He swings to the left, then a hook from the right, K.O.! The excitement and adrenaline rush of a good boxing match could be in your schedule, and as a remedy for this ailment, Jim Patton presents Thursday Night Fights.
The fights are in full motion with cash prizes for participants.
“Fighters in the main event get $250 for winning and $100 for second place, other fights get $150 for winning and $50 for other participants,” said Jim Patton, the promoter for the fights.
General admission to the fights only costs $15, but if you want a ringside ticket you will have to spend $35. Tickets are available at the door of the Egan Center the night of the fights, the Sullivan Arena Box Office and on ticketmaster.com. These intense and exciting fights are now available for people of all ages with the new dry section.
There are around 40-60 people fighting each week in this 25-week excitement that starts in October and goes until April. The doors are open at 6:30 p.m. and the fight starts at 7:30 p.m.. There are seven fights per night, consisting of six 90-second rounds with a minute and a half rest period between each round.
“On Thursday, Oct. 29 we will have a special fight for our main event, one of the women fighting is ranked eighth in the world, this fight will have two minute rounds with a one minute rest,” Patton said.
If you are thinking about becoming a fighter then you are more than welcome to come join in on the action. All you have to do is show up at Rumrunners for the weigh-ins, tell them your experience and the matchmaker will find you a person to fight.
You do not need to have your own fighting gear either, the gloves are supplied, you will need a mouthpiece and hand wraps, though but the matchmaker can supply them to you and deduct it from your pay.
If you are interested in fighting and want more information then call Jerry Miller at (907)-344-4155 or (907)-223-4320.