38th Annual Boxing Weekend Tournament

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Contact Information

Public Relations Questions

Email: press@boxingweekend.com

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Email: contact@boxingweekend.com

Event Summary

Summary

The Boxing Tournament is a 3-day bracketed tournament featuring around 50 fraternity men competing in the 11 weight classes. The boxers typically train for anywhere from 3 to 6 months for the tournament. Belts go to the winners of each weight division as well as a Fight of the Night trophy each day. The coveted team trophy goes to the fraternity that wins the overall tournament.

Purpose

The tournament helps fund the various activities of the Golden Gloves Gym charity here in Knoxville. The gym is currently home to roughly 60 boxers who train weekly, with ages ranging from 8 to 34. The majority of funds raised go towards sending fighters from the gym to the national boxing competition each year.

Brief history

This will be the 38th year of Boxing Weekend. Five years ago, Ace Miller, who was a boxing legend and helped found the tournament, passed away just before the beginning of the tournament. We felt the need to change the tournament’s name to properly honor Ace’s memory. A more detailed history can be found on our websites history page: Boxing Weekend History

Event Facts

Event dates & times

February 22 – 24, 2018

  • Thursday: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
  • Friday: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
  • Saturday: 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Location

The Expo Center
441 Clinton Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37912

2017 Attendance

Over 6,500

2017 Revenue

Over $250,000

Tickets

http://boxingweekend.com/buy-tickets/

Weekend Pass: $40

Single Night: $20

Merchandise

http://boxingweekend.com/shop

Two color options for shirts (gray or purple)

  • Short Sleeve: $20
  • Long Sleeve: $20
  • Tank Top: $15
  • Hats: $20
  • Koozies: $3


Thank you for your interest and consideration.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. contact@boxingweekend.com