Boxing coming back to Portland Expo

By , October 8, 2013 11:52 am

Portland Exposition Building has a deep history of arranging sporting events since their beginning ninety nine years ago. Very recently, the Expo has been known as a popular basketball facility, base to squads from Portland High School and Maine Red Claws, the National Basketball Association Developmental League associate of Boston Celtics.

Bobby Russo is braced to furbish up the facility to one of its earlier incarnations. On Wednesday, the well known trainer and coach who runs Portland Boxing Club stated that he plans to push a boxing event at the Expo on 16th November, Saturday, which includes both amateur and professional bouts.

Russo told that it has been twenty one years since a boxing event took place at Expo, and before that it was yet another fifteen years before that. He added that it was the end of a stunning era of this sport. Portland was one of the great fight places in the world back in 1960s as well as 1970s. At that appoint of time, Boxing was like a franchised game. One could count on that every Thursday night.

The 16th November event would be the 98th card arranged by Russo with recent events in the city shows staged at the Stevens Avenue Armory and Portland Boxing Club. Russo has staged events over 2 decades. Russo told that the past event they had attracted few thousand people. Russo also has plans to arrange 4 – 5 pro battles as well as 4 – 5 amateur bouts.

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