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NYPD Boxing Championships at Madison Square Garden

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This action-packed event featured over 20 boxing matches, including NYPD Championship Fights, other Law Enforcement Championship Bouts, and a series of unique Grudge Matches for charity — at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15. 

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Gordon Donovan

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Jerry Packtor (red) gets a right to the jaw from Mark Sinatra (blue) in Super Heavyweight action during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Larry Carson (red) fights Kevon Sample (blue) in the LT Rumble Match at the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Emmanuel Etienne’s (red) arm is raised after hearing the decison from the judges after he and David Thompson (blue) battled in the ring during a Heavyweight bout in the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Brian Fielder (red) exchanges punches with Brian Huang (blue) in the ring during a grudge match in the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Steve Merslich (red) shows off his championship belt after defeating Francis Torres (blue) in the Baseball Team Grudge match in the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Abe Niedzwoecki (blue) defends against Al Schneider (red) in the Brooklyn Queens Fisticuffs in the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


A card girl from Hooters holds a ring card during the match between Brian Fielder and Brian Huang in the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Juan Carlos Diaz (red) gets one on the chin from opponent Jonathan Suarez (blue) in a Department of Corrections grudge match in the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


NYPD Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill poses for a photo with winner Reshawn Merrick in the Bronx Precinct Callout during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


John Chalen (red) battles Reshawn Merrick (blue) in the Bronx Precinct Callout during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


John Chalen (red) battles Reshawn Merrick (blue) in the Bronx Precinct Callout during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


John Chalen (red) battles Reshawn Merrick (blue) in the Bronx Precinct Callout during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Robert Cruz (red) lands a punch against Johnny Orellano (blue) in the Executive Decision Match during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Tom Keung (red) knocks down Mike Almonte (blue) in the Brooklyn Lieutenants Match during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Willie Lee (red) looks prepared to fight Kevin Wind (blue) in the 5th Precinct Grudge Match at the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Willie Lee (red) fights Kevin Wind (blue) in the 5th Precinct Grudge Match at the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Yancy Reyes celebrates with friends after defeating Eneorji Brooks in the 19th Precinct Grudge Match at the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Jimmy Trabulsy (red) sits in his corner in a fight John Macari (blue) in the 121st Precinct Grudge Match at the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


John Chalen (red) battles Reshawn Merrick (blue) in Bronx Precinct Callout during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Jerry Packtor (red) connects against opponent Mark Sinatra (blue) in Super Heavyweight action during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Robert Cruz (red) gets a wake-up call from Johnny Orellano (blue) in the Executive Decision Match during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Reshawn Merrick (blue) lands a punch on John Chalen (red) in the Bronx Precinct Callout during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Mark Sinatra after his fight against Jerry Packtor in Super Heavyweight action during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Emmanuel Etienne (red gloves) clobbers David Thompson with a ring during a Heavyweight bout in the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Jovanny Concepcion (red) defeated Khaleeq Jenkins (blue) in the Department of Corrections Grudge Match at the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Larry Carson (red) lands on the ropes after being hit by Kevon Sample (blue) in the LT Rumble Match at the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Robert Marzano (red) hits Jafet Sori (blue) with a solid right in the TD1 ATU Grudge Match at the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Kevon Sample (blue) knocks downLarry Carson (red) in the LT Rumble Match at the NYPD Boxing Championships at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Mike Cintron (red) of the 23rd Precinct in Manhattan knocks back Edgar Duncan of the 42nd Precinct in the Bronx (blue) in the Manhattan North vs. Bronx bout during the NYPD Boxing Championships at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Robert Marzano (red) and Jafet Sori (blue) mix it up in the TD1 ATU Grudge Match at the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Oghenevigho Krokoto (red) is named winner after a TKO in the first round over Eddie Wilson (blue) in the GVSP Grudge Match at the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Robert Marzano (red) fights Jafet Sori (blue) in the TD1 ATU Grudge Match at the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Richie Fuentes gets instructions in between rounds in the CO vs. NCO 72 Supremacy during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Anthony P. (red) of the 50th Precinct in the Bronx fights fellow officer Rohan Lumsden (blue) in the 50th Precinct grudge match during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Anthony Davilla (red) of the 79th Precinct in Brooklyn covers as cadet Paul Altamore (blue) throws a punch in the Brooklyn vs. Police Academy match during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Anthony Davilla (red) of the 79th Precinct in Brooklyn fights cadet Paul Altamore (blue) in the Brooklyn vs. Police Academy match during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Dave Siev, head coach and president of NYPD Fighting Finest Boxing Team poses for a photo before the start of festivities at the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)