Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Boxing: Utah Golden Gloves Tournament begins Friday

First Published Mar 28 2012 11:04 pm • Last Updated Mar 28 2012 11:04 pm

Dozens of the state’s best amateur boxers will be seeking state titles in 10 weight classes when the Utah Golden Gloves Tournament begins this weekend at Sorenson Multicultural and Unity Fitness Center, 855 W. California Ave., in Salt Lake City.

Bouts begin at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday night, with the champions crowned Saturday moving on to the Rocky Mountain Golden Gloves Regional Tournament, which will be held April 13-14 at the Sports Mall in Murray.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Admission is $12 for adults 18 and older and $5 for children five years and older.

Perhaps Utah’s most-accomplished amateur boxer recently is Isaac Aguilar of West Valley City, who will compete in the 130-pound weight division. Aguilar made it to the quarterfinals when Utah hosted the National Golden Gloves Tournament in 2009 before losing a close decision to California’s Michael Ruiz.

Another rising star is Brandon Packard, a BYU student who recently won the USA Boxing state championship in the 141-pound division. He fights out of the South Jordan-based Fullmer Brothers Gym.

This weekend’s champions will square off against boxers from Idaho, Wyoming and Montana in the regionals in two weeks.


Twitter: @drewjay

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.