More than 150 competitors registered for the sixth annual Long Island Amateur Boxing Championships to be held on two straight weekends – Saturday evening and Sunday, August 13 and August 14, late afternoon and evening and again on August 20 and August 21 at the same times. The site will be once again at Gleason’s Gym in downtown Brooklyn. Finals are set for the last date.
Pugilists range anywhere from age 12 to Masters 54 and weight classes 106 junior flyweight to super heavyweight. A large crowd is expected to be on hand.
One of the top boxers from last year, Patrick Day will headline the card.
A resident of Freeport, New York, Day possesses some top credentials to go on and become a professional boxer. He is expected to showcase his skills in the 141 pond division to a capacity crowd in the elimination tournament.
The tournament consisting of some top stars ass well as beginners is highly competitive and with four days scheduled means that an athlete has to be on his feet every day and be in top shape to try to thrill the fans with moves and punches.
Michael Carryl is the director and founder of the program and is president of the Long Island Amateur Boxing Championship and Charities.