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Check out the photos from the Gary Russell vs Oscar Escandon press conference.

 

All photos in slideshow  and collage credited to NaKeela TaylorCBoxingInfo/W.A.N.T. TV

 

 

 

maynard.jpgRaleigh, NC (May 17) – For Maynard Allison, his fight May 20 at the Raleigh Convention Center is not just another chance to fight in front of a large North Carolina crowd.  This time the stakes are high, because this time is TITLE TIME.

 

Allison 7-1 (5 KO’s) faces his former Virginia stablemate and undefeated prospect Eric Hernandez 9-0 (5 KO’s) for the vacant 135 lb UBF All-American title.

 

Allison and Hernandez came up in the the amateurs together. Allison is very familiar Hernandez’s style, and had this to say, “Eric is a good fighter with quick hands. He is a slick Mexican fighter.”

 

Hernandez and his undefeated record present Allison with a new challenge. While Hernandez is not the best fighter Allison has faced, Hernandez is the first undefeated fighter from outside the state of North Carolina to face Allison on his home turf.  Allison sees this as a huge advantage.  “Man, I have been in Eric’s shoes.  I went to Vegas undefeated to face a guy with one loss in Ledarius Miller.  It was a different type of pressure. Records don’t matter.  Now I have the advantage.”

 

This is a “Do or Die” fight for Maynard Allison.  With a win, he will earn his first professional title, and stay on track for a coveted rematch with Ledarius Miller.  With a loss, Allison and his team will need to look deep in the mirror and do some heavy soul searching. Allison understands the magnitude of this fight.  As we were hanging up to end the conversation, he stopped me to say, “I am excited about this fight.  Yeah, I can win a title, but I want to make a statement.   It is Title Time!”

 

By Chris Williams   www.cboxinginfo.com

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Raleigh, NC (May 15) – Top Catz Boxing wants to do it’s part to put an end to bullying and announces an Anti-Bullying Initiative.
 
Top Catz Boxing has reached out to middle school principals at Durham County and Wake County schools to begin an Anti-Bullying Campaign, which will promote self-confidence, discipline, and a general awareness of the issue of bullying.
 
Many of the fighters involved with Top Catz Boxing were at one time victims of or witnesses to bullying.  For all, bullying played a role in their introduction to professional boxing.  Each fighter has a unique story and background that will inspire others to take positive steps to overcoming the bullying epidemic.
 
To find out what you can do, to learn more about the bullying facts, to get more information on the Top Catz Boxing Anti-Bullying Campaign, or to schedule Top Catz Boxing for your Anti-Bullying programs Contact:
 
 
Chris Williams  919 244-0416  topcatzboxing@gmail.com
 

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PRESS RELEASE: Durham, NC – Stay Tuned For Some Major Announcements Regarding Top Catz Boxing’s June 22 Event at the Durham Armory in Durham, NC.

You Are Going To Dig This! You Won’t Want To Miss This Show!!!

Stay Tuned at http://www.topcatzboxing.com or follow on Social Media @TopCatzBoxing

For All Inquiries Regarding Top Catz Boxing or Durham Fight Night on June 22, CONTACT:

Chris Williams 919 244-0416 chriswilliams@cboxinginfo.com

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Jeremy Ramos (R) Lands on Jamar Freeman (L)

Photo Credits to Robert Pettus Photography/RDP3 Photography

 

Durham, NC – Jeremy Ramos and his Coach, Juan Ramos, hand picked Jamar Freeman for a fight in Freeman’s home state of North Carolina.  Whoa, were they ever right as Ramos beat Freeman by unanimous decision on the Top Catz Boxing in association with Raging Babe Thursday Night Fights at The Armory card.

 

Freeman established his jab early in round one, but wasn’t able to control the distance as Ramos calmly picked his spots to counter Freeman’s jab by sliding in to land two and three punch combinations.  While all of Ramos’ punches didn’t land, it set the stage for the later rounds.

 

By rounds three and four, it was evident Ramos was the aggressor.  Ramos used a short jab to get inside then move the taller Freeman away from the center of the ring where Ramos would land body shots, sharp hooks, and right hands.  Freeman 15-6-2 (8 KO’s) would escape danger, but when he had openings he would not take them.  “I needed to throw more punches tonight.  I wasn’t active.  I felt like I did enough to win, but I should have been busier with my hands,” said a dejected Freeman.

