Jake Smith’s Baltimore Boxing Promotions will host an evening of Olympic-style boxing and anti-bullying awareness Saturday, November 29 at the Myers Pavilion in Baltimore.
Headlining the card is the East Coast middleweight title bout between Rashad Kilpatrick of Washington, DC and Baltimore Boxing’s very own Donald Wallace. In the co-feature, Maryland State junior middleweight champion Allen Burris defends his title against an opponent to be named. In a special featured bout, multi-time champion Joey “Bazooka Joe” Veazy meets Jessie Singletary, while Ernie “Lightning Bug” Hall, Melad Attashy and Arno Young are all scheduled to appear in separate bouts.
Tickets from $25 and VIP seating are available by calling 410-375-9175 or going to Baltimoreboxing.com. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the first fight starts at 8.
To raise anti-bullying awareness in the community and throughout the boxing world, Baltimore Boxing is teaming up with Unified Efforts’ “I Belong” campaign. Founded in 2012 by former Baltimore detective Debbie Ramsey, Unified Efforts is a full-service bullying prevention organization.
“We can stop bullying with Unified Efforts,” said Ramsey, whose efforts earned her the Baltimore Citation Award for Community Service. “The “I Belong” campaign is teaming up with Baltimore Boxing to help students achieve academic success by ending violence and bullying. Our goal is to continue taking violence and bullying off the streets.”
Throughout the event, Ramsey will distribute anti-bullying pamphlets and is also going to speak to the crowd on bullying prevention.
“I’m happy Unified Efforts and Baltimore Boxing was able to come together for this event,” said Smith, who recently became president of the South Atlantic Amateur Boxing Association, which oversees Maryland. “It’s been a focal point of Baltimore Boxing to team up with organizations that better the community. I look forward to working with Debbie on knocking out bullying.”