Promoter excited to bring boxing event to Southaven

By Chip Washington - bio | email

SOUTHAVEN, MS (WMC-TV) - An unprecedented night of boxing is coming to Southaven next month in an event that will be nationally televised on the Showtime cable network.

"The Best Of The Best" is headlined by a bout between Middleweight Champion Fernando Guerrero and Ishe "Sugar Shay" Smith, in a twelve round main event.

Four undefeated boxers will participate in matches at the event.

Monday, the event's promoter, Memphis native Brian Young, said it was originally scheduled to take place in New Mexico.  Young was excited to bring the event home.

"We are proud to have brought this show here," Young said. "It's a financial risk for us. We put tickets on sale two weeks ago and we have sold over 1,700 tickets. We did make the right decision."

The fight that will be on Showtime features Lanard Lane in a welterweight clash.  Lane is no stranger to the Mid-South, after fighting John Brown last April at the New Daisy Theatre.

For information on how to purchase tickets for the event, click here.

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