NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The annual Silver Gloves Championship boxing tournament will be held in North Little Rock this weekend.
The Arkansas Silver Gloves Boxing Association and the North Little Rock Parks and Recreation Center will host the tournament on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1. The tournament will be held at the North Little Rock Community Center located at 2700 Willow St.
Boxers from 23 boxing clubs across the state will compete in the tournament. Bouts begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students.
The champions from the tournament will advance to the Silver Gloves Regional Tournament in North Little Rock. That tournament will be held January 10-12, 2013. Champions from Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma.
Tournament director, Ray Rodgers, sits down with Mark Edwards to talk about the specifics of the tournament and the growth of boxing in Arkansas.