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THE 2ND ANNUAL WILLIE PEP INVITATIONAL: A SPECIAL NIGHT OF ELITE AMATEUR BOXING

 

THE 2ND ANNUAL WILLIE PEP INVITATIONAL: A SPECIAL NIGHT OF ELITE AMATEUR BOXING

By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com

October 1, 2017

Brooklyn, N.Y. (Connecticut Convention Center, CT)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

“They call Ray Robinson the best fighter, pound for pound. I’m the best fighter, ounce for ounce.” – Willie Pep

USA BOXING CT announces the 2nd Annual Willie Pep Invitational

USA BOXING CT is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Willie Pep Invitational, to be held on October 7th, 2017, inside Ballrooms A & B in the Connecticut Convention Center. The evening will showcase elite amateur boxing for your entertainment. This will be an evening of pure excitement as the Northeast’s elite amateur boxers compete for the Invitational Championship. Thirteen bouts of the highest level of competition is scheduled to be on display.

THE WBC MARLON STARLING MOST OUTSTANDING BOXER AWARD

THE WBC MARLON STARLING MOST OUTSTANDING BOXER CHAMPIONSHIP BELT

This event is sponsored in part by the World Boxing Council (WBC), the International Boxing Federation (IBF), Everlast, USA Boxing, and the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame, which will highlight all the participants and present special awards to the winners of each scheduled bout.

“The Willie Pep Invitational represents great sportsmanship,” Jason D. Concepción (Treasurer | Official II of USA Boxing/CT).

Jason D. Concepción (Treasurer | Official II of USA Boxing/CT)

Jason D. Concepción (Treasurer | Official II of USA Boxing/CT)

The Willie Pep Invitational is a labor of love that features amateur boxers competing for special awards made by the WBC (World Boxing Council) and the IBF (International Boxing Federation). This event was created to be different from all other boxing events from around the country. This event is being supported by professional world sanction bodies to support the future of the sport.”

WBC (WORLD BOXING COUNCIL) and IBF (INTERNATIONAL BOXING FEDERATION) belts and trophies for the participants and winners of each bout

WBC (WORLD BOXING COUNCIL) and IBF (INTERNATIONAL BOXING FEDERATION) belts and trophies for the participants and winners of each bout

“The Willie Pep Invitational is featuring the best amateur boxers from around the Northeast. The current amateur boxers are helping to raise money for USA Boxing and other boxers coming up behind them. Last year we had tons of support. This year’s event is going to be even bigger.”

THE IBF MOST OUTSTANDING BOXER CHAMPIONSHIP BELT

THE IBF MOST OUTSTANDING AMATEUR BOXER CHAMPIONSHIP BELT

A joint press conference, with Rivera Promotion, is scheduled to be held on October 4th, 2017 6:30pm at Red Rock Café 369, Capitol Ave Hartford, CT. All proceeds to benefit USA Boxing CT a 501c3 not for profit. Event includes VIP Gala Dinner, tickets $75. General Admission (w/o dinner) Available $35.

VIP and Cocktails:

  • 5pm

Dinner:

  • 6pm

Doors Open:

  • 6:45pm

Program Start:

  • 7:15pm

Opening Bell:

  • 7:30pm

For advance tickets, visit www.ctusaboxing.org or call (860) 334-6853. General Admission tickets will be available at the Connecticut Convention Center Box Office the night of the event (Cash only). VIP tickets will not available at the door.

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. The safety of the boxer is the number one priority.

A boxer is taught more than how to box, but also how to conduct oneself in the larger ring of life. Boxing requires discipline, courage, and responsibility.

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Video footage courtesy of Jason Rodriguez of Super Elite Boxing