Boxing Gloves - New York Athletic Club


Since the beginning of the Boxing Program at the New York Athletic Club, we have seen Golden Gloves, Metro and National Champions. It is the goal of the program not only to produce local and national champions, but also future Olympic boxers.

We are willing to invest the time, coaching and support to help develop the next great boxer. We have a an array of coaches who have proven track records both themselves as boxers and as coaches, training champions. We are willing to train and partner with the right athletes to achieve a common goal of achieving local, national and ultimately Olympic recognition.

  • Coaches
    • Terry McGhee, Co-Head Coach
      Terry has over 30 years of boxing experience, both as an amateur fighter and coach. He is a three time New Jersey Golden Gloves Champion. Terry is also a detective in the NYPD and is currently assigned to the Joint Task Force.

      Sergiy Bodin, Co-Head Coach
      Sergiy is originally from the Ukraine and has been a resident of the USA since 2005. Sergiy is a three time Ukrainian National Amateur Champion. Sergiy's Saturday Morning Boxing Conditioning Class has become incredibly popular with NYAC members and athletes.

      Robert Pagan, Coach
      Robert has over 25 years of boxing experience, both as a fighter and coach. His son, Shemuel, is a three time New York Golden Gloves Champion. Robert has also coached and trained numerous Golden Glove competitors and champions.

      EJ Burke, Coach
      EJ came up through the NYAC SMP where he started boxing. EJ has had numerous amateur fights, including competing for the University of South Florida when he was a student.

  • Team Schedule
    • Practice is Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm - 8pm.
  • Roster
    • Brian Ceballo (Two-time NY Golden Gloves champion)
      Leroy Davila (Two-time national champion)
      Peter Roses
      Vassiliz Zherebnenko (Two-time NY Golden Gloves champion)
      Bryant Cherry-Woode
      Geo Concepcion
      Steve Holden
      Ross Kulyk
      Gavin Harris
      Robert Pagan
      Oleg Busygin
      Stepan Rogulskyi
      Khuong Chau
      Michael Kovaly
      Shawn Raysor
      Shemuel Pagan
      Giovanni Salinas
      Samuel Bonhomme
      Lakymovych Myroslav
      Ivette Gelgado


      Terry McGhee
      Robert Pagan
      Sergiy Bondin
      Hernan Santa


      Joe Donovan
      Joe Donovan began boxing at the NYAC in 2007 after four years training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and fell in love with the sport. He has had numerous bouts and even traveled to compete in Ireland with the NYPD Boxing team on behalf of the NYAC. As Chairman, Joe says he doesn't compete as often as he used to, but still remains very involved with the Club's boxers and manages to get in the ring for some good sparring.

  • Program Highlights
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