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Jersey City Recreation Department and Jersey City Youth Foundation to Host New Jersey Golden Gloves Tournament

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JERSEY CITY -- Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Department of Recreation and the Jersey City Youth Foundation announced the New Jersey Golden Gloves Tournament will take place in Jersey City every Saturday night through April 12th, 2014. 

 

Jersey City is making history by being the first New Jersey city to host all NJ Golden Gloves tournament shows in one city, as usually the eight days of bouts are held in several locations. 

“This is an exciting opportunity for Jersey City to host all eight Golden Gloves matches, which not only provides a recreational outlet for our families, but also showcases the sport to our youth,” said Mayor Fulop.  “As part of expanding our Recreation Department, this year we launched a youth boxing program which has nearly 100 registered participants. Hosting the Golden Gloves is a chance for our youth to see the sport in action.” 

This year, 300 New Jersey boxers are registered to compete for the New Jersey Championship Title.  Two of the boxers - Denzel Stevens, and Cory Stevens – are representing Jersey City Recreation Department and are members of the Jersey City boxing program. 

“Because this is a statewide competition, hosting the entire two-month long tournament in Jersey City also provides another chance for us to display the many great attributes of our city to the rest of the state,” added Mayor Fulop.  

“With a brand new boxing program and a progressive agenda to promote health and fitness, we couldn’t think of a better partner for the Golden Gloves than Jersey City,” said Dan Doyle, President of the New Jersey Golden Gloves.  “With its great location and many outstanding amenities for visitors, Jersey City is the perfect place to host the tournament. Golden Gloves boxing has found a home in Jersey City, which has a rich history in boxing.” 

Golden Gloves New Jersey has helped develop two current members of the U.S. Olympic boxing team – heavyweight Michael Hilton of Trenton and flyweight Leroy Devila of New Brunswick – and hopes to advance more Olympic boxers from this current class of New Jersey boxers. 

Children under 12 can attend the bouts for free with the supervision of an adult.  Adult general admission is $15 and $20 for ringside seats.  The first fight was held on February 22 at M.S. # 7, 222 Laidlaw Avenue.  All fights begin at 7 p.m.  

All media inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Morrill, Press Secretary for Mayor Steven M. Fulop, at 201-547-4836 or 201-376-0699.

 

 

March 01, 2014    P.S. # 17, 600 Bergen Avenue

March 08, 2014    Dickinson High School, 2 Palisade Avenue

March 15, 2014    Ferris High School, 35 Colgate Street

March 22, 2014    Dickinson High School, 2 Palisade Avenue

March 29, 2014    M.S. # 7, 222 Laidlaw Avenue

April 05, 2014      Dickinson High School, 2 Palisade Avenue 

 

 

Championship Show:  April 12, 2014     Location TBA

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