Amateur boxing action will kick off Beltway Boxing 2014 as we have one card here in the region and a number of boxers will be heading out of town by the end of this week.
The "District Heights Classic" will be held on Saturday, January 4 at the District Heights Municipal Center located at 2000 Marbury Drive in District Heights, MD beginning at 4 PM. The card is being co-promoted by D Block Gym and Cassandra White's Babie Girl Productions. The weigh-in will be from 10-12 on January 4 at the center.
Tickets are $15 for adults (adult groups are available for five or more people) and $5 for kids under 10. For more info, call (202) 365-5021 or (240) 444-5562.
A number of Beltway Amateurs will be heading to the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, NV for the 2014 USA Boxing World and Team Open, January 6-11. Here, according to USA Boxing, are the local representatives:
125 Pounds: Ameer Brown, Upper Marlboro, MD
138 Pounds: Troy Isley, Alexandria, VA
176 Pounds: Kashif Muhammad-Brown, Upper Marlboro, MD
141 Pounds (female): Iesha Kenney, Alexandria, VA
108 Pounds: Jordan White, Landover, MD
132 Pounds: Rayvon Drayton, Washington, DC
Best wishes to all! Later this month, the USA Boxing Elite National Championships will take place January 18-26 in Spokane, WA. As soon as the list of athletes is finalized, we will bring you the list of local representatives.