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Baltimore, MD (May 14, 2015) – Knockout Fitness will host the first ever fight card at a Baltimore casino when they bring “Fighting The Odds” to the Horseshoe Casino Saturday, June 6.
The card will have more than 10 Olympic style bouts sanctioned by the South Atlantic Boxing Association. Doors open at 1 pm and the first fight is scheduled for 2. To assist with animal rights efforts, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Show Your Soft Side campaign. Based out of the Baltimore area, Show Your Soft Side is a nonprofit campaign that helps combat animal cruelty.
Headlining the card will be Jason Nissley of Baltimore. The co-owner of Knockout Fitness and winner of Baltimore Magazine’s best Personal trainer and best group fitness instructor, Nissley is making the jump from trainer to fighter. Nissley meets an opponent to be announced.
In the semi-main event, well regarded middleweight Jerome Featherstone makes his return to the squared circle. An exceptional athlete with an outstanding track record, Featherstone was a top local wrestler at Boys Latin High School and went on to standout at the University of Oklahoma. Only one year after first putting on a pair of gloves, Featherstone won the Maryland/DC Golden Gloves and competed in nationals. He will meet an opponent TBA for the Maryland State Middleweight title.
The undercard will also feature locals Steven Layer, Stephon Morris and Adam Gabriel in separate bouts. More fights will be announced shortly.
“June 6 th will be a great day for the sport of boxing in the City of Baltimore,” said Chris Nissley of Knockout Fitness. “I’m very thankful that the Horseshoe Casino is providing Knockout Fitness the opportunity to do the first ever casino show in Baltimore and hope that many more will follow. We have very affordable tickets so the entire family can enjoy. The Show Your Soft Side campaign also has a special place in my heart and we love working with them. Please make sure to come out June 6 th to support the fighters and this great cause.”
Leading up to and during the event, fans can interact on Twitter using the hashtag #maythebesthandswin.
Tickets to “Fighting The Odds” are $20 for general admission, $40 for premium seats and individual VIP tickets are on sale for $75 at http://www.missiontix.com/Follow @NotiFight
events/product/30693/fighting- the-odds. All VIP ticketholders will have the best seating plus special access to a tent that includes food and drinks.