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  • Ringside World Championships at the Events Center

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  • Independence will again host the Ringside World Championship amateur boxing tournament. The Lenexa-based retailer of boxing and MMA equipment, Combat Brands, will hold its 14th Annual Ringside World Championships Tournament July 30 through Aug. 2 at Independence Events Center, 19100 E. Valley View Pkwy.
    The amateur boxing tournament will bring more than 4,000 boxers, attendees, exhibitors, and industry professionals to the Kansas City region. This competition typically draws athletes from around the globe and provides the largest competitive opportunity for amateur boxers in the world. The Championships consist of six rings, seven sessions, 1,500 athlete entries and more than 1,000 bouts.
    Competition will consist of two daily sessions at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. July 30 through Aug. 1, with championship bouts beginning at 11 a.m. Aug. 2. Every session will have six boxing rings.
    General admission is $5 per session Wednesday through Friday, $10 for Saturday, or $25 for an all-tournament pass; children under 10 are admitted free. Tickets will be available, cash only, at the Silverstein Eye Centers Box Office at the Independence Events Center 30 minutes prior to doors opening Wednesday through Saturday, during the competition.
    Online registration can be found at www.ringside.com/tournaments and for additional information email events@combatbrands.com.

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