Anyone in need of a boxing fix can have their habit satisfied this weekend as the El Central Police Athletic League will host a state boxing tournament at Ryerson Youth Center starting Saturday.
"We're expecting a lot of teams," said El Centro PAL athletic director Jorge Muñoz. "We already have over 100 fighters registered and we could get walk-ins as well. We're expecting to have at least 70 to 80 fights a day."
The fighters will take part in an elimination round Saturday and fight for weight class championships on Sunday. Each day of fighting will begin at 1 p.m. and run until conclusion. Muñoz said that might be as late as 11 p.m.
"You're going to see somewhere from 50 to 100 fights (a day)," added Muñoz. "You'll be watching the best in California. These are kids who have 70 to 80 fights and some of them will probably go pro."