Four-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world, Evander Holyfield, will be at The Roanoke Rapids Theatre on March 2 alongside his son, Evan Holyfield, for a series of USA Boxing amateur matches presented by Jasard’s Boxing Club.
The celebrity boxer and his recently-turn professional son will be in attendance to watch the matches set on the 1,500-seat theatre main stage.
Evander, an international sports icon best known for defeating Mike Tyson twice for the world heavyweight title, will be greeting fans, signing autographs and speaking about his career, including the importance of amateur boxing in sustaining the future of the sport.
Video highlights from Evander’s career, including his KOs of Tyson and James “Buster” Douglas, will be featured in the theatre lobby and during intermissions.
Evan, an emerging professional contender, will also engage with fans and speak about his journey through the amateur ranks and his budding career as a pro.
In addition, Evan will demonstrate training and sparring techniques in the ring with his trainer and former boxing phenom Termite Watkins.
Beginning at 5 p.m., amateur bouts featuring boxers from across the East Coast will get underway. The card will include a total of 12 fights from all weight classes showcasing boxers registered by the USA Boxing Olympic Committee.
On Sunday, March 3, Evander and Evan will be back at the theatre for a church service including multiple local churches. A buffet-style lunch will follow.
Visit rrtlive.com or call the box office at 844-RTT-LIVE for more information.
United States Amateur Boxing, Inc. is the national governing body of amateur, Olympic-style boxing, responsible for the growth and development of the sport in the United States, including the selection and management of the United States Olympic Boxing Team.