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Read the Review, then Read the Book. Brian D'Ambrosio has written an outstanding biography of Marvin Camel a Native American workd Champion from Montana. This book is a must read for all fans of boxing as well as fans of a story about a man who proves that hard work and dedication can lead to success.

In a surprising move, the Tacoma Boxing Club has been told to relocate after 36 years being housed at the Al Davies Boys and Girls Club in Tacoma. The Boys and Girls Club plans to add a second basketball court in the area currently home to the boxing rings. What this means is that the most successful amateur boxing program in the state must find a new home, and soon. You can read the story from the Tacoma News Tribune HERE. If you can help, follow THIS LINK to the club's GoFundMe page and contribute to keeping the successful program alive.

Upcoming Fight Cards:

Boxing returns to Idaho October 15th
By Ricardo Ibarra
After a lengthy drought of professional boxing in the State of Idaho, the first card scheduled to take place there in nearly five years is set. The newly formed Beat Boxing Promotions will present their inaugural card at the Clearwater River Casino in Lewiston, Idaho, Saturday, October 15th with eight pro bouts scheduled featuring fighters from the Pacific Northwest.
Former amateur stand-out Patrick Ferguson (4-0, 4 KOs) will look for his fifth win of the year in the eight round main event, taking on tough journeyman Leo Bercier (8-19-1, 4 KOs). Ferguson, who in 2015 claimed the U.S.A. National heavyweight amateur title, turned pro in April of this year and has claimed four wins since, securing all of those victories within two rounds. In his last fight he stopped former world title challenger Rubin Williams in the first round.
Bercier has fought as a pro boxer for eleven years and had twenty-eight bouts, including a six round unanimous decision win over former IBF cruiserweight champion Kelvin Davis in 2009. In recent years, though, Bercier has focused more on MMA, finding relative success and being named one of the toughest fighters in that sport by an MMA publication. In his last fight in a boxing ring in August of 2015, Bercier lost a six round decision to Mitch Williams.
"The main event will be a great fight," said Sarah Welliver, head of Beat Boxing Promotions. "We've got Patrick Ferguson, who is a really promising young fighter. He just scored a great win over Williams and he just keeps getting better. And we know Leo is going to make this a tough fight. He's just an all around tough dude with a lot of experience and we expect him to give Pat his toughest test."
Seven undercard bouts are scheduled, including Lewiston's Andrew Whitfield making his pro boxing debut against MMA legend Dennis Hallman (1-1); Sean Quinnett (3-2, 2 KOs), of Spokane, stepping in with Lewiston's Mark Coates; Las Vegas' Ronald Johnson (13-1, 4 KOs), who is trained by former world champion Mike McCallum, facing an opponent yet to be determined; and local MMA stand-out Austin Arnett making his boxing debut against Eric Mafnas (0-5).
"Up and down the card these fights are set up to bring fans lots of action," said Welliver of the line-up. "We want to bring competitive fights and build long-time boxing fans to the sport in this area. We really want to bring live boxing back to an area that hadn't had it in a while. I think bringing fans fireworks and competitive fights will do that. "
Tickets to the event are on sale now and can be purchased at the Clearwater River Casino box office or at Ticket prices are $50 for ringside, $40 for reserved seating, and $30 general admission. For more information visit the casino website at







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UPDATED June 10th The Pacific Northwest Boxing Rankings. See which NW fighters make their debut and which ones move up or down in this edition of the rankings. Let the discussion begin - there is a bit of movement in the newest rankings, and some inactive fighters have been dropped.

PNW Promotions: The Brawl at Harmony Hall II

A night of knockouts capped by a Weston win

September 24, 2016

White Delight Promotions

Wilson Scores 15th Consecutive Win

September 24, 2016

Brian Halquist and the Emerald Queen Casino

He's Back! Gavronski scores impressive TKO win

September 10, 2016

Clash at the Cascades in Langley B.C.

Sarah Pucek retains Featherweight Title, Claims Commonwealth Title in battle with Lucia Larcinese

September 9, 2016



Silver Wolf Fight Promotions

Ferguson scores fourth consecutive win, Caferro wins

August 11, 2016



Gloved Up Promotions and Strawson Boxing in Nanaimo, BC

Dashon Johnson continues to win; Wierzbicki impressive; Huber and Dowsett in a war

May 13th 2016



The Muhammed Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky is open for visitors. The center is a must see for all boxing fans, but it offers much more. Take a look at some of the interesting and inspirational exhibits that await you.

2016 Fight Schedule *

October 15th Clear Water Casino, Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

November 19th. Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington Brian Halquist Promotions

December 31st Harmony Hall. Olympia, Washington PNW Pro Boxing Promotions

*Subject to Change
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