Young, amateur boxers from clubs throughout Southern California will be participating in the annual Duarte Boxing Show on Saturday, August 17 with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. The event will be held at Duarte High School Gym (1565 Central Ave.). Tickets are available at the door; $10 for attendees 12 and up, $3 for children 11 years and under; children 3 years and under are free. Fans and supporters of amateur youth boxing may also purchase advance tickets for $8 at the Duarte Teen Center. The first bout begins promptly at 1 p.m.
The City of Duarte Parks and Recreation launched the Duarte Boxing Club in 1997. The program has developed over the years into a highly competitive, youth boxing program with participants competing successful in local and national competitions including twenty-one-year-old Erika Sanchez who won her second National Golden Gloves Lightweight Champion title on May 11. For more information about the boxing program, contact the City of Duarte at (626) 303-0863.