(DEC 5) LAS VEGAS, NV -
Eight members from the "Pound-4-Pound" gym, Las Vegas' # 1
amateur boxing program, will compete in the 2017 USA Boxing
Elite Youth National Championships & Junior Open. The five-day
tournament will take place in Salt Lake City, UT, at the Calvin
L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center, more commonly known as
the Salt Palace, starting December 5th through December 9th.
Lesley Soto 18-yrs (125 lbs),
Only the best boxers from around
the United States will compete to see who is the best amateur
boxer in the nation. All 15 and 16 year-olds who win this
tournament will make the USA Boxing Team. All others will be
ranked #1 in their respective weight classes.
"This is the big tournament that our team has been waiting to
participate in," said Pound-4-Pound head coach Richard
Barrientes. "Only the elite amateur fighters from around the
country will be competing. All my kids have worked extremely
hard to get here. I'm very proud of this group and everyone
knows what it's going to take to come out on top. Competing in
these type of tournaments is what builds self-esteem. Win or
lose, these kids will never forget these moments."