Pinnacle Boxing Presents Friday Night Fights In The Southside This Weekend:

We’ve been staying busy over here at the Pinnacle labs as of late and that is mostly because if we don’t a couple of us resort to drinking excessively, recreational drug use and random acts of violence.  And by a “couple of us”, I mean all of us - allegedly of course.

What can I say, when you’re wired like this, boredom can be dangerous.

So to prevent this potential situation from becoming more rampant than need be, we keep ourselves busy with projects like cagefighting, shooting various mechanized weapons and playing around on the interwebs.  

You know, normal people shit.

In a few short days, we will bring to you a solid boxing amateur card featuring most of the best guys in tahn throwing way harder than you expect all for the low, low price of $20 a ticket.

We’re practically giving these away.

This card is chalked full of “oh shit” type match ups and a couple “didn’t even think he’d take that” style affairs.

I know this is more or less status quo for us at this point, but this article wouldn’t have the same appeal if I said “The same as all the other times, just different”. Don’t forget that this card is at the Sokol Club in the Southside because our last venue decided to call us last minute and pull the plug on everything because of, believe it or not, this website and a higher than anticipated attendance at our last show.

Chalk it up to growing pains I guess?

Anyway; here is the card in all it’s magical glory below, along with some notations provided by yours truly:

Ed Bohler vs Bryan Gedeon: heavyweight Masters 3-1 min rounds - The “masters” division means that these gentlemen are over the age of 35.  Which used to seem unbelievable old until I turned 33 this year and now it seems unbelievably close.

Max Leasock(Kastle boxing) vs Nate Young (board's boxing): 15-16 yr old 150 lbs, 3-2 min

Morgan Bruinsma (Erie Boxing) vs Alexa Muselin( Brownson House): Open 145 lbs 3-2 min

Gordon Kirkland(Erie Boxing) vs Neiamiah Hollingern(Pittsburgh Boxing Club) 15-16 yr old 130 lbs, 3-2 min

Orlando Ellis (Kastle Boxing) vs Maxim Yanovich (WVU Boxing) novice 170 lbs 3-2 min - Yanovich has a unique style that you don’t see too often around these parts.  Prepare for half of the crowd to be puzzled and the other half to gawk in amazement. Either way be prepared to be 100% entertained.

Steve Cunningham Jr. vs Vince Austin (The Foundation) 14-15 yr old, 120 lbs, 3-2 min - Cunningham is son to active veteran Steve Cunningham Sr. who has fought all over the world against some of the best in the game. It’s not going to shock you when I tell you his son is pretty damn sharp himself.

Shamar Fulton vs Josh Mook, open 141 lbs 3-3 min rounds

Josh Fremd (Uniontown Fight Club/Boyce) vs Daryl Edwards (3rd Ave)novice, 200 lbs, 3-2 - Josh Fremd is coming in fresh off his shocking stoppage win over the very talented Kyle Holt who in his defense, stepped up to the plate last minute and at every conceivable disadvantage.  Fremd is on a roll right now and looking to keep that momentum going against Edwards.  Don’t be surprised if this one is tougher than you think, Edwards can fight his ass off.

Fadi Shuman (Mat Factory) vs Tyler Ainscough (Wellsburg), novice, 152 lbs - If you fell in love with Fadi Shuman, like most of us, did following his wars with Isaiah Williams, Nick Browne, Anthony Romero and the like, then you will be happy to know that his style hasn’t changed much.  The nicest guy in the game always comes to fight way harder than you’d expect from dude who is so polite he should consider teaching a class in etiquette.  Ainscough is a very tough kid who is looking to build some momentum with a win over a well known guy like Shuman.  This is probably the sleeper fight of the night.

Sylvio Cercone(51 Boxing ) vs Isaiah Guy(Uniontown Fight Club), 15-16 yrs old, 135 lbs, 3-2 min - At 16 Cercone is a veteran as far as amateurs go which is great because I have been hearing nothing but good things about Guy so it will be very interesting to see what happens in this one.

