More than 500 people turned out for the 4th annual Duarte Youth Boxing Show, Aug. 1, presented by Duarte Parks and Recreation’s Youth Boxing Club. Held at the Duarte High School Gym, the boxing show featured 21 bouts of young amateur boxers representing youth boxing clubs throughout Southern California.
To compete as an amateur, boxers must be certified by USA Boxing Federation. Johnny Olvera, 13 of the Duarte Youth Boxing Club, won his bout against Eduardo Cruz of Gengis Khan Boxing Club, Los Angeles when the referee stopped the fight in the second round. Olvera, an 8th grade student at Northview Middle School in Duarte, was named Outstanding Junior Boxer of the show.