Rumble on the River spotlights local boxing talent


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Rumble on the River kicked off on Saturday afternoon, spotlighting local boxers as part of Shriner’s Fest.

Twenty boxing teams from across the region competed in the charity event, which was postponed shortly after beginning due to rain. 

Joseph Durham, Evansville YMCA Boxing: “We got a boxing show going on for charity, for the Shriners, and we’ve got 12 bouts tonight and rain or shine they’re gonna keep on boxing. It just makes me feel like itt’s for a bigger cause than just boxing.” 

Maxwell Hatke, Lafayette Boxing Club: “It’s great because my family has used the Shriners a lot and this convention really um just means a lot to me. It makes it meaningful. I mean winning trophies is great but when there’s an actual cause, it makes it incredible. It’s great for the community to get together, we;ve got an air show going on, boxing, I mean what a perfect day, despite the rain.”

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(This story was originally published on June 22, 2019)

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