DBG Among Hosts for 2024 National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions

The top amateur boxers from across the United States and as far away as Hawaii will converge on Detroit May 13-18 to face off in a prestigious and high intensity week-long boxing tournament at Huntington Place. Metro Detroit Golden Gloves and the Downtown Boxing Gym (DBG) are proud to host the 2024 National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions. The tournament returns to Detroit for the first time since 2000 and coincides with the 90th anniversary of Metro Detroit Golden Gloves. 

More than 300 boxers in 20 weight classes will compete for the title of National Golden Gloves Champion and will be joined by approximately 250 coaches and 75 officials. Male and female athletes ages of 18-42 will represent 30 Golden Gloves franchises from across the country. Huntington Place will be transformed into a boxing arena featuring 4 rings that will host more than 200 bouts over the six days of the tournament

“Boxing is coming back strong in Detroit,” said Ansel Stewart, president of the Metro Detroit Golden Gloves. “The Motor City is also a popular tourist destination, and we are in close proximity to Canada and within driving distance of neighboring states with Golden Gloves franchises. We expect outstanding attendance. This will be a historic event.”

The Metro Detroit Golden Gloves partnered with the Downtown Boxing Gym and the Detroit Sports Commission to help bring the annual event back to Detroit, winning a bid from among dozens of cities across the country vying to host the big event.

“Detroit has a rich boxing history and has helped develop a long list of champion boxers,” said Dave Beachnau, executive director of the Detroit Sports Commission. “Throughout the years, our city has hosted numerous events at all levels of the sport, and we were proud to support DBG and the Metro Detroit Golden Gloves in their efforts to bring this prestigious event to our city.”

“Detroit has some of the best boxers in the country but when it’s time to go to national tournaments that are often held far away, people may not have the resources to travel and compete,” added Khali Sweeney, founder and CEO of the Downtown Boxing Gym. “Now, the national tournament will be right here in our city. I want the whole city to come out and support our fighters from Detroit. This is also a great opportunity for local businesses to get national exposure.”

A pre-qualifier tournament will take place April 13-21 at Bert’s Warehouse, 2739 Russell Street in Detroit. A Gallup Hall of Fame Banquet honoring boxing legends Tommy Hearns, Emanuel Steward, Buster Douglas and Joe Louis featuring dinner, drinks, DJ and more will also take place Sunday, May 12 from 5-10 p.m. at Motor City Casino Hotel. Early bird pricing $80 per person (until April 15), tickets are $100 per person after April 15. Tickets can be purchased at: https://give.classy.org/GHOFB.

Tickets for the 2024 National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions will be $25 per person Monday – Friday ($5 per child ages 5-12; children under 5 get in free); $30 per person on Saturday; $60 per person for VIP seating and $300 for VIP tables of six. There will also be a weekly pass available for $145 and a weekly VIP pass for $350. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit dbgdetroit.org/goldengloves.

National sponsors are National Golden Gloves, Ringside, Local 669 Sprinkler Fitters. Local sponsors include Bedrock and the Detroit Sports Commission.

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