Everything we saw at the Detroit Golden Gloves boxing tournament

Bert's Warehouse in Eastern Market was packed to the rafters Sunday for Day Three of the 2021 Metro Detroit Golden Gloves boxing tournament. Recently released after 48 years in prison for a murder he and his supporters insist he did not commit, Detroit artist and former Golden Gloves boxing champion Ray Gray was honored with a championship belt at intermission.

We also spotted former boxing champs Milton McCrory and Tony Harrison at ringside, as well as the up-and-coming Zahraa Alakashi, a Dearborn native born to Iraqi nationals in a Saudi Arabian refugee camp. Alakashi, who entered the ring in a Nike-emblazoned hijab, made quick work of her opponent, dispatching Michelle Njuguna with a first-round TKO.

07/25/2021
Photos by Dave Mesrey
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Everything we saw at the Detroit Golden Gloves boxing tournament
Dave Mesrey
Everything we saw at the Detroit Golden Gloves boxing tournament
Dave Mesrey
Everything we saw at the Detroit Golden Gloves boxing tournament
Dave Mesrey
Everything we saw at the Detroit Golden Gloves boxing tournament
Dave Mesrey
Everything we saw at the Detroit Golden Gloves boxing tournament
Dave Mesrey
Everything we saw at the Detroit Golden Gloves boxing tournament
Dave Mesrey
Everything we saw at the Detroit Golden Gloves boxing tournament
Dave Mesrey
Everything we saw at the Detroit Golden Gloves boxing tournament
Dave Mesrey
Everything we saw at the Detroit Golden Gloves boxing tournament
Dave Mesrey
Everything we saw at the Detroit Golden Gloves boxing tournament
Dave Mesrey