GALLERY: Fight Night 2018

Zhock Mason, the head coach at BGKY Boxing, looks to a friend in between rounds of his fight vs. Christian Fitzgerald during the Sigma Chi fight night event at the Sloan Convention Center on Saturday, April 7.

Sigma Chi fraternity hosts annual Fight Night

by Silas Walker

Mixed motives and dreams collided during the 12 boxing matches which took place over two nights at Sigma Chi fraternity’s Fight Night. 24 boxers with ages ranging from 17 to 24 came to compete in front of a crowd of 1,000 people. The proceeds from this annual event are given to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, but the charitable aspects of the event are not widely known.


“There’s a lot of people out there, they all get pretty drunk and yell,” Brandon Powers said before his fight on Saturday.

With the large attendance of the event, around 30 security guards were actively patrolling the facilities. 

“We just want everyone to have a good time as well as be safe,” said Charles Wethington, the head of Metro Public Safety which was contracted for the event’s security. 

WKU graduate Zhock Mason, the head coach at BGKY Boxing, participated in the event last year and said he hoped the event would be entertaining as well as spark some interest in the sport of boxing. 

“It’ll be good to put on a show in front of people here in Bowling Green,” Mason said. “It would be awesome to get more people interested and involved.”

Other fighters were just looking for a fun activity to do.

“I’m not really fighting for the people, it just sounded like something fun to do,” Powers said.