CHASITY MARTIN MAY NOT BE ABLE TO FIGHT IN HER HOMETOWN AS PLANNED, AND COMEBACK AT DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Chasity Martin put Pompano Beach on the map…now thousands of fans may face disappointment unless Pompano reverses their decision to ban boxing from the Amphitheater.
Chasity Nicole has become a major household name in the boxing world. She is a Junior Silver Gloves Champion, a Junior Olympics State Champion, a Golden Gloves State Champion, and an international champion. Her huge achievements at such a young age have garnered her thousands of fans from her hometown of Pompano Beach.
Chasity’s hometown fans were so excited when Chasity was put on the schedule to fight at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater on February 26. Finally, this hometown hero would return to her roots to make her city proud. That was, until Chasity’s promotional company received an email from the management at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater saying that they decided they did not want boxing there anymore.
While the show that was planned has been cancelled because of the uncertainty in Pompano, there is a meeting scheduled for Tuesday (2/2) with Chasity’s people and the Pompano Beach Amphitheater to discuss whether they will allow them to bring the world title fight back to Pompano Beach. Everyone is waiting anxiously to hear why Chasity’s hometown of Pompano Beach, who has gotten great publicity because of her, won’t allow her to fight there. It makes no sense. The venue has almost every other type of entertainment and has evens had several world title fights there in the past.
According to Stacy McKinley, Chasity’s coach and one of our country’s top boxing trainers who has worked with and led to victory over 35 world champions, “If they don’t let her fight, it will be a huge disappointment to Chasity and to the people of Pompano Beach who have supported her and watched her grow.”
Despite the resistance from Pompano Beach, other cities and countries are jumping at the opportunity get Chasity to fight in their venues. This Saturday evening (2/6), Chasity will be fighting in the Dominican Republic at the Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino.
When asked how she feels about Pompano’s initial decision to not allow the planned fight, Chasity responded, “I love my home town of Pompano Beach, and I was looking forward to fighting at the amphitheater. It makes me very sad that I can’t perform in front of the city I grew up in. Thousands of loyal fans have watched me grow as a fighter and have prayed for me. I sincerely hope that on Tuesday, Pompano Beach makes the right decision and allows us to bring boxing back.”