Co- Main Event

Teddy Mrkonja Jr.(51 Boxing) vs Danny Bodish(Steel City Boxing) open, 130 lbs, 3-3 min rounds - So you know how we tend to think of today’s youth as being softer than we remember? It kinda feels like every kid sub 17 feels like a huge pussy compared to “when we were kids”?  Well if you’re nodding in agreement right now, you will be happy to know that both Mrkonja and Bodish are exceptions to today’s sissified rule.  Both of these men are barely old enough to vote but will beat the dogshit out of most of the current population young and old alike.  These kids come to fight. Period. End of sentence.  No seriously, it’s the end of the sentence, but I also mean they come to fight and ending it with “period” ads a dramatic effect..  You get the point.

Main Event

Rich Cantolina (Cherico Martial Arts) vs Scott Perhach(Brownson House)open 160 lbs, 3-3 min rounds

These two have been circling each other for awhile and the dislike for each other has gone digital at this point.  A few “accidentally on-purpose” after the bell punches can make anyone a touch salty and here we are, a main event with more salt than the dead sea (it’s the saltiest ocean for you lazy bastards who won’t google to see how clever I am).  This is one of those fights that pretty much has to happen so why not here and why not now?  Styles make fights and not only do these gentlemen dress alike, they also have contrasting styles that should make this thing a shoot out from the bell.   Factor in that they just genuinely dislike each other for whatever reason *Cough Facebook comment section + Cheap shots = good enough for me* and we have a main event with some heat.  

Tickets are available at the door and the first bell is at 7:15ish.  Remember, this card is going down at the Sokol Club: 2912 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

The Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Care About Mark Cherico vs. Antonio Castillo Jr.

It's finally signed. 

That probably has to be the thought process of Mark Cherico and Antonio Castillo Jr. heading into their fight at Pinnacle FC 15 on Friday night, but they can't forget that they still have a fight that actually needs to happen. 

It's a fight that fans and both fighters have wanted for years and it's a little early Christmas present from your friends at Pinnacle FC just before the holidays. 

Check out why you should care about this fight below.

5 - Cherico switched things up

With a 10-1 record and being fully recommitted to the sport, Cherico had to switch some things up heading into this camp to help get that bump to the next level. So he traveled across the country to train with Cody Garbrandt and Urijah Faber at Team Alpha Male in Sacramento for just over a week in the prime of his training camp.

"I've been training hard," Cherico said. "Got out of my comfort zone a lot to push myself. I'm excited to step back in the Pinnacle FC cage and get this win. I don't really have anything negative to say at this point; we're both signed to fight December 17th so we'll do just that."

4 - Castillo needs a win

Last year before his Pinnacle FC debut, Castillo was one of the hottest fighters in the area, with five straight wins and three straight stoppages. Then he dominated Khama Worthy for two full rounds, before he got involved in a firefight in the third round and eventually got knocked out.

He followed that loss up with a loss against Julian Lane in April, and here we are. A man backed up against a wall is a dangerous man, and you'd better believe that Castillo is ready to get the sour taste of defeat out of his mouth, and he'd like nothing better than to do it against Cherico. 

3 - Who's stronger?

One of the most underrated aspects of Cherico's game is his raw power, which he honed in his previous power lifting career before entering MMA. Just look at his legs and tell me that dude couldn't squat an elephant if he wanted to.

With that being said, Castillo has a knack for putting opponents on their back and keeping them there. Just try and hold any grown man down for any period of time, let alone a trained fighting machine who wants to knock you out. Castillo has made a career on being a dominant tank in a state that breeds hard-nosed wrestlers in a way similar to how California breeds Kardashians. 

2 - They just plain don't like each other

Finally, we get some trash talk! With all of the history between these two we knew it was bound to happen, but it's finally happened. While Cherico has been attempting to avoid the trash talk, Castillo went ahead and threw out some of his own:

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Still, Cherico refuses to bite. His only response was this:

All I see is a desperate attempt to rile me up from a scared & nervous individual......#stayclasslessmyfriend

My popcorn is popped.

