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Amateurs square off at Golden Gloves
Top N.C. boxers compete March 8-9
 
Published Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:09 pm
by Herbert L. White

North Carolina’s top amateur boxers will pursue the state’s top prize next week.


The N.C. Golden Gloves championships will be held March 8-9 at Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 West. Sugar Creek Road. Bouts begin at 7 p.m. on March 8 and 4 p.m. March 9. Admission is $5 for 5- to 14-year-olds and $10 for 15 and up.


The Golden Gloves has been the proving ground for top U.S. amateurs through the years,  Charlotte organizer Al Simpson said.


“The boxers have really made the name stand out,” he said. “When you have the Golden Gloves and the names of the guys who’ve participated – Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, a lot of the top athletes – it just carries that name over.”


Simpson expects at least 100 boxers to participate, with Open division winners advancing to the Southern Regional April 11-13 in Knoxville, Tenn.
“We’re looking at 12 or 13 teams” participating, said Simpson, who coaches the host Charlotte Boxing Academy. “There are about five gyms from Charlotte that will also be participating.”


Charlotte challengers  include Qadree Bell, a 17-year-old, 165-pounder who will make his Open debut; 172-pounder Michael White, 21, and Steven Massey, 20, a 132-pounder.
“We’re going into a new era of boxers going to this prestigious event,” Simpson said.

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