 

Ramos went all out on his attack in the fifth round, landing a clean shot that forced Freeman to stumble back to the ropes. Ramos stepped up the assault, but was unable to stop a recovering Freeman.

 

In the Final round, with chants of “Freeman, Freeman, Freeman” echoing throughout the raucous crowd, Freeman landed his best shots of the night.  He started with a left right combination which briefly staggered Ramos.  Ramos survived and began his attack as the crowd suddenly changed and starting chanting “Ramos, Ramos, Ramos.”  The wild final round ended with Freeman landing a few more hard shots, but it was too little too late as the final bell sounded and the Judges correctly scored the fight 58-56 all in favor of Jeremy “The Boxing Barber” Ramos.

 

Ramos’ likable demeanor and aggressive style won over the North Carolina crowd as he improved his record to 10-5 (4 KO’s). “It was so much fun fighting here, and we hope to come back.  I am not much of a talker, but I let my fist do the talking in the ring tonight.  We came here and did what we were supposed to.  I am so excited!”

 

Exciting Undercard Delivers A Big Punch For Thursday Night Fights at The Armory Crowd.

 

Hats off to Hall of fame Matchmaker Russel Peltz for delivering a boxing card that was full of excitement from top to bottom. (more…)

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Shotgun!!—Ennis Decisions Winchester
Folly Stops Hinojosa

By: George H. Hanson Jr., Esq.

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Venue: 2300 Arena – Philadelphia, PA
Promoter: Victory Boxing Promotions
Ring Announcer: Henry “Dis-com-bob-u-lating” Jones
Referee: Shawn Clark & Eric Dali
Photos: christoneyphotography.com

 

Thirty-eight year-old James “Shotgun” Winchester (20 wins – 12 losses – 0 draws – 8 kos) rode into Philly from his hometown of Reidsville, North Carolina with much bravado and chutzpah determined not to get gunned down by 19 year-old Philly Phenom Jaron “Boots” Ennis (9 wins – 0 losses – 0 draws – 8 kos) becoming the ninth victim to be rescued by the referee! Thus, when Ennis opened up with the two Gatlin guns hidden in his gloves at the start of the first stanza of their six-round main event bout—Winchester ducked, took cover, came up with a head-butt simultaneously landing a right to his opponent’s groin letting the audience know “I ain’t going to take this ass-kicking silently!” Despite the rough-house tactics Ennis worked behind a stiff jab landing combinations to the body – changing directions to befuddle Winchester – perpetual motion firing from all angles.

 

 

Ennis (R.) blasting Winchester.

 

In the second round a frustrated Winchester tackled Ennis like an NFL linebacker sacking a quarterback and then proceeded to land a straight right while standing over his fallen foe. Immediately, Ennis’ father/trainer Derek “Bozy” Ennis was on the ring apron apparently ready to enter the ring, Fortunately referee Shawn Clark was able to diffuse the social dynamite that was about to create an explosion by waving the trainer back to the corner. He then proceeded to issue a stern warning reminding Winchester that he was tethering on the brink of disqualification. Ennis kept his composure boxing brilliantly round after round dominating the action – controlling the pace – having Winchester in dire straits in the final round – barely surviving to the final bell. No surprise that all three judges had it 60-53 for Ennis who won by unanimous decision.

 

To say that Winchester used every dirty trick in the book is the understatement of the year! He “got down and dirty” like a well-fed pig on a mud slide! However, the elder statesman provided Ennis with an invaluable lesson that will serve him well as he continues his march to a world title.

 

I am never one to follow tradition for tradition’s sake. I am always ready to climb out on the limb whenever popular belief appears to be based on the road most traveled and the fear of being wrong. Thus, I am alone on an island by stating that it is a waste of time and talent for undefeated junior-featherweight Manny “Major Pain” Folly (9 wins – 0 losses – 0 draws – 7 kos) to continue along the same path – at least twelve or more fights before fighting for a world title. Folly is ready now and I see absolutely no reason why he couldn’t be a world champion before the close of 2017.

