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The Legendary Blue Horizon

Philadelphia’s Premiere Boxing and Entertainment Venue

The Legendary Blue Horizon

The Legendary Blue Horizon Credit: G. Widman for GPTMC


Since 2002 Vernoca L. Michael, promoter and co-owner of The Legendary Blue Horizon, has showcased the talents of many up and coming boxers including Fast Eddie Chambers, Jose Reyes, Harry Yorgey, as well as many seasoned ones. In fact, Blue Horizon Boxing Promotions, Inc. with the matchmaking assistance of the legendary, Don Elbaum, has showcased Bert Cooper, Darrell Wilson, Curtis Barker, Imamu Mayfield, and Ivan Robinson and Yusef Mack.

The venue has hosted such champion events as the USBA/IBF Super Middleweight, IBC, NABC State Title and the Hispanic Championship. During the past two years, we have held over 22 boxing events. Bernard Fernandez of the Philadelphia Daily News has said Blue Horizon Boxing Promotions, Inc. has had some of the “best boxing shows”.

The Legendary Blue Horizon has had a long and illustrious history of boxing. In fact Ring Magazine voted it the Number 1 Boxing Venue in the World and the Sports Illustrated Magazine notes it as the last boxing venue in the country. Having been famous for producing 30 World Champion Boxers and seen on most major stations in the world for boxing including USA and ESPN just to name a few, Vernoca L. Michael wanted to make sure that the boxing heritage continued at this historic venue.

While the building itself was built in 1865, boxing began in 1961 and has continued since. Ms. Michael became the First African American Female Boxing Promoter in 1998 and created her boxing promotions company to carry on the legacy of boxing in the venue.

The Blue Horizon has been instrumental in keeping boxing in Philadelphia and expanding its appeal draw a new generation of fans.


1314 N. Broad Street
Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19121-4303
(215) 763-0500

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