The Muskogee Civic Center is excited to host the Oklahoma State Boxing Junior Olympic Qualifiers and welcome the USA Boxing, Inc. to Muskogee on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24, 2019.
With an increased interest in boxing and Mixed Martial Arts, boxing gyms in the region are filling up. Muskogee is ahead of the game and making an MMA and boxing statement in Oklahoma. Having just hosted a United States Muay Thai Association title belt fight, Muskogee is looking for other events in the sport and to make an appeal to all ages interested in competition.
The Oklahoma State Boxing Junior Olympic Qualifiers will showcase the Civic Center venue and the Muskogee Community to USA Boxing, Inc.
“USA Boxing, Inc. is looking at Muskogee as the host site for regional and national Golden Gloves fights,” said John Cruz, Muskogee Civic Center’s general manager. “2020 is our year. It’s a huge priority for the Muskogee Civic Center to land the Gold Gloves and even Silver Gloves events.”
Spectators can get a taste of what it takes to qualify for Olympic stardom this weekend at the Muskogee Civic Center at the Oklahoma State Boxing Junior Olympic Qualifiers! For only $5 at the door each day you can see kids from Oklahoma vie for an Olympic spot and also watch bouts from a multi-state region including Kanas, Texas, and Arkansas. These bouts feature kids who need to participate in more fights to gain the experience to compete at the Olympic level. Competitions include kids ages 8 to 17 with classifications from pinweight (101lbs) all the way up to heavyweight (176lbs+). All Olympic tournament participants including boxers, coaches, officials, and physicians must be registered with USA Boxing, Inc.
For more information check out muskogeeciviccenter.com.