Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
|Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more|
Share This Thread:
|Subscribe to this Thread||Thread Tools|
|07-08-2015, 06:00 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Gilbert Renteria gears up for trials for Rio 2016 Olympics
At an early age boxing became Gilbert Renteria’s life. In fact, he first put on the gloves at the age of 3.
“I grew up around it. And the first time putting on a pair of gloves, I fell in love with it,” said Renteria.
“When he was real small, in fact still in diapers, we’d get on our knees and do hand pads with him,” said his trainer Curtis Morton.
The 18-year-old Renteria caught the attention of legendary boxer and Houston native Termite Watkins. Watkins, a longtime friend of Morton, freely offers his advice to Renteria.
“To see somebody that you’re able to put something into … I’ve known him for all these years and I’ve put my little bit (of advice),” said Watkins.
Renteria is already a national champion and will be taking his elite skills to the Olympic trials in December.
“I stay ready at all times,” he said. “The hard opponents are coming and tough competition. We always have to be ready.”
Things will get real come December as a ticket to the Rio games will be on the line. But the Renteria camp is exuding confidence as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career.
“We’re going to see how far this boy can go. And we know the sky is the limit with Gilbert,” said Morton.
“If he does everything he’s supposed to do, he will win this championship,” said Watkins.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Road to Rio: City officials on mad dash to get ready for 2016 Olympics||NewsBot||Sports||0||08-05-2015 07:20 PM|
|Road to Rio: City upgrading public transportation ahead of Olympics||NewsBot||Sports||0||08-05-2015 06:10 PM|
|How will Rio de Janeiro keep visitors, athletes safe during 2016 Olympics?||NewsBot||Sports||0||08-04-2015 10:10 PM|
|Doping remains a concern as 2016 Olympics in Rio approach||NewsBot||Sports||0||08-04-2015 05:20 PM|
|N Rio Bravo - Vintage Trials (8/11)||DGShannon||Events, Meets and Rides||1||08-10-2012 07:36 PM|