By Rick Sheek
JOHNSON CITY — The site has changed the week of the event, but Johnson City Athletic Club coach Scott Vance stresses the level of competition will not.
Ringside presents the Bobby Hughes Classic National Boxing Tournament, Thursday through Saturday, at the Legion Street Recreation Center.
The event was originally scheduled to take place at East Tennessee State’s Minidome. Registration is today at the Carnegie Hotel at 6 p.m., as teams arrive from as far north as Canada and as far west as California.
“It’s a national championship now,” Vance said before working out his team on Tuesday. “Usually in the last eight years it has been eight or nine states. Now it’s come to where we’re all up through the United States.