West Side Boxing Club
Kincaid-Godhard Boxing Promotions
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
St. Clair Ave. / Cleveland, OH 44103)
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!
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
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
Note: This is not the bout order.
- Sub-Novice: Yacine Djemil (WSBC/Cleveland) vs. Erik
Brown (Terminator BC/Norton)
NE OHIO MASTERS LT. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ***
- Masters: John McGinnis (Rising Dragon
MMA/Cleveland) vs. Steve Spinelli (Old Angle BC/Aurora)
- 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)
- 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)
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)
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)
- 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.