“The Boxing 360 Series,” despite several obstacles, was successfully launched September 24 at Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square, New York. “The Boxing 360 Series,” based in New York, is scheduled to continue in December.
In the final eight days leading up to the show, Boxing 360’s card lost four bouts, totaling 26 rounds, due to a variety of reasons. The originally scheduled main event for the inaugural series show, between undefeated Boxing 360 super middleweight Lennox “2 Sharpe” Allen (12-0-1, 7 KOs), the Guyanese champion now living in Brooklyn, and unbeaten Nick Brinson (7-0-1, 5 KOs), of Geneva (NY), had been postponed due to a death in Allen’s family.
The new main event was scratched when a fighter reported overweight and his opponent refused to fight; one fighter couldn’t agree on an opponent and another never showed up.
Never-the-less, the show not only went on with four entertaining, competitive fights, everything ran smoothly and overall it was considered successful by any standards. “It wasn’t easy but we pulled it off,” Boxing 360 Director of Boxing Bob Duffy said. “We didn’t cancel or postpone the show because we felt obligated to all of the fighters who had trained so hard for weeks. It just wouldn’t have been fair to them to not have the show.
"This was Boxing 360’s first event and everybody really enjoyed the show – fighters, media and fans alike. Because we had only four fights on the card, we decided to drop ticket prices from $75 to $60 and $50 to $35, as a sign of good faith. All of the fights were fun to watch and we’ll be back in November with a bigger and better show. Boxing 360 is very committed to this series.”
The highlight of the card was the performance of Providence cruiserweight Joshua Harris (7-3-1, 5 KOs), who had just returned from Poland where he served as a sparring partner for WBC champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk. Harris won a unanimous decision in the 8-round main event against Kamareh Pasley (5-5, 2 KOs).
“Josh and Kamareh stepped-up to fight the main event and both of them put on a good show,” Duffy noted. “It was Joshua’s first fight for Boxing 360 and we’re high on him. Harris’ record is deceiving and he’s proven to be much better than some may think by just looking at his record.”