Boxing Day 

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.

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

We Saw You

Indie Film Fest, Grilled Cheese Fest, Adapt-A-Door and more!

Tiger Blue

Tigers 109, Yale 102 (2 OT)

Tiger Blue

Tigers 28, SMU 18

Beyond the Arc

Grizzlies Defeat Kings 112-104

Hungry Memphis

Zopita's on the Square to open Nov. 19

Hungry Memphis

Little Italy Opening Downtown

News Blog

Seven Vie for Vacant District 1 Council Seat

News Blog

Group of White Women Test Mall’s No Hoodie Policy

Hungry Memphis

The Nine Now Open

Fly On The Wall Blog

What’s Kids in the Hall Co-Founder Kevin McDonald Doing in Memphis?

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Greg Akers

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation