BOXING | Championship Boxing Coming Back to Louisville

05/12/2017 01:34 PM

Championship-level boxing is coming back to Louisville this June.

Four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and his company Real Deal Sports & Entertainment announced on Friday that the Real Deal Championship Boxing series will take place June 24 at Freedom Hall.

“This event is a big win for our city, and another chance for us to welcome folks from around the nation and the world to the hometown of Muhammad Ali,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

The undercard will feature eight professional and three amateur bouts.

The boxers taking part will be announced within the next ten days or so.

The fight card will be part of the “I Am Ali” Festival, which is a celebration that will occur to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s passing.

“Ali was an inspiration to me as I started by professional career; the integrity and sportsmanship this event brings to the sport of boxing is one way I can give back to fighters to help them succeed – in the ring and in life,” said Holyfield.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at


Subscribe to email updates.

Subscribe and get the latest Sports Night info delivered to your inbox.