1 - The breakdown

Much like many matchups of top-level grapplers, this one will probably come down to which fighter has the edge on the feet. Both have shown serious punching power throughout their careers, and let's not forget that Castillo cracked Worthy a few times in their fight to open up the shot for the takedown. He's also been training with Scott Sheeley for this fight, who is one of the more noted striking coaches in the sport. 

Cherico's best striking performance was probably when he fought Donny Walker. He really opened up in that fight, and showed a different fighter to earn the TKO. He was also impressive against Nate Landwehr in much the same way.

Both guys have top level wrestling for the sport, but I'm betting that they'll be tempted to just stand in the middle of the mat and just punch each other's faces in. And I wouldn't be opposed. 

Here's the lineup for Pinnacle FC 15 this weekend:

Pinnacle FC heads into the heart of Pittsburgh this weekend for its 15th edition, as Teamsters Hall in Lawrenceville will play host to the festivities. 

Tickets are extremely limited, and we'll probably end up breaking some fire codes or something, but the night isn't fun unless you've got people trying to tell you that no more people will fit in the building, and if you try to fit any more then you'll probably get the cops called on you.

But if you can't make it in person, FloCombat will have the moving pictures with David McKinney and Jesse Saxon on commentary. 

You've probably heard some of the fights leak out by now, but here's the entire lineup of what to expect this weekend.

PRO FIGHTS

Dominic Mazzotta vs. Solon Staley. This is the main event, and it's for Mazzotta's featherweight title. Dom is riding an 8-fight winning streak and is 5-0 while fighting for Pinnacle. He's about a half heartbeat from signing with the UFC, so this may be your last chance to see him on the local scene. Staley is a known finisher who comes up from South Carolina as the No. 1 ranked featherweight in that state.

Mark Cherico vs. Antonio Castillo Jr. You probably don't need much background on this one. Cherico just got back from training with Cody Garbrandt at Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, and he's all in looking to make the jump to the next level. Castillo has lost a couple against top-flight competition in his last two outings, but he's still one of the toughest sumbitches out there and you just know he wants to put another blemish on Mark's record. Tony has also apparently been training with top level trainer Scott Sheeley leading up to this fight.

Nick Browne vs. John Gunther. I feel like this fight is happening probably a 100 years too late, because these guys both remind me of the old time boxers you used to hear about at the turn of the century. Don't be surprised if this last minute addition steals the show.

Frankie Festa vs. John Antanitis. Here we have two guys who don't like each other for whatever reason. Apparently they used to train together and didn't get along that well then either. Oh and they happen to fight in the same weight class so why not throw on a crosstown grudge match just for good measure on the biggest fight card of the year.

James Pfeiffer vs. Jose Martinez. Both of these guys had lengthy and successful amateur careers and are finally making their respective pro debuts. Pfeiffer trains at Evolve and is part of that group of perhaps the best up and coming fighters in the area. Martinez is built like a tank and tested himself against the best as an amateur. Both of these guys will go far in this sport.

 AMATEUR FIGHTS

Mike Walters vs. Sean Felton. The 18 year old Walters fights for the 11th time this year. No, that's not a typo. While he's suffered a few setbacks, he still has a well rounded game and his length is tough for anyone to deal with. Felton looks to bounce back from a couple of losses as he continues to face the toughest competition he can find coming all the way from New York.

Emme Weber vs. Meghan Williams. Williams is the local product here repping Stout Training as she finally makes her debut after a couple of opponents have backed out. Weber also comes from New York and has already earned a couple of TKO wins. Fun fact: she went to the same high school as Kyle Rozewski of all people.

Ross Holub vs. Malek Mahmoud. Mark Cherico protege Holub fights for the second time after impressing in September. Mahmoud comes from Eastern PA looking to pick up his first win.

