Rock Hill will host its first Olympics-sanctioned boxing occasion as eleven- thru sixteen-12 months-olds compete in a local match.

The 2019 Southeastern Regional Junior Olympics Boxing Tournament kicks off with preferred weigh-ins on May sixteen.

The establishing ceremony begins at 5 p.M. on May 17, and the preliminary match follows. The local boxing opposition begins at midday, May 18. The weekend tournament is at Rock Hill High School, 320 W. Springdale Road.


The final championship tournament is from 10 a.M to noon on May 19.

Mario Noviello, the proprietor of Light Bright Boxing, which hosts the event along with Visit York County, said the event happens as soon as every five years. Rock Hill became selected over Columbia and Charleston.

“I’ve been eying this up for 4 or 5 years now,” Noviello said.

Light Bright Boxing has been running for about seven years, Noviello said. The fitness center trains athletes as younger as 7 years antique.

He stated this event is the best stage of opposition for the eleven- to twelve-year-old male and woman businesses. The thirteen- to fourteen-yr-old male and lady businesses and the 15- to sixteen-12 months-antique male and girl corporations may be competing for the danger to advance to National Junior Olympics in Madison, Wis., in June.

Local professional boxers LaVonte “The Wold-Class Gentleman” Earley and former World Boxing Champion Lisa Garland may be on occasion, in keeping with a Visit York County declaration.

Noviello stated it’s exciting for his college students to pay attention to specialists.

“Some of those kids are from bothered backgrounds; a few are not,” he said. “To look that they could make it, I suppose kids need to peer that. I think youngsters want exact function fashions.”

Visit York County estimates up to 2,300 humans could attend the event.

“We’re looking forward to a whole lot of people,” Noviello stated.

“Visit York County is worked up to co-host this event with Light Bright Boxing,” Andy Clinton with Visit York County said in a declaration. “It’s been a pride to work with Mario to deliver this primary-time event to the county and this great possibility to the athletes.”