Nation’s Fight Night Makes Grand Debut in Nation’s Capital
with Knock-Out Line-Up of Premier Boxing Champions, Legends and Icons
Washington, DC (July 25, 2017)— Nation’s Fight Night (NFN), today announced it will be making its grand debut in the nation’s capital on Saturday, August 12 from 6pm-12am at the historic Howard Theatre, located at 620 T St NW, Washington, DC 20001. The ground-breaking event is bringing a dynamic new flair to a tradition that is hailed as one of the most iconic sports in America—boxing!
With leading fashion, footwear, music and lifestyle retailer, Downtown Locker Room, in the ring as the presenting sponsor, Nation’s Fight Night is set to launch its premier boxing and entertainment event series with the promise of bringing professional bouts and A-list entertainment to the District quarterly throughout the year. Each match will showcase the nation’s top boxing talent and notable champions, while paying homage to the city’s iconic boxing legends, culture and history—all in a prolific fight to make a difference in the community. The pro bout card will feature a knock-out line-up of the city’s most dynamic boxers, including top prospect and main event Patrick Harris, 11-0 (7KOs), the highly touted co-main event Jaron Ennis, 13-0 (11KOs), two-time world medalist Franchon Crews, 1-1, world gold medalist, Tiara Brown, 2-0 (1KO), the pro-debut of three-time national amateur champion light heavy-weight Christian Montano, and more electrifying under cards hailing from world-renown Headbangers Gym. The star-studded affair will bring together nearly 1,000 heavyweights of business, government, philanthropy, sports, and entertainment for a memorable evening of boxing, entertainment, philanthropy and musical performances.
In addition to the action inside of the ring, the August 12th launch will feature several notable touches that offer an unprecedented fan experience, including an honorary award presentation to world boxing champions including Lamont and Anthony Peterson, along with live music by award winning DJ Quicksilva. Performing the national anthem will be NBC’s “The Voice” breakout recording artist, Malik Davage, and internationally acclaimed Henry “Discombobulating” Jones will be the Ring Announcer for the card.
Tickets are priced at $60 (General Admission), $80 (Reserved Seating), $100 (Ringside), $150 (VIP) with limited VIP tables of 4 with complimentary bottles priced at $1,000. Doors open at 6pm and the opening bell will sound at 8pm. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.nationsfightnight.com or by calling 202.681.0745. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit The Midtown Youth Academy, a local area non-profit organization dedicated to inner-city youth empowerment through boxing and therapeutic recreation, in an effort to make a positive impact in the community in loving memory of Nation’s Fight Night’s co-founder, LaMont “Monte” Wanzer.
The event series is slated to make a big splash in the community that will be felt across the nation. Nation’s Fight Night, DC’s Premier Boxing and Entertainment series, will feature a heavy-hitting line-up of top boxing talent, legendary boxers champions, celebrity hosts and entertainment icons, taking center stage in the nation’s capital for a knock-out night of entertainment, philanthropy and stars.
About Nation’s Fight Night (NFN)
Nation’s Fight Night was founded on the premise of creating a unique fusion of boxing, entertainment and philanthropy that will provide a stellar platform for fans to convene for a fun and meaningful purpose. The company’s mission is to celebrate Washington’s rich boxing legacy, while creating an entertaining, meaningful and lasting experience for audiences. Each quarterly event is dedicated to making a difference in the community in loving memory of it’s co-founder, LaMont “Monte” Wanzer, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting local area non- profit organizations in an effort to raise awareness and support for deserving community causes. Heavy-weights from business, government, philanthropy, sports and entertainment are set to enjoy a memorable event series dedicated to fundraising, networking, boxing and musical performances—all in the fight to make a positive impact in the community! Visit www.nationsfightnight.com for ticketing information and event details.
About Downtown Locker Room (DTLR)
DTLR has been the leading retailer in the urban fashion industry for over 20 years. With 103 store locations, DTLR retails urban footwear, apparel, and music and operates in various regions throughout the East Coast and Mid-West. DTLR is authentically committed to bringing a wide selection of the hottest footwear, apparel and accessories to consumers. By retailing the latest designs from top athletic brands, DTLR stays fashion forward. DTLR will continue to deliver an unmatched experience to all of our loyal consumers! Shop on-line at www.dtlr.com.
About Midtown Youth Academy (MYA)
The Midtown Youth Academy (the “Organization”) was founded in 1977 by Eugene R. Hughes, a boxing trainer and drug abuse counselor, who was acutely aware of the conditions that often led youth of the District of the Columbia to become involved in drug addiction and crime. For over 35 years, the organization has served as a safe haven for thousands of inner city youth and neighbors by providing boxing lessons as a therapeutic recreational outlet and an after-school tutoring program in test preparation, technology, arts and entrepreneurship. It is the dream of Mr. Hughes and those who call the organization home, that it lives long and stands strong in a community that has elevated from crime to craft. As one of the longest living original businesses on 14th Street, with the help of the city, Mr. Hughes can continue the organization’s legacy of being “a balance in the community”. Please visit www.midtownyouthacademy.org to learn more on how to support the Midtown Youth Academy.
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