Boxing -- Tonight's card

September 14, 2006

What -- Women's and men's boxing at Martin's West in Woodlawn

Time -- 8

Tickets -- $40, $50, $100. Call 410-675-6900 or 410-375-9175.

Who -- Franchon Crews (20-2), Baltimore, vs. Hilary Jones (14-2), Philadelphia, in a three-round amateur light-heavyweight fight; Cory Cummings (15-0, 12 KOs), Baltimore, vs. Berry Butler (20-12, 18 KOs), Greenville, S.C., in a 10-round light-heavyweight main event.

Skinny -- Crews, 19, a two-time winner of the National Golden Gloves and U.S. amateur championships, has secured a berth on the U.S. national team that will compete at the November women's world championships in New Delhi, India. Cummings, 26, has fought most of his career at light-heavyweight and cruiserweight (190 to 200 pounds) and hopes to make his mark against Butler.

Crews quote -- "I feel pressure fighting at home to live up to my name. If not, I feel like I'll be the laughingstock of the city."

Cummings quote -- "[Butler's] won his last eight fights by knockout, but my record speaks for itself."

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