Bakersfield boxing club hopes to raise money for national tournament

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Boxers from the Refuse to Lose boxing club will step in the ring in hopes of raising money that will help send them to a national tournament, Saturday. 

The club is hosting their annual boxing show that is filled with 20 bouts, raffles and a bbq dinner. Much of the money raised will go towards covering transportation cost, housing and registration fees. 

According to Coach Joe Cardenas it can cost up to $300 a fighter to enter into one of these national tournaments. 

The six boxers--which range from ages 10 to 13--hope to represent Kern County in the Adidas National Boxing Tournament next month in Oxnard, Calif. 

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Fights will begin at 1 p.m. at the WSM Auction at 2701 Auto Mall Drive, Saturday. Tickets are $10. 

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