 

 


Folly (R.) lands the straight right.

 

Tonight in the six-round co-main event Folly – a full-time Philadelphia police officer – needed a mere two minutes and eighteen seconds to dismantle and dispose of Luis Hinojosa (30 wins – 10 losses – 0 draws – 17 kos) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Folly strolled out of his corner in the first round and connected with a hard left hook that rocked Hinojosa – setting the tone. A few seconds thereafter, a body shot deposited the Dominican to the canvas—referee Dali reaching the count of five before he was upright and ready to continue. The action resumed with Folly working behind a stiff jab keeping Hinojosa—who was trying but never succeeded in landing anything of consequence—off balance. With a little over a minute remaining in the round, Folly connected with a vicious right that sent his opponent to the canvas for the second time. Again, the game but overmatched boxer was up as the referee tolled the count of five, wiped his gloves and signaled for the fight to resume. Wasting no time, Folly walked straight to Hinojosa and blasted him with a stiff jab followed by a laser straight right placing him back in a familiar spot on the canvas— referee Dali immediately calling an end to bout.

 

I just don’t see the practicality of Folly laboring for the next two years or twelve more bouts before a title fight. He is simply too talented to follow the road most traveled by the “can’t miss” prospects. Basketball superstar LeBron James went straight to the NBA by skipping college. Folly is similarly talented and doesn’t need twenty or more fights to prepare for a world title. He will be more than ready in three more fights.

 

In a scheduled four-round lightweight bout undefeated Philly prospect Joshua “Hands of Stone” Jones (3 wins – 0 losses – 1 draw – 2 kos) boxed brilliantly resembling a gloved sniper—picking his shots—out-boxing tough Dustin Arnold (1 win – 0 losses – 0 draws – 0 ko) of Coral Springs, Florida almost pitching a shut-out—winning a unanimous decision 40-36 twice and 39-37. The southpaw Jones stalked Arnold at the opening bell connecting with his laser-like straight left hurting his opponent midway through the round. Arnold was able to weather the storm and connected with a right to Jones’ body. However, the Philadelphian controlled the action and won the round handily. And, he put on a boxing clinic for the next three rounds—precision punching—landing with relative ease— appearing as though he was using the rounds to perfect his craft.

 

 


Jones (L.) lands the straight left.

 

Seventeen year-old welterweight prospect Brandun Lee (1 win – 0 losses – 0 draws – 1 ko) of Coachella, California who made his debut here in the same ring on January 28th returned in similar fashion stopping over-matched debuting Seth Basler of Marion, Illinois 2:12 of the opening round of their scheduled four-rounder – winning by technical knockout. (more…)

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Charlotte, NC (April 4)Christy Martin and Pink Promotions look to “Rock The House” April 29 at CenterStage in Charlotte, NC.

 

Christy Martin wants nothing but the best for Charlotte, NC boxing, so she has adopted a “No, One Hitter Quitter” rule.  If you want to fight on her card and get paid, you better come to fight.  You better not lay down after you take one punch, and unless making your pro debut, a fighter has to have at least one professional win on their record to fight on the card.  As Martin would so eloquently say, “If a fighter doesn’t have at least one win, then they don’t give a shit about the sport or themselves!”

 

If this sounds harsh, then you obviously don’t know anything about Christy Martin.

 

Martin, a native of West Virginia, graduated from college with a degree in education.  While in college, she took a dare, entered a tough man competition, and won.  After her graduation, she turned to professional boxing.

 

Martin was nicknamed “The Coal Miner’s Daughter,” and her hard hitting, straight ahead style earned her instant credibility in the boxing world.  Martin wore signature Pink outfits, and shed a little blood on her way to winning and becoming the first woman’s WBC title holder.  She compiled an impressive 49-6-3 (31 KO’s) record, and was the first female PPV  boxing star.

 

In the 1990’s, boxing was Don King, Mike Tyson, and Christy Martin. Today, Tyson has been replaced by GGG,  Martin by Claressa Shields, and King by, well…Christy Martin.

