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Successful 11th annual Bernie Schmidt Boxing Show

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MGGA also hosted an open house on Nov. 14 for all individuals to come and visit the new training facilities. More than a hundred people walked through the facility. Anyone who couldn't make it to the open house can come to the gym to obtain information about becoming an amateur boxer during normal gym hours Monday through Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. (located in the basement of the St. Mary’s Activity Center at 526 Broadway Ave NW).

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The Michigan Golden Gloves Association (MGGA) Boxing Gym hosted the 11th annual Bernie Schmidt Memorial boxing show on Nov. 13. The annual show honors the memory of Bernie Schmidt for his involvement with amateur boxing for many years. His family has continued the tradition as many of his children—including show director Patrick Schmidt, who is also the Tournament Director for the Michigan Golden Gloves; Golden Gloves volunteers Sally Schmidt and Tom Schmidt; and Michigan State Representative Roy Schmidt—are involved in amateur boxing and were present to honor their father’s legacy. 

The annual show was standing room only, and the crowd was very supportive of the amateur boxers. There were 12 amateur bouts featuring some of West Michigan’s finest amateur boxers. Many of the boxers who competed in the show will box in the 2011 West Michigan and Michigan Golden Gloves Tournaments and the 2011 Meijer State Games of Michigan Boxing Tournament.

The show was the first for MGGA since moving to its new training facility located in the basement of the St. Mary’s Activity Center (526 Broadway Avenue NW). The show was held upstairs in the main floor of the Activity Center. MGGA plans to host additional shows in the St. Mary’s Activity Center during the next year so that local fans can witness local amateur boxing throughout the year. 

GRTV will be airing the entire Bernie Schmidt Boxing Show at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 1. 

Individual bouts

  • Bout 1 - watch it now
    Derek Jensen of Manistee vs. Raymond Jackson of U of M Boxing Club
    152-pound novice division
  • Bout 2 - watch it now
    Allan Torres of Venture Boxing Club vs. Oscar Gonzalez of MGGA
    160-pound junior division
  • Bout 3 - watch it now
    Anthony Torres of Venture Boxing Club vs. Tino Rodrigues of MGGA
    115-pound junior division
  • Bout 4 - watch it now
    Jimmy Renberg of MGGA vs. Marguis Johnson of MLK
    155-pound junior division
  • Bout 5 - watch it now
    Ernesto McKinney of MLK vs. Ulysses Campos of MGGA
    68-pound junior division
  • Bout 6 - watch it now
    Raymond Mendoza of MGGA vs. Kyle Dunmire of Sand Lake Boxing Club
    150-pound junior division
  • Bout 7 - watch it now
    Rudy Tewelde of MGGA vs. Defrim Beqiri of MGGA
    132-pound novice division
  • Bout 8 - watch it now
    Edward Hardy of MLK vs. Rocky Babcock of U of M Boxing Club
    178-pound novice division
  • Bout 9 - watch it now
    Dakota Butler of U of M Boxing Club vs. Brandon Kowalke of Lake County Boxing Club
    201 + pound novice division
  • Bout 10 - watch it now
    Burim Beqiri of MGGA vs. James Thomas of MLK
    135-pound open division
  • Bout 11 - watch it now
    Vincent Jennings of MLK vs. Raeese Aleem of Muskegon Rec. Center
    132-pound open division
  • Bout 12 - watch it now
    Niall Shimmell of MGGA vs. Germaine McKinney of MLK
    165-pound open division

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