Region 6 Silver Gloves Championship tournament

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    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Region 6 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 Thursday, January 10 through Saturday, January 12. The tournament will be held at the North Little Rock Community Center located at 2700 Willow St.

    Boxers participating in the tournament competed in the regional tournament back in November 2012. These competitors are from Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma.

    The champions from this tournament will advance to the Silver Gloves National Tournament in Independence, MO which will be held January 30 through February 2, 2013.

    The bouts begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and will start at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students. Call the North Little Rock Community Center at (501) 791-8541 for more information.

    Tournament director, Ray Rodgers, sits down with Craig O'Neill to talk about the specifics of the tournament and the growth of boxing in Arkansas.

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