 

Martin respects what she has done as a fighter in the sport of boxing, but now she wants to be known for putting on great fights with Pink Promotions.  “I want to be known as Christy the promoter not Christy the fighter.”

 

Martin’s goal is to build Charlotte into a “Boxing City.”  In order to do so, she is building her shows around her adopted “No, One Hitter Quitter” rule, winners, and young talents like Stevie Massey and LaVonte Earley.  She has also found headliners in strong, North Carolina talent like the veteran Lamar Russ.  Russ, who is signed to Dibella Entertainment, brings instant credibility to Pink Promotions’ April 29 card, and allows fans to see future stars Massey and Earley grow.

 

Martin has her work cut out for her as a woman in a male dominated sport, and trying to build Charlotte into a boxing town. She won’t beat people over the head with what she has done.  While a double edged sword, she wants the respect of the fighters who are too young to know who she is, but she really wants to help build their careers.

 

Martin is proud of her West Virginia roots and the people that strengthened her.  Her remembrance of where she came from will be a significant key to her success as she builds up the NC amateur programs, increases competition, and builds winners.  By her own admission, North Carolina has a negative boxing stigma “Fighters become bored and tired.  They lose focus around here, because the lack of competition. We need guys that can fight.  Make this a boxing city, so people want to come here and fight.  On April 29, we have guys that can fight.  Exciting talent that has already got the attention of fans in Charlotte.  The show is close to being sold out.  The house will be rocking.”

 

By Chris Williams/cboxinginfo.com

Follow me on Twitter @cboxinginfo

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MARCH MADNESS Overcomes Top Catz Boxing and Raging Babe
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Durham, NC (March 24) – Top, local talent highlights Thursday Night Fights at The Armory undercard April 27 at the Durham Armory .

The Thursday Night Fights at The Armory card, promoted by Top Catz Boxing in association with Raging Babe, is headlined by a war between Jamar Freeman and Jeremy Ramos.

The exciting undercard will include Top Catz Boxing fighters’ Anthony “ACE” Sonnier 1-0 (1 KO), Austin “White Boy – BabyFace Assassin” Bryant 3-0 (3 KO’s), Carlos “Hijo De Dios” Olmeda, local favorites “Dangerous” Donnie Marshall 2-0 (2 KO’s), the pro debut of popular heavyweight Nate Williams, and Durham, NC’s #1 fighter Marko “The Bull City Bully” Bailey 3-0 (3 KO’s).

Tickets to the event, which is promoted by Top Catz Boxing in Association with Raging Babe, are priced at $30, $40, and $75. Tickets will be available online at http://www.topcatzboxing.com and http://bit.ly/2mdgg3E or can also be purchased by calling 919 701-CATZ.

About Thursday Night Fights at The Armory

Top Catz Boxing in Association with Raging Babe presents Thursday Night Fights at The Armory Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Durham Armory located at 220 Foster Street in Durham, NC. Doors open at 6PM. First fight at 7PM.

Thursday Night Fights at The Armory is a throwback to the golden days of boxing when legendary fights like “The Thrilla In Manilla” Ali- Frazier III, Hagler-Hearns, Tyson-Spinks, and Basillio-Robinson, to name a few, took place during the week.

Top Catz Boxing and Raging Babe want to take the Bull City by the horns, and produce a “THROWBACK THURSDAY” event designed to create legendary North Carolina fights and boxers. You will not want to miss this exciting night of entertainment at the Durham Armory located at 220 Foster Street in Durham, NC.

Thursday Night Fights at The Armory is sponsored by Corona, Jawbreaker Boxing of Raleigh, and JP Tronix.

For more information about Thursday Night Fights at The Armory follow Top Catz Boxing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @TOPCATZBOXING.

CONTACTS

Top Catz Boxing 919 701-CATZ

Gardner Payne 919 696-4756

Tony Meeks 252 230-2630

Michelle Rosado 267 575-0000

Chris Williams 919 244-041

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Jamar Freeman Tells Fans Not To Miss April 27 Fight  (Video)
 
 
Durham, NC (March 21)Jamar Freeman is cool, calm, and extremely poised.  Aesthetically, he is dripping with swag. From the NBA team slippers, he casually wears outside the ring, to the pink NIKE boxing shoes he wears inside the ring, Freeman has the look of a champion.
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Team Freeman Jamar Freeman (L) Coach D (C) Skip Crumpler (R)

As a person, Freeman is as humble as any top, professional athlete can be.  Even when provoked, Freeman will not verbally disrespect an opponent.  As Freeman will say, “I respect all opponents as a man, but once we get in the ring…I’m trying to win, and I will probably hurt you.”

