Bobby Leonard, Joseph Dodson, Marquiz Hampton, and Toby Brook will be representing the Shreveport-Bossier City area during the 2017 Junior Olympic, Youth Open and Prep Nationals (July 26th through July 1st) at The Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia. All four amateur boxers are members of the Shreveport Youth Boxing Club and the Dement Brothers Old School Boxing Club.
But, expect more local athletes wanting to join these four! The Dement Brothers Old School Boxing Club of Bossier City (under Coach Jake Dement) and Stephens Youth Activity Zone (under Coach Jerry Stephens) and the Shreveport Youth Boxing Club fully intend to send more to represent during the upcoming Regional Junior Olympic Box Offs being held this Saturday (May 27th) at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club (2821 Greenwood Road, Shreveport, Louisiana 71109). Regional Junior Olympic Box Offs Link
Flyer for the Regional Olympics Box Offs is posted below with admission prices, event times and location.
General admission is $15.00. Children seven years old and younger get in FREE.
The 77th Annual East Texas Golden Gloves Tournament at the Longview Exhibit Center (#23 Jaycee Drive, Longview, Texas). Please go to East Texas Golden Gloves for more information regarding event times, admission prices and exact location.
Shreveport Youth Boxing Club will be hosting their amateur boxing event, which will feature young athletes that recently competed at the 2017 Louisiana State Silver Gloves, Regional 6 Silver Gloves and National Silver Gloves Tournaments.
April 21st through April 23rd:
The 2017 Southern Association Classic Junior-Senior Olympics Tournament will be held at the Southern University at Shreveport Campus for amateur boxers between the ages of eight to seventeen years of age, and the winners of this tournament will qualify to compete in the Regional Box-Offs. Expect competitors from the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, parts of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle vying to earn the opportunity to go to the National Junior Olympics.
Five members of the Shreveport Youth Boxing Club returned to the Shreveport-Bossier City area as Regional 6 Silver Gloves champions and two came up slightly short! Winners will represent the Shreveport-Bossier City and the State of Louisiana at the National Silver Gloves Championships…..
Dav’xaison Kennedy (age 9) won the 70 Pound Weight Class Division in his age bracket (age 10).
Damone Williams (age 9) won the 100 Pound Weight Class Division in his age bracket (age 11).
Maurice Hampton (age 9) won the 100 Pound Weight Division in his age bracket (age 9).
Marques Hampton (age 12) won in his age bracket and weight division (age 12).
Joseph Dodson (age 11) won in his weight and age division.
Bobby Leonard (age 15) and Joshua Dodson (age 11) lost by close decision during the finals at the Regional Silver Gloves in North Little Rock, Arkansas.