By Jose E. Santiago
On February 23, 2014 Route 30 Promotions presents its 2014 Sunday Night Fights (SNF) season opener, titled Pain & Pleasure. After promoting two spectacular shows late in 2013, this season’s first installment promises to be action packed. Featured in the main event, former heavyweight title holder Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs (51-6; 45 KO) makes his return to the ring against Trinidad’s Kerston Manswell (24-8; 18 KO). Briggs hasn’t seen action since his 12 round unanimous decision lost to Vitali Klitschko in 2010.
Also featured on the card are knockout artist Meegal “Mayhem” Harper (9-0 7KO) undefeated Quatavious “King” Cash (7-0 4KO) and , Kenny “BulletHands” McNeil (5-1 2KO).
Atlanta boxing fans will have an additional treat as Route 30 Promotions will be bring in some elite boxing company to take in all the action. The list of boxing stars attending will be former world champion Adrien Broner, Olympic medalist and undefeated heavyweight title contender Deontay Wilder (33-0), jr. middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade, Olympian and former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver and Atlanta’s own, 5-time world Heavyweight Champion and Olympic medal winner, Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield.
Route 30 Promotions recently earned the lion’s share of accolades during the 2013 Georgia Fighters awards banquet- 2013 Pro Boxing Promoter of the Year, Pro Boxing Most Influential – Manu Jones, Pro Boxing Fight of the Year – Bobby Hornsby vs Christian Steele and Pro Boxing Knockout of the Year – Meegal Harper vs Leo Ladaut. Doors open at 6 pm; first bout starts at 7pm. The Mansion Elan located at 3595 Clairmont Rd., Atlanta, 30319. Tickets are on sale now at www.route30promotions.com