On July 12, 2012 Boxing returns to Hollywood

Boxing returns to Hollywood thanks to Bash Boxing and Art of Boxing Promotions.

Hollywood, CA, June, 25, 2012
From the end of World War II through the early 1950s, the Golden Era of West Coast Boxing was alive and well in Hollywood

with regular shows at the legendary Hollywood Legion Stadium on Gower and El Centro. In the early 1960s, “The Brown Bomber” himself, Joe Louis, promoted weekly shows at The Moulin Rouge Night Club on Sunset Blvd.

Up the street on Hollywood Blvd., Florentine Gardens, which originally opened in 1938, served as one of the hottest Supper Clubs in Hollywood. A Who’s Who of Tinseltown would frequent this establishment, including Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Rudolph Valentino, and Errol Flynn. A young starlet named Norma Jean Baker celebrated her first wedding at Florentine Gardens and later became known as Marilyn Monroe.

It was reported Marilyn Monroe, seen here lifting weights, once boxed Ginger Rogers.

There’s a story circulating on the web, that Monroe once boxed and defeated the popular dancer Ginger Rogers in a Hollywood supper club.

On Thursday, July 12, 2012, Art of Boxing Promotions, in association with Bash Boxing, will evoke memories from the Golden Era of West Coast Boxing with the launch of a new professional boxing series at the Legendary Florentine Gardens in Hollywood. “Hollywood Fight Night” will include 10 professional bouts featuring boxers from Hollywood and the surrounding area, the most promising undefeated prospects out of the biggest gyms.

Name dropping: Golden Gloves Champion and Freddie Roach trained prospect Zachary “Kid Yamaka” Wohlman (3-0, 1 KO), towering Los Angeles welterweight Terrell “Tyger” Williams (4-0, 3 KOs), rising undefeated bantamweight from the famed Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Erik Ruiz (4-0, 2 KOs), Espinoza Boxing Club lightweight Luis Bello (2-0, 1 KO), and undefeated Burbank welterweight Mike Caracella (1-0).

Erik Ruiz has his arm raised after his fourth win without a defeat.

Also scheduled to appear on Hollywood Fight Night is British import and current Hollywood resident, light middleweight Liam “Punch” Vaughan (4-1), North Hollywood Welterweight Javier Albonica (2-1), Los Angeles Bantamweight Raymond “Bad Boy” Chacon (4-2), Pasadena Lightweight Carlos “The Solution” Morales (0-1), Hollywood Female Welterweight Holly Lawson (3-2), and the professional debuts of Canoga Park’s Jason McGrue and Amateur standout, Paul Parker.

Tickets for Hollywood Fight Night can be purchased online by going to www.bashboxing.com or by calling (626) 388-8888. Hollywood Fight Night will take place on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the Florentine Gardens, located at 5955 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, California.

Doors Open at 7:00 p.m., First Bout at 7:15 p.m. sharp.  Tickets start at $35. All bouts are subject to change.

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