PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - “A Night of Fights” is taking place this Saturday at Laketown Wharf in Panama City Beach.
Doors open at 7:00 and the fights will begin at 7:30.
It will feature about 10 to 12 fights, ranging from ages 11 to 33, and will include at least seven athletes from the local chapter of Ultimate Boxing, as well as fighters from surrounding areas.
Around 1500 attended the last event.
As an added bonus, two-time cruzerweight champion Steve Cunningham will be there to take pictures and sign autographs.
All the proceeds will help benefit the Logan G Smith Foundation to keep local boxing alive and well.
Those involved with the sport here in Bay County say this is an event you won't want to miss.
"We don't get to showcase amateur boxing in the area a whole lot,” Dexter Payton says, “Most of the time we end up going to other areas where they host a few events per year. So when we have it here, we're pretty excited about it and we look forward to having our friends and family come out."
"People like watching the amateur fights, because it's exciting,” event organizer Tim Cilbrith says, “The guys haven’t been doing it for 15 years, and they're not as calm. They get right into it, it's toe to toe, and they really wear themselves out."
Tickets for adults are $15 with discounts for students, first responders, and military. Kids 10 and under get in free.
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