KC Golden Gloves

"The KC Golden Gloves is dedicated to amateur boxing as a way to develop discipline, respect, and wellness in its athletes and empower the next generation of leaders and citizens in the Kansas City area."

- since 1936 -






March 27, 2018

The road to being legendary began quietly, humbly in several boxing gyms in the Kansas City area. There was no glory and accolades in those gyms; just a group of “ordinary” young men with grand dreams, and the grit and determination to make them come true.

The hard work...

January 30, 2018

This is a story about a community center in the core of Kansas City. It is a story about the Kansas City Golden Gloves initiative to bring boxing back to the city’s core. It is a story about a group of people who volunteer their time to try and accomplish all of that....

December 13, 2017

Women’s Boxing is trending up!

It is an exciting time to be a female in the sport of boxing – the top women in boxing are authoring inspiring chapters in the stories of their lives.

Claressa Shields achieved history by boxing her way to a gold medal in 2012, when women w...

December 1, 2017

There is no denying that Kansas City is a boxing town.

We’re the proud home to a multitude of nationally ranked boxers – both male and female – and host to numerous boxing competitions each year, including the longest-running sporting event in the city, the KC Golden Gl...

September 22, 2017

My first fight would seem a disaster. I wasn’t prepared for what was about to hit me…literally. It would not last an entire round.

I stood as the ref raised my opponent’s hand. I smiled and congratulated her, and I then stepped out of the ring. For a split second, I tho...

September 22, 2017

Wander into our gym and you will find heavy and double-end bags hanging from the ceiling. There is a large assortment of boxing gloves and headgear in various stages of wear. There are mirrors and fight posters. And at the center of it all is a squared circle – the box...

March 30, 2017

(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) – The 82nd annual KC Golden Gloves Regional Championships return April 6-8 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. First bell is at 7 p.m. each night.

Michael Spinks, Olympic gold medalist and former Heavyweight Champion of the World, will be doing...

March 29, 2017

I would love to embellish the story of what boxing did for me. Every boxer I’ve met has some version of the following story:

“I was fighting in the streets and beating everyone up. I was so good at street fighting that *insert authority figure* said I should join the bo...

March 29, 2017

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – More than 50 people gathered this week as two of Kansas City’s newest boxing gyms celebrated their grand openings.

The Garrison and Gregg/Klice Boxing Clubs opened to much fanfare Monday, March 27, at the Garrison Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Th...

March 24, 2017

The Garrison Boxing Club, Kansas City’s newest boxing gym located in the Garrison Community Center, is where you will find one of the city’s most notable boxers.

Craig Cummings is the head coach at Garrison, and a staple in the KC boxing scene. Having walked the walk fo...

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