Family Of Late Boxing Legend Joe Frazier To Celebrate His 80th Birthday With Live Boxing
JOE FRAZIER, JR. AND DANNY SWIFT GARCIA TO PRESENT “HOOKED ON GREATNESS” – CELEBRATING PAST & LIVING LEGENDS – LIVE PROFESSIONAL BOXING RETURNS TO BOARDWALK HALL IN ATLANTIC CITY
The late, legendary boxing titan Joe Frazier’s clan is throwing a birthday bash that’d make old Smokin’ Joe proud, right in the heart of Atlantic City. They’re not just blowing out candles; they’re rolling out a live boxing extravaganza on January 13. It’s all happening under the banner of Joe Frazier, Jr. Promotions and Danny Swift Garcia Promotions with a catchy title, “Hooked on Greatness.” This shindig is at Boardwalk Hall, featuring a whopping nine bouts. If you’re itching for a ticket, hustle over to Ticketmaster.com.
And get this, a slice of the dough from this rumble is going straight to the Boys and Girls Club in Atlantic City. Talk about punching with a purpose!
In the ring, we’ve got the NABF Bantam champ Dylan Price, a real knockout artist from Sicklerville, NJ, squaring off against Gilberto Mendoza from Modesto, CA. And let’s not forget the NABF Super Fly queen Leanna Cruz from Allentown, PA, defending her crown against Josefina Vega from Quito, Ecuador.
The super middleweights aren’t just sitting around either. Denis Douglin from Brooklyn is throwing down with Cecil Mccalla from Randallstown, MD. And in the heavyweight corner, Joey Dawejko from Philly meets Fabio Maldonado, Brazil’s own heavy hitter.
The lineup’s stacked with some hard-hitting newcomers too, like Francisco Rodriguez, Najeem Johns, William Briscoe (yeah, son of the legendary Bennie Briscoe), Fernando Bunch, and Miguel Roman.
Joe Frazier, Jr. is all jazzed up, saying something poetic about life being a fight and embracing the fighter within. He’s teaming up with Danny Swift Garcia for this first-time bash, all while tipping a hat to his dad’s 80th with a bunch of boxing’s finest.
Boardwalk Hall’s buzzing with excitement, as Danny Garcia promises a night of dynamite action. And guess who’s dropping by? None other than Roy Jones, Jr., a former champ who knows a thing or two about throwing punches.
The celebrations for Frazier’s 80th aren’t just about the fists and the glory. They’re spreading some holiday cheer with a Christmas Toy Giveaway. Joe Jr. and Garcia are playing Santa at three spots in Atlantic City on December 19.
And for those wondering where to crash after the bouts, Caesars is the place to be. It’s the official hotel for “Hooked on Greatness.” So, strap in, boxing fans, this is one fight night you won’t want to miss!