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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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West Side Boxing Club

Kincaid-Godhard Boxing Promotions

440-223-7409

 

2 Title Fights Highlight “BATTLE IN THE BALLROOM XII” On Saturday

Plus “THE FIGHT CLEVELAND WANTS” and also a Special Attraction Women’s bout

 

                                            

WHAT: Live Amateur Boxing

WHEN: Sat. May 17, 2014

WHERE: Historic Slovenian Nat’l Ballroom

(6417 St. Clair Ave. / Cleveland, OH 44103)

 

 

 Cleveland, OH – May 12, 2014 – After 11 straight packed to the rafters, standing room only crowds, 2 title fights will highlight “BATTLE IN THE BALLROOM XII”, on Saturday, May 17.

 

The 10-bout card will take place at the Historic Slovenian Nat’l Ballroom, located at 6417 St. Clair Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. Built by immigrants in 1924, the ballroom was designated a Cleveland landmark in 1984.

 

“The Historic Slovenian Nat’l Ballroom is an amazing venue to showcase Cleveland’s top talent and we’re thrilled to be back for this event. The crowd is electrifying, and the intimacy of the venue makes everyone feel a part of the show,” said Kincaid.

 

In a "NE OHIO LT. WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP" bout, Bedford’s Darnell Pettis collides with Cleveland's Roger Blankenship. Pettis is one of the area’s top MMA fighters and is the current champion of 3 different organizations (Pinnacle Fighting Championships, Explosive Fight Promotions, and Ultimate Victory Challenge). Blankenship, who trains at the Wrestling Factory, is a 15 fight MMA veteran and also an accomplished amateur boxer.

 

In a "NE OHIO MASTERS LT. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP" bout, Rising Dragon MMA’s John McGinnis takes on Old Angle Boxing Club’s Steve Spinelli. McGinnis has martial arts background, while Spinelli was a former power-lifter. Someone’s “O” has got to go in the one!

 

In "THE FIGHT CLEVELAND WANTS" Chandler Clements collides with Rajiv Hernandez at Lightweight, in an all-local Cleveland bout. The hard-hitting Clements is a 2x Cleveland Golden Glove Champion. Hernandez has a crowd pleasing style and is a fan-favorite at the ballroom.

 

A special attraction women’s bout between Empire Boxing Club’s Cheyanne King and MJ Zone Rec.’s Mariana Rosado is also on tap. Also of note; Cheyanne’s brother Nigel King takes on Jamar Watkins, while Mariana’s brother Josue Rodriguez takes on Damone Jackson.

 

Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:15PM with the first bell at 7PM. Adult beverages, food, and refreshments will be available. FREE secure parking is located directly behind the venue.

 

A limited number of tickets for “BATTLE IN THE BALLROOM XII”, starting at $20, can be purchased through the Kincaid-Godhard Promotions box office at 440-223-7409 or online at www.ProBoxingOhio.com.

 

 

 

 

Bouts for 5/17/14 “BATTLE IN THE BALLROOM XII"

Note:  This is not the bout order.

 

 


HEAVYWEIGHT: 

  • Sub-Novice:  Yacine Djemil (WSBC/Cleveland) vs. Erik Brown (Terminator BC/Norton)

 

CRUISERWEIGHT:

 

LT. HEAVYWEIGHT:

*** NE OHIO MASTERS LT. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ***

  • Masters:  John McGinnis (Rising Dragon MMA/Cleveland) vs. Steve Spinelli (Old Angle BC/Aurora)

 

MIDDLEWEIGHT:

  • Novice:  Nigel King (Empire BC/Cleveland) vs. Jamar Watkins (PAL-Thurogood/Cleveland) 
  • Novice:  Jason Mullen (Team C.M.A./Columbiana HS) vs. Rashad Chisholm (EB Turner Rec/Cleveland HS)


WELTERWEIGHT:

  • Novice:  Mike Glennon (Team Energetics/Massillon) vs. Tommie Ellis (EB Turner Rec/Cleveland)
  • Sub-Novice:  Deairus Reid (Blue Steel/Akron HS) vs. Abraham Graham (EB Turner Rec/Cleveland HS)
  • Masters:  Tim Stafford (Independent/Willoughby) vs. Gerald Jones (Canton Boxing Gym/Canton)

 

LT. WELTERWEIGHT:

*** NE OHIO LT. WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ***

  • Novice:  Darnell Pettis (Independent/Bedford) vs. Roger Blankenship (Wrestling Factory/Cleveland)
  • Novice:  Dib Kaddah (Wrestling Factory/Westlake) vs. Joshua Taylor (MJ Zone Rec/Cleveland)
  • Novice:  Taras Voronyuk (WSBC/Strongsville) vs. Roy Mckenzie Jr. (Mickey Scodova’s Boxing/Norwalk)
  • Sub-Novice:  David Romano (WSBC/Strongsville) vs. Parker Gibson (Bare Knuckle Barbell/Atwater)
  • Female:  Cheyanne King (Empire BC/Cleveland) vs. Mariana Rosado (MJ Zone Rec/Cleveland)

 

LIGHTWEIGHT:

*** THE FIGHT CLEVELAND WANTS ***

  • Open:  Chandler Clements (United Boxing Team/Cleveland) vs. Rajiv Hernandez (DNA Level C/Cleveland)
  • Novice:  Frank Brown (WSBC/Cleveland) vs. Cordell Powell (MJ Zone Rec/Cleveland)

 

FEATHERWEIGHT:

  • Sub-Novice:  Damone Jackson (MLK Premier BC/Cleveland HS) vs. Josue Rodriguez (MJ Zone Rec/Cleveland HS 

 


 

NOTE: This is not the bout order, that will be determined at the weigh-in.

 

 




 


 Cleveland, OH - March 5, 2011 - Kincaid-Godhard Boxing Promotions in association with the West Side Boxing Club has signed an exclusive deal to promote boxing shows at the "Hisotric" Slovenian Nat'l Ballroom in Cleveland. 

 

“The “Historic” Slovenian Nat’l Ballroom is a high-class atmosphere venue, with free parking and great food. We’re thrilled to reach an exclusive deal there. The crowd is electrifying, and the intimacy of the venue makes everyone feel a part of the show,” said Kincaid.

 

Boxing fans today want to see great, entertaining fights at a place where they know these shows will be held on a consistent basis. Shows will be held every January, May, and October. It’s convenient to get to and tickets are reasonably priced, too.

 

For years we’ve been trying to find a venue like this. The sports fans in Cleveland want a venue to watch boxing on a regular basis. Boxing needs a home in Cleveland and we have it in the Slovenian Nat'l Ballroom.

 

“BATTLE IN THE BALLROOM III” will be held Saturday, May 14, 2011. Tickets will go on sale April 2, 2011. For more info go to www.wsBoxingClub.com

 

 

West Side Boxing Club is a nonprofit 501C tax-exempt club that works with underprivileged teens and young adults to use boxing as a tool to build character, enrich social development, and gain athletic achievements.





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Todd... Thank-You... for creating the show! I was more than happy to be a paying customer... and got more than my moneys worth of excitement! I really had fun that night... hope it was a plus for you and all affiliated. I look forward to your next one and hope our schedules permit it again.
 
Sam
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The night couldn't have went any better! Thanks for a great night of fights! Looking forward to the next one.
 
Andy
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Thanks for the recap, I enjoyed the show. Todd & Bill keep up the good work. You guys is what boxing needs.

 

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