USA Boxing Metro Announces Opening Night for “The New York Metro Qualifiers: The Road to the Garden” at Yonkers PAL


USA Boxing Metro Announces Opening Night for “The New York Metro Qualifiers:  The Road to the Garden” at Yonkers PAL


NEW YORK, NY – March 1, 2018 USA Boxing, Metro (“Metro”) opens the 2018 New York Metro Qualifiers on March 1st at Yonkers PAL, located at 127 North Broadway in Yonkers.  Doors will open at 6 PM. Boxing fans will not only experience some of the best amateur boxing in the world, they will also have the opportunity to mix and mingle with boxing stars and boxing world notables.  Proceeds will help send Qualifiers champions to the National Golden Gloves in Omaha, Nebraska in May.

“We are excited to start our tournament at one of Metro’s member gyms that produced boxers such as Golden Gloves champ Sean Daughtry and Golden Gloves and professional champion Douglas Gray,” said USA Boxing, Metro’s Interim President, and world champion boxer, Sonya Lamonakis.  “The site of many exciting boxing shows, fans feel like they’re in the ring with the boxers, competing for the coveted championships of each weight class.  It’s an experience any sports fan should not miss.”

Tickets can be bought at the door.

USA BOXING, METROPOLITAN ASSOCIATION, INC. is the Local Boxing Committee (LBC) comprising New York City, Long Island, and up to and including Duchess, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties. Many world champion boxers have come up through the ranks of New York amateur boxing including Sugar Ray Robinson, Emile Griffith, and Vito Antuofermo.  New York has also produced several Olympians including Floyd Patterson, Mark Breland, and Riddick Bowe.

THE NEW YORK METRO QUALIFIERS 2018 tournament is open to boxers aged 8 years and older from the New York City Metropolitan area, up to and including Duchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties. Open Class competitors aged 19 to 40 will qualify for the May, 2018 National Golden Gloves Tournament in Omaha, Nebraska. Boxers aged 8 to 18 will advance to the 2018 National Junior Olympics in Charleston, WV. A schedule of approximately 25 qualifying shows, including preliminaries, quarterfinals, semifinals and finals, will soon be available at and via social media sites: and  

USA Boxing, Metropolitan Association, Inc., Yonkers PAL, and the “New York Metro Qualifiers” are not affiliated with and/or endorsed by Daily News Charities.


The Road to the Garden



Thursday, March 1


(914) 375-1080

Yonkers PAL

127 N Broadway Yonkers, NY  10701


Friday, March 2


(212) 571-1333

Church Street Boxing

25 Park Place New York, NY  10007


Thursday, March 8


(914) 636-2811

Main Street Boxing

156 Gramatan Ave MT. Vernon, NY  10550


Friday, March 9


Work Train Fight

(646) 727-4660

636 Broadway New York, NY  10012


Wednesday, March 14


Plattdeutsche Restaurant

Sponsored by Ring 8

1132 Hempstead Turnpike

Franklin Square, NY 11010


Friday, March 16


Private Event

Electric Industry Center

158-11 Jewel Avenue Flushing, NY  11365


Thursday, March 22


New York Athletic Club

180 Central Park South New York, NY  10019


Friday, March 23


Venue TBD


Saturday, March 24


(718) 797-2872

Gleason’s Gym

130 Water Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201


Thursday, March 29


(718) 665-0376

John’s Gym

1703 Jerome Ave

Bronx, NY 10453


Saturday, March 31


(347) 356-6574

International Boxing

1712 Weirfield St Ridgewood, NY  11385


Thursday, April 5


Roller Jam USA

Sponsored by the NYPD

236 Richmond Valley Rd

Staten Island, NY  10309


Friday, April 6


(914) 636-2811

Main Street Boxing

156 Gramatan Ave MT. Vernon, NY  10550


Saturday, April 7


(631) 730-8820

Finest Fitness

208 East Main St Patchogue, NY  11772


JO Semi Finals

Sunday, April 15


(347) 356-6574

International Boxing

1712 Weirfield St Ridgewood, NY  11385



JO Finals/Youth Finals

Venue TBD


Senior Finals

Male Open/Novice/Female

Madison Square Garden


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