June 29, 2001

Boxers For Christ Championship Set For July 6, 7, 8, 2001

The 2001 Boxers for Christ Championship is scheduled for July 6, at 6:30 pm., July 7 & 8, at 1:00 pm at the "Boxing Club" located at 4146 Convoy St., in San Diego.

The event will show case over 140 amateur boxers with teams coming from as far away as Seattle, Washington, Portland, Oregon, and Denver, Colorado.



Anthony Salcido, Boxers for Christ, 132lb., champion, parades throug the streets of the Black Township of Mbekweni before competing with the Namibian National Boxing Team.

Individual who win the championship in the "Open Classification, will be named to the 2001-2002 Boxers For Christ National Team. The Boxers For Christ National Team took on international significants as last years team traveled and compete in South Africa. The Boxers For Christ National Team competed against the Namiban and South African National Teams.

The 2001-2001 Boxers For Christ National Team, while on tour in South Africa's Cape Town area, visited in the Black Township of Mbekweni, where athletes and local residents paraded throughout the township before the competition with the Namibian National Team. The Boxers For Christ also talked with over three thousand high school students from three different high schools, prayed in the Children's Hospital with burn victims and prayed with inmates of Polsmore Prison.

This years Boxers For Christ Team is scheduled to compete in Boise Idaho against the Christian Boxers Outreach Team on August 25, 2001 and at the National Blue and Gold Championship August 30, 31, September 1, & 2, 2001.

The event's major sponsor is Road One Inc. of San Diego, is hosted by the United States Institute of Amateur Athletics and sanctioned by USA Boxing Inc.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at "the Boxing Club" locations throughout San Diego County and at the United States Institute of Amateur Athletics.

All proceeds from the event will help support the goals and objectives of the United States Institute of Amateur Athletics, a non-profit juvenile youth diversion program.

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