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Paul Adkins
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Professional boxing is scheduled to make a return to the Madison Civic Center on Saturday, March 9 with King of the Coal Fields VII.

The boxing series, presented by Black Eye Promotions, will be headlined by a state title pro fight between Logan’s Jason “Coalfield Cobra” Smith against Morgantown’s Eric Watkins for the West Virginia light heavy weight championship.

This belt has been vacant since 1987 and was last held by current West Virginia Athletic Commissioner Steve Allred, a Boone County native.

The event will feature 10 professional bouts and a handful of amateur contests. Nearly all of the fighters are from the southern West Virginia area.

Featured local fighters such as Greg Maynard, Warren Browning, Zack Kuhn, Austin Marcum, Jon Hill, Josh Stepp, Matt Garretson and Don Pennington are on the card.

The King of the Coal Field series has already visited Logan, Madison, Charleston and Williamson and will also invade Bluefield in April.

This event is sponsored by Hill Chiropractic, Cook and Cook Law Firm, Boone Memorial Hospital and Quality Metal Roofing. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance by calling 304-785-9124.

The doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be a 7 p.m. scheduled belltime.

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