Monday, March 13, 2017

1973 Gary Vollrath Golden Gloves Pursuit

Fergus Falls Daily Journal, February 7, 1973. 38th annual Regional Golden Gloves Tournament, Wahpeton, ND. In the heavyweight title fight. Larry Veazie, who had to give up over 40 pounds to Gary Vollrath of Wahpeton, was knocked out of the ring in the first round. In the second round Veazie gave Vollrath his best shot but the stronger fighter shrugged off Veazie's blows and won the title.
LaCrosse Tribune, February 26, 1973. Minnesota Boxers Eye Golden Gloves MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — A field of 80 boxers from Minnesota and the Dakotas will compete Friday and Monday nights at the Minneapolis Auditorium in the Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Tournament. Mark No less than three former champions make the heavyweight division the most attractive on the card. Bob Culbertson of Rochester is the defending champion, Scott LeDoux of Minneapolis won the 1971 title and Gary Vollrath of Wahpeton was the 1970 king. The individual champions advance to the national tournament in Lowell, Mass., in mid- March.
Minneapolis Star, March 5, 1973. Scott LeDoux of Minneapolis, former heavyweight champion, already has eliminated one ex-champ in Gary Vollrath, and like others in the top five weight classes, must fight twice tonight. LeDoux meets Al Houck of Wadena. In the other heavy semi, Joe Abbott of St. Paul, who staged a sensational rally to oust defending champion Bob Culherlson of Rochester Friday, faces Waldon Gilbert of Hibbing. Winners tonight will represent the Upper Midwest in the national tournament at Lowell, Mass., March 19-23.


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