Friday Night Fights in York, PA

The big news was Beeper lost.  Not fighting for 19 months and the strain of trouble with the law and domestic problems may have given fighter Ramesis Gil the edge he needed to take the win against Beeper.

Before the decision was announced, the faces were grim around the boxing ring.  I had watched the fight closely and was “pretty sure” my friend Beeper was going to have his first loss.  Everyone wanted our hometown boxer to remain undefeated but it just wasn’t in the cards.  Beeper and Gil gave a great match and perhaps if Beeper had been feeling better it would have gone in his favor.  The fact is, eventually, every boxer does suffer a loss.

I spoke to him after the fight, impressed that he remembered me from my days of training at Lincolnway Sports Center with Julio Alvarez.  He was just a kid of about 15 then but I was the only female at the time.  I had just started boxing at 29 for exercise and now he is 29 and thinking about possibly retiring his gloves.

I told him it was a good fight and the usual shit you say to someone who lost.  He seemed to be taking the loss rather well and deep down, probably knew before the decision was made that he had not taken the purse.  His beautiful girlfriend was by his side which gives me hope that things are improving in his personal life.

The amateur and professional matches prior to Beeper’s match are note-worthy.   Stand-outs from Lincolnway were Chase McGowan, Benjamin Carter and Koedee Gordon, all taking the win in the ring.  From Harrisburg Boxing Gym was Terrance Williams and Josh Bowles and Baltimore Boxing Club’s Stephon Morris.

After the matches I spoke to Julio’s wife, Sheri and told her they need to promote the fights more on Facebook.  Had I not read in the York Daily Record about Beeper’s warrant, I wouldn’t have known there were fights scheduled at the Valencia.  She agreed and while the crowd at the ballroom was large, it was far from sold out.

Enjoy my photos and videos from Battle of York VI.  I look forward to the next.  The link at the end of this post is The York Daily Records column on the fights.  <~~~~Click here to go to my YouTube channel for videos of the fights!!

I hope I got the fighters names right.  There were no match cards to easily keep track.

Great night at the fights in York, PA  ~P.

Local boxer Carney “Beeper” Bowman suffers first professional loss – The York Daily Record.

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