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Elite Boxing Academy presents its 1st Annual Back 2 School Bash

Corbin Priest won the 2017 Ringside World championship

MASON CITY – Elite Boxing Academy of Mason City, a local boxing gym that trains people of all ages, will hold its first USA-sanctioned amateur boxing event August 12th.

The 1st Annual Back 2 School Bash will be held at the Masonic Temple, 304 1st Street SE, Mason City. Doors open at 6pm, fights start at 7pm. The event will have concessions, food, drinks, and a DJ for entertainment.

Owner Mark Sainci says, “This is a family-friendly event, with athletes as young as 8 years old competing.” This boxing show will be held in a fun and safe environment and they encourage the public to come and support their local fighters. Feel free to bring your whole family. Sainci is expecting 20-25 bouts with fighters coming from all over the Midwest.

Elite Boxing Academy’s very own Corbin Priest will be stepping in to the ring for the second time in his young career. Priest, 8 years old, has been training at EBA for over a year now and just recently competed in his first fight at the 2017 Annual Ringside World Championships. He came away with the win and became a World Champion. Boxer, Peterson Jean-Pierre, will be making his amateur debut, and Junior Olympian, Sophia Haroutunian, will be testing her skills as well. “These fighters literally put their blood, sweat, and tears into training. We couldn’t be more excited to see them be able to show their family, friends, and local community what they have been working so hard for,” Sainci explains. “They spend hours in the gym to sharpen their skills. They have all come so far in such a short amount of time. We hope this will be the first of many USA Boxing amateur events we bring to the North Iowa area.”

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