He won Golden Gloves titles as a featherweight in and as a lightweight in Amateur boxing also allows for the use of protective headgear, unlike professional fights. Ali was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in And with a digital subscription, you'll never miss a local story. Bantamweight "Sugar" Kane set the ball rolling in front of an amateur boxing world record crowd of nearly 10, at the MEN Arena with a dramatic last-second comeback to clinch the gold medal on a countback.
Thank you for signing up! With every bout he wins, he comes closer to the dream of the big bout in the big arena, where among the strange and coldly calculating faces he may catch the eye of a fight manager or trainer who will take him aside and lead him into the moneyed world of the real big time. Email Address Enter valid email address. I'm sure the city would be upset if we had to leave. In professional boxing, fighters in the heavier divisions compete in ounce gloves. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. Women use ounce gloves regardless of weight class.
The finals are now back at UPS, where bouts are scheduled to begin on Saturday night at 7. Use without consent is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. He fights out of Miami. Be sure to check out our calendar each month for dates of tournaments as well as fundraisers that we host through out the year! Do Boxing Gloves Soften the Hit?
A boxing tradition like no other, since Doctors examine every fighter before and after each appearance in the ring, and a ringside physician is in constant attendance. The idea of a big amateur boxing tournament germinated in Chicago back in the mid-'20s in the face of an Illinois law that prohibited prize fights. One of the better things about amateur boxing is that the fights are only three rounds. Don Eddington, pound division; 16, another St.