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Greg Outlaw ('16) Returns to Bowie State as Headliner for Night of Professional Boxing on Sept. 22

September 5, 2018
Unique Partnership Between Promoters & University to Allow Students to Participate in the Production of a Live Sporting Event


MEDIA CONTACTS: Greg Goings (Bowie State University), ggoings@bowiestate.edu, 301-860-3574 office
Eric Bentley (Real Deal), eric@therealdealboxing.com

(BOWIE, Md.) – The Real Deal Boxing and Shabazz Brotherz Boxing are proud to announce the debut of a new professional boxing series on Saturday, September 22 at 7 p.m. at Bowie State University. Purchase your tickets.

Greg Outlaw headshotHeadlining the card will be Bowie State University graduate and the Real Deal Boxing's own Greg Outlaw (5-0, 2 KOs). Outlaw, a 2016 graduate of Bowie State University with a bachelor's degree in sport management, has put his business career on hold to follow his dreams in the sport of boxing. He is unbeaten in five professional bouts, including a sensational knockout over New Jersey's rugged Dan Murray earlier this summer in Atlantic City.

The junior welterweight, who has a massive following in the Maryland region, is beyond excited to be headlining his first event at an arena on his college campus.

"I'm super excited to fight at my alma mater, Bowie State University," says Outlaw. "My experience there helped mold me into the man that I am today. It's only right that I put on a show for my fellow Bulldogs and my surrounding community."

Students Get Professional Experience

The event also marks the start of a unique and exciting partnership between Bowie State University, The Real Deal Boxing and Shabazz Brotherz Boxing. Students of Bowie State University's sport management and communications programs will work firsthand with the promoters on producing the event, enabling the students to gain real-life experience in their chosen fields.

"Bulldog Nation Athletics is blessed and excited to have this opportunity to showcase one of our very own BSU graduates, Greg Outlaw, as we partner with Real Deal Sports and Entertainment and Shabazz Brotherz Boxing to host a boxing showcase on the campus of Bowie State University," explains Clyde Doughty Jr., Bowie State's vice president of intercollegiate athletics and recreation.

"This event will put on display a total team effort as BSU students, in the majors of sport management and communications, who will work with veteran professionals to gain hands on knowledge of sports production, management and promotion. We look forward to an exciting evening of boxing action with spirited and talented competitors. We are Bowie State University and this is our moment racing to excellence."

Outlaw, who is already overwhelmed with ticket requests for the big night, couldn't agree more. "The response has been incredible. I expect an electrifying and sold out crowd full of fans supporting me and I won't disappointment them. There won't be an empty seat in the house and it's going to be a special night in the history of Bowie State University."

As Kevin O'Sullivan, The Real Deal Boxing's vice president of operations and development explains, "We're always looking to think outside the box when it comes to our events and the sport of boxing in general. We feel the event at Bowie State University could lead to a series of boxing events at college campuses across the United States where students can work firsthand on all aspects of the production of a sporting event that takes places on their campus. With Outlaw being a graduate of Bowie State University and having a large fan base on campus, as well as the vision of the school’s tremendous Athletic Department, we knew it was the right place to start what we believe will become a popular and innovative series.”

"Shabazz Brotherz Boxing has created a platform for some of the most talented fighters in the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan area," adds Shabazz Bryant of Shabazz Brotherz Boxing. "I am truly honored to be working with Real Deal Boxing and bringing that same type of talent to the card at Bowie State University on September 22. We look forward to this being the start of great partnership and series."

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About the event
The Real Deal Boxing Showcase Series takes place on Saturday, September 22 in Bowie, Maryland on the campus of Bowie State University (14000 Jericho Park Road) at the Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex and is brought to you by The Real Deal Boxing and Shabazz Brotherz Boxing. Doors open at 6 p.m. First bell is at 7 p.m. Tickets are priced at $40, $60, $100 and $125 (discount available for current students). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the BSU Athletic Department. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit therealdealboxing.com or shabazzbrotherzboxing.com.

About Bowie State University
Bowie State University (BSU) is an important higher education access portal for qualified persons from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds, seeking a high-quality and affordable public comprehensive university. The university places special emphasis on the science, technology, cybersecurity, criminal justice, teacher education, business, and nursing disciplines within the context of a liberal arts education. For more information about BSU, visit bowiestate.edu.