But in October, Virginia has another version of the "battleground" mentality-- and this version will make the governing body of boxing in the state a very busy one. Virginia will be hosting three boxing cards this month!
We've already talked about this Saturday's RBA Promotions card at the Fort Myer/Henderson Hall in Arlington. We've also mentioned the Saturday, October 27th Jimmy Lange Boxing Promotions card at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax.
Now comes the United Boxers card that will take place on Saturday, October 20th at the Winchester Sportsplex in Winchester, VA. Scheduled to appear on this card is undefeated Baltimore, MD welterweight James "Keep 'Em Sleepin' Stevenson (16-0, 11 KO's). Stevenson returned to the ring after a year's absence and scored a first-round KO over Dontre King on September 22 in Millersville, MD.
Also slated for the card will be undefeated Suitland, MD cruiserweight Venroy "Hard Work" July (11-0-2, four KO's). July is coming off an eight-round unanimous decision victory over Justin Howes on June 16 in Baltimore.
Other locals slated to be on the card are the returning Baltimore lightweight Raymondo Elliott (1-1, one KO), Stuarts Draft, VA welterweight Richie "The Rock" Andrews (4-2-3, one KO) and rookie female flyweight Tyrieshia "Baby Girl" Douglas of DC (1-0, one KO). There are also a number of bouts featuring world class national prospects.
We'll have more information on this card as it develops.