Next month, local boxing trainer Julio Alvarez will take five of his amateurs to a Golden Gloves tournament, where they'll have a chance to advance to the state tournament.
Boxers Tyson Turner (178 pounds), Babar Shah (165), Josue Alfaro (123), Benjamin Carter (114) and Bryquan Sweeney (112) are slated to participate in the tournament on Friday, March 15, at Cross Keys Motor Inn and Convention Center in New Oxford. The five boxers train with Alvarez at the Lincolnway Sportcenter in West York.
Wins at the New Oxford event will advance the local boxers into the state Golden Gloves tournament, scheduled for April 27 in Reading.
From there, winners will move on to a regional event in Pittsburgh for the chance to advance to the national championships, held May 13-18 in Salt Lake City.
For tickets to the Golden Gloves event in New Oxford next month, call 968-8000. General admission tickets are $20 and eight-person VIP tables are $250. The doors open at 6 p.m.