Baltimore Boxing returns with a title twinbill and honors the life of Crystal Beard Friday, November 17

Baltimore, MD (November 16, 2017) – Jake Smith Baltimore Boxing’s “Who’s The Next Shining Star” will feature two title fights to cap off an exciting evening of Olympic Style boxing Friday, November 17 at Michael’s Eighth Ave in Glen Burnie, MD.

The event also serves as a fundraiser for the family of Crystal Beard, who died October 28 of Triple Negative Breast Cancer at age 37. Beard’s two children and grandchild are now in the care of her family and she did not have life insurance. Her oldest child is hoping to go to college after graduating high school in 2018. The family now has to manage her medical bills while taking care of her children, in addition to caring for their own.

Baltimore Boxing is proudly hosting a 50/50 raffle and silent auction with all proceeds going to the Beard Family. Those unable to make it are encouraged to donate at

In the main event, Heavyweights TJ Mottinger and Tyler Langer are scheduled to slug it out for the East Coast Heavyweight Championship. Fighting out of Main Street Gym in Salisbury, MD, Mottinger is a Golden Gloves Champion with an outstanding work ethic. Langer boxes out of the Mack Lewis Gym and fought in many ultra competitive tournaments.

Maryland State Welterweight titlist DeShawn “Soulsnatcher” Chase risks his belt against Gilbert Vargas of the Annadale Boys & Girls Club. Chase has fought on Baltimore Boxing cards before and has impressed but the stakes will be high as he defends his title against a hungry foe.

Five time amateur champion Tyrell Boyd and Daquan Mints will appear in separate bouts while Greg Wright returns to the ring in separate undercard bouts.

“I am calling for the entire community to come out to this event not just for the fighters but for humanity,” said Jake Smith. “The Beard Family needs all the help the can get from everybody because taking care of three children while juggling Crystal’s medical bills and their regular day to day responsibilities is a lot. I hope to see everybody tomorrow night where we’ll pay respects to Crystal and raise as much money as possible to help her family out during these difficult times.”

Tickets from $40 are available by going to or calling 410-375-9175. Doors open at 6:30 and the first fight is scheduled for 8:30.