We already know that there are a number of area pro cards, primarily in Virginia in October, but this month is also a big month for the amateur scene as well. There are cards almost every weekend around the Beltway. Here's what we know so far.
Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6 -- Diamonds N the Rough along with Beltway Boxing legend Victor Davis are having a two-day card at the Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center, 7707 Barlowe Road in Palmer Park, MD. Bell time for Friday's action will be 7 PM and Saturday's boxing begins at 3 PM.
Saturday, October 13 -- The Hagerstown Boxing Club will have an all-female boxing card at their gym located at 245 Prospect Avenue in Hagerstown, MD. Scheduled to appear on the card will be 12-year-old Mia "Killer Bee" Ellis of Baltimore. There are also boxers slated to come in from DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Tennessee. The card begins at 1 PM and some of the proceeds will go to breast cancer research.
Saturday, October 13 -- The DC Department of Parks and Recreation is sponsoring "The Brawl at the Market" at 225 7th Street, SE in DC. The card is slated to begin at 6 PM.
Saturday, October 20 -- Baltimore Boxing is hosting a card to bring awareness to the problem of bullying in our communities. The "Bully Beatdown" will take place at Du Burns Arena, 1301 Ellwood Avenue and Boston Street in Baltimore beginning at 6:30 PM. There is an East Coast Amateur Middleweight title bout scheduled for this card as Baltimore's Jerome Featherstone takes on DC's Keith Samuels.
Saturday, October 20 -- The Potomac Valley Association of USA Boxing hosts the "Battle of the LBC" as the PVA boxers take on boxers from Virginia. This event will be at Rosecroft Raceway located at 6336 Rosecroft Drive in Fort Washington, MD. The event will begin at 1 PM.
Also, a number of locals will be participating in the 38th Annual National PAL Boxing Championships in Toledo, OH from October 6-13. As soon as we get a list of who is going to be there, we will pass it along.