The Annandale Boys & Girls Club had the privilege to host the Virginia/North Carolina Golden Gloves Tournament in March. This event is the most prestigious in amateur boxing. Bobby Magruder, the Golden Gloves Regional Chairman, dedicated the tournament to ABGC’s founder and former Washington, D.C. Golden Gloves Champion, Everett Germain.
We hosted three action-packed days of young men and women, boys and girls, who competed with the ultimate goal of being crowned Golden Glove Champions. When the smoke cleared and the dust settled, the Annandale Boys & Girls Club boxing team added another name to its long list of amateur champions. Mikhail Hussain walked away with the gold medal in his age and weight division.
The Golden Gloves organization and ABGC boxing share the philosophy that there were no losers in this year’s event. Many of those competing are at-risk youth learning important life skills and striving to be all that they can be. In fact, ABGC boxing – in the spirit of Everett Germain – takes pride in the many young people who’ve used their boxing life-experiences to find their way toward college in addition to those who became professional boxers. ABGC has developed many good professional boxers including, Zain “Tiger” Shah, Tod “White Lightning” Wilson and Edgar “El Tigre” Torres. ABGC is proud of our boxers, including our latest Golden Glove winner.
For more information on the Annandale Boxing program go to our website and stay tuned for more details on a major event being planned for the fall.