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Tacoma Golden Gloves – America’s oldest amateur boxing tournament west of the Mississippi River – has been around longer than the NBA. The event has bounced around town since its 1949 inception, from the National Guard Armory to the UPS Fieldhouse, to the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. Watching the Golden Gloves could be an inducement for others to stay in the game. The tournament, after all, is a Tacoma tradition.