This weekend’s Knockout Dayton summer event brings boxing to the streets

Lauren Amongero of Oakwood and Aimee Pezo of Dayton work out at Drake's Downtown Gym under the watchful eye of gym owner John Drake (right). The two women will meet in a boxing ring during an adult amateur exhibition boxing match Saturday April 8.  LISA POWELL / STAFF

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Lauren Amongero of Oakwood and Aimee Pezo of Dayton work out at Drake's Downtown Gym under the watchful eye of gym owner John Drake (right). The two women will meet in a boxing ring during an adult amateur exhibition boxing match Saturday April 8. LISA POWELL / STAFF

The pressure is on to see who will throw the knockout blow to an opponent during the Original Summer Knockout 2018 this Saturday.

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Hosted by Drake’s Gym, the event will take place at the corner of Fifth and Patterson streets (under the parking garage) for an outdoor series of bouts, which will be held from 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25.

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John Drake, owner of Drake’s Downtown Gym, and Darren Brown, of Dayton, boxing Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. Staff photo by Rachel Murray

John Drake, owner of Drake’s Downtown Gym, and Darren Brown, of Dayton, boxing Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. Staff photo by Rachel Murray

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John Drake, owner of Drake’s Downtown Gym, and Darren Brown, of Dayton, boxing Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. Staff photo by Rachel Murray

Proceeds from the summer event will benefit United Rehabilitation Services (URS) of Dayton. URS is a local charity that offers a wide-array of programs with a variety of goal-centered activities, focused on enhancing the physical, social and emotional needs of children, adults and seniors with developmental or acquired disabilities from throughout the Greater Dayton Region.

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Warped Wing Brewing Company will also be selling brews on tap.

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Tickets cost $15 in advance or $20 at the door and can be purchased online.

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WANT TO GO?

WHAT: Knockout Summer 2018 Charity Boxing Extravaganza presented by Drake's Downtown Gym

WHEN: 6 p.m.- 11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25

WHERE: Drake's Downtown Gym, 11 E. 5th St., Dayton

TICKETS: Online

MORE INFO: Facebook

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