Legend’s Youth Boxing Club of Lexington has scheduled an amateur boxing event for Sept. 30 labeled “Gloves Up Guns Down” to raise awareness of anti-violence programs for Lexington youth.
“Our gym is a safe haven for at-risk kids who sometimes see a lot of violence,” club director and coach William “Sarge” Farris said. “It provides a place for kids to get off the streets and put down the guns and pick up the gloves.”
Headlining the night of amateur boxing will be Carlos Martinez, who has been training for five years. The event will also feature Tyler Albrecht, an undefeated amateur boxer with two knockouts who has been training at Legend’s with the goal of obtaining a professional boxng license or qualifying for the Olympics.
The “Gloves Up Guns Down” event will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Legend’s Youth Boxing Club’s new location at 1761 Alexandria Dr. Admission costs $12 for adults $8 for kids. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, vendors will be selling authentic Mexican food and beverages.
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Legend’s Youth Boxing Club is open to the community from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Call (859) 396-5248 or visit the club’s Facebook page for more information.