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Toughman still looking for a few more female fighters for weekend

Jan. 09, 2013 @ 12:33 PM

HUNTINGTON —  Final preparations are being made for the 25th Annual Tri-State Original Toughman Contest that will be held Friday and Saturday nights, Jan. 11-12 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington.

So far, 181 fighters are entered and the men’s weight divisions are closed to entrants.

Veteran fight promoter, Jerry Thomas, of West Virginia Sports Promotions, Inc., said they still could use a few more women entries.

 Overall, Toughman received more than 300 entries and had to turn down more than 100 men who wanted to fight this weekend.

Thomas has been the promoter of the Toughman Contest in West Virginia for 34 years.

 In addition to all the action and excitement that the Toughman Contest delivers, a 10 round WV Cruiserweight title fight will be featured on Saturday night’s card, with state champion Bobby Thomas, Jr (11-1), of Oak Hill, WV versus Warren Browning (17-2-1) of Lenore, WV

Ticket prices are $15 General Admission, $20 Reserved and $30 for VIP Ringside (first 4 rows). Tickets on sale at The Big Sandy Superstore Arena box office or any Ticketmaster outlet. To charge by phone, please call 1-800-745-3000. The box office phone number is 304-696-4400.

Gates will open at 6:30 pm and the excitement begins at 7:30 pm both nights, with the presentation of the colors by the United States Marine Corps and the singing of the national anthem.

Read more about the Toughman in Thursday’s Weekend section and look for coverage Saturday and Sunday in The Herald-Dispatch.

For additional information call 1-800-296-3897 or go online at www.wvtoughman.com