For decades, East Texans who wanted to see a good boxing match had to go to Dallas or Shreveport for a sanctioned event. That's changing with the East Texas Boxing Club in Longview. Amateur boys and girls from ages 9 and up, and adults, are now getting a chance to get much needed ring experience at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post 4002, sanctioned by the Amateur Boxing Association.
For up and coming fighters , its a chance to work at something they enjoy, and for organizers it's a chance to give local talent a venue to fight at, that they might not have otherwise. Amateur bouts are scheduled every 2 months at the VFW, and the fights will continue on Sunday beginning at 1 p-m.