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Grassroots in the News - Jan. 30

by USA Boxing

Reno County Boxing Academy captures team trophy at Kansas State Golden Gloves

The Reno County Boxing Academy, owned and coached by Richard Gadbury, won the team trophy at the Kansas State Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament Saturday and Sunday.

The tournament, consisting of 27 fights on Saturday and 25 on Sunday, took place at 112-year-old Memorial Hall, 101 South Walnut, in Hutchinson.

Julian Gadbury and Kristian McCarty won the “Fight of the Tournament” award from a split decision won by Gadbury Saturday night. Gadbury is from the RBCA and McCarty is from BB Boxing of Omaha, Neb. Gadbury, who did not box Sunday, said he won the first and third rounds.

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Things to Do: Throw some punches at these mid-Michigan boxing gyms

Are you looking to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee or blow off some steam? How about throwing some punches? Mid-Michigan has some great boxing gyms. Here's a look at two you should check out.

emPOWer Lansing
Attention all heavy hitters, emPOWer Lansing has a vibe that will make you feel like you're the next Muhammad Ali.

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Three Vista youth headed to national boxing tournament

A trio of local youths has punched their way through the regional boxing circuit to compete at nationals next month thanks to a former Air Force boxer’s dream of giving kids a fighting chance.

Under the direction of Vista Boxing Club coach and founder Rudy Moreno, amateur boxers Uleena Torres, Victor “Tony Boy” Villagomez and Antonio Padilla will represent the local gym at the National Silver Gloves tournament starting Feb. 8 in Independence, Mo.

‘We’re fighting together’: Oswego Boxing Club makes return to the ring at ‘Battle of the Badges’

The Oswego Boxing Club is returning to the ring.

And this time, it’s for a cause that’s bigger than just boxing.

Eight fighters from the club will attend the Watertown Boxing Club’s “Battle of the Badges” on March 4 in an effort to raise money for St. Jude’s Hospital. The tournament will see about 30 to 40 boxers in total.

The event brings boxers from area clubs that are first responders or security guards — anyone that might have a “badge” at work — to go head-to-head.

Oswego has a boxer from the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department, a state trooper who lives in Oswego and a few other officers. 

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