There apparently only will be one
women's bout in the three-day Wisconsin Golden Gloves tournament
being held at Memorial Hall in Racine. After the opening
day's preliminaries Saturday, April 6, one of the women's coaches
said there was only one match planned for females. On
Saturday there were 22 men's bouts, all in the novice class. What
could be called a sparse but enthusiastic crowd was in attendance.
Next Saturday, April 13, at 7: P.M. will be the semi-finals and on
April 20 at 7:30 P.M. the finals will be held. To date, the major
metropolitan newspaper, Milwaukee's Journal Sentinel, 35 miles north
of Racine, has ignored the event.
Little publicity is
displayed in Milwaukee where many of the boxers come from.
In the past women have criticized the way members of their
gender were dealt with by the franchise holder, Howard Zafke,
citing such things as being awarded trophies in the hallway
and not having their own changing room.
Milwaukee, last January 11, in
the Wisconsin Amateur Boxing Championships. Ami will box
Alicia Walcher this weekend, April 13, in the Wisconsin Golden
Gloves tournament slated for Racine's Memorial Hall.
last Jan. 11. Ami will box
April 13 in what apparently is the only women's bout to be
scheduled in the Wisconsin Golden Gloves tournament that will
be held this weekend and the following one, April 20.