FOUR LOCAL AMATEUR BOXERS RECEIVE BYES TO THE 2017 Junior Olympic, Youth Open and Prep National Championships (June 26 – July 01, 2017)

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.

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Amateur boxing at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Shreveport,

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

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Amateur boxing at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Shreveport,

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.

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The Stephens Youth Activity Zone, in affiliation with the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission, is hosting this event.

Upcoming Amateur Boxing Tournaments and Shows in the East Texas, Shreveport and Bossier City Area

February 2nd, 3rd and 4th:

  • 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.

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    The 77th Annual East Texas Golden Gloves Tournament flyer.

February 18th:

  • 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.

For more information on local amateur boxing events, please check out the Southern Association of USA Boxing Facebook page at Southern Association of USA Boxing Events.

 

Local Amateur Boxing Club Returns to Shreveport-Bossier City Area with Five Regional Silver Gloves Champions

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).

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Maurice Hampton in action during the Second Annual My Time To Shine Amateur Boxing Invitational (Saturday, December 17th) at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Shreveport.

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.

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Dav’xion Kennedy during the Second Annual My Time to Shine Amateur Boxing Invitational.

 

Local Amateur Boxers Participating in the Regional 6 Silver Gloves Tournament

The Shreveport Youth Boxing Club has twelve young amateur boxers competing in the upcoming 2017 Regional 6 Silver Gloves Championships in North Little Rock, Arkansas (January 12th through January 14th).
Coach Donny Jackson emailed this list for publication:

Eight and Nine Year Old
Jordan Pequeno
Da’xaivion Kennedy
Maurice Hampton

Ten and Eleven Year Old
Joseph Dodson
Joshua Dodson
Damon Williams
Marques Hampton

Twelve and Thirteen Year Old
Trey Leonard
Darome Hilton
Jose Pequeno

Fourteen and Fifteen Year Old
Bobby Leonard
Jamarcus Griffin

Upcoming Shreveport-Bossier City Area Amateur Boxing Events and Tournaments

Saturday (December 17th) at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls of Shreveport, the Stephens Boxing Academy will be hosting the “My Time To Shine II”,  and many boxing clubs from East Texas and South Louisiana are planning to participate.

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My Time to Shine II event flyer.

The D-Rock’s Boxing Gym (Marshall, Texas) will be the host for the 77th Annual East Texas Golden Gloves (February 2nd, 3rd, and 4th) at the Longview Exhibit Center {please click on this link for additional information about the East Texas Golden Gloves East Texas GG info}.

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The 77th Annual East Texas Golden Gloves flyer.

The 2017 Southern Association of USA Boxing {Louisiana, Mississippi, parts of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle} Classic Junior-Senior Tournament will be once again coming to the Shreveport-Bossier City area (April 21st, 22nd and 23rd) at the Southern University in Shreveport Campus. The Stephens Boxing Academy is the host of the event, and also the upcoming Regional Junior Olympics Box-Offs (May 27th). This annual major amateur boxing tournament is opened for ages of eight to sixteen years old held each year within the Southern Association and many Olympic champions have begun at this competition.