Menard set for title fight in Rayne

RAYNE – Start the year off right as Bad Chad’s BOXNCAR promotions will proudly present, “Battle for the Belt.”

An action packed night of live professional boxing will be held Thursday Feb. 25, at the Rayne Civic Center beginning at 7p.m.

Opening the night of action will be Bailey Bobbitt making his professional debut. Bailey, who was free safety for the UL-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns football team, works very hard and is determined as well as hungry. Bailey has an unbelievable amount of heart and determination. He will do battle with Ernest Parfait.

Jessie Patin will meet Tyrone Dowdy.

“Truly, I feel like this will be one of the better fights of the night,” comments Broussard. “Jessie is in for a real fight with a guy who will not stop trying to win.”

Bobby Bryant will be fighting a very tough Richard Dinkins!

Todd Manuel will go toe to toe with William Johnson, a war dog who always comes to fight. This will be a very good match-up and expect fireworks to go off in this fight.

After suffering a broken nose in his last bout, Jarred “The Lethal Weapon” Leblanc has taken some much needed time off. During the “Battle,” Jarred will meet Rohan Nahnton of Brooklyn, New York. This may very well be the biggest fight of Leblanc’s career, for sure the toughest.

The main event of the evening will be the two very best lightweights in the entire state of Louisiana as Rock Hard “Mighty” Mason Menard will take on “The Cajun Arturro Gatti” Thomas Dardar.

In the head-on contest, Menard enters at 9 wins, 1 loss and 7 KO’s, while Thomas has 8 wins, 1 loss and 6 KO’s – should be a close match-up.

“This may be the fight of the year for the state of Louisiana,” stated Broussard on the fight. “They are small, but they both hit hard and are very fast. I get all geeked up thinking about this fight!”

Up for grabs is the Louisiana Lightweight title.

“At the end of it all, either Mason will remain the Louisiana Lightweight Champion or Thomas will return home with a belt around his waist.

“I can honestly say that this will be the fight of Mason’s life. It will be sink or swim.”

With this line-up in place, tickets will go fast so get yours early. General admission tickets are $20 each, and tables including eight seats are $800.

Any questions can be forwarded to 337-298-7658.

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