Silver Gloves youth boxing program teaches lessons in, out of the ring

His game face on, Omar Ingram waited for the chance to shine in the ring he calls home with dreams of the Olympics and a professional career.

And a few minutes later Saturday, the 15-year-old Detroit boxer used his blue gloves to throw and land punches at a furious clip on his way to an easy victory in the 125 pound weight class.

Ingram fought in the Michigan Silver Gloves tournament at the Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit, which featured more than 10 teams from as far as Port Huron and Ann Arbor. The event continues with more bouts on Sunday.