Thursday Night at the Fights has brought 30 years of boxing and most recently MMA entertainment to the Anchorage community. Our season typically starts off in September/October and continues through the long cold winters to end in March/April. Held every Thursday down at the Egan Center where the doors open at 6:30 PM and the first fight starts at 7:30 PM and ends at 10:00 PM.
We have 7 fights a night with one intermission between the fourth and fifth fight. Join us most Thursday nights for an event of boxing and mixed martial arts at Thursday Night at the Fights.
This year the Fights start October 17th 2019 and go all winter long every Thursday till April 2nd 2020!!!
Here at “Thursday Night At The Fights” the rules that we follow are sanctioned by the Alaska State Athletic Commission. The type of boxing and MMA in Alaska is called “combative sport.” This is not amateur or professional boxing. It is “combative strategic entertainment” and the rules are as follow:
Scoring will be professional rules, meaning whoever lands the heavier punches in the round is the winner. In the amateurs it is whoever lands the most scoring blows (period). A jab in the amateurs is the same score as a knock down. Not so in the professional way of scoring that we use here in Alaska.
The scoring of these is done on a ten point must system, meaning the winner must receive ten points and the loser nine or less.
If fighter “A” is winning the round and knocks fighter “B” down and the referee calls it a knock down, then fighter “A” would receive 10 points and fighter “B” would receive 8 for the round.
The judges add up the scores for the three rounds and the winner is the one with the most points. A close bout might be a score of 30/29, whereas the losing opponent that is not close might be 30/27.
There are three judges. Each judge sits in a different location around the ring. This can explain some of the radically different opinions of judges seeing the same fight very differently.
All matches are three rounds each
Each round consist of 1 minute and 30 seconds
The rest period in between rounds is also 1 minute and 30 seconds each
The gloves weighs at 16-ounces
Fighters must wear a mouth piece
Head gear is optional
All Fighters must receive a physical, the day of the fight and pass the doctor report.
Traditional boxing rules is applied meaning no kicking or low blows, no back hand or knees unless it was an MMA fight.
The Egan Center is a unique blend of Alaskan hospitality. Native Alaskan art and modern technology. Built in 1984, this modern facility is located on Fifth Avenue in the heart of downtown Anchorage, Alaska.
The Egan Center’s distinctive glass front runs along the entire entrance to the facility, providing a warm welcome in the lobby for all. The lobby features live trees and conversation areas, decorated with unique Alaskan Native art. The center is named for Alaska’s first elected governor.
Versatile enough for any meeting or convention, the Egan Center has more than 35,000 square feet of column-free meeting and exhibit space spread area, explorer hall, is located on the street level and where “Thursday Night at the Fights” is held almost every Thursday from October 17th 2019 all winter long until April 2nd 2020.
William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center
555 W 5th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501