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Big Boxing Tourney in Bend This Weekend


The Deschutes County Rocks Boxing Team hosts the Pacific Northwest Regional Championships tonight and tomorrow.   Head Coach Richard Miller says participants have come from all over the northwest for two days of bouts. “Washington is divided in half, so there’s 2 organizations there that will be here, 2 state champs; Oregon and Idaho. The state champions in each weight divisions, both men’s and women’s come here to box it off and the winners advance to Colorado Springs.”  Colorado Springs is the site of the U.S. Boxing Championship, the next step along the road to qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team. Three local boxers will take part: Jena Duea, David Robles and Jeremy Cham. There will be 15 to 20 bouts each night at Bend’s Midtown Ballroom. Doors open at 6 on Friday and at 3 on Saturday.

 

 

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