Destin, FL---Professional boxing is coming to what many might think at first glance would be an unlikely place for it, The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
Galaxy Fire Promotions, a relatively new company in the region, is promoting an eight fight professional card a week from tomorrow night at the Linkside Conference Center at Sandestin.
"I have guys from as far away as Dothan, Alabama," said Galaxy Fire promoter and boxer Nate Campbell. "We're gonna have guys from Jacksonville fighting, a couple of guys from Pensacola. It's gonna be a great build up of seeing what we can do over the next three, four or five fights to bring really big names here."
"We're always looking for opportunities to enhance our programming here, with the events we already have," says Sandestin Director of Resort Sales Dan Keyser. "But there's plenty of opportunities in this time of year to get more things at the property. And when they approached us with this boxing opportunity, myself and Mark Hodgon, the general manager, we thought this would be a great event to showcase our location here, to a different crowd you know, regionally as well as locally."