Round I Productions, a promotion organization of Point Pleasant residents Josh Hall and Victoria Saviliski, has scheduled a dinner-boxing card at Glen Burnie's La Fontaine Bleu for Nov. 14.
If successful, the show -- which matches Baltimore and Washington boxers -- will be the first in Anne Arundel County since Max Kisner's Classic Boxing Entertainment boxing show last November.
"We looked at different venues but I think this county still holds boxing in high regard. I think boxing's still a high priority," said Hall, who owns J. J.'s Tavern in Point Pleasant.
Over a three-year period, Kisner had 20 boxing shows at La Fontaine Bleu, seven of which either were postponed or canceled since last November when boxers failed to meet Maryland State Athletic Commission (boxing's governing body) requirements and violated their contracts.
Kisner went nearly $40,000 in debt, including money owed to several ticket purchasers who never received refunds.
"I know what Max went through. It's a match-maker's nightmare when a fighter gets sick or doesn't show up to train or to fight," Hall said. "A lot of people lost money, but there are some true boxing fanatics who will put that in the past."
Hall said he has at least three backup fights, possibly including world-class welterweight Victor Davis, who recently defeated world-ranked Baltimore fighter Vincent Pettway.
"I talked to Davis recently. He is fighting a No. 1-ranked contender, Louis Garcia (tomorrow)," said Hall. "There's a possibility that if he has an easy fight or if his fight ends early, he could be fighting for me on Nov. 14."
Adding Davis would make the event an eight-fight card.
Featured on the seven-fight card will be Cheverly cruiserweight Charles Dent (3-0) and Pittsburgh middleweight Doug Seskey (3-1-1, 2 KOs), each of whom will battle in six-round fights.
Dent, whose last fight was in 1988 at La Fontaine Bleu, will battle Washington's Marion Wilson (3-0).
Seskey's last fight was a four-round draw against Demetrius Davis, younger brother of prominent welterweight boxer Victor Davis. Seskey's only loss came against Percy Harris (7-1, 5 KOs), and he will try to get back in winning form against D.C.'s Andre Council in Council's pro debut.
The other fights will be four-rounders.
In a cruiserweight bout, 32-year-old Lou Benson (15-5-1) will end a three-year layoff from boxing against D.C.'s Zeke Thompson (4-1-1). Two light heavyweights in their pro debuts, Brookland's Silvester Cash and D.C.'s David Williams, also will be showcased. Cash is a U.S. kick-boxing champion.
In a supermiddleweight bout, Loch Raven's Cecil Sims (2-1) will meet Brookland's Tyrone Griffin (pro debut), and in a middleweight bout, D.C.'s Andre Hill (1-2) takes on Loch Raven's Jerry Walker (1-2-1).
Hillcrest Height's Reginald Little (2-0) will fight D.C.'s Lorenzo Whitehead (1-2) in a scheduled welterweight bout.
Hall, the show's matchmaker, and Saviliski, in charge of promotions, said they would like to follow the show with another one sometime in late December.
Tickets for the buffet, which runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., will be $35 for ringside seats and $30 for seats behind the first two rows. Non-dinner tickets may be purchased at 8 p.m. for $15.