On April 27 at the Durham Armory in Durham, NC, Jamar Freeman and Jeremy Ramos will go to WAR in the main event on Top Catz Boxing in association with Raging Babe Thursday Night Fights at The Armory.

A heated war of words has already begun between Freeman 15-5-2 (8 KO’s) and Ramos 9-5 (4 KO’s). After Team Ramos made it known they hand picked and reached out to the opponent Freeman, the fireworks started.

Team Ramos saw Freeman’s February 4, eye-catching first round stoppage of Miguel Queliz.  They were less than impressed stating “Freeman beat a soft opponent in Queliz, but Freeman is all over the internet crying and complaining about all of his losses were because he fought on short notice.  he stopped a guy who fought him on short notice.  Whether he gets one week, two weeks, or six weeks, Jeremy Ramos is going to handle Jamar Freeman.”

Upon hearing Ramos’ comments, Freeman humbly said, “We will make them regret that choice.  If they are making a decision on some losses on YouTube videos, they dumb.  They obviously aren’t too smart, and I will make them pay.”

For Freeman, a win over a well tested and talented Ramos will put Freeman right back in the driver seat as a top Middleweight contender.  A position, Team Freeman believes Jamar rightfully deserves, “Nobody out here is working a full time job and training like Jamar.  Kid does his road work, works a full shift, and then he comes to the gym to train after working all day.  I don’t ever have to tell him where to be.”…Coach D

Freeman, who is re-mastering himself after losses to two of the top Jr Middleweights in the world (Caleb Plant and Julian Williams), sees his fight with Ramos as an exciting opportunity:  “I’m excited fighting on Top Catz Boxing’s second show.  The fans always come out and show a lot of support.  In Ramos, I’m fighting a guy that is a tough solid opponent that has fought some of the best and has only lost to undefeated opposition.  From what I’ve seen of Ramos, he is coming to fight. But, I will be more than ready!”

While on paper this is Freeman’s biggest fight and an opportunity for DaTruth to beat a high caliber fighter, Freeman doesn’t see Ramos as a career defining fight, “Every fight is a big fight, so we will prepare like we always do.  I have more than enough time to prepare, and like I said before – we will be more than ready.”

Jamar Freeman vs. Jeremy Ramos headlines a Thursday Night Fights at the Armory card loaded with North Carolina talent.

Tickets to the event, which is promoted by Top Catz Boxing in Association with Raging Babe, are priced at $30, $40, and $75. Tickets will be available online at www.topcatzboxing.com and http://bit.ly/2mdgg3E or can also be purchased by calling 919 701-CATZ.

About Thursday Night Fights at The Armory

 

Top Catz Boxing in Association with Raging Babe presents Thursday Night Fights at The Armory Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Durham Armory located at 220 Foster Street in Durham, NC. Doors open at 6PM. First fight at 7PM.

Thursday Night Fights at The Armory is a throwback to the golden days of boxing when legendary fights like “The Thrilla In Manilla” Ali- Frazier III, Hagler-Hearns, Tyson-Spinks, and Basillio-Robinson, to name a few, took place during the week.

Top Catz Boxing and Raging Babe want to take the Bull City by the horns, and produce a Thursday Night Fights at The Armory event designed to create legendary North Carolina fights and boxers. You will not want to miss this exciting night of entertainment at the Durham Armory located at 220 Foster Street in Durham, NC.

For more information about Thursday Night Fights at The Armory follow Top Catz Boxing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @TOPCATZBOXING.

