- Butler, PA native Bobby Osterrieder is back in the gym after taking some time off from the sport following his November loss that dropped his record to 1-1. Osterrieder who has become a friend of mine said via social media:
"I've learned a lot about myself in my last fight and know what I need to do to get back on the right track. I don't want to disappoint the people around me who have helped me and more importantly, disappoint myself. It's time to move forward".
Osterrieder is scheduled to fight in Toledo, OH on March 10th.
- Featherweight Chaise Nelson of Mansfield, OH will be in action on February 13th in Bethlehem, PA at the Sands Casino and Resort against Vincent Jennings (5-4-1) of Grand Rapids, MI. Nelson, 20, made his USA debut at the Covelli Centre in the summer of 2016 and currently holds a record of 6-1.
- Pittsburgh resident by way of Ukraine, Lyubomyr Pinchuk dropped a hard-fought decision to Kennedy Katende (3-0) this past weekend at the Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia, PA. Pinchuk, 21, currently holds a 4-1 record.
- The Slovenian National Home in Cleveland will be the site of one of the biggest and most extravagant amateur boxing events you will find across the nation this Saturday, February 3rd. Tickets for the Battle in the Ballroom 23, which starts at 7:00 PM with the doors opening at 6:00 PM, can be purchased at www.proboxingohio.com.