Nick Hewitt vs. Josh Moyer. Hewitt represents High Ground BJJ and Uniontown Fight Club so you know he'll be tough in this heavyweight fight. He won his first fight via TKO in just 27 seconds last year. Moyer is a former high school wrestler as well and is a local product from Pittsburgh.

Jennifer Moreale vs. TBD. Jennifer doesn't have an opponent right now but she reps Uniontown Fight Club and is a tough cookie.

The Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Care About Dominic Mazzotta vs. Solon Staley

Conor McGregor who? While The Notorious is taking on all comers at all weights in the UFC, there's a fighter who's perhaps just as talented who is doing the same thing on a local level. 

With two Pinnacle FC belts around his waist, Mazzotta will defend his featherweight title for the first time after crushing Keith Richardson to defend the bantamweight belt in September. 

In steps the upset-minded Solon Staley, who comes up from South Carolina looking to take Mazzotta's belt and neck back to the sunshine-y south with him on Sunday morning. 

Check out a breakdown of why you should care about this matchup below.

5 - Both guys are proven finishers

Staley has 11 wins, and just 1 of them have come via decision. He has 7 submissions, and three via knockout or TKO. Looking even further, all of his submission wins have come via choke - four via guillotine and three via rear naked choke. 

Not to be outdone, Mazzotta has 9 submissions and 1 knockout. 7 of those are rear naked chokes, and he also has 1 via arm bar, and 1 guillotine. His knockout was a nasty head kick over Jeremiah Yeager in his second pro bout.

4 - Mazzotta is just that good

If you're surprised that Mazzotta isn't in the UFC yet, join the club. After his latest win in a string of impressive wins in September, fans chanted "UFC," and that's honestly where he belongs at this point. He works harder than just about anybody in the sport, and he's been dominant against the toughest competition that Pinnacle FC can throw in front of him. Don't count on being able to see Mazzotta fight locally in 2017. 

3 - Staley is ranked No. 1

According to Tapology, Staley is the top ranked featherweight in all of South Carolina, and he's ranked No. 12 in all of the Southeast. In short, he's a dangerous opponent who has just as much hype surrounding him in the south as Mazzotta does up here in the north.

2 - Shiny gold

One has to wonder where Mazzotta keeps all of the hardware he's won through his MMA career. Does he have to rent extra storage space, or does he just hand out belts like candy canes on Christmas to anyone who crosses his path? This is his fifth title fight as a pro, and he's 4-0 in such fights thus far. He's also won all four via submission in case you were counting.

Staley won a title back in 2013, but I'm betting he'll be clearing a space on his mantle for a matching belt before he makes the trek up to Pittsburgh this weekend.

1 - The breakdown

This is yet another intriguing style matchup. Staley is built like a tank, at 5'5" and 145 pounds. His build reminds me a lot of another former Mazzotta opponent, Justin King. 

Staley also fights in a style similar to King. He loves to throw two power punches and follow a big right hand in for a double leg attempt. While he has a well-rounded game, he loves to use his power to outmuscle opponents. On the feet, his head movement is good, but he wings punches from his hips a bit much. On the ground, he's adept enough off of his back to avoid submissions, and he's extremely difficult to finish, as no opponent has been able to stop him thus far. 

His best move is probably that guillotine, as he likes to grab it on an opponent's failed shot, and he has enough raw power to not gas out his arms before cutting off the air flow. 

Mazzotta loves to throw his head kick, and perhaps the most underrated aspect of his game is his athleticism. His kicks in general are his best weapon on his feet, and that probably dates back to his taekwando background. 

One of the areas where "The Honey Badger" has really improved is his wrestling. Against Keith Richardson, he was able to dump him multiple times and passed the guard like butter on the ground. He's an elite grappler on the ground, and is smart enough to avoid the choke attempts of Staley.  

Nick Browne and John Gunther are going to throw down at Pinnacle FC 15

You thought Matt Leyshock and crew were done adding big-time fights to the card on Dec. 17, didn't you?

