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Inaugural Shelito’s Way

All-Female Championship & Invitational

Date Change Announcement!

(May 30th) The inaugural Shelito’s Way All-Female Tournament, presented by retired professional boxer Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent (27-2, 1 KOs), has announced a change of dates for its amateur boxing tournament for females only. It has been pushed back from July 1 and 2 to July 15 and 16, still at Whaling City Athletic Club in New London, Connecticut.


The tournament, sanctioned by USA Boxing, is open to female boxers, 8 years and older, who are currently registered with USA Boxing. All entries must be submitted via the online form by 3 p.m. ET on Friday, July 7th (click here) .


“This is the weekend we originally wanted,” Vincent explained, “but those dates were blocked,” “When July 15 and 16 opened up because of a canceled tournament, we jumped on it because it’s much better than doing it on a holiday (July 4th) weekend.”


The World Boxing Council and IBF (International Boxing Federation) World champion Ebanie Bridges are event sponsors. Boxers will compete for WBC medals and belts.


“I missed boxing and now that I’m done fighting, I wanted to give back,,” Vincent explained why she founded the tournament. “I wanted to create another outlet for females to have a platform to showcase their skills. When I was an amateur, I remember how hard it was to stay active and find fights. I want to do that for all women, of all ages and levels. Each year I want this tournament to be bigger and better with the help of people such as the WBC (World Boxing Council), IBF (International Boxing Federation) World champion Ebanie Bridges, USA Boxing and Whaling City AC.”


WBC and Bridges are event sponsors. Boxers will compete for WBC medals and belts.


There will be seven age divisions and weight classes: Call (617.372.2334) or email Melissa Kelly ( for information about competition, bouts, and brackets.


Tickets are priced at $30.00 for a day pass, $50.00 for both days (call 860.574.5227 for tickets).


Doors open at 6:15 p.m. ET, first bout at 7 p.m. ET.


As a professional boxer, Vincent was a UBF World and WIBA International super bantamweight champion, in addition to being a 2011 National Golden Gloves gold medalist as an amateur.


ABOUT USA BOXING: The mission of USA Boxing shall be to enable United States’ athletes and coaches to achieve sustained competitive excellence, develop character, support the sport of boxing, and promote and grow Olympic style boxing in the United States. The responsibility of USA Boxing is not only to produce Olympic gold, but also to oversee and govern every aspect of amateur boxing in the United States.

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