DuBois, PA – It was a fantastic night of intense, skillful fights at the Golden Gloves boxing tournament at the DuBois Country Club on Saturday! It all benefited the WPAL Boxing and Fitness Center, a local gym where it’s “always for the kids.”

A very young local boxer, Landen Buchanen of DuBois, was one of the winners of the night! The two videos below show Landen up against Layton Munyon of Kastle Boxing in Johnstown. Both boys had excellent fights. They were also both awarded another medal for their outstanding achievements throughout the year at such a young age.

Landen Buchanen of WPAL DUBois fighting Layton Munyon of Kastle Boxing at Golden Gloves 2018

Landen Buchanen of WPAL Du Bois Fitness Center ended up winning against Layton Munyon of Kastle Boxing in Johnstown. Both boys had an excellent fight!

Posted by Sunny 106 on Saturday, March 24, 2018

Because both Landen Buchanen of WPAL Du Bois Fitness Center and Layton Munyon of Kastle Boxing in Johnson put in a lot of hard work this year, they each earned an extra medal for their achievements at such a young age!

Posted by Sunny 106 on Saturday, March 24, 2018

Full list of results:

Katie Loniello of Jack’s Gym (Pittsburgh) won over Ashlyn Irwin of Altoona Boxing Club – non-tournament sub-novice 135 lbs

Isaac Guenther of Butler Cubs won against Branden Spahn of Scorching Boxing in Altoona – semi-final cadet 145 lbs

Isaac Kelly of Boyce AC Boxing (Pittsburgh) won over Max Leasock of Kastle Boxing in Johnstown – non-tournament novie 154 lbs

Shamus Stanton of Jack’s Gym (Pittsbugh) won against Souljah Cook of USS Fight Academy (Pittsburgh) – championship bantam 70 lbs

Chris Hill of Scorching Boxing in Altoona won over Dan Smith of Shraders Boxing and MMA (Pittsburgh) – sub-novice 178 lbs

Landen Buchanen of WPAL DuBois won against Layton Munyon of Kastle Boxing of Johnstown – non-tournament bantam 70 lbs (Both boys got an extra award for an incredible amount of hard work throughout the year)

Chris Sullivan of Boyce AC Boxing (Pittsburgh) won over Alex Querry of Kastle Boxing in Johnstown – championship intermediate 165 lbs

Listen to the full interview from before the event with founder of the WPAL, Aaron Beatty.

Some of the boxers trained at the WPAL Fitness Center in DuBois, and the proceeds will go to the gym.

The WPAL Fitness Center is free for kids under 18 and is one way of keeping the fights off the streets and into the ring.

They also offer free memberships for law enforcement, which helps the kids build some positive relationships with the police. You can check out the WPAL Boxing and Fitness Center at 37 East Long Avenue in DuBois.

You can also find more information at the WPAL’s Facebook page.


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