Fraternity hosts boxing night to fight cancer

The boxers paired in the ring at Sigma Chi fraternity’s Battle of the Greeks fought each other, but everyone at the event was fighting cancer.

The event, held at the Blue Dome, or the JC Pavilion, raised money for cancer research. All the profits from the boxing tournament went to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Kyle Dahl, who has won Fight Night before, prevailed as the night’s winner on Friday.

The event began on Thursday, with the championship Friday night.

Each of the boxers was sponsored by a Greek organization. This year’s event also included competitors from Eastern Kentucky University, organizers said.

Louisville senior Maxwell Noonan, who is a member of Sigma Chi and helped to organize the event, said it draws a large number of people.

“It means a lot to us that a Greek event means so much to the campus,” Noonan said. “We don’t just have Greek people coming out here.”

Hardinsburg junior Matthew Hinton said he has been practicing high intensity combat sports training for two years, but this is his first Fight Night.

Hinton also said he “enjoys the adrenaline rush.”

Sigma Chi has raised between $8,000 and $10,000 in previous years.

For more on this story, check out Tuesday’s print edition of the Herald.