The 2005 Boxing Ministry Banquet Is May 14th

29.01.05 - By Jim Amato: Mark May 14th on your calender as The Boxing Ministry has their annual awards banquet. This year the Ministry will honor the great former W.B.C. lightheavyweight champion, Hall Of Famer Matthew Saad Muhammad. Also tenetively slated to be on hand is W.B.A. welterweight champion Jose Rivera. This talented champion sports an impressive 37-3-1 record with 24 big KO's..

Rivera hopes to soon meet and defeat unbeaten mandatory challenger Thomas Damgaard. If successful Jose will find himself in middle of a very interesting mix at 147 pounds. Now that Oscar DeLaHoya and Shane Mosley are coming back down to welterweight. Rivera hopes to land a huge money fight with one or the other.

As in past Ministry banquets hopefully the local group of great Youngstown area boxers will be in attendance. That would be former I.B.F. lightweight champion Harry Arroyo, former I.B.F. cruiserweight champion Jeff Lampkin and former W.B.C. bantamweight champion Greg Richardson. It is also possible that former Olympian Jerry Page and former middleweight contender Rusty Rosenberger will attend.

At past Ministry banquets I have had the pleasure of meeting such notables as Earnie Shavers, Emile Griffith, Howard Davis Jr., Pete Rademacher and Doyle Baird.

The banquet will be held at The Old North Church in Canfield, Ohio. Tickets are $20.00 in advance.For tickets please send a SASE to The Boxing Ministry-3675 Polley Drive, Austintown, Ohio, 44515. For more information log onto ;

Article posted on 30.01.2005

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