Jack Loew is putting on his 24th Annual Thanksgiving Feast boxing card. This year, things are a little bit different. The show was usually held the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving Day in the past, but was moved to a Saturday this year.
“As we all get older, we have children and grandchildren to spend time with around the holidays”, said Loew. “So this year we are having the show on a Saturday night, but we are keeping the Thanksgiving theme alive.”
Popo Salinas was originally scheduled to fight Romero Hernandez of Cleveland, but Hernandez has pulled out of the fight. Loew, scrambling madly, has found a worthy opponent after spending his entire Thursday on the phone.
The new opponent will weigh in around 150 pounds, much heavier than Salinas, who fights at 132 pounds. Christian Maynor, a two-time Golden Gloves champion has been named the new opponent, probably a harder foe for the fast-rising Salinas.
The show will start at 7 pm and the doors of St. Lucy’s Hall in Campbell will open at 6 pm. There are 15 bouts confirmed to take place on the card.
Loew will also corner members of his gym. Vic Toney, Lavelle Hadley, Vince Hadley, and Chris Daniels will all get a chance to showcase their skills on the card.
Daniels is a 64-pounder from Hubbard, Ohio making his debut.
General Admission tickets are only $15 and ringside will sell for $25.