WHERE: 125 East First Street, Dayton, OH

WHEN: 630 pm on Saturday February 23, 2019

This Saturday night, February 23rd, Memorial Hall in Dayton will host the Historical Society’s annual Fight Night event in celebration of Dayton, Ohio’s rich boxing history in which amateur boxers get a chance to step in the ring after hours upon hours of rigorous training. Dayton History, a non-profit organization focused on preserving important cultural entertainment specific to the region, puts on this event which is centered around bringing awareness to the boxing history in the Miami Valley. (For more information about their mission please visit them @

Fighters will have had nearly four months to learn Muy Thai, in addition to other forms of martial arts, from Browns Institute of Martial Arts in Centerville, OH and are matched evenly by Sensei Jeff Brown some weeks prior to the event. Each fight will feature 3 two minute rounds.

Doors open at 630 and the fights start shortly after but the fun doesn’t stop there! Before the event you can check out Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers live as they play a variety of music dedicated to the era. Since this event is specific to the history of our great city, all attendees are encouraged to dress for the times when this physical past time earned Dayton a name for itself. Of course, we’re talking about the 1920’s! Costumes are not required but you may look out of place for the speakeasy-themed after party that happens in the basement of Memorial Hall immediately after the event (Featuring live entertainment from Funky G & The Groove Machine) Beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks will be widely available throughout the night.

As a legacy fighter myself, I strongly encourage anyone and everyone to go to this event. Every person involved has put in tremendous amounts of effort to put on a show that is both unmatched in excitement as well as historical significance. Tickets are available for presale at or at the door this coming Saturday, February 23rd, 2019.