February 13, 2009
Charlotte, NC -- Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department hosts the North Carolina Golden Gloves Tournament, March 6 and 7, 2009 at Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 939 Sugar Creek Road.
This tournament features 15-20 bouts each evening with the best amateur boxers from across North Carolina, ages 17-34. Bouts begin at 7pm on Friday and 4pm on Saturday and run well into each night. Boxers represent 10 clubs from across the state: Charlotte, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Asheville, Hendersonville, Wilson, Rocky Mount, Ft. Bragg and Camp Lejeune. Matches will be held for novice and open categories each night in up to11 weight classes. The card will also include at least one women’s exhibition bout.
At least eight boxers from Charlotte-Mecklenburg are expected to compete.
Tickets are sold at the door. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth, ages11-17, and free to 10 and younger. This event sold out in recent years, so come early!
Winners in the Golden Gloves Open category (boxers with ten bouts or more) will advance to the Regional Golden Gloves Championships in Knoxville, TN, March 26-28.
Golden Gloves boxing is sanctioned by USA Boxing and North Carolina USA Boxing. For more information contact Park and Recreation Boxing Coach Al Simpson: 704 241-0314 or Charlotte Boxing Academy: 704 372-0140.