Boxing has never been big in Longview, but a local organizer has decided to change that.
The East Texas boxing club has joined forces with the veterans of foreign wars post on Ambassador Row to bring amateur boxing to the city each month. The bouts started Saturday night.
The event features boxers from all age groups and weight classes from East Texas and as far away as Dallas-Fort Worth and Louisiana. The bouts are sanctioned by U.S.A. boxing, and will give the fighters a chance to build their amateur records.