Boxing card at Gardens Ice House draws amateurs to the competition
By By David Driver
Jul 11, 2014 at 6:15 AM
A 23-bout amateur boxing event was held in an ice rink converted to a boxing ring at The Gardens Ice House in West Laurel last month.
The June 28 event, featuring 49 boxers ages 9 to 34, had one match on the card with women boxers, where Amelia Moore won a three-round decision against Nerissa Turner. It was the second time this year that Moore, a billing accountant for AutoNation on Route 1 in Laurel, beat Turner.
The June event at The Gardens was run by Tony Jeter, who grew up in Laurel and is a pro boxer. He now helps to run Club Fitness 1, where Moore trains.
"It was a great event. The people at the Gardens were really nice people," Jeter said. "This is one of the nicest venues in Maryland."
The event drew about 250 spectators, according to Jeter. He said attendance was hurt by a pro boxing event in Baltimore and an amateur card in North Carolina the same weekend.
Moore, 24, won a golden gloves event in March in Palmer Park in Prince George's County and was slated to take part in the 2014 Women's National Golden Gloves championship in Florida July 7-12, her first national event.
After the win in Palmer Park, Moore and Langley talked about her future; Moore told Langley, "Let's make the move to the next level."
But for now she is aiming for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.