Fast hands, swift feet, quick minds and thunderous power prevailed at the 2012 National Silver Gloves Amateur Boxing Tournament in Independence, Missouri. The three-day event took place on February 1st -3rd. Over 322 amateur boxers from all over the country matched up to earn National Championship titles and belts. The result was unparalleled competition that showcased the sport’s best young athletes from across the nation.
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For the past nineteen years, Ringside has hosted the nation’s premier junior event – the National Silver Gloves Tournament. Every February, the nation’s best 10 – 15 year old boys and girls compete for a national championship, and when the dust settles, over 60 national champions are crowned. Athletes must earn their spot at the national competition by first advancing through local and regional elimination tournaments. For most, it’s the first opportunity young boxers have to experience competition at a national level and gain the indispensable experience necessary to be successful at the senior levels of amateur boxing. Witnessing these future stars in action is truly a sight to see. The heart and skill they demonstrate confirms the success of boxing and the bright future it has in store.
Young boxers between the ages of 10 yrs to 15 yrs competed in several weight divisions over a course of four sessions and three rings. There were 58 champions who emerged from amongst the competition.
This year’s tournament commemorated the 45th anniversary of this National program which continues to provide the youth of America with a unique opportunity for personal growth. This annual tournament has been the proving ground for many of today’s top boxing talents, many of whom have utilized the discipline and dedication that the Silver Gloves Program instills to propel them to Olympic and world title contention.
The National Silver Gloves has been supported by Ringside for almost two decades. Ringside also hosts the annual Ringside World Championships in Kansas City. It is the largest amateur boxing tournament in the world with over 1,500 entries, four days of action, and six rings running simultaneously.
In addition to sponsoring the event, Ringside also provided live social media updates throughout the tournament as a way for family members and friends who were not able to attend to stay up-to-date on what was going on at the tournament and cheer on their favorite amateur boxers by using Facebook and Twitter.
All proceeds from 2012 National Silver Gloves Tournament were donated to the National Silver Gloves Association Scholarship Fund.
Congratulations to the 2012 National Silver Gloves Champions!