From Far and Wide: Mapping the hometowns of the semifinalist boxers in Notre Dame’s Bengal Bouts

The 87th Annual Bengal Bouts tournament, hosted by University of Notre Dame Club Boxing, has progressed into the semifinals, which will take place Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. inside the Joyce Center. The Finals are set for Friday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at Purcell Pavilion.

Nearly 200 young men across nine different weight classes have come together for Bengal Bouts, the second half of a unique Notre Dame tradition. Every dollar of the proceeds from the tournament is sent to missions in Bangladesh run by the Congregation of Holy Cross, the order which runs the University. During the fall semester, the women’s boxing club competed in Baraka Bouts, a tournament of similar format, in which the proceeds went to Holy Cross missions in East Africa.

The Bengal Bouts field has been trimmed to 36 after the preliminary and quarterfinal rounds, and many of the team’s captains and all-around top boxers are still competing, with just one match standing between them and the finals in their respective weight classes.

Jack Considine, a senior from Wilmette, Ill., is one such captain, and is one of 10 remaining boxers from the city of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. Meanwhile, Gregory Arts, a junior from Knokk-Heist, Belgium, has by far the longest distance to travel from South Bend. Check out the map below to see where the rest of the competitors reside!

*Note: The map has since been updated with the results of Monday’s Semifinal matches to include the result of the match alongside each man’s weight class.

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