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USNBC Champion Melson to speak to Lodi students!

New York, NY (May 21, 2015) – Newly crowned WBC-USNBC 154 pound champion Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will serve as a special guest speaker at Thomas Jefferson Middle School Friday, May 22 in Lodi, NJ. A 2003 West Point graduate, Melson serves as an Army Reserve Officer, donates 100% of his purses to Teamfighttowalk.com and works a full time job. Between ... Read More »

Baltimore Boxing to honor Police during “Blood, Sweat & Tears” Card May 28!

Baltimore, MD (May 18, 2015) – Jake Smith’s Baltimore Boxing Promotions will honor the Baltimore Police Department during a special Olympic style card Friday, May 29 at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD. Tickets for “Blood, Sweat & Tears” can be purchased by calling 410-375-9175 or going to Baltimoreboxing.com. Individual tickets start at $25 and VIP tables of 10 ... Read More »

Knockout Fitness Presents “Fighting The Odds” June 6!

Baltimore, MD (May 14, 2015) – Knockout Fitness will host the first ever fight card at a Baltimore casino when they bring “Fighting The Odds” to the Horseshoe Casino Saturday, June 6. Tickets to “Fighting The Odds” are $20 for general admission, $40 for premium seats and individual VIP tickets are on sale for $75 at http://www.missiontix.com/events/product/30693/fighting-the-odds. All VIP ticketholders ... Read More »

Layoff not a concern for Melson ahead of title fight!

New York, NY (May 7, 2015) – Eleven months ago, popular 154 pounder Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson was training for a career changing fight with contender Glen Tapia. Against Tapia, who is considered amongst the top rising stars in America, Melson was taking a significant step up in competition and training like a madman so he’d shine when it mattered ... Read More »

Baltimore Boxing to bring Excitement this weekend to Ocean City!

Baltimore, MD (May 6, 2015) – On Saturday, May 9, Baltimore Boxing Promotions will provide a complete evening of entertainment to Ocean City, MD. Tickets from $25 are available on Ticketmaster.com and at the Convention Center Box Office. At 8 PM, an Olympic style boxing card titled “Beatdown at the Beach” takes place at the Ocean City Convention Center. The ... Read More »

Baltimore Boxing issues Statement on Baltimore Riots

Baltimore, MD (April 28, 2015) – As the rioters tear through the streets of Baltimore, MD, boxing promoter and gym owner Jake “The Snake” Smith remains extremely concerned for his friends, family and community. Like many other locals, Smith not only calls the Baltimore area his home but a place where he makes a living. Having spent his entire life ... Read More »

Melson to speak at Rutgers Student Society for Stem Cell Research!

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New York, NY (April 26, 2015) – Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will serve as a special guest speaker Tuesday, April 28 as part of a special fundraiser for the Rutgers Student Society for Stem Cell Research. The event is named “Knocking out Spinal Cord Injury One Punch at a Time” and benefits Rutgers’ W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience. Admission is ... Read More »

Ritehook Promotions Returns to Mississippi May 2!

Biloxi, MS (April 24, 2015) – Ritehook Promotions in association with Reved Entertainment and Pier6 Promotions will present a one-of-a-kind evening of boxing featuring live fights and the fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao Saturday, May 2 at the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, MS. Tickets for this special evening start at $35 and are available ... Read More »

Trey Lippe-Morrison teams up with legendary Jesse Reid!

Oklahoma City, OK (April 16, 2015) – Undefeated heavyweight sensation Trey Lippe-Morrison is now being trained by Hall of Famer Jesse Reid. One of the great trainers in boxing history, Reid is a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame. Overall, Reid’s trained more than 20 world champions including Johnny Tapia, Hector Camacho, Orlando Canizales, Bruce Curry, Roger Mayweather, ... Read More »

Baltimore Boxing to invade Ocean City Convention Center May 9!

Baltimore, MD (April 10, 2015) – Jake Smith’s Baltimore Boxing Promotions returns to Ocean City, MD for “Beatdown at the Beach” Saturday, May 9 at the Ocean City Convention Center. Tickets for “Beatdown at the Beach” from $25 are available on Ticketmaster.com and at the Convention Center Box Office. “Ocean City is a great market and one I’ve enjoyed coming ... Read More »

Melson to return against Ruiz May 8!

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New York, NY (April 7, 2015) – Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson returns to the ring following a fifteen month layoff when he battles fellow popular New Yorker Mike “El Cangri” Ruiz in the ten round main event of a DiBella Entertainment and New Legend Boxing card Friday, May 8 at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, NY. Tickets starting at $40 ... Read More »

McRae to face unbeaten Charles Martin for NABO Title on Klitschko-Jennings undercard!

Laurel, MD (March 25, 2015) – Heavyweight hopeful Dwayne “Big Ticket” McRae will have the opportunity to move up the rankings when he battles unbeaten and highly touted NABO champion Charles Martin in a ten round championship match Saturday, April 25 at Madison Square Garden. The bout takes place prior to the highly anticipated world heavyweight title fight between unified ... Read More »

Said El Harrak to face Chris Pearson on Mayweather-Pacquiao Undercard!

Los Angeles, CA (March 23, 2015) – Said “The Messenger” El Harrak will have a career changing opportunity when he faces unbeaten and highly regarded Chris Pearson Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. The ten round junior middleweight bout will take place on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao superfight. Born in London, El ... Read More »

Hall of Famer Mark Johnson, rising star Dusty Harrison and former champion Vincent Pettway to attend “Snap, Crackle and Pop”!

