The crown jewel of New York's amateur boxing comes to Madison Square Garden's Hulu Theater on April 19th. This year’s “Ring Masters Championships – Road to the Garden” was a 61 day, 522 mile journey that wound its way through 18 stops at 14 different boxing venues stretched across the New York Metropolitan region.
Above: Route of the 522 mile journey, making 18 stops along the way and culminating at Madison Square Garden. Map courtesy of Google Maps.
The journey started at the Amazura Night Club in Jamaica Queens on February 7 and ended on March 30th at Hempstead Boxing before setting off on the last leg of the journey, a 26.9 mile trek from Hempstead to Madison Square Garden. Now in its second year, the Ring Masters Championships –Road to the Garden has become the New York Metropolitan region’s premier amateur boxing event. Culminating in the Seniors Finals at the Hulu Theater of the “World’s Most Famous Arena” on Friday, April 19th, viewers can expect to see thirty bouts featuring the winners of the 18 elimination events.
Sanctioned by USA Boxing and organized by USA Boxing Metro, the Championships are open to all boxers, from ages 8 through 40, registered with USA Boxing. Winners of the annual Ring masters Championships not only earn bragging rights and a beautiful gold ring, but qualify for a place in the National Golden Gloves Tournament (Open Class participants age 19-40) or the National Junior Olympics (participants age 8-18).
MetroSports Magazine was on hand at two of the stops on 'The Road to the Garden' to catch the action at the Yonkers PAL and the
Mid-Hudson Valley Civic Center in Poughkeepsie.
Above: Iman Elizabeth James of Gleason's Gym (Red) on her way to victory over Michelle Viglione of Champs Boxing Club in the 119 pound Senior Open Female semifinal. Photo by Clark Thompson - www.ClarkShots.com
Above: Wyatt Malcolm of the Mendez Boxing Club lands a right as he claims victory over Kevin Desroches of the Westbury Boxing Club in the Men's 165 pound Senior Novice quarterfinal. Photo by Clark Thompson - www.ClarkShots.com
Above: Jessica Capurso of the Finest Fitness Boxing Club with a left to the chin of Akane Fujiwara of Gleason's Gym to take the Women's 119 pound Senior Open semifinal. Photo by Clark Thompson - www.ClarkShots.com
Don't miss out on the New York Metro area's premier amateur boxing event as the 2019 Ring Masters Championships takes center stage at Madison Square Garden's Hulu Theater. MetroSports Magazine will be on hand to capture the action. Tickets are still available but may sell out soon. Be sure to get yours by visiting the link below.
Last year's special issue of MetroSports Magazine covering the 2018 Ring Masters Championships can be found online at
Look for coverage of this year's event coming soon.