Since it opened in 1930, the Buckhead Theatre has staged just about every music genre there is, from jazz and rock to classical and blues.
However, on Sept, 28, instead of the sound of drums hammering out a beat or piano keys being pounded for rhythm, fans will hear leather boxing gloves pounding the face and body of opposing fighters for the inaugural Buckhead Theatre Fight Night.
For its first boxing event since 2011, the Buckhead venue will not only host a boxing card, but two of the matches will have title implications. On top of that, the eight matches will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, which will have several members in attendance at the event.
The main event on the card will be for the World Boxing Association Continental American Middleweight title as Carlos Monroe Jr. will square off against Javier Maciel.
This bout will be followed by another that has a title on the line as Eric Moon will meet Mike Guy for the American Boxing Federation championship belt.
The promoter, Judy Starkey, who is also known for putting on boxing clubs as part of her physical fitness routine, said she has been managing boxers or four years.
"The fighters I have been working with, including Carlos, decided it was time to give back to the community and we needed a vehicle to do that," she said. "We took a look at all the important charities and decided the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta was at the top of the list."
Doors will open for the event at 7:15 p.m. with a pre-event reception featuring live jazz with the Joe Gransden Quartet. The matches begin at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $45 for individual tickets to $1,000 for VIP tables.
With this being the Buckhead Theatre’s inaugural boxing event, Starkey said the facility has seating for 1,400 guests, "and I would love to pack the house and present the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta with a check for $20,000."
Monroe, who has been in training camp for more than two months preparing for this bout, said he is thrilled to be on the card.
"For this event to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta is just amazing and I am so glad to be a part of it," he said.
As for his opponent, Monroe said Maciel has fought a number of tough opponents, "and he pretty well knows what I bring to the ring and what he will be up against.”
To purchase tickets, visit https://livemu.sc/2kQgmzC. For more information, call 404-843-2825.