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Four Covington boxers win titles in Little Rock

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The Covington Boxing Club took a trip to Little Rock last weekend for Mid-South Golden Gloves Tournament and brought home four titles. 

Tyronza Boyd (156 pounds), Octavis Suggs (200), Jonathan Kindred (147) and Anthony Campbell (165) were the winners from Covington. 

The tournament is for junior 14-16-year-old boxers in the novice and open classifications, with open boxers advancing to the National Golden Gloves Tournament.

Campbell, who competed in the open division, advances to the National Golden Gloves for the fifth straight year. 

“It is just a matter of time until Anthony wins the nationals,” said Covington coach Jimmy Glover. “We had hoped that Anthony and his little brother Davion (Rudd) would get to compete in the nationals together, but it just didn't happen.”

Glover said Rudd was the victim of some “home cooking.”

“He won his first fight before losing a really bad decision in the finals,” Glover said. “Jonathan Forman ended up fighting a teammate. This is the first time they have put 15- and 16-year-olds in the same bracket.”

Glover said all of his boxers performed well. 

“All the guys had a good tournament and I'm proud of all of them,” he said. 

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