*World Heavyweight Champion Hasim Rahman returns to Baltimore on Friday March 20, 2015 as commentator for the Baltimore Boxing Renaissance II. Hasim Rahman, known as “The Rock”, grew up on the streets of Baltimore where he served as an enforcer for drug dealers in his neighborhood. While describing his former life Rahman once said, “I felt like I was in a maze with no exit. There were only two ways out, death or the penitentiary.”
Rahman was introduced to boxing when a former professional boxer approached Rahman challenging him to a contest. As the story has been told, the two wound up punching each other right there in the street. Rahman ended up getting the best of the boxer, who then offered to take him to the gym, telling him he could make a million dollars. At this moment, Rahman said see you later to his street life. Rahman was 20-years-old and a young father when he first stepped into a boxing gym. He immediately fell in love with it. Two years later, Rahman beat former world champion Trevor Berbick. Rahman ended his career with a total of 62 fights, 50 wins (41 by KO) proving you can get to the top from anywhere in the world.
The Baltimore Boxing Renaissance II will take place Friday March 20, 2015, at Martins West Manor, located at 6817 Dogwood Road, Windsor Mill, MD from 7PM – 11:30PM EST. The weigh-in will be held Thursday, March 19 at Elite SFN Gym located at 9190 Red Branch Road in Columbia, MD starting at 5PM.
The Baltimore Boxing Renaissance II will be hosted by Baltimore’s own undefeated world title contender Gervonta “Lil Tank” Davis and will feature three world champion female fighters. Professional boxing history will be made when Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson, Tyreshia “Lady Tyga” Douglas, and Jennifer “The Bolivian Queen” Salinas defend their titles all on the same card. The Baltimore Boxing Renaissance II also features Joshua “Dynamite” Davis, Devar Fehardi, Devin Butcher, Kwame “Rambo Time” Ritter, and the Baltimore return of Demond “Dbestatit” Nicholson. The amateur boxing card will feature Baltimore native Sharif Rahman, son of Hasim Rahman.
All seating is reserved. Ticket prices are $30, $55, with $200 & $250 VIP seating available. For tickets and more information about the Baltimore Boxing Renaissance II, visit www.BmoreBoxing.com, or call 443-377-2505.