Max and Coach Larry Filer down town Youngstown Ohio at the Art Show

Larry took me downtown to the art show and I have to say that I was totally impressed. Downtown Youngstown on Friday nights is a really cool place to go. There is entertainment outside restaurants and so much more. We had a blast that night but it was back to work at the gym the next week at the downtown Boxing Club!

-Thanks Coach Larry Filer

Downtown Boxing Club

11 South Phelps Street

Youngstown, OH 44503 (330) 743-0330

K. O. Drug Tournament Youngstown Ohio ENTER NOW!

If you want to fight in the K. O. Drug Tournament you have come to the right place. It fun exciting and even funny at times. The YoungstownBoxing crew will be there to catch all the action on video so if you want to fight here is the form. You must be in the 8th grade or higher to participate. We look forward to seeing you there!





Remember there will be 4 events in April every Monday

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HIGH SCHOOL BOXING Knock Out Drugs tourney in April

HIGH SCHOOL BOXING Knock Out Drugs tourney in April

HIGH SCHOOL BOXING Knock Out Drugs tourney in April

The 25th K.O. Drugs High School Boxing Tournament returns to the Palerno Center (former St. Lucy’s Hall) in Campbell in April.

The tournament will be held every Monday, starting April 9, with the championships on April 30.

The tournament is open to all boys and girls in high school.

Last year over 150 students were entered and we crowned 35 champions,” said tournament founder and director Chuck Nelson, 73. “This year, we hope to eclipse both totals.”

Every participant agrees to refrain from drug or alcohol use while in the month- long competition.

“This is what we are proudest of,” said Nelson.

The double elimination tournament is made up of 15 weight classes with three divisions — Underclass (9th-10th graders), Upperclass (11th-12th) and a Female Division.

Preliminary bouts will be comprised of three 45-second bouts with a one-minute break between rounds. The championship will have one-minute rounds.

The tournament is designed for beginners with safety as the highest priority.

“Short rounds, extra-padded headgears and 18-ounce gloves help keep participants safe, but competent referees and cornermen are also integral to ensure safety with roughly 40 fights each night,” said Nelson.

Registration will take place on March 24, 31 and April 7 at Dick’s Sporting Goods stories in Niles and Boardman.

The Niles location will have sign-ups from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, with Boardman location registration from 2-4 p.m. Students under 18 require parental consent. A $25 registration fee will be collected to cover the cost of physical exam and insurance for participants.

Tickets for the event will be $9 for students and $10 for adults and will be available at the door each night of the event. Doors open at The Palermo Center April 9 at 6 p.m. with the first bout hitting the bell at 7.

For more information, contact Chuck Nelson at 330-423-2203 or Pat Nelson at 330-727-0932.

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Kelly Pavlik to Return to the Ring on March 31 San Antonio, CA

Kelly Pavlik to Return to the Ring on March 31 San Antonio, CA

Kelly Pavlik Knock Out

Kelly Pavlik to Return to the Ring on March 31 San Antonio, CA. Since 2010, our hometown champ has only fought once. I doubt many of us here will venture out to Cali to watch the fight live but it will definitely be one that you don’t want to miss! With a record of  37-2, 32 KOs, this will be an awesome victory for Kelly. No matter what the outcome, it will be interesting to see how much pizazz Kelly still has to his punch. From what I hear, his punches are really hitting the guys hard. Let’s support our city – Knock “em Out Kelly Pavlik! Youngstown loves you!

Kelly Pavlik’s latest video misinterpreted!

Kelly Pavlik’s latest video misinterpreted!

Well Kelly pavlik’s new video is stirring up a lot of controversy, but there was much more to the story than meets the eye. Kelly made several positive points during this video regarding the loyal fans and he even goes on to mention some other great athletic achievements from our fine city. For those of you who take this video as an insult, you better go watch the “Kelly Pavlik puts a snake in a gym bag” video (which we will also post here for you). After watching several videos of Kelly training in California, you can only come to one conclusion……..he is a prankster. From Kelly’s car being vandalized, to him putting a poisonous snake in someone’s gym bag……they were all jokes. Do we even need to address his DUI case that everyone seems to be so concerned with? Youngstowners were quick to make statements like “his life is over”. Was anyone aware it involved a 4 wheeler on his own property? So if you thought Kelly Pavlik was driving around town drunk… were wrong about him again
Why are “Youngstowners” so quick to turn on Kelly Pavlik? Win or lose, right or wrong, strong or weak, we should always stand behind him. Are we that type of community who turns on people just because they turn out NOT to be perfect? In the video he is asked what is going on in Youngstown Ohio and he replies “not much”. Well, this is very true to some extent. It was a safe out for someone who my not be aware of some of the new things going on in Youngstown. The average person in Youngstown only knows what is reported on the news every evening. What is he going to discuss? The murders? The Shail digging causing earthquakes? Unemployment? Why judge Kelly for his simple reply. He has been focused on training, not following the news. Now, my statement was made to make a point, there is a lot that Youngstown has. Mill Creek Park is one of the finest metro parks in the United States.
So let me get to my point……the reference Kelly made regarding Youngstown being a dangerous city was clearly a joke. If your perception of his statement made you angry, you need to educate yourself? Maybe if you got to know Kelly Pavlik better you’d know this was a “playful statement” It was the same camera man who Kelly was teasing when he was putting a snake in some guys gym bag in California.
Youngstowner need to take a look at their attitudes. Why did this video offend so many people? If we know his statement is not true, why does it upset us?
Youngstown does not, nor has it ever had, the highest murder rate in the United States, why did anyone get offended? If you don’t believe me, feel free to check out the following links:
2011 Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities

Well I could not agree more. Yet the way that it is presented is almost as if the questions were loaded and I too was taken aback by Kelly comments but if you could see it through his eyes at that particular point in time I don’t think that he made any ill will statements towards Youngstown. I am sure Kelly knows that if it were not for Youngstown he would not be man he is today. Let’s also remember that there have been comments directed towards Kelly from people in Youngstown that were not too kosher either. I also noticed in that video that the interviewer was the one that said Kelly put Youngstown on the map, Kelly did not say those words. OK well that is all about I can say about this matter at this point in time.

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Maximus McCullough