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Bishop and Hume battling it out in the ring. The punches flying.  Picture taken November, 2008
REPORTING · 23rd March 2011
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat boxing fans will be pleased to learn the 2011 Golden Gloves will be held in Kitimat in May. This

“Kitimat Boxing Club, on May 14th which is a Saturday will be holding at Mount Elizabeth at 7 PM, the Comsport BC Golden Gloves. There will be clubs from Vancouver and other Parts of BC attending as well as several Boxers from Kitimat,” said Bill Franklin, the Head Coach of the Kitimat Boxing Club.

The BC Golden Gloves is one of the top boxing tournaments in British Columbia going back 70 years. Tickets will be $10 for adults, $7 for students. Hawkair is providing the transportation for some of the boxers from Vancouver.

Right now, the club is working on forming bouts. Three of them have been formed with more to come. Further details on the officials and the bouts are pending.

Stay tuned for further issues of the Kitimat Daily where we will be highlighting Kitimat Boxers who will be participating in the Golden Gloves.