And before you guys think that Matt has gone crazy and started talking in third person, I should probably let you know that this is David McKinney. I'm the guy who can be seen at events yelling at Chip Snider into my mic while producer Mike Moran laughs at me. 

Anyway, back to the big news. For those of you who actually clicked on the article and didn't just read the headline, here's what we have in store for you.

Pinnacle FC lightweight champ Nick Browne is set to return to the promotion for the first time since last November, when he won the title in a hard-fought battle against R'Mandel Cameron. It may not have been his best performance, but he showed that he can throw down against a top prospect from a top camp, and protect his home turf at the same time. For me, it was the fight that proved he'll be on the next level one day soon. He's only competed once this year, and he earned a submission via knee bar in just over a minute. Well I say that less than two minutes of seeing Nick Browne fight in a year just isn't enough, so I asked Santa for an early present, and this is what he came up with.

Browne is set to face John Gunther, also known as "The Machine," and if you've ever seen him fight then you know why. He's a grinder who doesn't get tired, and I'm still not sure how he makes the 155-pound weight class. He was scheduled to fight last month, but that fight fell through. Wanting to stay busy, he accepted a fight against the best lightweight in Pennsylvania. 

That's my favorite thing about "Nyquil" and 'The Machine." Despite having pretty 7-0 and 4-0 records respectively, they're not worried about facing a tough opponent, and instead just want an opportunity to scrap. That mindset is rare in fighters these days, and one day it may be extinct. Get out to Teamsters Hall on the 17th to see it before it's gone.

 

Gregg Rudolph Vs. Larry Blakey: Full Fight

Before I let yinz fully bask in the fistic performance of “The Lumberjack” Gregg Rudolph. I feel like we need to do a little noting of just how impressive this situation and it’s subsequent result truly is.

But even before that happens, the first thing I want to point out is just how big Gregg Rudolph’s balls are for taking this fight. Mostly because he was called out and criticized by multiple people on the internet - all who, surprise, surprise when offered the fight suddenly were cockblocked by life in a way that can only be introduced by a mix of common sense and fear (I have screenshots)- criticized mostly his for lack of said balls when it came to opponent selection.  But that's just a small part of this thing.  Prior to this, the kid has had 3, count em 3 fights TOTAL.  I’ll tell you what 3 amateur fights get you; if this was MMA he’d be wearing shin pads, if this was amateur boxing he’d be fighting 3 two minute rounds with headgear and pillows.  This is where he should be competing at, legally, mathematically and logically.

Let that sink in.

He probably shouldn’t have even been approved as an opponent for Blakey, let alone allow me to talk him into it in the first place.  

Scoff at Larry Blakey and he’ll put you face down on the canvas or sidewalk with one shot and when you’re staggering around looking for your teeth or cell phone or maybe what’s left of your soul and you vaguely remember hearing someone yelling world star, note this life tip: keep in mind that being really tough on Facebook doesn’t make you, well you know, really tough in real life.

The risk here is very real, don’t believe me? Just ask local killer Shane Chojnacki if homeboy can punch.

All it would have taken is one right hand too many and every dickhead near a cell phone is running to Facebook; "knew he couldn't fight", “Pinnacle protected him” “Told you he sucked”.   I know it's the internet and it doesn’t actually matter, but at the end of the day Gregg’s a real guy and he reads that shit and it affects him just like it would affect you, if you were in the same position as him.  Which let’s be real, if you were stuck with the 48 hour decision to fight a guy who has forgotten about more fights than you’ve been in your entire life, my money's on you forgetting about that internship, or how you suddenly pulled your vagina again.   And instead of hiding this “on paper” ass whooping, he actually promotes it harder.   He actually invited more people to come see him take an even bigger risk, all the while being very aware of the likelihood of a loss.  Oh and when you lose to Blakely, it’s usually by way of knocked the fuck out.  

Still questioning the lumberjack? Hold on there’s more.

