Local amateurs will be on display at the Calvin Woodland, Sr. Amateur Boxing Tournament on Saturday, November 2 at the Merrick Recreation Center, 4275 Fourth Street in Southeast, DC.
The card is in memory of Calvin Woodland, Sr., a native Washingtonian and Beltway Boxer who fought professional as a lightweight from 1962 to 1973. Woodland (19-5, 14 KO's) was the last opponent for one of the legends of boxing, Willie Pep. Woodland defeated Pep by six-round unanimous decision on March 16, 1966 in Richmond, VA.
During and after his boxing career, Woodland was a mentor to hundreds of young people who participated in on his football teams and his boxing programs. Woodland died on April 14, 2000 at the age of 60.
Ringside seats for the event are $25, Adult tickets are $10, Children 10 and over are $5 and Children under 10 will be admitted free. The event begins at 4 PM.