Boxing tournament aims to keep Cleveland youngsters off the streets

Boxing tournament aims to keep Cleveland youngsters off the streets

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Bob Davis Boxing Tournament held recently at the Glenville Recreation Center provided a platform for young, up and coming local boxers to show their skills.

The event is honor Bob Davis, a pillar in the community who passed away five years ago.

His son Push Davis took over the reigns giving young athletes an opportunity to showcase their ability.

The tournament serves to show how boxing can be used as a tool to keep youth off the streets and in the gym.

The event even attracted a few professionals

Cleveland-bred boxers Thomas “Gunna Man” Mattice (13-1) and Montana Love (11-0) attended the event to give their support.

Both are nationally ranked fighters who have been featured on Showtime and both stressed the importance of the sport as a way out of life in the streets.

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