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Planning, Cooperation and Communication

There have been 439 vistors to the Hooks for Books Boxing website in the past 30 days, yet only five boxers have signed up to participate.  The Charleston Hooks for Books Boxing event is little more than a month away.  The success of any boxing event depends upon adequate planning, communication and cooperation from the boxing clubs, coaches and boxers.  This rarely happens in West Virginia as many coaches wait until the very last minute to turn in their list of boxers.  Likewise, boxers wait until the last minute to commit to their coaches that they are willing to box.  Consequently, most events do not enjoy the success they would have had better planning, communication and cooperation existed.  The only venue I have available in the the Kanawha Valley is the Charleston Civic Center which is expensive.  If I am forced to cancel/postpone an event at the Civic Center, I will lose the deposit I paid on the rent which is over a $1,000.  Thus, it is imperative that I have good communications and cooperation from the coaches and boxers.  Otherwise, it is impossible for me to adequately plan for the event.  I have made it easy for boxers to sign up for any Hooks for Books event in WV.  All they have to do is log on to and sign up on the Entry Form page.  Therefore, I employ all boxers that wish to participate in the upcoming event at the Charleston Civic Center to sign up as soon as possible.  

2 Comments to Planning, Cooperation and Communication :

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TJ on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 1:01 AM
When you enter the ring for your fights do you get to choose your own music?Also what do you have to wear when fighting?Can you gight shirtless?
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Gary E. Toney on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 3:06 AM
TJ, we don't play music for amateur boxers in Hooks for Books competition. It would make the event far to long if we played music for each boxer, for example, in a 20 bout show involving 40 boxers. All boxers in amateur boxing must wear a sleeveless athletic shirt under the rules of USA Boxing. Thank you for your interest in amateur boxing and Hooks for Books Boxing.

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