Teamsters card postponed due to lack of fighters

March 31, 1995|By Alan Goldstein

With only his eight-round main event and a four-round preliminary intact, promoter Tank Hill was forced to postpone his fight card at Teamsters Hall, originally scheduled for last night, until next Thursday.

Tickets purchased in advance will be honored on the new date.

The Maryland State Athletic Commission requires a minimum of five bouts and 26 rounds of boxing on a pro fight card. Because of injuries and no-shows at pre-fight examinations Wednesday night, Hill was left with only his feature bout pitting welterweights Wade Duncan of Baltimore and Curtis Peoples of Washington plus a four-rounder. Late-night calls failed to produce any new bouts.

With no fewer than six professional cards scheduled in the state between now and May 11, including the April 29 championship card at the USAir Arena featuring Vincent Pettway and Simon Brown, there is an unusual demand for area fighters. Competing promoters try to tie up preliminary boxers months in advance of their scheduled shows.

In Baltimore, Hill competes for talent with Stuart Satosky and Josh Hall, matchmaker for shows at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. There also are shows scheduled in Beltsville and Waldorf under different promoters. It has helped area fighters stay busy, but it also has forced promoters to fill their cards with out-of-town boxers.

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