The World Boxing Association (WBA) Continental Americas Middleweight Boxing title is set to commence on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Buckhead Theater for the venues “Fight Night.” A tournament that serves as a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, the sporting event features a headline fight that features Atlanta native Carlos Monroe and Javier Maciel.

“We are so thankful to partners like this that support the nearly 3,000 kids that attend our Clubs each day and help them reach their full potential,” said Missy Dugan, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. “Through sports, youth build skills that will serve them now and throughout their lives including self-confidence, good sportsmanship, discipline, and an appreciation of healthy living and exercise.”

Dugan’s words not only ring true for the kids who participate in Boys & Gils Club programs but also others like Monroe, who has been boxing since he was 10-years-old.

A Stephenson High school alumni, the 25-year-old boxer has a 16-0 record with only a year and 10 months under his belt for his professional career.

“I’m grateful and I’m so proud to be apart of this event because I know that we’re giving back to the Boys & Girls Club,” Monroe said. “I got involved in boxing at a young age and to get to where I’m at, it took time, dedication and just trying to perfect my craft.”

“I’m in the gym six days out the week. Sundays are is my rest day and every other day we do two-a-days.”

While Monroe has been boxing since he was a kid, he went into amateur boxing directly after high school, grooming himself for a professional career.

Outside of Monroe’s fight, there are six other bouts, with twelve boxers, that will go down at the event. The matches include:
168 lbs. Eric Moon vs. Mike Guy (ABF Title)
160 lbs. Antonio Todd vs. Julian Valerio
175 lbs. Ian Darby vs. Dimitri Bentley
160 lbs. Sixto Suazo vs. Phillip Lars
175 lbs. Hakim Lopez vs. Elie Augustama
160 lbs. Elvin Ganbarov vs Delveccio Savage
126 lbs. Justin Goodson (Debut) vs TBA

Moon is another Atlanta-based fighter, who’s fought at many events across the city.

With the fights beginning at 8:00 pm, the event will hold a reception beforehand, with a live performance from the Joe Gransden Quartet.

Several youth members from local Boys & Girls Club centers will also be in attendance to enjoy the festivities.

Tickets for the Buckhead Theatre’s “Fight Night” start at $35 and can be purchased at https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/0E005717D5F44E95

(Courtesy of WBA)

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