Thursday Feb. 23rd – doors open at 6pm show starts at 7pm
Friday Feb. 24th – doors open at 6pm show starts at 7pm
Saturday Feb. 25th – doors open at 5pm show starts at 6pm
All athletes, coaches, and officials must be registered/certified with USA Boxing to participate in this event. Athletes, coaches, and officials must present their passbook at the weigh-in.
NO BOOK – NO BOX – NO EXCEPTIONS
All participants are bound by USA Boxing’s rules and regulations, Golden Gloves of America’s rules and regulations, and USA Boxing and Golden Gloves Codes of Conduct. Failure to comply with rules and regulations will result in denial of participation.
This is Team South Carolina’s selection tournament. Winners of the Elite Open tournament are selected to represent Team South Carolina at the Southeast Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions. Therefore, this tournament is for South Carolina residents, South Carolina students, or military personnel stationed in South Carolina. Also junior and youth boxers will be eligible to compete in the tournament.
Male and female tournament winners between the ages of 18 and 40 in the Elite Open tournament with a minimum of 9 bouts will advance to the Southeast Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions. Novice boxers do not advance junior and youth boxers do not advance.
All boxers must be 18 years old to enter the advancing tournament.
Elite Golden Gloves: 18-40 years old
Junior Golden Gloves: 15,16 years old
Youth Golden Gloves: 17,18 years old
Masters Golden Gloves: 35+ years old. If you are 35-40 years old, you must select either Elite or Masters Golden Gloves—you cannot compete in both. Masters boxers must have a Masters Passbook from USA Boxing.
Novice: 0-10 bouts
Open: 11 bouts +
Boxers with 5 bouts may declare Open, but the boxer will not be able to box as a Novice in the future. The Southeast Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions is one of the most competitive regional tournaments in the country you can only attend the Southeast Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions by winning and having at least 9+ bouts. No walk-overs will advance. We urge caution with turning inexperienced boxers Open.
Underlined weight classes will be used at Nationals to determine boxers for the Olympic trials qualifiers. These are only allowed to be competed in if you are a US citizen. Non-underlined weight classes will allow non-citizens.
The weigh-ins Thursday, Friday, & Saturday are from 10am – 12pm (noon) at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.
Any color mouthpiece is now acceptable.
USA Boxing approved open-face headgear required.
The Southeast Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions and the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions require USA Boxing approved open-face headgear.
The Southeast Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions and the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions still require shaving.
We do not require shaving at the state level
The Spartanburg Marriott is the host hotel for the 2023 South Carolina Golden Gloves Boxing State Championship.
We are pleased to announce that you will be able to book a special SC Golden Gloves rate of $129 per night for either 1 King + Sofa Bed or 2 Queens.
The hotel is a short walk to Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium (0.2 miles) and the main dining, shopping, and entertainment area in Downtown Spartanburg (0.3 miles).
If you have any questions about USA BOXING involving membership, rules, passbooks, etc.
Venue: The Memorial Arena at
Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
385 N Church St,
Spartanburg, SC 29303