The Golden Gloves competition is the goal for all aspiring young boxers. The first step that they take toward the New Jersey Golden Gloves championships begins on Feb. 28 at Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) in Lincroft, where the Alumni Fathers Club of CBA will host a New Jersey Golden Gloves Tournament in the McKay Gymnasium.The first bout is scheduled for 7 p.m., with doors and the snack bar opening at 5 p.m.Student admission is $10 with ID. General admission is $20, with ringside seats at $35 each. VIP tickets, which include parking, entry, dinner, open bar and a ringside table for eight, are $75. Tickets are available online at www.cbalincroftnj.com.Fans will get to see some of the top amateur boxers in the state on Feb. 28 as they look to advance in state competition.The boxing card will feature both Junior Golden Gloves (ages 9-16) and Senior Golden Gloves (17-34) bouts in a number of weight classes. Depending on the age group, matches will consist of three, three-minute rounds or three, two-minute rounds. Brackets include Open Class, Novice and Sub-Novice.The CBA tournament is the first of 10 scheduled competitions leading up to the state finals. Dan Doyle, president of New Jersey Golden Gloves, noted that the turnout at these local stops has been “excellent.”Middletown PAL will host a tournament on March 14.Doyle noted that the talent level has improved every year.“The skill level of the boxers has increased with the assistance of coaches who have gone through our coaching program,” he said. “The boxers thrive on the crowd’s reaction.” New Jersey Golden Gloves has been active since 1938. The National Golden Gloves dates back to 1934.Golden Gloves graduates include champions Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, Thomas “Hitman” Hearns and Oscar De La Hoya. They all started their boxing careers in Golden Gloves.To find out more about New Jersey Golden Gloves, go to www.njgoldengloves.com.CBA Alumni Fathers Club was founded by John McNamara and Gerry Ward.The focus of the club is to keep the spirit of the academy alive among the alumni dads, develop new fundraising events, give the alumni and their dads an opportunity to enjoy alumni fatherson events, and continue to enjoy the legacy of CBA, according to the club’s press release.