Amateur Boxing Competition at JFK Rec Center Sat, Nov 22

Newark will be hosting amateur boxing at the JFK rec center tomorrow. Keep reading for the full release.

“This competitive boxing program has saved a lot of kids’ lives by keeping them off the streets and involved with a positive activity which is adding to their personal development,” said Robert Griffin, an Elite Boxing Club coach, who has coached many of the boxers in this and previous programs. Elite Boxing Club of Newark is co-sponsoring the event.

CITY OF NEWARK HOSTSHANDS UP/GUNS DOWN” AMATEUR BOXING AT JFK RECREATION CENTER, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, AT 2 P.M.

Regional hopefuls ages 12 and up will compete for trophies

Newark, NJ – November 18, 2008 – Mayor Cory A. Booker announced today that Newark residents can enjoy an afternoon of free amateur boxing at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center on Saturday, November 22, watching regional boxers ages eight through adult, in a variety of weight classes, battle for trophies and prizes. The matches will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The “Hands Up – Guns Down” boxing event is designed to promote peace and healing in Newark. It will star boxers from Essex County, New York, Maryland, and Philadelphia, in three groups – 12 to 16 (Junior Olympics), 17 to adult (Senior Division), and Women’s Open Division – and a variety of weight classes. The center is located at 211 West Kinney Street, with the entrance on Howard Street.

“This is the kind of entertainment and action we want to see in our neighborhoods,” Mayor Booker said. “Boxing is a great sport which develops discipline through training and conditioning. Our youngsters will learn valuable life lessons about competition, and sportsmanship. I encourage all Newark residents to come down and join us on Saturday to support our young athletes.”

Boxers from any city or state can compete for first or second place in their weight and age categories. All boxers will weigh in on fight day at noon.

“This competitive boxing program has saved a lot of kids’ lives by keeping them off the streets and involved with a positive activity which is adding to their personal development,” said Robert Griffin, an Elite Boxing Club coach, who has coached many of the boxers in this and previous programs. Elite Boxing Club of Newark is co-sponsoring the event.

The event is also sponsored by the City of Newark’s Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services’ Division of Recreational/Cultural Affairs, and the Newark Municipal Council. It is sanctioned by USA Boxing, which oversees the nation’s amateur boxing programs.

For more information, contact Donnell Redding at (973) 733-4451 or (201) 563-6485, or Robert Griffin at (862) 368-0462.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

2 thoughts on “Amateur Boxing Competition at JFK Rec Center Sat, Nov 22”

  1. we encourage u to invite other country kids for such competition which am one of the sports philanthropist and i have kids boxing team,i will be interested to participate with 2 or 3 kids to en lighting others country kids,and encourage boxing as a sports in other country.

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  2. would you happen to have any fight videos from this show…i am david williams i fought on this show…i am the southpaw from the bronx….i fought at 152 open right after steven martinez….but i am really 132
    I’m willing to pay thank you

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