The event will feature 19 bouts with 15 of them being amateur bouts and 4 professional fights. Competitors range in age from 15 to 34 years old.
Many of the fighters are local products. Of the 38 fighters 32 of them reside between Charleston and Tug Valley.
Of the 15 amateur bouts 11 of them will be for championship title belts. The champions will return in June at King of the Coal Fields II to defend their titles.
There will be eight fights that feature Boone County versus Logan County matchups. The high school division will see competitors from Scott, Chapmanville, Logan, Lincoln county, Tug Valley, Riverside, and Roane County high schools.
In the men’s division there are coal miners, college students, marines, construction workers, and even a lawyer.
The professional fights will feature guys from Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana as well as three coal field natives in Madison’s Zack Kuhn, Charleston’s Jonathan Hill, and Breeden’s Austin Marcum.
The show is being promoted by Chase Hill who is excited about the upcoming event.
“It’s really going to be a fun night. There are a lot of talented fighters and some really entertaining characters,” Hill said. “We have a great ring, exciting fighters, an incredible ring announcer and beautiful ring girls.”
The show’s promoter will also be giving back to the community.
“The coal fields have been hit with some bad luck lately with layoffs and the flooding,” he said. “I think this will give people a chance to have a good time and enjoy themselves. I’m going to donate a portion of the proceeds to buy toys for the kids that were affected by the flood.”
There is actually going to be a lot of different activities that night to raise money for the flood victims, especially the kids, Hill added.
“When it comes to the fighters there is a little bit of everything,” Hill said. “I feel like we have 5 or 6 of the top amateurs in the state, and some of the professionals on this card have the skills to make it big someday. For some of the guys this is their first fight. It should be fun to watch from beginning to end.”
The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the fights start at 7 p.m.
The floor seats have already sold out but there are plenty of general admission seats remaining.
For more information about all the competitors check out the facebook page “King of the Coal Fields.”