Cool, so he took a tough fight on short notice, ok anyone can play the part but the stakes are higher now.  Because now it's fight day on what turns out to be a huge card and of course his fight is now receiving notably more momentum which all based around the ballsy decision to fight Blakely last minute.  But not only does Rudolph show up my friends -and the couple losers that hate but still read anyway- he fucking dazzles.  

Fucking. Dazzles.

He masterfully puts together every single thing me and Chris have ever shown him plus new shit he made up on the fly and I’m sitting ringside watching as this fight is unfolding and the first thought that crosses my mind:

I can’t fucking believe he actually let me talk him into this.

The fight which you will see below, is a good one, but there is much more going on here than some slicker than you expected boxing.   Just wanted to let you know what you are really seeing.  We're back in action 12/17 and 1/6 at the Teamster's hall.

Frankie Festa VS. John Antanitis Set For Pinnacle FC 15:

The crown jewel of every fight card is a grudge match between two local guys that for whatever reason can’t wait to punch each other in the face.  It’s just what the people want to see, sure you care about technique and shit like that but let’s be real, worldstarhiphop exists for one reason and it’s not because of the unsigned artist videos.  Sometimes you just wanna see two guys try to hurt each other and who has the highest likelihood of doing that? Not the innocuous “its all good bro” surfer type this sport is now seemingly full of I’ll tell you that.

So if not them then who?  Mortal to-the-fucking-death Facebook enemies, that’s who.

If you’re doing it right, a true real deal grudge match doesn’t happen every show -it can’t- because if that’s the case you either live in a town full of assholes or you’re just making shit up. These match ups take time and energy and social media to birth into a semi rage filled, semi curious situation ending with one guy getting his hand raised in glorious victory. December 17th, live and direct from the Teamsters Hall in Lawrenceville, Pinnacle FC will bring you not only the biggest regional grudge match of all time between Mark Cherico and Antonio Castillo Jr, but John Antanitis and Frankie Festa will also settle their personal beef inside the same cage, on the same night.

To be completely honest, I don’t know much about Festa other than he’s a local kid repping Stout training center who has made most of his career fighting on Ohio shows but I do know that for whatever reason, he and Antanitis seem to be having more problems than Suge Knight’s defense team.

Things peaked recently when Festa sent the dreaded but familiar “I’m sorry but I am going to have to pull out because of ___” text to his manager who then defaulted to us and somehow word got back to Antanitis almost instantly.  A few minutes later I am getting messages about Festa’s “withdrawal from the contest” -In my best McGregor accent- followed by a series of nevermind “it’s back on” type rhetoric. Apparently, Antanitis leveraged the fight back into reality using Facebook and what my grandmother would describe as colorful language and what I would call, everyday type talk. I didn’t actually see any of this so I can only tell you what I heard.   Long story short, the fight is back on and with a renewed fervor as these two are annoying each other into actual paid for fisticuffs.  Antanitis had a pretty strong amateur career having only dropped one bout since 2010 (a recent split decision loss) and prior to that a decision loss to now UFC heavyweight Adam Milstead.  No shame in that one, obviously. 

Festa went 6 and 1 as an amateur and has done the whole professional thing before starting back in June with a decision win over Tony Dipiero.  Even though Festa has the edge in the professional experience column, he doesn’t hold the same resume as Antanitis who has fought and beat some of the better guys in the area.

Because I am a shitty promoter and bad with dates and math, this fight is way closer than I thought and with that being said, tickets are literally running out already and I didn’t even order the DJ yet.

So Mike if you’re reading this, I need you December 17th - thanks bruh.

Get your tickets soon because this is a small venue and you don’t want to be that guy stuck standing outside the venue forced to watch the stream on your phone trying to convince your pissed off girlfriend that you know somebody who works for Pinnacle and they’re gonna hook you up.

Then when we don’t hook you up,  you do what any other normal human being who feels like they’ve been slighted does and go to Facebook and leave us a shitty review like Rowanda Shampley (sounds legit).  Then after you leave us an unflattering review, we also do the super normal thing like track your IP address back to your house through your local ISP and figure out where you and your people live, pass around pictures of your mother and siblings all the while listening to Jeezy's "bout that time" on loop promising to hit you in your face upon entry of the next event.  Don't play like you aren't coming to the next event, we both know you ain't missing this shit.  

