Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Full Fall Beltway Boxing Schedule!

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!!


Anonymous said...

Two things:

1: That's at least 2 shows (Patriot Center), maybe 3 (the ABC Center show), maybe more, depending on what other shows are being talked about.

2: MAJOR kudos to Sawyer-Digital, I know you probably don't know exactly, but roughly how much would you guess his purse is?

Also, just out of curiosity, who is/was Jonathan Ogden?

Gary Digital Williams said...

I really couldn't tell you how much Mike is making for this particular fight, ACW.

Jonathan Ogden is a native Washingtonian (St. Albans High School) who is an all-pro offensive lineman with the Baltimore Ravens.

While I'm here, let me send belated condolences to Jonathan and his younger brother Marques (who played high school at St Johns, and played college at Howard University, played with his older brother in Baltimore and now plays for the Buffalo Bills) on the recent passing of their father, Shirrel.

skinnyscott said...

ACW, I highly doubt Sawyer is making very much money for this fight. Unless a fighter was an Olympian or a national champion or has signed with a big promoter, fighters don't make to much scratch for a four-rounder. Also, I imagine that information is usually kept private for legal reasons. However, I believe in this case, it is more of a gesture and a way to bring attention to a horrible situation in a far away place. There will be at least 5,000 people at that fight. Good job Mike!

Anonymous said...

skinnyscott-probably true. Still, every dollar helps, and it's cool of Mike to do it. This'll be his first time fighting at the Patriot Center, won't it?