Amateur Boxing in Lake Charles this weekend

Now through Sunday, Lake area boxing enthusiasts can catch amateur boxing at Washington Marion High School as The Governor's Games roll through Lake Charles.

More than 250 fighters from Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana have signed up and are participating to compete for the Governor's Games crown.

"It's been our experience in doing the Governor's Games since 2005 that participants are now coming from a wider area, even from neighboring states," said Rudy Macklin, director of the Games and executive director of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports.

Competitors, who are registered fighters with U.S.A. Boxing, fight through preliminary rounds through Saturday night, with final rounds taking place beginning at noon on Sunday.
In total, more than 50 championship belts will be presented.

The Louisiana Governor's Games are the state's premier amateur sporting event, where sports lovers from around the state participate in a variety of athletic competitions.

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