(May 8, 2015) Boxing fans that may have missed out on last weekend’s big match in Las Vegas will have another chance to see fights up close, right here in Ocean City, this weekend.
Baltimore Boxing Promotions will be hosting a series of matches, titled “Beatdown at the Beach” at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center tomorrow, May 9 starting at 8 p.m.
“It’s exciting and an adrenaline rush watching them in the ring,” said Baltimore Boxing Promotions owner Jake Smith.
“Beatdown at the Beach” will feature Sam “Vanilla Gorilla” Crossed of Baltimore Boxing as he defends his East Coast Heavyweight title in the main event against a man who goes by KCE of Down Under Boxing in Salisbury.
Crossed is the world record holder for fastest knockout.
Rising star Joey “Bazooka Joe” Veazey of Baltimore Boxing will fight to retain his East Coast Junior Middleweight crown against Nigel Fennell of Down Under Boxing in Salisbury.
Veazey has attained national and international rankings from various organizations with multiple tournament wins.
Smith said Donald Wallace of Baltimore Boxing versus Ryan Watson, from Main Street Gym in Salisbury will be a good fight.
Eric Acosta from Main Street Gym in Salisbury will square off against Tommy Coe Jr. from Baltimore Boxing, both 10 years old.
“The younger kid fight is a big draw,” Smith said. “They come in and just start throwing punches and the crowd gets into it. Both of these kids can fight.”
Baltimore Boxing is donating funds to the Worcester County Humane Society and a 50/50 raffle will take place during the evening to raise money for the no-kill shelter.
“There are so many great organizations out there that need help,” said Smith. “Animal shelters receive little or no funding even though they literally save the lives of animals and connect them with loving families. It is my pleasure to be assisting them and hopefully the money raised can go a long way.”
An after-party will take place at Abbey Burger on 126th Street directly following the final fight with reduced drink prices and the chance to hang out with local celebrity boxers, Smith said.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the first fight starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday night.
Tickets for ‘Beatdown at the Beach’ start at $25 and can be purchased at the convention center box office or on ticketmaster.com. Lower level seats are $50 and VIP will be $60.
For more information check out Baltimoreboxing.com.