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Golden Gloves and golf fundraiser
Top amateurs square off March 7-8
Published Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:42 am
by Herbert L White

North Carolina’s best amateur boxers will gather in Charlotte next month.

More than 140 pugilists will compete in the North Carolina Golden Gloves tournament March 7-8 at Sugaw Creek Recreation Center. Winners in the Open Division, or most experienced amateurs, will advance to the regional tournament in Knoxville, Tenn., in April.

Tickets are $10.

“With the upcoming Olympics in Rio (de Janiero, Brazil), amateur boxing is on fire,” said Charlotte Boxing Academy coach Al Simpson, director of the N.C. Golden Gloves tournament. “Many Olympic potential boxers will compete here in Charlotte.”

Bouts will begin at 7 p.m. on March 7 and finals will start at 4 p.m. March 8. 

For more information, call Simpson at (704) 241-0314.

• Berry Academy’s athletic booster club is sponsoring a golf fundraiser.

The school’s second annual golf tournament will be held April 14 at Palisades Country Club. Tee time is 9 a.m. and the particpation fee is $100 per player before Feb. 28 and $125 after.

For information, call Bryant Bailey at (980) 343-5992. 


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