Are you ready to rumble? If so, float like a butterfly to the Crown Center Friday, July 5 for the Independence Explosion Friday Night Fights presented by R&R Promotions.

Watch as some of the most elite fighters in the boxing industry take on one another in the arena right here in Fayetteville. The show, billed as a celebration of the freedoms and privileges that we share and enjoy as a nation, will feature 10 bouts.

Fighters featured include Rau’Shee “Nuke” Warren, the only American Olympian in history to compete in three Olympic Games. From Cincinnati, Ohio, he began boxing at the age of 6 and would go on to become not only the youngest member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic boxing team, but the youngest male on any American team that year.

07-03-13-raushee-warren.gifErrol Spence is a 23-year-old who became a professional welterweight boxer after competing in the 2012 Olympics. From Dallas, Texas, he is quickly gaining recognition in the sport and was rumored to have knocked out fellow competitor Adrien Broner in a sparring match.

Jamel Herring is a 28-year-old former Camp Lejeune Marine. Before contending in the 2012 U.S. Olympics, he won a silver medal in the 2010 World Military Games and gold medal in the Armed Forces Championships in both 2011 and 2012. However, before reaching those milestones in his life, he overcame much adversity and personal anguish including two deployments to Iraq and the loss of his daughter.

All of these men have earned the right to be called Olympians by representing our nation in the world’s greatest competition. Every calculated move and punch is a testament to the caliber of warrior that America produces to compete on a global stage. Now is your chance to see them live as they demonstrate their precision and dominant physique in the ring. 07-03-13-adri.gif

Along with the performance of these peak athletes, the venue has added even more star players. Also fighting are special guests World Boxing Organization super featherweight champion and current World Boxing Council lightweight champion, Adrien “the Problem” Broner and former junior welterweight champion and hall of fame inductee, Aaron Pryor. This night promises to be one to be remembered. Don’t miss your chance to see these fighters go head-to-head live at the Crown Coliseum.

For more information and to book tickets for the Independence Explosion Friday Night Fights, call the Crown Box Office at 910.438.4100.

Photos: top left; Rau’Shee Warren. Bottom right: Adrien Broner.

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