Berlin, New Jersey’s “Boxing Mom” Adrienne Soto is co-manager of Philly’s unbeaten lightweight Anthony Burgin, 7-0 (1), and Camden, NJ, super featherweight Jason Sosa, 12-1-3 (8) who are back in action!
Soto and co-manager “Chino” Rivas have their “Guts & Glory” gym in West Berlin, NJ, at 420 Commerce Lane where this Saturday at 3pm will be an amateur show. Rivas also trains their boxers with assistance from Rasheim Jefferson. They had an open house last September. They did a great job on furnishing the gym.
Burgin was 86-3 in the amateurs and will be fighting September 19th at Harrah’s Philadelphia in Chester, PA, in a 6 round bout but the opponent has not been named yet by matchmaker J Russell Peltz. His biggest win was over Philly’s Frank Trader, 10-1-1, in April in Atlantic City and followed up defeating tough Ramon Ellis, 4-10-2, also of Philly in Philly. The son of Rivas, Nathaniel Rivas, 4-0 (1), will box in a 4.
Sosa is on a 7 fight knockout streak and is 9-0-2 in his last 11 fights. His only loss was on short notice coming in at 138 against a welterweight.
In April in Atlantic City Sosa stopped Michael Brooks, 10-1-1, in his first 10 rounder. He will fight at the 2300 Arena in Philly on October 18 in the co-feature along with 2-time cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham (Editor's note: Please visit
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Soto has her son Donovan “D”, 15 (pictured in red shirt), in the gym who will be fighting Saturday and also has a pair of beautiful daughters, Jayalyn (Nena), 12 and Nique (Beba), 9. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree!
Also boxing on Saturday will be Christian Aviles, Justin Garcia, Angel Garcia, Rasheim Jefferson (son of trainer), and an 8 year old named Adam. Soto is in the gym with the boxers and helps out where needed. She is a big plus and motivates the boxers to do their best.
Other professional’s in the gym are Tevin “American Idol” Farmer, 16-4-1 (3) and Miguel “No Fear” Cartagena, 13-1 (5), both from Philly.