CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII SPORTS) - The 74th annual Golden Gloves regional tournament got underway Thursday with several of the area's youngsters stepping into the boxing ring.
The tournament has seen a recent uptick in participants after hitting a near-record low of 78 entries two years ago. This year there are about 115 participants over the three day event.
The open-class winners will advance to the state tournament in Forth Worth early next month.
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