Press Release (ePRNews.com) - NEWBURGH, N.Y. - Mar 20, 2017 - Four-time World Champion and Hall of Fame boxer Iran “The Blade” Barkley will attend the NY Daily News Golden Glove Charity Fundraising Event in Newburgh, NY on March 22, 2017 at the Newburgh Free Academy.
The Newburgh Hook/Elite Boxing Club has been chosen to host a segment of the NY Daily News Golden Gloves as a fundraiser for youth boxers. The NY Daily News Golden Gloves is the oldest and most famous amateur boxing tournament in boxing history. The City of Newburgh has been chosen to this year to host the semi-finals, a first for Newburgh and the surrounding area.
Where: Newburgh Free Academy, Newburgh NY When: March 22, 2017 Doors open at 7 pm, Boxing starts at 8 pm
Iran Barkley will be attending the Golden Glove Bouts to raise awareness about how sports and boxing can help get our youth off the streets. Barkley recalls his entree into boxing, “I was 12 years old and running with the gangs in the South Bronx. The gym became a safe haven for me, kept me off the streets.” Barkley wants to give back to the community.
Barkley is in the process of securing a gym in the greater Newburgh area. Iran Barkley’s Champions Gym will be a sports training facility for adults and youth who take their athletics seriously. Gerry Pallor, co-founder of the gym, got involved because “we believe a gym for serious athletes can work as a business. Developing sports skills and winning attitudes in a diverse population is a knockout combination.”