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Grassroots News July 4

by USA Boxing

Hundreds Pack into Eastside Boys & Girls Club for ‘A Day of Unity’ Boxing Event

More than 300 Santa Barbara residents crowded a dense and humid Eastside Boys and Girls Club on Sunday, July 3, as the basketball court was transformed into a makeshift boxing ring for a U.S.A. Boxing–sanctioned showcase. 

More than 20 fights were held for the sold-out “A Day of Unity” event, which included youth and adult amateur boxers. Challengers from around the state included Compton Boxing, KnuckleHeadz Boxing (Ventura), ASG Boxing (Moreno Valley), and King’s City Boxing. 

Hundreds of future stars in Wichita for USA Boxing National Junior Olympics

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – USA Boxing National Junior Olympics is in Wichita for the week, and the boxers are from all over the country.

“We’re from the inner city of Philadelphia,” said Johnny Rocket, a coach and boxer. “And this is not our first time in Wichita.”

Rocket, Juan Rivera IV, is with his son, Juan V.

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Woodland boxer gears up for two tournaments this month

Woodland native David Delgado is set to embark on one of the busiest and biggest months of his young boxing career as he prepares for July’s USA Boxing National Tournament and Golden Glove State Championships.

Raised in Woodland, Delgado, who graduated from Woodland High School in June, has been boxing for about five years after his grandfather got him into it.

Two young Alexandria boxers set to compete at USA Boxing Junior Olympics

ALEXANDRIA — Two young athletes training with Corey Thompson out of the Nordic Warriors Boxing Academy in Alexandria will get a chance to compete at the USA Boxing Jr. Olympics National Tournament in Wichita, Kansas this week.

Hannah Dokka, 13, and Lilly Gulbrandson, 14, are both scheduled to fight on Thursday, July 14.

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‘Selfless boxing coach,’ Carlos Duncan helped kids find discipline, learn about life

GALESBURG — The mood was somber inside the Galesburg Youth Athletic Club on Wednesday night.

Tears flowed on the fourth floor of the Weinberg Arcade, as Carlos Duncan was no where to be found.

For over 50 years, Duncan dished lessons about boxing and life through the GYAC. He died Saturday at the age of 80, but his legacy is substantial. 

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