Billed as "Youngstown Boxing Italy" a team of Italian amateurs coached by three-time Olympic medalist Roberto Cammarelle will be taking on a team of amateurs from the surrounding Youngstown area including Pittsburgh and Cleveland in a 16-bout event at the Covelli Centre on Thursday night.
The team from Italy known as the Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Oro (the Golden Flames) will also be visiting Pittsburgh in an event at the Grand Hall at the Priory on Monday, October 9th.
Representing the city of Youngstown will be Brian Simms and Bryan Colon.
Simms, who just fought on Saturday at the Ukrainian Hall will be taking on Francesco Montanino while Colon will be taking on Angelo Musone in a 138-pound match.
Thursday's event which is being produced by the Hibernian Celtic Athletic Fund will begin at 7:00PM with the doors opening at 5:30PM will celebrate Youngstown's Italian heritage and the Columbus Day holiday with proceeds benefiting the Ray "Boom Boom' Mancini Foundation.
Ray Mancini, who held the WBA lightweight belt from 1982 to 1984 as well as being inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2015, will coach the Youngstown area team.
Tickets for the event are available for $15.00 general admission with reserved seating costing $25.00. Ringside seating will be available for $100.00
Youngstown Boxing News would like to thank the organizers of the event for credentialing the website so we can cover the event. Please check back tomorrow night for a full recap of this international event.