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Day in the Sun Celebration

Day in the Sun Celebration

Detwiler Park
3899 E Manhattan Blvd.
Toledo, OH43611

Thursday, July 4, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 A celebration and recreation of the world-famous Willard vs. Dempsey fight that took place 100 years ago in Toledo! 

The free, family-friendly day-long event, which is sponsored by Crestline Paving and Excavating, includes:

Junior Golden Glove amateur bouts.

Displays from eight boxing gyms with information and free educational sessions for children.

DJ, food trucks, drinks, t-shirts, and other merchandise for sale.

A recreation of the world-famous fight with professional actors trained by Chicago-based fight director Charles Coyl. A portion of the stadium will be built by volunteer help from the Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters Local 351. Fred Lefebvre of WSPD-AM 1370 will be the announcer.

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