James “June Bug” Livingston Jr. started boxing in 1970. His first fight was in 1971 in which he had lost his debut match. In 1972, he boxed in the Golden Gloves and won the 112lb championship as well as the A.A.U 112lb championship. In 1973, he won the open class 112lb Open Championship as well as the A.A.U championship once again. June Bug went on to the National Golden Gloves and lost in the quarter finals. In 19723 he once again boxed his way into the finals that he lost. He was chosen to be a part of the USA Boxing Team and won the Gold Medal. In 1974 he won both the Golden Gloves and the A.A.U Championships.
June Bug had 209 bouts winning 196 and only losing 13. He had a tremendous career and is truly a legend in Trenton’s long history of boxing.
I had the privlage of knowing June Bug for many years. He always brought a smile to my face. The last several years of his life June Bug along with Ron Harris and Terrance Miller helped develop Primal Gym’s tremendously successful boxing program.
For this I am eternally grateful.
In honor of June Bug on June 30th we are having the 1st Annual June Bug Livingston Memorial Championships.
Rest in Peace Brother.
PRIMAL PROMOTIONS is proud to announce.
PRIMAL MMA FIGHT NIGHT I
We are currently looking for fighters and a variety of partnerships. Please go to the web site for Intel.
Other Primal Promotions:
January 20th – WBF Title Fight.
April 28th – MMA Fight Night.
August 18th – MMA Fight Night.
November 3rd – MMA Fight Night.
6 more dates for Kickboxing and Boxing TBA.
Catch-as-Catch-Can is defined as “using or making due with whatever means are available.” Jiu-jitsu translates to “the gentle art” and Judo translates to “the gentle way.” Catch as Catch Can Wrestling is regarded throughout the world as “the violent art,” due to its aggressive nature when compared to these other popular styles. It is also the father of Olympic Freestyle Wrestling (once commonly known as Amateur Catch as Catch Can) and Collegiate Folk style Wrestling.
Hundreds of years old, it originated in Lancashire England and was developed and refined during the British Empire (1490’s – mid 1900’s). Its dominance in matches against other wrestling styles gained worldwide notoriety around the mid 1800’s. During this same time it found its way to North America via immigrants and world travelers and became the top sport in America by the turn of the 20th century. This grappling art is comprised of takedowns, throws, ground based wrestling rides, breakdowns and transitions combined with a surplus of excruciating submission holds. The term “No Holds Barred” originated with Catch Wrestling, as there are no illegal submissions, holds, pins or takedowns, which makes it extremely effective and efficient for both combat sports and self defense.
Primal Gym is an official Snake Pit U.S.A. training facility who proudly carries on the history and tradition of the legendary Snake Pit name.
For more information on training please contact
2103 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd
Hamilton NJ 08619
PRIMAL RADIO RETURNS?
The rumor on the street is that Primal Radio will be back on the air soon after a lengthy hiatus. Primal Radio was a huge hit that aired internationally weekly with listeners in 171 different countries. Primal Radio featured interviews with Top Athletes, Coaches, Celebrities, and Entertainers along with irreverent and opinionated talk of the world we live in.
DR J the great basketball player said, “You know a lot of people look at me and say isn’t he lucky he was born with all that talent? But they didn’t see all the years of practice that went into it. My success comes down to one thing. I live by a philosophy: I demand more of myself than anyone else could ever expect. That is how you become a super success.”
“Train Like a Madman!”