The 65th Annual Regional Golden Gloves Boxing tournament returns to the Regional Fairgrounds, February 14-16, 2008.

Fighters from all over the Coastal Bend will converge on The Regional Fairgrounds to slug it out.

Once again the Kiwanis Club of Corpus Christi Bay is hosting the event. Tickets are $8 each night for general admission and reserve seating starts at only $10. Tickets are available by calling the Fairgrounds ticket line and, online at and at the Fairgrounds box office.

This year will also feature special appearances by hall of fame boxing referee, Richard Steele. Steele refereed many epic battles such as Thomas Hearns vs. Sugar Ray Leonard, Julio Ceasar Chavez vs. Meldrick Taylor and the greatest three rounds of boxing, Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns.

Steel was elected to the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2000. Steele has also been honored for his foundation, Richard Steele Boxing Club, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The boxing club is helping troubled youth stay off the streets.

Among some of the local participants from Robstown include Greg, Marty and Ronnie Gutierrez, Marcus Medrano, Rafael Salazra, among others from the boxing club.