People who can't keep their hands off each other in a public display of affection are told to "get a room"; those who can't stop touching each other in a public display of aggression are commanded to "take it outside." Guess which one applies when Zab "Super" Judah and Ruben "Modern Day Warrior" Galvan tangle Friday night?
Judah and Galvan headline the newest installment of the Fights at the Fitz series of boxing matches at Fitzgeralds Casino in Tunica. This Friday, the Fitz is literally going to "Take It Outside" — staging their bouts just outside the casino on the banks of the Mississippi River in a ring specially constructed for the evening.
In the main event, former welterweight champeen and all-around badass Judah needs to defeat Galvan to get to a tentatively scheduled match against undefeated WBA World Champion Miguel Cotto in June at Madison Square Garden. But the Judah-Galvan 10-rounder is just one of five bouts on the card. Among other pugilistic highlights Friday night, the NABO flyweight title will hang in the balance as Rayonta Whitfield grapples with Jonathan Perez, and Southaven, Mississippi, homeboy Jason Ross gets in the clinch with Bo Skipper in a light heavyweight scrum.
The fights will go down rain or shine — the ring will be covered. Spectators can view the jabfest ringside or via broadcast in the casino's Great Hall. The sweet science will also be televised live on ESPN2.
Fights at the Fitz, "Taking It Outside," fitzgeralds casino, Friday, April 13th. Gates open at 7 p.m., fights begin at 8 p.m. $75 reserved seats/$35 general admission. For tickets, call 800-766-5825.