King of the Coal Fields II this weekend
by FROM STAFF REPORTS
King of the Coal Fields I was held at Logan Fieldhouse on March 24 and included a great night of both professional and amateur boxing. Over 1,500 fans watched as local fighters from Charleston, Madison, Logan and around West Virginia put their talents on display. After the success of the first event, Black Eye Promotions decided King of the Coal Fields II would be expanded to a 2-night event.
KOTCF II will take place this weekend and will again be held at the Logan Fieldhouse. The event will be Friday June 15th and Saturday June 16th, with fights starting at 7 p.m. on both nights. Both nights will feature both amateur and professional fights and will include fighters returning from the first event as well as many new faces. The event will again focus on local talent, with fighters coming from Kanawha, Boone, Logan, and Mingo counties as well as throughout the state.
Friday night will include multiple fighters from the Madison area, including the amateur main event matchup between Jake Robinson and Ryan Price along with local pro “King” Zack Kuhn. Kuhn will be looking to improve his record after scoring a 4th round KO in KOTCF I. “I always try to put on a good show,” Kuhn explains. “With the talent on this card, people are guaranteed to see some good fights and great boxing. I hope everyone can make it out to support the local fighters.” Joining Kuhn in Friday’s professional fights will be Austin “Speedy” Marcum from Mingo County, Keith “No Holds” Barr from Beckley, and the main event matchup between Jason “The Mason” Pauley of Charleston and Warren “The Hit Man” Browning from Mingo County. Many boxing fans are excited about the main event, as it matches up two veterans who have never been afraid to take on tough fights in their careers.
Saturday will also be filled with talent from across the region. Amateur fights will include Michael Harless defending his heavyweight belt along with a unification bout between Michael “Main Event” Belcher of Madison and Nathan Hamilton. The first professional fight will feature Chris Jones from VA, who hopes to make a name for himself for the southern WV crowd. Professional Jon Hill from Charleston will return to KOTCF and will look for similar success following his 1st round KO at KOTCF I. Another professional fight will feature Logan County native Jordan Moore, who looks to improve on his undefeated record as he fights Orion Bolds. Saturday’s main event will feature Daniel Hensley from Chapmanville, who will also try to improve on his undefeated professional record. Many local fans are excited about seeing Hensley return to the ring after an extended layoff and hope he can return to his winning ways.
When you consider all of the talent on the card along with the great fans of southern WV, this has the potential to be one of the best boxing shows in state history. Promoter Chase Hill hopes to build on the success of KOTCF I, and has bigger plans for the future. “We hope all the fans had a good time at KOTCF I,” Hill says. “We expect more of the same at this event. As the popularity grows, we will attract bigger names to the events and will continue to showcase local talent from across the area.” Fans are encouraged to see the latest fight card and info on the King of the Coal Fields Facebook page. Tickets can be purchased by calling 304-785-9124 or 304-688-1946, or by stopping by Hill Chiropractic in Madison and Logan.
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