For the second straight week, boxing will take center stage on a Saturday night in the Mahoning Valley as the amateurs will take to the ring at The Regency House in Austintown as Lights Out Promotions presents Youngstown Strong.
Last week, a sold-out crowd witnessed a 10-fight pro-am at the Palermo Center in Campbell as seven amateur fights were featured that evening.
So far 21 bouts are on the slate for this upcoming Saturday, that number, however, is expected to drop as is the norm in amateur boxing with fighters pulling out at the last moment for various of reasons or in many cases, excuses.
Also highlighting the event will be Youngstown native and retired boxer turned author Craig Snyder who will be on hand selling and signing copies of his recently published book "The Boxers of Youngstown, Ohio: Boxing Capital of the World"
Snyder, who claimed the International Boxing Council Americas Jr Middleweight title on November 23, 1994, with a victory over Tommy Small finished his professional career which spanned from 1986 to 1996 with an 18-8 record.
Tickets for the event will be on sale at the door which will open at 6:00PM for $15. First bell is scheduled for 7:00PM.
We will have more information later in the week on this event, including fighters and matches.