Lopez heading to regional tourney

Apolinar (Poli) Lopez gets prepared to fight at the Oregon Golden Gloves Tournament back in February. Lopez will be boxing in Las vegas this weekend at the Golden Regional Tournament. The region includes WA., NV. and AZ. (Submitted).

After winning the 132-pound division at the Oregon Golden Gloves Tournament last month, Keizer resident Apolinar (Poli) Lopez will be competing in the Golden Gloves Regional Tournament this weekend in Las Vegas.

This will be Lopez’s second straight trip to regionals.

“(Lopez) is pretty graceful when he moves around,” said his coach, Dan Dunn. “He has great situational awareness in the ring.”