F.A.Q.

1) I need history, either amateur or professional, on a friend/relative who was an amateur/professional boxer. Can you help?

Because Ringside Books is primarily a book publisher, we would not have information about professional boxers. For information about professionals, you can go to boxrec.com, or contact Scoop Gallello at 914-235-6820. At the ripe young age of 82, Scoop has a lot of information on former professional boxers, along with newspaper clippings.

For historical information about the Golden Gloves, please contact the Daily News at 212-210-2100. Ask for the Golden Gloves.

For tapes of N.Y.C., contact Bill Butterworth at 212-228-3729.

2)Where can I get more information on Golden Gloves?

Golden Gloves entry coupons appear in the New York Daily News beginning in November of each year. Physicals are held the first few weeks of January of the following year on dates specified by the Daily News. YOU MUST GO TO A DAILY NEWS PHYSICAL IN ORDER TO COMPETE IN THE GOLDEN GLOVES. Competition begins in January and continues until April.

For historical information on Golden Gloves boxers, please contact the New York Daily News. You can call the Daily News at 212-210-2100 for more New York Golden Gloves information. For National Golden Gloves information, go to www.goldenglovesofamerica.com .

3) What are the different classifications of competition in amateur boxing such as Senior, Junior, Master and Open and Novice?

Junior – A Junior boxer is an athlete between the ages of 8 and 16. (You cannot register with USA Boxing until you are 8 years of age.) If you will be 16 before the next August 1st, you are a Senior boxer. If you will be 16 after the next August 1st, you are a Junior boxer. For example, if your birthday is March 15th and you want to know if you are a Senior or Junior, you are a Senior if you will be at least 16 years old on March 15th, otherwise you are a Junior.

Senior – A Senior boxer is an athlete between the ages of 16 (see above) and 35. A boxer is a Master boxer once he/she has turned 35.

Master – An athlete is a Master boxer once he/she has turned 35 years of age.

Open Class – A male boxer is considered Open Class once he has 10 bouts in his passbook as a Senior boxer (not including byes, which are not considered bouts); once he has competed in an Open Class tournament such as the Empire State Games; once he has compete in two Golden Gloves tournaments (even if those are the only 2 bouts in his passbook); once he has won the Metropolitan Championships or the Golden Gloves; or if he has at least 20 Junior bouts in his passbok when he becomes a Senior boxer.

Novice Class – A male boxer is a Novice boxer until he has 10 bouts in his passbook as a Senior boxer; until he has competed in his second Golden Gloves tournament; if he has had fewer than 20 bouts as a Junior and fewer than 10 bouts as a Senior; or until he has won the Metropolitan Championships or the Golden Gloves as a novice boxer.