Baltimore Boxing's "Thanksgiving Eve Bash" takes places November 21 at Michael's Eighth Ave in Glen Burnie

Baltimore Boxing’s “Thanksgiving Eve Bash” takes places November 21 at Michael’s Eighth Ave in Glen Burnie

Baltimore, MD (November 1, 2018) – Baltimore Boxing Promotions returns to Michael’s Eighth Ave in Glen Burnie, MD for an exciting night of Olympic-style boxing Wednesday, November 21.
Known as the biggest party day of the year, Baltimore Boxing’s starting the party early with doors opening at 6:30 pm and the first bell scheduled to sound at 8:15.

$40 reserved seating and $60 VIP tickets are on sale now by calling 410-375-9175 or going to All VIP ticketholders can enjoy complementary food prior to the first bout.

Five-time world champion and subject of the “Bleed for This” Movie Vinny Paz will be on hand as a special guest to meet with fans throughout the evening.

Baltimore native Walter Sanders will be featured in one of the evening’s marquee matchups. One of the best multi-sport athletes to come from the Charm City, Sanders starred at basketball, track and field and football at Mergenthaler Vocational (MERVO) High School where he became the school’s all-time leading rusher. He received many offers to play basketball or football in college, ultimately attending St. Augustine University in Raleigh, NC where he was able to play both sports.

The 5’8 Sanders became St. Augustine’s all-time leading rusher, was Conference Player of the Year and had 5 NFL teams scouting him. After graduating in 3 ½ years, he signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent and was a member of their practice squad in 2011.

Following time on Team America, a football team that traveled throughout the world for games, Sanders returned to Baltimore and became a county firefighter. Looking for a new athletic challenge, he reconnected with an old teacher whose husband is a longtime boxing trainer and the rest is history.

Fighting out of the Sweet Science Boxing & Fitness under longtime boxing mastermind Dave Sewell, Sanders is 2-0 with 2 first round knockouts. He looks to win his third straight when he battles Baltimore Boxing’s Sam Acuff for the Maryland Light Heavyweight title.

Women’s standout Lisa Bodenberg looks to continue her winning ways when she faces an opponent to be named. She’s been impressive thus far, only being defeated by the elite Amelia Moore. Her resume outside of the ring however will be hard to top.

The 31-year-old served as an active duty member of the Marines from 2006-2011 before being Honorable Discharged. She is currently a Marine Reserve in the Aviation Squadron and assisted relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Florida’s Hurricane Irma. She’s also competed in multiple bodybuilding and fitness competitions.
Her opponent will be announced shortly.

“Walter and Lisa are two of the most accomplished people to fight for me,” said Jake Smith of Baltimore Boxing Promotions. “It is truly a thing of beauty that a professional football player that was once one of Baltimore’s best athletes and a service member saw their paths take them to boxing, a sport they’ve both excelled at thus far. Make sure to come out on the 21st for a great evening of boxing and entertainment.”

Highly-touted Deshawn Chase meets Ricky Foxwell while Steven Sparks and Tyler Langley will appear in separate bouts.

There will be a total of approximately 10 fights and for more information, visit