Southside Boxing Club to host comeback event
After 18 months of not having any shows due to the pandemic, Jack Loew and the Southside Boxing Club will return Friday night for a boxing event.
The boxing event, appropriately titled "We're Back," will showcase several local amateur boxers at the Metroplex Banquet Center in Liberty.
There are currently 13 fights lined up through the night, with the first fight starting at 7 p.m.
Jack Loew, owner of the Southside Boxing Club, told 21 News to look out for a few Youngstown natives in the ring.
Jackson Behun has been with the boxing club for years. Loew says that this will be his last ameteur fight before he leaves for the Navy later this year.
Other local stand outs include Isaac Johnson, Devon Tate, and Antwane Peoples.
"We have the number 2 and number 4 ranked kids in the country fighting each other," said Loew. "It's an interesting card."
The Southside Boxing Club's own Tony Scandy will face Jason Cosa, who is Ray Mancini's nephew, in a masters division pairing.
Ringside tickets have already sold out, however, general admission tickets can still be purchased at the door for $20.
For those who would rather watch the fights from home, the fights will be live streamed for $15. To access the link to purchase the live stream, you can click here or go through the Rescue Charity Amateur Boxing Livestream Facebook page.
Doors to the banquet center will open at 6 p.m.
Proceeds from the event's livestream will benefit several charities, including the Must Love Corsos Rescue and Friends of Fido Mahoning County. Veteran's Outreach will also have a table at the event for donations.
"We had a big response for this," Loew told 21 News. "First show back in 18 months since the pandemic, so I think everybody's looking forward to it."