The Texas State Golden Gloves Tournament begins tonight at Watt Arena on the Will Rogers complex.
The pairings are set, including seven opening-night bouts involving Fort Worth boxers.
The Fort Worth boxers in action tonight are Xavier Rodriguez, Joel Ambriz, Cory Neal, Nathaniel Vincent, Rodolfo Rivas, Frederick Jordan and David Cordova.
Rodriguez takes on Edwin Tula of Houston a 108 pounds, Ambriz will face Martez Washpun of Houston at 123, Neal fights Michael Dutchover of Twin Cities at 132, Vincent takes on Jorge Espinoza of San Antonio at 141, Rivas faces Rafael Medina of Houston at 152, Jordan meets Ignacio Apolinar of Dallas, and Cordova battles Rueben De La Rosa of Austin at 201.
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Fights begin at 7 p.m. each night. The tournament ends Saturday.
Ticket prices range from $10 to $25.
TEXAS STATE GOLDEN GLOVES
Wednesday’s pairings at Watt Arena
108 POUNDS — Pablo Martinez, RGV vs. Stephen Acosta, Dallas; Edwin Tula, Houston vs. Xavier Rodriguez, Fort Worth.
123 — Joel Ambriz, Fort Worth vs. Martel Washpun, Houston.
132 — Cory Neal, Fort Worth vs. Michael Dutchover, Twin Cities.
141 — Nathaniel Vincent, Fort Worth vs. Jorge Espinoza, San Antonio; Samuel Castaneda, RGV vs. Vergil Ortiz, Dallas; Elmer Pedraza, Houston vs. Mike Yanez, Austin.
152 — Rafael Medina, Houston vs. Rodolfo Rivas, Fort Worth; Devin Anderson, Austin vs. Ysrael Barboza, Corpus Christi.
165 — Jorge Tovar, El Paso vs. Roman Ruiz, Austin; Donald Reed, Houston vs. Luis Lopez, Corpus Christi.
178 — Steve Jones, East Texas vs. Darius Fulghum, Austin; Frederick Jordan, Fort Worth vs. Ignacio Apolinar, Dallas; Diego Lazcano, Lubbock vs. Christian Montano, Houston; Patrick Clarke, San Antonio vs. Ricardo Medina, Corpus Christi.
201 — Joshua Juarez, RGV vs. Elton Dublin, Dallas; Cedric Washington, Houston vs. Jacob Duran, Corpus Christi; Rueben De La Rosa, Austin vs. David Cordova, Fort Worth; Chris Pope Jr., San Antonio vs. Randy Harris, East Texas.