Amateur Boxing Series Comes to Southeast Michigan
December 12, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsAmateur Boxing Series Comes to Southeast Michigan with Kick Off Event January 19, 2007
Al Low’s History of Successful Events Causes Rush for Tickets
Mr. Al Low, Chairman of the Michigan Boxing Commission will be hosting a series of amateur boxing events. Low has a long history in boxing and was Leon Spinks manager for seven years back in Spinks’ heyday. Low has promoted three of Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns fights in Detroit, one of which was the largest attendance in the history of Michigan boxing at Joe Louis Arena. Low has also worked with Emanuel Steward and many Kronk boxing fighters based in Detroit. There will be a few Kronk boxers competing on opening night at 59 West. How cool is that to see a big league promotion being brought to our own area rather than have to travel all the way to Detroit to see quality boxing?
59 West in Highland Twp. will be the hosting facility of an amateur boxing event starting in January 2007. January 19th will be the first in a series of on going boxing events to be held every six weeks at the local Highland hot spot. The event will be held in the 59 West banquet hall and will include dinner and twelve exciting bouts featuring boxers from the Metro Detroit and surrounding areas.
Mr. Al Low’s most recent event was held at Mt. Brighton in November and was a huge success with the attendance well over 450 screaming fans. Ask anyone who attended and they’ll be sure to tell you the 14 fights were some of the best entertainment in the area. Tommy Hearns was in attendance signing autographs and gladly posing for photos for 2 ½ hours. Mr. Frank Garza was the ring announcer for the evening bouts. Garza has 20 years of experience in the ring as a professional referee and is presently ranked as one of the top 10 ring officials in the world.
Prior to that event at Mt. Brighton, the bouts were being held at the Family Fitness Center and training facility in Brighton. When the last event drew a crowd of just over 400, the decision was made to start looking for bigger venues. Hearns was training at the Brighton facility for his upcoming bout with his son Ronald Hearns for his upcoming bout. It inspired Mr. Low to work toward building and running a world-class training facility in the local area that is attended by both amateurs and pros alike. A portion of the proceeds goes to help promote the different boxing clubs in the area. It is all about the kids and helping them with boxing competitions and with life in general.
Past sponsors have included the UAW Region 1A of Taylor, MI and their support has helped to make this a very successful event. Contact Al Low at 248-390-1873 for sponsorship packages and ticket information. You may also contact Dan Collins at 248-529-3377. Be sure to get tickets in advance as the last few events were filled to capacity. Tickets go on sale December 8, 2006 for the 59 West events.
The event will be hosted by 59 West facilities, which is a 48,000 square foot, state of the art entertainment facility. The facility also includes two Banquet Halls, ten billiard tables and a bistro area, the West End Restaurant, an entertainment room and 59 West Fitness Center, Highland, Michigan 248-889-3304