Marco Island has been home to an international boxing show since 2011 thanks to Marco Island policeman Richie Stoltenborg. Originally held in a tent at Veterans Park, it has grown in popularity, and it is now held at the Marco Island Marriott.
Each year, Team New Jersey battles Team Ireland forthe Championship belt. “The criteria to making one of these teams that travels internationally is staying out of trouble, staying off the streets, stay in school and in the gym,” says Richie. “Amateur boxing builds character, self-esteem and self-confidence. Hopefully, next year we will be able to feature some local Marco Island kids.”
If anyone is interested in training and learning to box, please contact Richie at Rstolts@live.com.