The Sept. 28 Ballroom Boxing card at Michael's Eighth Avenue kicks off a very full Beltway Boxing Schedule that will take us through the rest of the year.
These are the eight other pro dates that I can confirm at this time:
Saturday, October 7 -- George Mason University Patriot Center
A couple of notes on this show: undefeated Front Royal, VA welterweight Andrew Farmer will not appear on this card because he suffered an injury in training.
Also, Falls Church, VA junior middleweight "Money" Mike Sawyer will be fighting for no money because he will donate his entire purse to the Save Darfur Coalition. If you know or have read anything about the absolute genocide that is going on in that region of Africa, you know that it is just unbelievable. You have to applaud what Sawyer is doing.
By the way, I will have a special announcement of my own concerning this card in the next few days.
The rest of the calendar looks like this:
Friday, October 20 -- Pikesville Armory -- Baltimore Pro Boxing
Monday, October 23 -- Martin's West -- Charity Boxing card to benefit the Jonathan Ogden Foundation.
Thursday, November 2 -- Washington Hilton and Towers -- Annual "Fight Night" Fight for Children charity card.
Thursday, November 9 -- Ballroom Boxing -- Michael's Eighth Avenue -- Final Ballroom show of 2006.
Saturday, November 18 -- ABC Sports Center, Springfield, VA -- Scott Farmer promotion.
Friday, December 7 -- Pikesville Armory -- Baltimore Pro Boxing's last show of the year.
Saturday, December 9 -- Patriot Center -- Joe Hensley's Major League Boxing returns to Fairfax.
These are the shows that I have confirmed. I can tell you that there are other shows in the area being talked about.
There are also two amateur shows being promoted by area promoters.
Thursday, October 5 -- DuBurns Arena, Baltimore -- Benefits the Mr. Mack Lewis Foundation.
Saturday, October 7 -- Ocean City Convention Center -- Baltimore Pro Boxing's final amateur show of the year.
Beltway Boxing fans: you now have no excuse. The schedule has been laid out with possibly more to come. Go out and support our Beltway Boxers!!