COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (September 11, 2018) – The stars will be out
September 29th as the USA Boxing Alumni Association goes Hollywood.
Past and present amateur boxers are invited to attend an informal meeting
of present Alumni Association members, who are encouraged to spread the
word to recruit new members – boxers, officials, coaches and fans – about
attending the LA gathering on Saturday, Sept. 29 (12-4 p.m. PT), and then
joining the USA Boxing Alumni Association.
The inaugural West Coast meeting of the USA Boxing Alumni Association will
be at Fortune Gym, 7574 W. Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood (Los Angeles –
enter under the blue yawning on the back side of Sunset. Blvd.). Street
parking is available on Sierra Bonita Avenue, Curson Avenue, and Sunset
Blvd. Complimentary finger foods and non-alcohol refreshments will be
served, beer and wine will be sold.
Confirmed attending boxers already include *Carlos Navarro*, *Jeremy
Williams*, *Mickey Bey*, *Alex Ramos*, *Maureen Shea*, *Henry Tillman*, *Ronnie
Essett*, *Paul Banke*, *Jorge Hawley*, and *Kendall Gould* and 2018 Youth
World Champion and Los Angeles local *Iyana Verduzco*.
“USA Boxing Alumni Association is excited to welcome our west coast members
for an afternoon of camaraderie,” said *Chris Cugliari*, USA Boxing Alumni
Association Executive Director. “We’ve lined up an impressive list of
amateur boxing alumni who have accomplished great things in and out of the
ring. As always, our new members are the engine that drives the Alumni
Association, so we encourage all current members to bring guests to sign up
and receive their USA Boxing Alumni Association merchandise on site. We
look forward to connecting multiple generations of amateur boxing’s finest.”
“I’m very excited about this event in Los Angeles,” added *John Scully*,
USA Boxing Alumni Association board member, and fighter liaison. “I’m
planning to see at least three different boxers who I battled within the
ring back in the 1980’s. One of the guys I’m hoping to meet there I have
not literally seen since the night we fought in October of 1984. In a
nutshell, my meeting with him is what these Alumni Association events are
all about. The comradery between boxers is going to be on full display
Created to champion a lifelong, mutually beneficial relations between USA
Boxing and its alumni, –boxers, officials, coaches, and boxing fans — the
Alumni Association connects generations of champions, inspiring and giving
back to USA Boxing’s future boxing champions, in and out of the ring.
The USA Boxing Alumni Association is open to anyone who has a love for
boxing and would like to stay connected with amateur boxing. Members are
granted access to a wide variety of special events host by the Alumni
Association, including Friday evening’s USA Boxing Alumni Association Hall
of Fame reception.
If unable to attend the Sept. 29 event, simply register at
firstname.lastname@example.org to join the Alumni Association, for a $40.00 per year
membership fee. New members will receive a T-shirt, keychain and e-wallet.
Twitter: @USABoxing, USABoxingAlumni
*ABOUT USA BOXING:* The mission of USA Boxing shall be to enable United
States’ athletes and coaches to achieve sustained competitive excellence,
develop character, support the sport of boxing, and promote and grow
Olympic style boxing in the United States. The responsibility of USA Boxing
is not only to produce Olympic gold but also oversee and govern every
aspect of amateur boxing in the United States.