The Muskogee Civic Center has announced a change to an upcoming event. Resolution Fight Night, previously scheduled for January 5, will be moved a month out to Saturday, February 9, 2019.
“Typically, any change to a previously scheduled event is something we like to avoid but in this case, we’re excited to make the move,” said Muskogee Civic Center General Manager John Cruz. The reason for the change? The World Boxing Council came to the Muskogee Civic Center and their co-host Fusion Boxing, expressing interest in featuring the very first WBC belt fight in the area. The WBC approved a 142-pound weight class belt fight making a crucial step for fighters in the Midwest region. Fighters from Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois and even as far away as Connecticut and Nevada will make the trek to Muskogee to vie for the honor of hoisting the WBC belt.
The new fight night event will be regulated by the United States Muay Thai Association.
The February 9 fight event showcases twelve matches, including two main events: a promising heavyweight bout (225 pounds) featuring Delvin Nichols vs. JW Hester. The final fight is the battle for the WBC 142 pound belt with Ryan Hoover vs. Austin Streicher.
Representatives from the WBC have scheduled a tour of the Muskogee Civic Center for the coming weeks for the planning of future events.
“The WBC is looking at Muskogee as a host site for Boxing Junior Olympic qualifiers as well as becoming the host site for regional Golden Gloves fights,” Cruz said. These events will present tourism and economic development opportunities via visitation from the fighters’ friends, family and supporters from multiple states. Muskogee is poised to become a regional mecca for boxing for youth to senior levels.
Tickets start at just $10 for general admission and ringside VIP table seats with exclusive service for only $50. Corporate packages and sponsorships are available. Get tickets at: muskogeeciviccenter.com, ticketstorm.com, or on the day of the event, February 9, 2019, at the Muskogee Civic Center Box Office beginning at 5:00 p.m. Official bouts begin at 7:00 p.m. with pre-fights at 6:00 p.m.