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Independence to Host Ringside World Championships

22 Jul, 2014


July 30 – August 2 Coming to Independence Events Center

Independence, Missouri will again host the Ringside World Championship amateur boxing tournament. The Lenexa-based retailer of boxing and MMA equipment, Combat Brands, will hold its 14th Annual Ringside World Championships Tournament at Independence Events Center, July 30 through August 2.

The amateur boxing tournament will bring more than 4,000 boxers, attendees, exhibitors, and industry professionals to the Kansas City region. This competition typically draws athletes from around the globe and provides the largest competitive opportunity for amateur boxers in the world. Held over four days, Ringside World Championships consist of six rings, seven sessions, 1,500 athlete entries and over 1,000 bouts.

World-champion boxer Robert Guerrero, AKA ‘The Ghost,” will be on hand representing his inspirational favorite charity, Be The Match.  A resident of Gilroy, California, Guerrero is an ‘Ambassador of Hope’ for Be The Match, after his an anonymous bone marrow donor saved his wife’s life. The grateful boxer is sending the message to join the Be The Match Registry, to help save the lives of patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases. www.robertguerrero.com

Competition will consist of two daily sessions, at 11 AM and at 6 PM, Wednesday through Friday. Championship bouts begin at 11 AM on Saturday. Every session will have six boxing rings.  Information is available here

(Ringside reserves the right to adjust the competition times due to number of entries. Online registration can be found at www.ringside.com/tournaments and for additional information please contact: events@combatbrands.com )

Tickets will be available, cash only, at the Silverstein Eye Centers Box Office at the Independence Events Center, at 10:30 AM or thirty minutes prior to doors opening Wednesday through Saturday, during the competition. General Admission is $5.00 per session Wednesday – Friday, $10 for Saturday, or $25.00 for an all-tournament pass; children under 10 are admitted free. Advertised prices may be subject to additional fees.

The Independence Events Center is located at 19100 East Valley View Parkway, Independence, MO 64055  816 442 6100 or at the website, www.IndependenceEventsCenter.com

About Independence, Missouri:   Independence, Missouri was built on the pride of the people that call it home, including President Harry S Truman.  Its residents are down-to-earth, hard-working folks who are proud of their history, excited about their future, and welcome visitors with friendly hospitality.

A town rich in history and honest values, Independence is also the starting point of the Westward movement. Just 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City, it has a population of 117,000 with a small-town feel.  Sophisticated dining, shopping and an emerging arts scene provides a contemporary atmosphere for the 16 heritage attractions and outdoor sporting activities. Independence can be reached electronically, www.visitindependence.com   facebook/visitindependence  and @visitindepmo 

About Ringside:  Ringside is the world’s only source of equipment for the competitive athlete. Since 1977, Ringside’s singular focus on the sport has enabled the company to develop and perfect equipment specifically designed to advance the skill, and support the talent of, modern day pugilists. Integrating cutting-edge technology, such as IMF Tech, Gel Shock and Dome Air, with old-school craftsmanship, Ringside has established a well-earned reputation for providing top quality gear at a fair price. Ringside’s comprehensive assortment of product can fulfill any request, while providing unbeatable customer service through the entire process, solidifying itself as truly THE BEST IN BOXING. For more information about Ringside, visit: www.ringside.com.

About Be The Match®:   For people with life-threatening blood cancers-like leukemia and lymphoma-or other diseases, a cure exists. Be The Match connects patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant.  People can be someone's cure as a member of the Be The Match Registry®, financial contributor or volunteer.  Be The Match provides patients and their families one-on-one support, education, and guidance before, during and after transplant. Be The Match is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), a nonprofit organization that matches patients with donors, educates health care professionals and conducts research so more lives can be saved. To learn more about the cure, visit www.BeTheMatch.org  or call 1 (800) MARROW-2.

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