The 78th East Texas Golden Gloves Tournament begins on February 1st through February 3rd at the Longview Exhibit Center (1123 Jaycee Drive, Longview, Texas). Please see flyer for bell times and general admission prices.
The Inaugural George Dement Classic will held on Saturday, February 24th, and starts at 2:00 P. M. The Dement Brothers Old School Boxing Club is the host of this amateur boxing event.
The Stephens Youth Activity Zone, located at the Bilberry Park and Recreation Center in Shreveport, will be host of at least FOUR major, or very important, amateur boxing tournaments:
The Southern Association Classic Junior-Senior Olympics, April 20th through April 22nd.
The Inaugural Louisiana Governor’s Classic, May 4th through May 6th.
USA Amateur Boxing Junior Olympics, July 14th.
Louisiana Versus Texas, September 8th.
My Time To Shine Amateur Boxing Show, November 10th.
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.