Lesson learned bros. 

Don’t be Rowanda Shampley, get your tickets soon.

Bill Hutchinson Has A New Opponent For This Wednesday:

To say that finding a fight for Bill Hutchinson is tough, is kinda like saying that fire is hot, or if you end up on The Steve Wilkos show, you’re life may be a bit of a mess.

Yeah, no shit.

After about 3 “nahs”, 2 changes of heart, 4 ”forgot I had something to do that days”, 1 “I’ll do it but I want 40,000 and a pic with Dan Bilzerian” and 5 straight up ghosts, we finally have a concrete opponent for Bill Hutchinson this Wednesday.

But first, our sponsors: KP Builders, Allegheny Crane Rental, Faster, Fit Crunch, Wayne Crouse, and Allegheny Ophthalmic and Orbital Associates.

Ok, sorry about that last part brought to you by Fit Crunch, we legally have to do it otherwise Faster and KP Builders won’t love us so much and that means no more of this type of thing.  Wednesday night, Bill Hutchinson will be taking on Jairo Vargas (6-1) in a main event, gladiatorial style affair that will probably change at least one of them forever.

5 of Vargas’ 6 wins are by stoppage and his style is built around pressure and pushing the fight.   I’m not sure if you’ve ever seen young William ply his trade but I could literally use the exact same sentence to describe him. In fact, because I am in a rush, I will:  Bill’s style is built around pressure and pushing the fight.

How unoriginal am I getting?  

“STU used to be good but he’s been really mailing it in lately”

The truth is somewhere between “half-assing alot lately” and  this site was never very good to begin with.  

Anyway, this is the biggest fight night of the year and Hutchinson’s first foray into the sub 140 (that means less than) pound category, if you miss this one, I don’t know what to tell you.  This is definitely rounding out to be our biggest boxing event thus far and I haven’t even spent one second to sit back and admire our work because these dummies don’t really want to fight. Seriously, who turns down thousands of real deal American dollars, travel pay and a free trip to Pittsburgh?  Try roughly anyone south of 147 pounds anywhere from say here to Florida and back.  At least it’s in the books and we can move on to the face punching.

How about a quick recap just for fun: Gregg Rudolph is making his professional debut, Gerald Sherrell and Sam “The Butcher” Suska are back in action along with Richie Cantolina throwing down with Scott Perhach in our amatuer main event, Josh Fremd squaring off with Kyle Holt, Llewyn McClamy, Jordan Russos, Sniper and Deon Goodlow.

Yes, all in one night.  

Quit fucking around and get your tickets reserved asap because the fight is only a few days away.

Here is the card being held at The Teamsters Temple at 4701 Butler St. Wednesday night:

Main Event

Bill Hutchinson Jr. 10-2-4 PA vs Jairo Vargas 6-1 137 lbs

Co-Main:  

Gerald Sherrell 4-0 PA vs Raymond Terry 5-2 Lynchburg, VA 160 lbs

Sam Suska 4-3 PA vs Donte Adams Lansing, MI 170 (yes the MMA Donte Adams)

Gregg Rudolph debut PA vs Larry Stampley (0-0) 168 lbs

Featured Amateur Bouts:

Rich Cantolina Cherico Martial Arts vs Scott Perhach Brownson House Boxing 160 lbs (Open)

Jordan Roussos Conn Greb vs Chris Young OH Heavyweight (Open)

Lewelyn McClamy Conn Greb vs Isaac Chatman OH 141 lbs (Open)

Kyle Holt vs Josh Fremd 190 lbs 3-2 minute rounds

Deon Goodlow Conn Greb vs Chris Sims OH 155 lbs 3-2 min rounds

Ramil Islamov Cherico Martial Arts vs Nyziah Taylor OH 70 lbs 3-1 minute rounds