Indie Soul: Baltimore Boxing Renaissance


On Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the newly remodeled Royal Farms Arena, (formerly First Mariner Arena), the Baltimore Boxing Renaissance kicked what is going to be a rebirth of locally promoted fights in the Baltimore area.

Just as we have seen the push for local artists in music, arts, and fashion, boxing for the last year and half has been making a push here locally. Thursday’s event featured a slew of up and coming boxers from the DMV area, as well as Texas, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ukraine, and St. Maarten. The feature fight of the night featured Tyrieshia Douglas (Baltimore-MD) versus Christina Ruiz (San Antonio-TX).

Douglas was the winner in ten rounds by unanimous decision winning the Bantamweight belt. Douglas was speechless after the fight but thanked her family and friends for their support. Baltimore fighters James Stevenson (Knockout 1st round), Malik Hawkins (Knockout 1st Round), and Kwame Ritter, (Knockout 1st Round), also won their matches. Stephon McDonald won his match by split decision. Visit the Baltimore Times Facebook Page to see more photos from Baltimore Boxing Renaissance.

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