Three Fights in Three Weeks!
Jungle Boy Boxing Gym is starting the 2016 season off with three weeks of competition starting January 9th.
First up is a trip across the state, to Wadena, Minnesota, where four of our boxers will be competing. Danny Huffman, Jesse Walters, Zach Olson, Devin White, and Jared Knutson will be representing our gym on that card.
Next up is the Silver Gloves 4-State Tournament held just a short trip up the road on the Iron Range in Hibbing, MN. Evan Wrazidlo, Simon Walters, and Jesse Walters are the Minnesota State Champions taking the next step on their way to the grand stage of national competition. The two day tournament makes it an overnight road trip. There are spots for non-tournament fights this weekend so we are looking to get a few other matches set. So far Zach Olson has a match bout, and Danny Huffman is close to getting matched. If the tournament boxers advance they will be in for another long trip. The National Silver Gloves Tournament is held in Independence, MO February 4-6.
The third trip is heading deep into Wisconsin for a club show in Marshfield. Marshfield is the home of Gust Gym and they have a long boxing history in the state. Fights are still coming together for that card, but the matchmakers in Wisconsin are good at getting most of the teams matched up!
All the travel is a huge cost for our program, but necessary to help the boxers develop into young champions. I am grateful that my boxing coach and mentor, Chuck Horton, will be helping coach in the gym and raise money for our program. We are thankful for all the support we’ve had from the community and look forward to a big year in 2016!