Boxing match coming to SU
Boxing is no longer a pay-per-view TV sport at Shippensburg University. The SU Boxing Club is hosting the home show on Saturday, Feb. 16.
The show, which begins at 6 p.m., features 20 fights. The show is not SU’s first time fighting this semester. The club has had two other fights against Army and Penn State, respectively.
The Army fight had two SU boxers go 1-for-1. John Kashmere and Patrick Hill both competed at West Point. Kashmere TKOd Army’s Jon Mejia and Hill lost the decision to Miguel Archuletta, also of Army.
At Penn State, Kashmere was the only SU boxer to participate. He again won, making him 2–0 on the year. Kashmere’s decision came over Navy’s Jourdan Looney.
Also fighting in the show will be club vice president Toni Eubank. Eubank, a female fighter, said in an interview during the fall semester with SU that she hopes there are more fights for her this year. She said she had only two fights last year.
According to Eubank, none of the other state system schools have boxing clubs, but she is hopeful that with women’s boxing becoming an Olympic sport that will change.
There will be seven SU fighters, including Kashmere, Hill and Eubank. There are two other SU female fighters Emily Appleman and Shannon Reilley. The other male fighters are Jake Bradley and Gerald Price.
The club will be selling tickets in the CUB from Feb. 13–15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advance ticket prices are $3 for bleacher seats and $5 for ringside seats. Tickets at the door are $6 for bleacher seats and $8 for ringside seats. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.