The 12th Annual "Lucky Gloves" Amateur Boxing Classic was held today at the Zanesville Police Athletic League facility.
National Champions were brought in to fight their own in the USA boxing sanctioned competition. Feature fights included hometown sensations, such as Zakery Rollins.
"I've boxed all over the country. I've been to California, to Texas, over to West Virginia," said World Champion and PAL Boxer Rollins. "Right now I'm going out to Mid-east for power line and I've got a choice between power line and boxing. And I'm leaning more toward the boxing part."
The Zanesville PAL organization is a non-profit that offers all it's programs free of charge to area youth. Funding for the program comes through grants, donations, and events such as the Lucky Gloves competition.
"To see the dedication that these boys and girls put into this there's nothing better. You couldn't ask for anything better," said PAL Coach David Chambers. "The kids they put the work in, they bust their butt for you every day, you get to meet them when they're adults and you just have nothing but respect for them."
If you are interested in supporting Zanesville PAL or would like more information on the organization you can visit the website at www.palzanesville.com or call 740-450-8245