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First responders put on the gloves for charity
Boxing tournament set for Sept. 13-14
 
Published Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:00 pm
by Herbert L. White

Charlotte’s first responders are squaring off against each other for a night of boxing.


The inaugural First Resonders Charity Boxing Tournament will be held Sept. 13 at Revolution Park Sports Academy, 1225 Remount Road. Teams from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, Mecklenburg County Sheriff, Charlotte Fire and the N.C. Highway Patrol will compete to raise money for charity. Bouts start at 6 p.m.


“We’ll have three boxers from each team and the rounds will be one minute,” said Al Simpson, coach at Charlotte Boxing Academy and organizer of the fight card. “It’s our way of thanking our first reponders and remembering 9-11.”


The first responders tournament is part of a weekend of boxing that includes the annual Carolinas Boxing Invitational on Sept. 14. Admission both days is $5 for children 5-14 and $10 for 15 and up.


Boxers from Charlotte, Wilmington, Fayetteville and Raleigh are expected to participate in the invitational tournament, which along with the Carolinas Golden Gloves, are major amateur tournaments in Charlotte.

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