A shining tradition has made its way back to Macon.

After being held in Augusta in recent years, the Golden Gloves boxing championship will once again take place in central Georgia.

The amateur championships will take place at Bishop Ray Boxing Arena. Bishop Frank Ray, president of the Middle Georgia Boxing Club, spoke about the importance of the championships.

"This is about the kids," said Ray. "This is not about Bishop Ray. It's the kids. We [are] to promote a good relationship, and show love to our young people, where they know they can come in this club here and be safe."

Elimination rounds for the Golden Glove championships will take place this Saturday and Sunday at Bishop Ray Boxing Gym on 6th Street.

Championship rounds are scheduled for next weekend, March 9th and 10th.

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