Monday September 14th marked the second meeting of the much anticipated formation of the Boxing Promoters Association (BPA). Progress continued to be made in this historic venture, as once again close to thirty of the United States top promoters met together at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.
After an all-day meeting, the promoters established and elected a Board of Directors, three Officers, as well as created eight working committees that will report recommendations to the Association.
The Association's board of directors was voted on by all the members in attendance. After the voting was tallied, it was determined that the Board would be made up of Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing, Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment, Art Pelullo of Banner Promotions, Jimmy Burchfield of Classic Entertainment and Sports, and Don Chargin of Don Chargin Productions.
The Officers elected by the membership were:
Joe DeGuardia, Star Boxing - President
Lisa Elovich, Pugnacious Promotions - Secretary
John Wirt, Square Ring Promotions -Treasurer
The next full meeting of the Association is scheduled for December 7th. Additional information to follow.
Those in attendance included:
Andre Kut - KEA Boxing Management
Art Pelullo - Banner Promotions
Beibut Shumenov - KZ Event Productions
Bobby Hitz - Hitz Boxing
Carl Moretti - Top Rank
Cedric Kushner - Gotham Boxing
Chris Middendorf - TKO Promotions
Dino Duva - Duva Boxing
Don Chargin - Don Chargin Productions Inc.
Gary Shaw - Gary Shaw Productions
Jimmy Burchfield - Jimmy Burchfield's Classic Entertainment and Sports
Joe DeGuardia - Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing
John Wirt - Square Ring Promotions
Leon Margules - Seminole Warriors Boxing
Lisa Elovich - Pugnacious Promotions
Lou Dibella - DiBella Entertainment
Nick Garone - Xcel Productions
Ron Resnick - Resnick Productions
Roy Englebrecht - Ron Englebrecht Events
Russel Peltz - Peltz Boxing
Sampson Lewkowicz - Sampson Boxing
Terry and Tommy Lane - Let's Get It On Promotions
Terry Trekas - One Punch Productions
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