The Atlanta Coliseum to Host Professional Boxing Event “Battle of the South” – The Hype Magazine

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Published on August 19th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby

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The Atlanta Coliseum to Host Professional Boxing Event “Battle of the South”

One Empreus Boxing Promotions will take over the Atlanta Coliseum located at 2075 Market Street in Duluth when they present “Battle of the South”, a ten fight card, Friday, August 23, 2019.

This exciting evening is headlined by a World Boxing Foundation title fight featuring Justin “Big Time” Biggs battling Norberto Gonzalez for the WBF Silver Intercontinental belt in eight rounds. In the highly-anticipated four-round co-feature Sean “Showtime” Charleston who is 3-0 and one of the hottest prospects in professional boxing with three knockouts in the first round is going up against Johnathan Pierre. The matches will be commentated by the multiple-time former world champion in two weight classes Zab Juddah.

“We’ve had great local response to this scheduled event,” said Jeffery L. Tanksley president of One Empreus. “I have no doubt this will be an action-packed event.”

In a four-round heavyweight bout, Alex Ajabor is going head to head with Gary Kelly and in the lightweight division Ricardo Maxwell will battle it out with Diego Bautista. Other match ups include Gundrick King vs Billy Cunningham, Darin Austin vs Ben Williams, Tayshawn Autry vs Marquice Pierce, Kahlil Smoot vs Antuwuan Taylor, Moses Johnson vs Michael Davis, Antonio Allen vs Rick Ogden and Octavious Bowens vs TBA.

The event is hosted by Streetz 94.5fm radio personality Lil Bankhead and will feature live performances by Nathaniel Peterson and Ghetto Mafia.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m., the show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/battle-of-the-south-pro-boxing-tickets-63721838735?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.


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