Hamburg boxer takes state title

Thirteen-year-old John Gonzalez won the State Silver Gloves Boxing Championship for his weight division on Dec. 18.

The Ashley County Boxing Club traveled to Pine Bluff on Dec. 18, and Gonzalez, who fights in the 95-pound weight division, won the State Silver Gloves Championship. Gonzalez claimed his victory by defeating Aiden Rodriguez.

Gonzalez is a student at Hamburg Middle School. He will now advance to the Region Six Championship in Little Rock on Jan. 6 to 8.

The region consists of Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Arkansas. 

Gonzalez’s father, Carlos, and Coach Johnny Dupree said they would like for everyone locally to continue to show their support as the young athlete advances in competition.

(SUBMITTED/News Observer)

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