Two pairs of state representatives will pair off in fights later this month to raise money for the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund. The event is being dubbed the I-70 Grudge Match.
The fights will pit Representative Brandon Ellington (D-Kansas City) against Representative Keith English (D-Florissant) and Representative Glen Kolkmeyer (R-Odessa) against Representative John Mayfield (D-Independence).
Promoter Brian Batton says English approached him about putting together a benefit event..
“He actually fought on one of my previous cards,” says Batton.
Though an e-mail promoting the fights refers to the “biggest boxing match” of the year, Batton can’t confirm whether the fights will be boxing or some other form of competition. English has experience as a mixed martial arts fighter.
The event will be April 29 at 7:30 at the Capitol Plaza Convention Center. It will include other kickboxing and mixed martial arts matches, including between amateur fighters Skylar Belzer and Dallas Jennings and between Austin Broom and Brooks Ryan, with more to be scheduled.