Saturday, October 12, 2013

October 25 Card Switches Virginia Venues!

The GH3 Promotions card scheduled for Friday, October 25 has had a change of venue.  Originally, the card was slated to be at the Charles Houston Recreation Center in Alexandria, VA.  The card will now be held at the ABC Sports Arena in Springfield, VA.

This will be a quick return of boxing to the ABC Sports Arena, which hosted a card on October 5.  Scheduled to appear on this card are Beltway Boxers "The King's Son" Jerry Odom, Gervonta "Rambo" Davis, Cecil McCalla and Glen Dezurn. 

Antoine Douglas was slated to headline the card but the cut along the left eye he suffered on the October 5 card will prohibit him from competing on this card.

Also scheduled to participate on this card are undefeated Norfolk, VA heavyweight Dorsett Barnwell as well as New Jersey boxers "Paterson Boy" Rickey Edwards and "Apollo Kidd" John Thompson.

GH3 Promotions is the group from New Jersey that has signed a number of Beltway Boxers to promotional contracts including Odom, Douglas and Kelly.  The matchmaker for this card is a local guy that has done well for himself throughout the boxing world in Eric Bottjer.  Bottjer cut his teeth in boxing in the Beltway region doing similar work to what this blog is about -- no computers when we started this.  Bottjer eventually moved on to matchmaking where he has worked with some of the great promoters in the game including Don King.

We'll have more details on this card when they become available.


Anonymous said...

None of these guys can pack a bathroom. Young fighters must understand you must have a following. Folks can hate on Dusty if they want, the kid has a following and that's why he's talked about.

Tim said...

Hi Gary. Wondered if you could help with some information. Interested in this fight card (and future fights there) but a search for the ABC Sports Arena yielded no info. Could you respond with a street address for this place? And time the card starts if you know? The GH3 Promotions site and facebook site were of no help either as they don't seem to be updated. Thanks!

Gary Digital Williams said...

The ABC is the Annandale Boxing Club and it is located at 6728 Commercial Drive in Springfield, VA.

In all honestly, I'm not sure if this card will come off. A number of locals who were slated to be on this card have been in recent contests.

Antoine Douglas got cut in his last fight on October 5 and he won't be there. Glenn Dezurn and Gervonta Davis have fought recently, Jerry Odom is sparring with Andre Ward in San Diego. So I'm not sure this will take place at all.

Tim said...

OK. Will keep an eye out to see if any news. Thanks a lot for the address/info... if this one doesn't come off at least will know where ABC is for any future cards.