the great Champion Billy Costello as well as former contenders Vinny Costello, Gentleman Gerry Cooney and Mr. Renaldo Snipes, Melvina Latham the Commissioner of Boxing, add a tribute to Bill Costello with recognition from Ulster County Executive Mike Hen and Mayor Sottile naming today Bill Costello Day in Kingston NY.
This is as good as it gets!
Nov 21st 2010
Fall Fight Night 2010
photo by Sara Rivest
Albany Times Union boxing author Mike Rivest posts his review our Fall Fight Night 2010 titled:
Kingston PAL Boxing
Summer Fight Night 2010
Michael Rivest - Albany Times Union
Amateur and professional boxing
Saturday Night’s Kingston Event Was Just Great
Kingston PAL Boxing
Fall Fight Night 2009
Albany Times Union -Amateur and professional boxing
By Michael Rivest
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Jan 6th 2015
by Carrie Jones Ross - The Kingston Times
Al Nace a man of wide interests, from boxing to art to helping
Allen Nace is a punner and proud of it. When not indulging in what many view as “the lowest form of wit,” Nace is partaking in the highest form of work: he’s HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s administrative director of community rehabilitation service, which covers addiction treatment services and education locally. He’d also volunteered at the Kingston Police Athletic League (PAL) boxing program in different capacities over the years. Though he claims to remain “a big fan of the PAL program,” he said he works more in the professional judging arena now. Nace also serves on the board of Ulster County Community Action and the Ulster County Youth Board. Nace is an accomplished skier, boxer, professional artist and bicyclist — he organizes the annual Tour de Kingston fundraising ride. Continue
Al Nace: Quiet Hero at Kingston PAL
By Mike Rivest - The Troy Record
Al Nace is a hero in a sport filled with them. There are several boxing gyms within a half hour of where you’re likely reading this where kids go for free, or close to it, and get lots more than boxing lessons. They’ll have an Al or two waiting there; caring volunteers who know that boxing can have transformative power.
I’ve told you about a few of these folks and will write about others from time to time. But today it’s Al’s turn.
The remainder of the article is here