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Baltimore to host “Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle” boxing

Jake “The Snake” Smith’s Baltimore Boxing Promotions takes over the William Myers Pavilion for “Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle”, an evening of Olympic-style boxing Saturday, September 20 in Baltimore, MD.

For the second consecutive year, Baltimore Boxing Promotions is honoring the late Murray Smith, father of Jake. During the evening, Baltimore Boxing will present the “School of Hard Knocks” Award in Murray’s honor. The 2014 recipient will be to former world champion and Baltimore native Vincent Pettway.

Tickets from $25 and are on sale now by calling 410-375-9175. In addition to the $25 bleacher seats, $35 floor, $50 individual VIP, $350 reserved tables for 10, and VIP tables of 10 for $500 are currently on sale.

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All VIP ticketholders can enjoy free hors d’oeurves by Midtown BBQ from 7-8:15.

In the main event of the evening, heralded prospect Jerome Featherstone Jr. challenges tough Francisco Bustos of Washington, DC for the East Coast title. The naturally gifted Featherstone Jr. became a Golden Gloves titlist in one of the nation’s toughest regions less than a year after first putting on a pair of gloves and plans to turn pro later this year. The two were scheduled to meet last year but the fight fell out at the last minute.

Popular Joey “Bazooka Joe” Veazey of Baltimore challenges Keayen Coleman for the Maryland State Welterweight Championship in the semi-main event of the evening. Veazy captured a silver medal at the 2014 National Junior Golden Gloves, won various tournaments and has a large fan base that follows him closely.

Locals Donald Wallace and Meach Al Tashy will appear in separate undercard bouts, while Justin Knight meets Allen Burris for the Maryland State junior middleweight crown. More fights will be added shortly.

“I’m very pleased that Vincent Pettway is accepting the second annual Murray B Smith School of Hard Knocks award,” said Jake Smith, a former pro fighter turned Maryland and Washington DC Hall of Fame promoter. “We’ve got some of the best talent in the DMV area on this card and this is Jerome’s final match before going pro. Joey Veazy continues to bring a huge crowd with him and the undercard will be great as well. The turnout for our last few cards has been excellent and I believe the community will come out strong September 20.”

Doors for “Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle” open at 6:30 pm and the opening bell will sound at 8:15. All bouts are scheduled by USA Boxing. There will also be a special 50/50 raffle during the evening. All proceeds are going towards the Baltimore Boxing amateur program, a non-profit which rescued many local youths from the tough Charm City streets and helped develop them into boxers.

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