If you like amateur boxing, then December will be your month here along the Beltway. There will be a number of cards to choose from.
Let's start on Saturday, December 7 for the opening day of the Silver Gloves tournament at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD. The tournament will get under way at 3 PM. This will make for a good weekend of boxing at Rosecroft because of the pro show that will take place on Friday, December 6.
The next Saturday -- December 14 -- will have a card promoted by Paschall Promotions at the API (Athletic Performance Inc.) Arena, located on 740 MD Route 3 South in Gambrills, MD. Tickets will be $35 and the show begins at 7 PM. Also, they will also have a canned food drive so everyone is asked to bring at least one canned food item.
Then on Friday, December 20, there will be a Friday Night Fights Winter Gloves event at the Merrick Recreation Center located at 4275 Fourth Street in Southeast DC.
This card will feature the best from the Potomac Valley Association (PVA) versus an all-star lineup from Philadelphia, PA. Scheduled to represent the PVA are National Golden Gloves champions Gary Antonio Russell and Lamont Roach along with USA National champs Malik Jackson, Patrick Harris and Kareem Martin. Harris and Martin are competing in their final amateur contests on this card.
Tickets will go on sale at the Silver Gloves for just 10 dollars. The event will cost more at the door.
You will also be able to buy tickets at the Silver Gloves for the first annual PVA Family Awards Banquet that will be held on Saturday, December 28 at Upscale Ballroom at 3900 Bexley Place in Suitland, MD. Tickets are $20 and the event will begin at 5 PM.