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Baltimore-Pittsburgh III to take place at “Festival of Fists”!

Baltimore, MD (November 9, 2013) – Promoter Jake Smith of Baltimore Boxing Promotions will put his team from Baltimore against top fighters from Pittsburgh at the “Festival of Fists” Saturday, November 16 at William Myers Pavilion in Baltimore.

Tickets staring at $25 are available by calling 410-375-9175 or going to Those who purchased tickets for the postponed October 12 card may present it on the 16th to gain admission.

Baltimore Boxing Club heavyweight Sam “Vanilla Gorilla” Crossed faces Pittsburgh’s Donnell Daniel in the main event of the evening. The popular pugilist gained major notoriety in the beltway region by scoring a thunderous four second knockout in his last bout. Since his scintillating knockout, Crossed’s been in the gym preparing for his next challenge.

Former Golden Gloves middleweight titlist Jerome Featherstone looks to get back on track when he faces Rashid Kitpatrick of Pittsburgh. On August 31, Featherstone lost a decision to Kevin Ottley, marking the first time he was defeated on a non-national level. Featherstone, who Smith calls a phenomenal natural talent, starred as a wrestler at nearby Boys Latin High School and had a solid collegiate career at Oklahoma State University.

In separate special attraction matches, female sensation Adrianne Stedding and Allen Burris, both of the Baltimore Boxing Club, face opponents to be named. Although this will be Stedding’s first fight, Smith believes she’s showing the kind of potential that will one day make her a star in women’s boxing. The card will also feature a number of other local prospects from Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Washington DC.

“This is going to be another exciting event for the community,” stated Smith. “Any time you put Baltimore and Pittsburgh in the same sentence, it generates interest. The locals have been great in supporting my first two cards and I’m anticipating my biggest turnout yet on the 16th. This is a family friendly event at a price everybody can afford so make sure to come out for the fights.”

In conjunction with the fights, there will be a special 50/50 raffle. All proceeds are for Baltimore Boxing’s amateur program, a non-profit which rescued many local youths from the tough Charm City streets and helped develop them into boxers. Baltimore Boxing and James Hogan are also hosting a food drive on fight night to help feed the hungry in time for the holidays. All ticketholders are encouraged to bring at least one canned good to the arena.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the opening bell will sound at 8:00. All bouts are scheduled by USA Boxing.

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