BOONTON, NJ — Dozens of fighters from across New Jersey and New York will gather at Aces Boxing Club in Boonton on Saturday, May 3, to test their skills in a club show that promises nothing but excitement.
This event will be smaller than prior Aces-hosted shows in order to give new amateur boxers the chance to compete “without the bells and whistles” of larger events, said Aces’ head coach Joe Zabry.
“We want this show to raise local awareness of who we are and what we do,” Zabry said. “Plus, it lets us rally the community around these boxers, because many times, their friends and family can’t make it to their fights because they’re too far away.”
There will be 15 to 20 bouts featuring men’s, women’s, youth, and master’s (age 40-plus) competitions. Those attending, Zabry said, should expect a “professional display of USA Olympic boxing” replete with food, music, and a live performance of the national anthem. Each bout will be announced by NJ Boxing Hall of Fame member and NJ LBC President Henry Hascup.
This USA Boxing-sanctioned event will be held on the third floor of 718 Main Street in Boonton, N.J. Weigh-ins are at 10 a.m., doors open at 11:30. Bouts start at 12:30 p.m.
Advance tickets are $20 each, and admission at the door will be $25. Tickets sell fast and the gym has a limited occupancy. Admission fees will go towards the purchase of an Aces Boxing Team travel van.
For ticket purchase information, email club owner/operator Joe Zabry at [email protected] or call the club at 973-794-6509.