Officials hope Sharpsburg boxing event will be a hit
An amateur boxing event is coming to Sharpsburg next month.
Sharpsburg Recreation Center on Aug, 24 will host the event organized by Jose Caraballo.
Caraballo, a Sharpsburg resident, is a professional boxer. He runs the gym above the VFW building in the borough.
Caraballo said insurance for the participants and crowd will be covered by USA Boxing. A similar event was held in 1998 in the borough.
“Everything is taken care of,” Caraballo said.
Caraballo opened the gym several years ago in an effort to give local children something to do.
This event will continue those efforts, he said. He expects about 500 people to attend.
The ring will be placed at mid-court with the audience surrounding it.
The previous event featured security and officers from the Sharpsburg police department. Caraballo said he would be interested in have officers again help with the event.
The event was approved by borough council on the condition that Caraballo meet with police Chief Leo Rudzki to come up with a plan for parking.
Parking was a concern for Councilman Tony Sacco. Caraballo said he planned to use spaces provided by the VFW and talk with local businesses about utilizing their parking.
Sacco, who voted in favor of the event, said he wanted to make sure everything was properly planned out.
“I have no problem with the event, I think it'd be a great event, but there's a lot of things to look into,” Sacco said.
Caraballo plans to release more details on the event once planning is finalized.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513 or email@example.com.
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