University of San Francisco Athletics Presents Friday Night Fights at the Hilltop

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The University of San Francisco (USF) Athletics Department, in partnership with the USF Department of Recreational Sports, will host Friday Night Fights at the Hilltop on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Friday Night Fights is an inaugural event featuring professional and amateur boxing bouts.

Friday Night Fights will take place at USF on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at 6 p.m.

“USF is proud to present this first-class boxing event,” said Frank Allocco, senior associate athletic director for external relations at USF. “This is an evening of top tier boxing featuring both professional and amateur athletes."

The University of San Francisco (USF) Athletics Department, in partnership with the USF Department of Recreational Sports, will host Friday Night Fights at the Hilltop on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Friday Night Fights is an inaugural event featuring professional and amateur boxing bouts. This first-of-its-kind tournament will take place in the newly renovated War Memorial Gym at the Sobrato Center on the USF campus (2335 Golden Gate Avenue at Roselyn Terrace). Doors open at 6 p.m., bouts begin at 7 p.m.

“USF is proud to present this first-class boxing event,” said Frank Allocco, senior associate athletic director for external relations at USF. “This is an evening of top tier boxing featuring both professional and amateur athletes in an event that has never been attempted on the Hilltop. We are excited to host and to welcome boxing fans to join us for a fun and memorable night inside War Memorial Gym at the Sobrato Center.”

There will be seven amateur bouts, and three professional bouts. Square-Vision Entertainment, a professional boxing promotional company, is producing the professional bouts. The athletes featured range from Olympic qualifiers, national champions, world-ranked competitors, as well as upcoming boxing superstars.

USF has a long history with the sport of boxing. Through the Department of Recreational Sports, the USF Boxing Club was formed in 1997 and is dedicated to teaching fundamental boxing skills and physical conditioning to participating USF students. The Boxing Club has produced multiple national champions, both male and female, including the first recognized National Champion female boxer. In 2013, USF hosted the United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association (USIBA) National Championships, a critical point in boxing history as it marked the first time collegiate boxing competition was open to women.

“For years we have organized and hosted California’s largest and longest running intercollegiate boxing invitational that drew in athletes from across the country,” said Chuck B. White, senior director of the Koret Recreational Center at USF. “We are taking that experience to the next level with Friday Night Fights by incorporating professional boxing athletics into the evening. This promises to be a dynamic, not-to-miss event.”

Special to Friday Night Fights will be a beautifully catered three-course dinner before the bouts begin. For more information, please visit usfdons.com/fnfboxing.

Tickets prices for Friday Night Fights are as follows:

  • $100 per person for steak dinner and ringside seats (ringside tables of 10 are available for $1,000)
  • $35 for lower general admission
  • $20 adult upper general admission
  • $10 for youth 12 and under and all students with a valid ID regardless of school
  • USF Students can attend free of charge by registering for tickets with Kristina Alai at Ksalai(at)usfca(dot)edu or 415-422-6012.

Tickets can be purchased online here. For questions about tickets, please contact Alyssa DiBella, aereilly(at)usfca(dot)edu or by calling 415-422-2USF.

Members of the media interested in covering Friday Night Fights should contact Ryan Reggiani, assistant athletic director for external relations (rreggiani(at)usfca(dot)edu or 415-422-5301), for press credentials.

About USF

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes, and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World from Here.” For more information, visit http://www.usfca.edu.

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