For Media Opportunities with Team Freeman contact:

 

Chris Williams 919 244-0416

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Durham, NC (March 16) – On April 27 at the Durham Armory in Durham, NC, Jamar Freeman and Jeremy Ramos will go to WAR in the main event on Top Catz Boxing in association with Raging Babe Thursday Night Fights at The Armory.
The heated war of words has already begun between Freeman 15-5-2 (8 KO’s) and Ramos 9-5 (4 KO’s). After Team Ramos made it known they hand picked and reached out to the opponent Freeman, the fireworks started.
Team Ramos saw Freeman’s February 4, eye-catching first round stoppage of Miguel Queliz.  They were less than impressed stating “Freeman beat a soft opponent in Queliz, but Freeman is all over the internet crying and complaining about all of his losses were because he fought on short notice.  he stopped a guy who fought him on short notice.  Whether he gets one week, two weeks, or six weeks, Jeremy Ramos is going to handle Jamar Freeman.”
Upon hearing Ramos’comments, Freeman humbly said, “We will make them regret that choice.  If they are making a decision on some losses on YouTube videos, they dumb.  They obviously aren’t too smart, and I will make them pay.”
Ramos, who is living in Colorado Springs, CO, but born in the boxing rich Bayamon, Puerto Rico has supreme confidence in his abilities and long boxing blood lines.  His brother and trainer Juan is a former fighter, and has been in the sport of boxing since he was twelve years old. Their brother Rafael Ramos is a world renowned referee and fighter.
Ramos is one of the toughest fighters in the sport of boxing and fears no man.  A deep amateur background with ninety fights, multiple Golden Gloves and national titles gives Ramos extreme confidence.
Team Ramos believes Jeremy is ready to show off his true talents, and he will be huge problem for Freeman.
Like Freeman, they also believe they have been given the short end of the stick in their five losses, and will demonstratively tell you of the five losses they have, only one was a real loss. The others were stolen in other peoples’ territory.  “David Valdivia was our only real loss.  Jeremy is talented and made of championship material.  This time, we are willing to call out and go to Freeman’s backyard to get a win and prove Jeremy is a great fighter.  We guarantee this will be his first step to a belt.”
Freeman, who is re-mastering himself after losses to two of the top Jr Middleweights in the world (Caleb Plant and Julian Williams), sees his fight with Ramos as an exciting opportunity:  “I’m excited fighting on Top Catz Boxing’s second show.  The fans always come out and show a lot of support.  In Ramos, I’m fighting a guy that is a tough solid opponent that has fought some of the best and has only lost to undefeated opposition.  From what I’ve seen of Ramos, he is coming to fight. But, I will be more than ready!”
While on paper this is Freeman’s biggest fight and an opportunity for DaTruth to beat a high caliber fighter, Freeman doesn’t see Ramos as a career defining fight, “Every fight is a big fight,so we will prepare like we always do.  I have more than enough time to prepare, and like I said before – we will be more than ready.”
Jamar Freeman vs. Jeremy Ramos headlines a Thursday Night Fights at the Armory card loaded with North Carolina talent.
Tickets to the event, which is promoted by Top Catz Boxing in Association with Raging Babe, are priced at $30, $40, and $75. Tickets will be available online at www.topcatzboxing.com and http://bit.ly/2mdgg3E or can also be purchased by calling 919 701-CATZ.
About Thursday Night Fights at The Armory
Top Catz Boxing in Association with Raging Babe presents Thursday Night Fights at The Armory Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Durham Armory located at 220 Foster Street in Durham, NC. Doors open at 6PM. First fight at 7PM.
Thursday Night Fights at The Armory is a throwback to the golden days of boxing when legendary fights like “The Thrilla In Manilla” Ali- Frazier III, Hagler-Hearns, Tyson-Spinks, and Basillio-Robinson, to name a few, took place during the week.
Top Catz Boxing and Raging Babe want to take the Bull City by the horns, and produce a Thursday Night Fights at The Armory event designed to create legendary North Carolina fights and boxers. You will not want to miss this exciting night of entertainment at the Durham Armory located at 220 Foster Street in Durham, NC.
For more information about Thursday Night Fights at The Armory follow Top Catz Boxing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @TOPCATZBOXING.
CONTACTS
Top Catz Boxing 919 701-CATZ
Gardner Payne 919 696-4756
Tony Meeks 252 230-2630
Michelle Rosado 267 575-0000
Chris Williams 919 244-0416