MADISON — On Friday October 25th the Madison Civic Center will host a big time boxing match.
The main event at “King of the Coal Fields 9” will feature Warren “Hitman” Browning vs. William “Wild Bill” Shahan for the West Virginia Heavyweight Title.
Browning who is from Mingo County enters the contest with a 17-3 record and the Clarksburg native Shahan is 9-4. Both guys are homerun hitters with more than 20 knockouts between them.
The winner of this 10 round contest will be crowned not only the best heavy weight in WV but will also be tabbed as the new UBF North America Northeast Heavyweight champion. KOTCF 9 will feature 5 professional fights and 12 amateur bouts in total.
A couple undefeated pros Chris Jones 5-0 and Don Pennington 2-0 will be on display. There is much anticipation for the return of KY native Cory Phelps.
After four years of layoff, the 28 year old who carries a 13-6 record is ready to knock the rust off.
The fifth and final professional matchup features KOTCF fan favorite Justin “Teddy Bear” Novaria from the buckeye state vs. West Virginia local boy George Oiler.
Many of the amateur fighters are home town talent as many Boone, Lincoln, and Logan county fighters will be participating. KOTCF events feature the best pro and amateur boxing in the state.
For ticket info or to sign up to be part of the event call 304-785-9124. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the fights start at 7 p.m.
The event is sponsored by Boone Memorial Hospital, Quality Metal Roof and Hill Chiropractic.