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Entry from November 25, 2004
Golden Gloves (boxing)
The "Golden Gloves" amateur boxing competitions began in New York City in 1927. The competition has been long associated with the Daily News (sponsor) and Madison Square Garden (location).

http://www.hickoksports.com/history/boxgoldg.shtml
Chicago Tribune sports editor Arch Ward in 1923 conceived the idea of a city-wide amateur boxing tournament, to be sponsored by the newspaper. Each champion was awarded a miniature golden glove, which gave the tournament its name.

However, boxing became illegal in Illinois in 1924, so the tournament seemed to be a one-time event. In the meantime, the New York Daily News originated a similar championship tournament for amateur boxers on the East Coast in 1927.

The Illinois Legislature made boxing legal once more, primarily so the second Dempsey-Tunney fight could be staged in Chicago in September of 1927. The following year, the Golden Gloves tournament was revived, with the New York and Chicago newspapers holding their own area tournaments. Winners of those tournaments then fought for the national Golden Gloves championship.

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28 March 1927, New York Times, pg. 16:
A total of thirty-two amateur boxers will compete tonight at the Garden in the final bouts of the Golden Gloves amateur boxing tourney sponsored by The Daily News A. A. and held under the auspices of the Metropolitan A. A. U. The program is scheduled to start promptly at 8 o'clock. There will be two classes of bouts, the open for those who have competed before, the prize for which is the solid gold diamond studded boxing glove, and the sub-novice class for those who have never boxed in public, the prize being a solid gold medal with the Golden Gloves embossed.

29 March 1927, New York Times, pg. 19:
21,500 AT GARDEN
SEE AMATEURS BOX

Record Throng Watches Finals
in Golden Glove Bouts as
8,000 Are Turned Away.

(Trademark)
Word Mark GOLDEN GLOVES
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 041. US 107. G & S: organizing and conducting amateur boxing tournaments. FIRST USE: 19270214. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19270214
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 74059703
Filing Date May 17, 1990
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition July 2, 1991
Registration Number 1658549
Registration Date September 24, 1991
Owner (REGISTRANT) DAILY NEWS CHARITIES, INC. NOT FOR PROFIT CORPORATION NEW YORK 220 East 42nd Street New York NEW YORK 10017
Attorney of Record Joseph P. Thornton
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date March 30, 1998

(Trademark)
Word Mark GOLDEN GLOVES OF AMERICA INC
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: Golden Gloves has continuously served the athletes of this nation since the early 1920s by tostering and promoting the sport of amateur boxing and providing them an opportunity to compete tor the honor ot Uollden Uoves Clampion. FIRST USE: 19200200. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19200200
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 76110728
Filing Date August 17, 2000
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Owner (APPLICANT) GOLDEN GLOVES OF AMERICA, INC CORPORATION OHIO 1503 Linda Lane Hutchinson KANSAS 67502
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date August 12, 2001

Posted by Barry Popik
Sports/Games • (0) Comments • Thursday, November 25, 2004 • Permalink