Boxing referees have a dangerous job that requires intervening with brawlers and trying to keep their bow tie from spinning every time the bell rings. Honor frazzled peacekeepers with this GrouponLive deal to see a Chicago Golden Gloves boxing tournament at Gordon Tech High School. For $10, you get two general-admission tickets to the opening weekend of the tournament. All bouts start at 7 p.m., and doors open at 6 p.m. Choose from the following dates:
- Thursday, March 8
- Friday, March 9
- Saturday, March 10<p>
Bells ring, fists fly, and fame beckons as approximately 350 of the area’s toughest amateur boxers vie for the coveted champion title across 12 bruising nights of the 2012 Chicago Golden Gloves boxing tournament. A hallowed sports tradition since 1923, Golden Gloves training has inspired many generations and both genders of fisticuffers to clobber their way to the top of the fight card. The opening weekend allows boxing fans to savor the hunger of burgeoning pugilists as they slug it out across novice, senior-novice, and open-division bouts in their quest for the hefty golden belt. Former championship winners include U.S. Olympians and notorious knucklers Joe Louis (‘34), Sonny Liston (‘53), and beat-poetry pioneer Cassius Clay (‘59, ‘60), along with illustrious alumni such as Michael “Lord of the Dance” Flatley.