Boxing's Back on Beale – New Daisy!
By. J. D. Meredith / MemphisBoxing.com
First Tuesday of Every Month, Starting October 6th!
Brian Young and Prize Fight Boxing today proclaimed that "Boxing on Beale was back!" The announcement was that a new Miller Lite Fight Night Series - Boxing on Beale would begin October 6 at the historic New Daisy Theatre on Beale Street, downtown Memphis, TN, with future fights scheduled on the first Tuesday of every month.
Prize Fight Boxing is very excited about getting fighters from the Mid-South community and giving them an opportunity to build their careers and gain exposure on their way to becoming world champions. Young spoke of these fighters graduating from these local events and springing to larger, televised events.
Prize Fight boxing has produced two world champions out of the Fitzgerald's Fight Series in the last five years, Ivan "Chocko" Hernandez and Lamont Peterson. Peterson recently won a world title in April of this year in San Juan Puerto Rico on HBO. Lamont Peterson will be honored this Saturday night at Fights at the Fitz when he steps into the ring with his championship belt.
"That just goes to prove if you give fighters from this area enough activity to fight on a regular basis, to hone their skills build their records, it increases their chances of not only being able to compete for a world championship fight but to win a world title." said Brian Young.
Mike Glenn, who Brian Young announced as a friend and extremely important to boxing in Memphis, gave a brief history of boxing in the city and about carrying on the boxing tradition in Memphis, Beale Street and the New Daisy Theatre, with the new fight series. Glenn mentioned of hopes in the future for more boxing events and a even a gym downtown.
Executive Director of the Beale Street Merchant Association, Onzie Horne stated, "Boxing is Back on Beale! Boxing is back in Downtown Memphis!"
" People think of Memphis as a basketball town - and it is, but the record is indisputable - Memphis is also a boxing town." said Horne.
Young stated that the Miller Lite Fight Night Series - Boxing on Beale, will feature mixed martial arts matches but will mainly consist of boxing. A 90-10 Spit he said.
Miller Lite Fight Night Series - Boxing on Beale - October 6
Doors open at 6:30pm. Fights start at 7:30pm
Tickets go on sale Friday and will be available at Ticketweb.com
For more information go to www.PrizeFightPromoters.com or www.PrizeFightTV.com.