November: Busy Month for DC Boxing

So, you can't get enough of boxing, huh?

Consider this November lineup of upcoming fights featuring DC area boxers...

Thursday, November 3 -- Martin's Valley Mansion, Cockeysville, MD. This is the annual "Evening Ringside" to benefit the Jonathan Ogden Foundation. United Boxers is promoting the boxing portion of the event.

Friday, November 4 -- Coliseo Antonio R. Barcelo, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Charlottsville, VA middleweight George "Wartime" Rivera (13-6, four KO's) will be taking on former WBA Super Middleweight champion Manny Siaca (23-7, 20 KO's) in a 10-round bout.

Saturday, November 5 -- Smith Gymnasium, Fort Myer/Henderson Hall joint military base, Arlington, VA. This is a pro-am bout promoted by RBA Promotions, headed by a new promoter to the area, Richard Ashby. Local pros slated to appear on this card include WBC Female Middleweight champion Tori Nelson
, the returning welterweight Juan "The Savior" Rodriguez and heavyweight Antonio Robertson. The main event features former WBC/IBF Cruiserweight champion O'Neil "Supernova" Bell of Atlanta, GA (26-4-1, 24 KO's) taking on Rico Cason of Hermitage, TN (17-20, five KO's).

Saturday, November 5 -- Main Street Gym, Salisbury, MD. The first of November's nights of amateur boxing.

Thursday, November 10 -- Washington Hilton and Towers, Washington, DC. The annual "Fight Night" Fight for Children card. Undefeated Baltimore welterweight Emmanuel "Tranzformer" Taylor (14-0, 10 KO's) is slated to appear on the card possibly against Cleveland, OH's Prenice Brewer (15-1-1, six KO's) Also locals Jerren Cochran and Jayce Thompson will be on the card.

Friday, November 11 -- Du Burns Arena, Baltimore, MD. This will be a special charity amateur card to raise funds to battle breast cancer. The card is called, yes, "Boxing for Boobs." A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

Saturday, November 12 -- Upton Boxing Gym, Baltimore, MD. Another strong night of amateur boxing.

Saturday, November 12 -- Howard University's Crampton Auditorium, Washington, DC. Babie Girl Promotions with a pro card in the newly refurbished auditorium.

Saturday, November 19 -- Maryland Sportsplex, Millersville, MD. (Mike) Paschall promoting an amateur card.

Saturday, November 19 -- Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro, MD. Keystone Boxing is promoting a pro-am card.

Saturday, November 19 -- Bally's, Atlantic City, NJ. Cambridge, MD welterweight Dontre King (5-9-2, two KO's) takes his two-fight winning streak into Atlantic City to face Julio DeJesus of Millville, NJ (5-2-1, three KO's) in a four-round contest.

Saturday, November 26 -- Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Gary Russell, Jr. (18-0, 10 KO's) scheduled to open an HBO telecast against an opponent TBA.

... all leading up to the December 10th boxing match of the year featuring the new light-welterweight Champion Amir Khan as he tries to defeat the power and brawn of DC native LaMont Peterson at the Washington, Convention Center.