Armory to host pro boxing next month

P rofessional boxing is coming to Whitehall.

“The Battle of Whitehall” will be held on Friday, Aug. 24, at the Whitehall Athletic Club.

The main title event will feature a female world title bout between pound-for-pound champion Chevelle “Fists of Steel” Hallback against Victoria Cisneros. The two will vie for the WIBA world junior welterweight title. It is a rematch of an eight-round split decision win by Hallback in Albuquerque, N.M., in December 2010.

“We wanted to give the members of our club top entertainment as part of their membership and pro boxing was one of my priorities,” said Greg Gross, promoter and owner of the Whitehall Athletic Club, in a release. “We decided to put on a world title fight as part of the first boxing card to show all potential Whitehall Athletic Club members and boxing fans, both locally and around the world, that we are serious about the club and the quality of all our events. I think the Hallback-Cisneros match-up is proof of that.”

The rest of the card is expected to be announced later this summer.

The Aug. 24 card will be available on www.WhiteHallAthleticClub.com, LDLTV and UStream. Bill Calogero will call the action ringside.

For more information, including tickets, visit www.WhitehallAthleticClub.com or call 832-3662.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Weekender – 03/27/15

Northshire Freepress – 03/27/15

Lakes Region Freepress – 03/27/15

North Country Freepress – 03/27/15

Classifieds 03/25/14

Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

Statue 2

By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

Jane O'Shea BW

By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]