With the close of the Title National Boxing Championships, Saturday, June 16, marked the completion of the tournament’s seventh year. Despite a a last minute venue change, the tournament drew more than 800 boxers and coaches from all over the United States, with over 45 states being represented . The competition level was high and closely compared to the energy of US Olympic Trails Boxing Tournament, with over 176 champions crowned. The tourney ran into the early morning hours on Thursday, Friday and ended at 11 p.m on Saturday. The Fight Connection and Tile Boxing Inc. would like to thank all Mid-South boxing fans that came out to show their support as well as and all their Mid-South sponsors.
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SOUTHAVEN, MS – Prize Fight MMA is proud to announce the return of Mixed Martial Arts to the Mid-South on August 6th as it presents MID-SOUTH MMA CHAMPIONSHIPS II from the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, MS. This past April Prize Fight unveiled the 1st installment of Mid-South MMA Championships to a raucous near capacity crowd at the DCC and has received such great reviews of the show that they have decided to bring back part two. “People are still talking about the show we did in April and have been asking me when I was going to bring back MMA to the DCC, well here it is!”, announced Brian Young of Prize Fight.
The new Ripley High school, Ripley TN, will serve as host for the 4th Annual Title National Championships (June, 2-5, 2010).
With over 600 boxers and nearly 400 coaches and spectators the event will bring revenue to this community. Last year the event, hosted in Holly Springs, MS, brought in over seventy-five thousand dollars to the North Mississippi economy in just four days.
The tournament, in which some of the nation’s elite amateurs have competed, is sponsored by Title Boxing Equipment of Lenexa, KS, It was founded in 2006 by Brain & Russ Young of Prize Fight Boxing and Coach John Bryant with the goal to bring mid-south kids off the streets and into the gym. Many major metro areas have a boxing program for at risk groups which focuses on the same goal. Bringing a tournament of this size to the Memphis area will offer young at risk kids other an alternative to crime in the streets.
The 2010 tournament will be bigger than 2009, with 3 rings of boxing beginning at 6 pm daily (a second session may be added at 12 noon if needed).
Tournament tickets are $10 per session, $15 for the finals or $25 for a event pass which includes all sessions. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.southernboysboxing.com using paypal or by calling 901-626-4920.