Boxers from all over East Texas and northwest Louisiana will converge on Longview May 6-7 for the 81st East Texas Golden Gloves.

Doors open at 6 p.m. each night at Maude Cobb Convention Center.

The event features two special classes within the diverse field of boxers ages 8-40 – an All-Comer’s Division for novice fighters in their first public boxing ring experience and the Women’s Open Division.

General admission is $10 for teen-adult, $7 for military, $5 for children (5-12). Kids under five will be admitted free in general seating.

Ringside 8-seat tables are $250. Tickets will be available at Maude Cobb Convention Center.

All proceeds will go toward expenses for winning competitors to attend the State Golden Gloves finals, with winners from there competing at the national tournament.

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