There will be two big amateur boxing cards happening in the Beltway this coming week.
On Thursday, September 15, Baltimore Boxing is having a card at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD. Michael's is located at 7220 Grayburn Drive in Glen Burnie. The card begins at 8 PM.
The card is called "Fight For Vince" as proceeds from the event will help pay the medical bills for Vince Veazey, who recently underwent bypass surgery. Veazey is a noted Beltway Boxing supporter and the father of accomplished amateurs Joey and Sean Veazey.
The main event is a rematch between East Coast Middleweight champion Tyrell Boyd of Baltimore and Genc Pllana of Frederick. The two boxers met in May and Pllana won a razor-thin decision.
In another 165-pound contest, Ashton Sykes of Columbia, MD will battle Omar Serrano of Ocean City, MD.
Also on the card will be a boxer making her ring debut with a very special story. Lori Reed of Glen Burnie will face an opponent to be named. Reed was suffering with stage four cancer. Reed had many physical and metal challenges, including the spreading of cancer to her lungs. Miraculously, she has recovered and the mother of five lives a normal life today. Reed says she is dedicating her bout to Vince Veazey.
Then on Saturday, September 17, Team Gary Russell -- The Russell Family will host a card at the Oxon Hill Boxing Gym located at 7711 Livingston Road in Oxon Hill, MD. This card starts at 3 PM.
There are slated to be boxers from up and down the East Coast and as far away as Nevada, Tennessee and Texas. Many of these boxers are Junior Olympic champions.
For more information on both these cards, please look at the flyers posted.