Baltimore, MD (March 18, 2015) – Boxing legend Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson, undefeated Dusty Harrison and former welterweight champion Vincent Pettway will attend Baltimore Boxing’s “Snap, Crackle and Pop” Saturday, March 27. The card takes place at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie with doors opening at 6:30 pm and the first bell scheduled for 8. Tickets are on sale ... Read More »

Baltimore Boxing Presents Snap, Crackle and Pop March 27!

Baltimore, MD (March 4, 2015) – Baltimore Boxing Promotions will present another evening of action-packed fights when “Snap, Crackle and Pop” takes over Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD Friday, March 27. Tickets are on sale now by calling 410-375-9175 or going to Baltimoreboxing.com. Individual tickets start at $25 and VIP tables of 10 are available for $500. All ... Read More »

Lippe-Morrison to face Richard Dawson March 7

Miami, OK (February 26, 2015) – Heavyweight knockout king Trey Lippe-Morrison faces his toughest opponent to date when he battles Richard Dawson Saturday, March 7 in the six round main event of “Four State Franchise” at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK. The card is presented by Holden Productions and tickets from $30 are on sale now by calling ... Read More »

Trey Lippe-Morrison Headlines March 7 at Buffalo Run Casino!

Miami, OK (February 13, 2015) – Unbeaten heavyweight knockout artist Trey Lippe-Morrison returns Saturday, March 7 at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK when he headlines the “Four State Franchise” fight card. This excellent night of boxing is promoted by Holden Productions and tickets starting at $30 are available by calling 918-542-9400 or going to Buffalorun.com. The son of ... Read More »

Team Fight to Walk begins Pushups for Paralysis!

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New York, NY (January 27, 2015) –Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson and Team Fight to Walk have started the Pushups for Paralysis challenge. Melson created the challenge to assist fundraising efforts for America’s first clinical trial to help cure Chronic Spinal Cord Injuries. Yesterday, Melson, who donates 100% of his purses towards the trial, posted a video where he completed ten ... Read More »

Melson to receive “Heart of a Champion” Award

New York, NY (January 15, 2015) – Humanitarian and junior middleweight boxer Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will receive the “Heart of a Champion” award from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Sunday, January 25. The award will be given during a special fundraiser for St. Jude titled “NY Champions for St. Jude” taking place at O’Neill’s of Maspeth in Queens, NY. ... Read More »

Record Knockout Holder Crossed Replaces Injured Veazey January 23

Baltimore, MD (January 11, 2015) – World record knockout holder Sam “Vanilla Gorilla” Crossed is replacing Joey Veazey in the main event of “Slugfest” January 23 at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD. Veazey was forced to withdraw due to an injury suffered in training. An exciting heavyweight and former college football player, Crossed set a record by knocking ... Read More »

Melson Mourns the Loss of Bernie Lenahan

New York, NY (January 11, 2015) – Bernie Lenahan was a rare breed by today’s boxing standards. Not only was he dedicated to the sport, spending countless hours at New York’s Mendez Boxing Gym, Lenahan was an honest family man that built special friendships with his fighters. Having worked with various fighters in the Big Apple, Lenahan learned his craft ... Read More »

Veazey to headline Federal Hill Slugfest!

Baltimore, MD (January 2, 2015) – Multi-time champion Irish Joey “Bazooka Joe” Veazey will once again headline when he faces Lamont White in the main event of “Federal Hill Slugfest” Friday, January 23 at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD. “Federal Hill Slugfest” is promoted by Baltimore Boxing Promotions and tickets starting at $25 are available at Baltimoreboxing.com or ... Read More »

Hall of Famer Riddick Bowe Joins Team Fight to Walk!

New York, NY (December 30, 2014) – 2015 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee and former heavyweight champion Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe has joined Team Fight to Walk. An elite heavyweight in his heyday, Bowe captured the undisputed world championship in 1992 after besting then-unbeaten Evander Holyfield. Bowe and Holyfield fought twice more, with Holyfield winning the rematch and Bowe ... Read More »

Melson to receive Ambassador of Peace Award!

New York, NY (December 14, 2014) – Junior middleweight boxer and charitable figure Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will receive the Ambassador of Peace Award from the World Boxing Council (WBC) during their annual convention Monday, December 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since turning pro in 2010, Melson’s garnered international attention for donating 100% of his fight purses and raising awareness ... Read More »

Paul Williams Joins Team Fight to Walk!

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New York, NY (December 7, 2014) – Three time world champion Paul “The Punisher” Williams is the newest member of Team Fight to Walk. A fixture on the pound for pound lists and a fan favorite, Williams had an outstanding 41-2 record with 27 wins by knockout. Williams, a two-division titlist, became paralyzed from the waist down following a motorcycle ... Read More »

Baltimore Boxing to host “Knockout Bullying” November 29!

Baltimore, MD (November 6, 2014) – 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 ... Read More »

Dwayne McRae hopes to stamp ticket to the next level!

Laurel, MD (October 30, 2014) – A quick glance at the record of heavyweight hopeful Dwayne “Big Ticket” McRae shows a respectable 14 wins against only three defeats with eight of his victories by knockout. After dropping two out of three fights back in 2009, McRae’s lost just once in eleven tries. However, the Maryland native is adamant that he’s ... Read More »

Melson to Speak at United States Military Academy!

New York, NY (October 26, 2014) – Junior middleweight boxer, West Point grad and charitable figure Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson has been invited to speak at a leadership development series at the United States Military Academy at West Point Monday, October 27. For the leadership development, Melson will host a one hour interactive discussion with a group of approximately 40 ... Read More »