NEW YORK, NY – February 2, 2018 – USA Boxing Metro will conduct the “New York Metro Qualifiers,” beginning in mid-February and running through April. Due to the large number of entries, the registration deadline for the Qualifiers has been extended to February 9th. Competitors and coaches wishing to participate in the Qualifiers must register with USA Boxing, Metro at this by February 9th and must attend the final preliminary weigh-in session on Friday, February 9th at Gleason’s Gym (130 Water Street in Brooklyn) from 5 PM to 8 PM. Boxers must bring proof of registration and USA Boxing passbooks (if renewing membership) with them to the weigh-ins.
The tournament is open to boxers aged 8 years and older from the New York City Metropolitan area, up to and including Duchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties. Open Class competitors aged 19 to 40 will qualify for the May, 2018 National Golden Gloves Tournament in Omaha, Nebraska. Additionally, Boxers aged 8 to 18 will advance to the 2018 National Junior Olympics in Charleston, WV – making this USA Boxing Metro’s largest advancing tournament ever.
The Qualifiers will showcase the talents of New York’s best young amateur boxers in venues around the New York City area. A schedule of approximately 30 qualifying shows, including preliminaries, quarterfinals, semifinals and finals, will be available at and via social media sites: and usaboxingmetro on Instagram .
“This major event will be a first in many ways,” said USA Boxing, Metro’s Interim President, and world champion boxer, Sonya Lamonakis. “The tournament will feature competitors of all ages, not just Open and Novice Class Senior boxers, and it will be Metro’s largest tournament ever – a world-class amateur boxing production.”
“New York has produced many world champions in both the amateur and professional ranks,” said Mike McAtee, Executive Director of USA Boxing, Inc., the sanctioning body of amateur boxing in the United States. “This tournament will undoubtedly qualify a top-notch team to represent New York in the 2018
National Golden Gloves Tournament.”
USA BOXING, INC. is the national governing body for Olympic-style amateur boxing. It is overseen by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Boxing Association (AIBA), which sets its rules. The national office is located in Colorado Springs, CO.
USA BOXING, METROPOLITAN ASSOCIATION, INC. is the Local Boxing Committee (LBC) comprising New York City, Long Island, and up to and including Duchess, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties.
USA Boxing, Inc., USA Boxing, Metropolitan Association, Inc., and the “New York Metro Qualifiers” are not affiliated with and/or endorsed by Daily News Charities.
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