Michigan Golden Gloves
News Releases
~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~
Dave Packer, in his Michigan Golden Gloves Gym office, cluttered with boxing star photos, trophies, and gloves, including one given
to him from Floyd Mayweather with an autograph and small American flag. ( Press Photo/ Rex Larsen ) Cory Olsen | colsen@mlive.
com Print Email Cory Olsen | colsen@mlive.com By Cory Olsen | colsen@mlive.com Follow on Twitter on May 14, 2015 at 9:34 PM
Stay connected to mlive.com


LAS VEGAS, NV — As the final bell rings on the 2015 National Golden Gloves Tournament in
Las Vegas Saturday a Michigan man will take over as president of the most recognized
amateur boxing organization in the United States. That man is Dave Packer, executive
director of the Michigan Golden Gloves. Packer, 69, has served as national vice president of
the Golden Gloves of America for ten years and received a unanimous vote Thursday to
replace Ray Rodgers as president.  "I was happy about that," Packer said about the vote.
"I've been around these people a long time so they know I'm going to work at it." "(Ray's)
really been a great president, he's done a heck of a job but he's termed out and said he's
happy to move on." Packer said the next few years could present some tough rounds for the
organization. "There's going to be a lot to come here," Packer said. "I've got some things and
ideas of what I'd like to do."Included in those will be defending the exemptions the Golden
Gloves of America has in place with its sanctioning body, USA Boxing. I've got some things
and ideas of what I'd like to do -- Dave Packer In 2013 USA Boxing, with pressure applied by
the international amateur association AIBA, installed rules to take headgear off elite amateur
fighters to align with how competitors around the world were fighting. The GGA asked for,
and received, an exemption to that rule, as well as others, to keep headgear on all their
boxers at all levels of competition. "I think (USA Boxing) will come down and say that we need
to conform to the rules of USA Boxing and I think that's going to be a real headache," Packer
said. "The big issue is concussion. We want to keep young people as safe as we can keep
them. It's a contact sport but you still want to protect them." Packer boxed for nine years,
beginning in 1963 and has been an active proponent for the sport ever since. He was
instrumental in bringing the 2008 national tournament of champions to Grand Rapids and has
taken part in the administrative aspect of the national organization since 1981. "The whole
program goes back to this: It's a youth program for a unique niche of young people who want
to participate in a contact sport," Packer said. "It's like nothing else." "Only the ones who
climb through the ropes understand what it's all about."

Follow Cory Olsen on Twitter or email him at colsen@mlive.com
Michigan's Dave Packer named Golden Gloves of America President
~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~
Email Webmaster
Website By:
Racecol Web Solutions
~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~
TEAM SHIMMELL BOXING
3980 Chicago Drive SW, Suite 250
Grandville, MI 49418
Phone: (616) 459-3070 Fax: (616) 459-4222
Visit our website: http://www.teamshimmellboxing.com/
"Like" us at Facebook.com/TeamShimmell
_____________________________________________________________________
Press Release: Jordan Shimmell will be fighting February 27th in Washington DC
For immediate release Friday, January 29, 2016

Jordan Shimmell, 19-1 with 16 KOs, will be boxing at the Walter E. Washington Convention
Center in downtown Washington DC on Saturday, February 27, 2016. Jordan will be boxing
Willis Lockett, 14-15-5, in an 8 round featured bout on the Kings Promotions' card.  Jordan is
looking to get his 20th victory since turning pro on June 30, 2012.  Jordan will also be seeking
his 17th knockout in his 21st pro bout and doing so against a very rugged and durable
opponent.  Lockett has been active as he just lost a split decision two weeks ago in Detroit, MI to
a 10-0 heavyweight who defeated one of Jordan's Michigan Golden Gloves teammates at the
2011 National Golden Gloves tournament.  Jordan knows that fight shows Lockett is tough.  
Lockett's resume shows that he has fought many top contenders and has defeated some, has
drawn against some and lost close decisions to others.  Lockett has shown that he's durable as
he's only been knocked out once by heavyweight Javier Mora and stopped inside the distance
three other times on cuts, disqualification and retirement.  Lockett went the distance with a
former world middleweight champion and also with two world title challengers.  Lockett has a
draw against Darnell Wilson who lost a 12 round decision for the WBA world cruiserweight title.
Jordan Shimmell is preparing for this next fight like it is a title fight as he knows Willis Lockett
has almost double the pro experience he has and has fought top competition.  Over the past
several months Jordan has been training hard and sparring a variety of boxers to hone his skills
for his next fight.  Now that Jordan knows he is scheduled to face Lockett on February 27th,
Jordan has sparred more frequently including 42 rounds during the past 4 days against some
very skilled boxers.  Jordan will be in great shape for the fight and be ready to go 8 rounds if
necessary, but he will be trying to end the fight early.

For more information about Team Shimmell Boxing contact Dennis Shimmell, Jr. at
dshimmell@prodigy.net or 616-560-8622
~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~
~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~MICHIGAN GOLDEN GLOVES~~~
Dave Packer
Inducted into
GRAND RAPIDS SPORTS HALL OF FAME
class of 2015