The golden gloves is the name given to annual competitions for amateur boxing in the united states, where a small pair of golden boxing gloves are awarded. The golden gloves is a term used to refer to the national golden gloves competition, but can also represent several other amateur tournaments, including regional golden gloves tournaments and other notable tournaments such as the intercity. Since the first golden gloves tournament in 1923, the golden gloves of america, inc. And its member franchises have provided an opportunity and environment for young athletes to develop lifetime skills. As a franchise of the national golden gloves, the new england golden gloves is the annual amateur boxing competition for the new england states. It has been held every year since 1945 at the lowell memorial auditorium in lowell, massachusetts. Competitors over the years include boxing greats, such as rocky marciano, sugar ray leonard, marvin hagler, and micky ward. The golden gloves is the name given to annual competitions for amateur boxing in the united. Golden gloves, amateur boxing competition initiated by arch ward, sports editor of the chicago tribune. First sponsored by the tribune in 1926, annual tournaments were held between chicago and new york teams from 1927. The new york organizer was paul gallico of the new york daily news. In later years the idea was taken up by other cities, and a national tournament was held. Fighting for glory & more! On any given weekend, you can find a local amateur boxing show within miles of los angeles county. These shows are the bread and butter of each and every young fighter with dreams of going to the olympics andor turning pro. Congrats jimmy & gloria! Corporate culture takes a pounding as six pairs of dueling colleagues, three from pittsburgh, step into the ring in white collar brawlers. Here we are again fight fans! And if chicago-based new boxing sensation and 6-time golden gloves champ kristen gearhart (2-0) who is fighting alliana jones (1-0) on the espn friday night fights card doesnt get on the air female boxers will still find themselves shut out of the major us tv networks this weekend. Location must fight boxing club (new location) 7241 west chester pike upper darby, pa 19082.