CES Boxing teams up with Hall of Famer Peltz to host Mohegan signing on Aug. 20
Uncasville, Connecticut — CES Boxing welcomes Hall of Fame promoter and author J Russell Peltz for a special signing at its next The heat of summer boxing event Saturday August 20 at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Peltz, matchmaker and promoter for more than five decades known in the boxing world for his successful series of first-class events at the Spectrum in South Philadelphia from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s and later at the Blue Horizon in the 90s in North Philadelphia, signs copies of his newly published memoir Thirty dollars and a cut eyewhich was named 2021 Book of the Year by the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame.
The book details Peltz’s half-century in boxing, which began on September 30, 1969 at age 22 when he sold out the 1,346-seat Blue Horizon with a main event featuring Bennie Briscoe and Tito. Marshall. A former copy editor for the evening report in Philadelphia, Peltz later became the Spectrum’s boxing manager in 1973 and quickly transformed the 18,000-seat venue into the boxing capital of the East Coast. Over the next seven years, Peltz promoted several notable fights, including the 1976 WBC junior world title fight between champion Alfredo Escalera and challenger Tyrone Everett, which drew a record attendance of 16,019, the largest crowd for an indoor fight in Pennsylvania. Peltz left The Spectrum in 1980 to promote in Atlantic City.
Peltz has promoted or co-promoted more than 40 world title fights, including 10 title defenses by WBA bantamweight champion Jeff Chandler, WBA welterweight champion Meldrick Taylor’s 1982 title defense against Glenwood Brown and the IBF world super middleweight fight between Joey DeGrandis and Charles. Brewer at the Blue Horizon in 1992 in addition to fights on ESPN, USA Network, HBO, Showtime and major networks ABC, CBS and NBC. He is also credited with developing the careers of former world champions Charlie “Choo Choo” Brown, IBF junior lightweight champion Arturo Gatti, IBF light heavyweight champion Prince Charles Williams, IBF junior welterweight champion Gary Hinton, Marvin Johnson, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Kassim Ouma, and Jason Sosa.
The International Boxing Hall of Fame inducted Peltz into its class of 2004. The legendary promoter also received the James J. Walker Award from the Boxing Writers Association of America in 1999 for “long and meritorious service”, the Career Achievement Award from the Philadelphia Sportswriters Association in 2000, and later that year he was inducted into World Boxing. Hall of Fame in Los Angeles. Peltz currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida with his wife, Linda, and works as a boxing consultant and manager. Thirty dollars and a cut eye is also available online at Amazon.co.uk as good as Barnes & Nobles, walmartand best books in the world. Copies will be available for purchase on August 20.
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THESE’ The heat of summer kicks off at 7 p.m. on August 20 and features the return of the heavyweights Cassius Chaney of New London, Connecticut; Carini, Sicily, heavyweight Juiseppe Cusumano; unbeaten irish super middleweight Francois Hogan of Weymouth, MA; fast growing bantamweight prospect Angel Gonzalez of Hartford, Connecticut; undefeated Springfield, MA, welterweight Jalen Renaud; and Rhode Island Gary Balletto III; and women’s welterweight Stevie Jane Coleman from Colombia, CT. Tickets for The heat of summer are available at CESFights.com, MoheganSun.comor the Mohegan Sun box office.
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