Creatures must react to danger with a "fight or flight" reaction, which means either boxing their opponent or commandeering a nearby blimp. Witness dirigible-free conflict resolution with today's Groupon: for $20, you get general admission for two to the USA Boxing National Championships on Saturday, June 25 at City Auditorium (a $30 advanced value or a $40 value at the door). Doors open at 5 p.m., bouts begin at 6 p.m., and seating is first come, first served.
Following in the glove steps of a pantheon of famous punchers, the amateur fighters of the USA Boxing National Championships compete for berths at the 2012 Olympic Team Trials over the course of 13 gold-medal matches. Join the throng within the historic column-girded halls of the City Auditorium as the top male and female pugilists disarm opponents with jab steps, haymakers, and well-timed knock-knock jokes. More than half of the 2004 and 2008 Olympic teams first decorated themselves with gold at the National Championships, flitting through the quick paces of Olympic-style boxing for a chance at personal glory and national immortality. The tradition stretches back generations, with past tournaments resounding with the jabs of notable names such as Muhammad Ali, Oscar De La Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard, and both Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots.
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