YONKERS, N.Y. -- Amateur boxing is coming to the Westchester-Fairfield region.
Empire City Casino in Yonkers will host the New York Daily News Golden Gloves event for amateur boxers on Wednesday, April 2.
Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and the first bell will be at 7:30 p.m. There will be both championship bouts and semi-final contests and will be hosted on the casino’s fourth floor.
There will be four semifinal bouts, two each in the 132-pound female division and 123-pound open division, as well as at least three championship contests.
In 2011, for the first time in the storied history of Yonkers Raceway, fans attended the first Golden Gloves. The oldest and most esteemed amateur event in the U.S., celebrating its 87th anniversary this season, has produced generations of legendary boxers including Sugar Ray Robinson, Emile Griffith, Floyd Patterson, Riddick Bowe, Gerry Cooney, Mark Breland, Jose Torres and Zab Judah.
General Admission tickets are $25. Policemen, firemen, senior citizens, students and children under 14 are $15 (with proper ID). Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis only at the door on fight night. Tickets and seating are limited.
“We are delighted that the Daily News Golden Gloves has fast become a tradition at Yonkers Raceway, and is now in its fourth year,” said President & CEO Timothy J. Rooney. “Two New York institutions are once again teaming for what we know will be an exciting evening of boxing for fight fans.”