Boxing tournament benefitting Albany youth

Posted at 3:05 AM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 23:11:51-04

ALBANY, Ga. (WTXL) - Beat the Streetz boxing and trophy company is presenting the first annual "Put Down the Guns and Pick Up the Gloves" boxing tournament Saturday.

The tournament will feature boxers from Tennessee, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Missouri.

All the proceeds will go back to the community and to the "Beat the Streetz" boxing gym.

Jay Sharpe is one of the men fundraising and entering this tournament, and says this is a great chance for the community to get involved.

"It was an opportunity for me to test myself," Sharpe said. "But also for me to help raise awareness for all the good this gym does for this community. I wanted to get people out here who may be intreaged by seeing this old guy get in the ring and fight, to see what this gym is all about."

The tournament will begin Saturday with weigh-ins at 9 a.m. and then the bouts will begin at 1 p.m. at the Nelson Tift building off of West Broad Avenue.