Boxing tourney brings family, friends together

COLUMBUS — It was a boxing tournament far from the usual, but with $500 on the line, 12 competitors squared off Thursday at the Columbus Event Center for a chance to take home the winner-take-all prize.

The challenge presented to each contestant in the Boxing at the Bone tournament was unique — compete with 8-pound jumbo-size gloves inside a standard ring for three 1-minute rounds.

Because of Nebraska State Athletic Commission rules, tournament organizer and boxer Nick Schleich was forced to implement the oversize gloves instead of going with his original plan of using 18-ounce sparring gloves.

“I would have rather used the 18-ounce sparring gloves,” Schleich said. “I’ll have to work a couple of things out with the commission to make it closer to boxing than just the jumbo gloves at the next event.”

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