Chicago Boxing Brotherwood was established to educate young boxers on life after boxing
Chicago Boxing Brotherhood presents the Fifth annual Chicago Boxers Reunion, September 6 at Windy City Boxing Club in Chicago, Ill.
Last year’s special guest was Chicago’s own Al Bernstein from Showtime Boxing as well as Olympic and World Champions such as LeeRoy Murphy, Montell Griffin, Alfonzo Ratliff, David Diaz, and Sugar Ray Seales just to name a few.
This fan friendly event will be held at Windy City Boxing, 2150 Canalport Ave Chicago, Ill. The owner is former WBC light heavyweight champ Griffin who opened the gym to carry on his dad Clarence Griffin’s legacy.
"It’s always a good time getting together with the guys I looked up to as a kid.” Griffin said.
Chicago Boxing Brotherhood was established through the reunion of these once young amateur boxers, now grown men that had to find what they wanted to do with themselves after boxing.
"Montell has been to every gathering, " says Vince Rock Hudson, founder of the event
"He was actually the first person I called to help get the guys together " added Hudson
"This will be the fifth annual, but the ninth overall get together I’ve done."
"Life After Boxing" educating the next generation on their future after Boxing, guest speakers from all over. Special honors to Lisa McClellan and Yvonne Benitez for the commitment to they’re World Champ brother’s Gerald and Wilfred.
Guest speakers scheduled to appear are Jack Johnson’s great niece Linda E Bell Haywood, and Hall of Famer Alan Santana just to name a few. Books will be available to sign, as well music and good food.
Admission is only $10 dollars. Doors open at 5:30pm.
Don’t Forget the date Fri, September 6, 2019. This event has been ongoing since 2011 without any sponsors. Several donations have helped. Through the years this has grown from a get together to a now highly recognized annual event.
My main focus is on Chicago reuniting as a strong force in boxing, as well as schooling this generation of fighters on a life after boxing. Every year I look forward to bringing us all together, this year with many more surprises that are planned.
Info: Vince Rock Hudson 818-631-8937