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  TONIGHT: PRO BOXING AT DC ARMORY

(Washington, DC)—(APR 27) The DC Sports & Entertainment Commission (DCSEC) welcomes the return of professional boxing to the DC Armory with a live event, DC Fight Night—ROUND ONE! This exciting card features former Middleweight Champion and Washington, DC native William Joppy, and two of ESPN2’s world ranked fighters on Friday, April 27th.

“This is just the first of many professional boxing events we hope to attract to the nation’s capital,” said Matthew Cutts, the new Chairman of the DCSEC Board of Directors. “We expect that a spectacular event like this will put DC back on the map so that we can attract championship bouts in the future. We also expect that having live professional boxing will increase youth participation in the sport, providing yet another constructive activity for our young people.”

The DC Armory is in the first stage of renovations in order to better accommodate a wider variety of sporting, civic and entertainment events. The main show floor has been completely refurbished and other operational systems and facilities are to be significantly upgraded in the future. Capacity for the Armory is 10,000, however, for the boxing match, the facility is set for a more intimate gathering of 4,500 allowing excellent views into the ring.

The event is produced by Ron Remus Productions in association with Carlos Llinas CLIP Boxing and features the talents of the hottest up and coming prospects in the country as well as one of the sport’s most respected veterans. This is the first professional card at the DC Armory in over four years. The most recent boxing event at the DC Armory was the 2003 Don King production “DC Dynamite” featuring two World Championship fights featuring DC’s own WBO Jr. Welterweight Champ DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley vs. former Champ Randall Bailey, and two-time Flyweight Champ Rosendo “El Buffalo” Alvarez vs. former WBA Champ Beibis Mendoza.

“With the full support of the DC City Council and the DC Sports & Entertainment Commission, I am honored to bring professional boxing to Washington, DC. It is with great enthusiasm that we return this exciting and invigorating sport to our nation’s capital. This extraordinary event will be the first of many phenomenal boxing events to follow,” said Remus.
The DC Armory is located at 2001 East Capital Street, SE, and is easily accessible by Metro at the Stadium-Armory stop on the Orange/Blue line. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the first fight starts at 7:00 p.m. Parking is available adjacent to the facility. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster by phone at (202) 397-SEAT (7328) or online at www.Ticketmaster.com

 

 

 

 
       
     
     
     
     

 

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