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‘Battle at the Great Lakes’ on Tuesday, July 3rd!

by on Jul.02, 2012, under Boxing News

Amateur Boxing Event to Help Raise Money for Military Families

Edner Cherry, seen here having his hand raised by referee Pete Podgorski (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Edner Cherry, seen here having his hand raised by referee Pete Podgorski (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Support military families, July 4th weekend and join us for a FREE Charity Boxing Match for the Troops, Tuesday, July 3rd. The event is open to the public and will be held at Great Lakes Naval Base – Ross Field, Waukegan, IL. All proceeds will benefit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and Jordan’s Corner, a boxing and fitness program for children with special needs. First bout starts at 3:30pm.
Several top, Chicago area and local boxers will be participating from Chicago and area boxing clubs, including Warehouse Gym in Highland Park, the largest boxing gym in the Chicago area. Warehouse is one of several area businesses’ that are donating to this worthwhile cause.

Special guests include world title challenger and top rated Super Featherweight, Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry.

Also in attendance will be former WBC Lightweight Champ, Jose Luis Castillo. Castillo is in Chicago, training for his July 13th, ESPN bout at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Castillo’s boxing resume reads like a “who’s who” of future boxing hall of fame candidates. Both he and Cherry will be available for autographs and pictures.

Castillo will be joined by his legendary manager, Luis DeCubas. DeCubas is best known for managing boxing great, Roberto Duran. His current stable includes world rated Carlos Molina, from Chicago, Erislandy Lara and many others.

Please come out and support those who have given our country, so much.

For more information: , or visit Facebook – The Battle at Great Lakes.

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