Massey Looks To Continue Knockout Streak In Charlotte
CHARLOTTE-- Super featherweight boxer Stevie “The Answer” Massey (8-1) admits he didn’t always love the sport. In fact, he described his early relationship with it as “love-hate.”
Massey, 25, who’s been fighting for the last 12 years, said his father was instrumental in grooming him.
“I told myself I wasn’t going to fall in love with the sport,” Massey said. “But my dad, who’s also my trainer, encouraged me. When I got old enough to make my own decisions, I fell in love with the sport.”
Massey said the initial appeal of boxing was doing something he loved and getting paid for it. He said that motivation carried over and as he grew to understand more about it, he fell head over heels.
“I saw those dollar signs,” Massey said. “I was already naturally good at boxing and once I realized I could make a career out of this (boxing), then I decided to give it my all.”
Massey exudes confidence both in his development as a fighter and about the future of boxing. He said Charlotte is ripe for becoming a city where young boxers can flourish.
“I feel like the boxing scene in Charlotte is starting to build up,” Massey said. “As a boxing community, we need to bring all of the men and women with great boxing backgrounds together and put them on the same card.”
On Mar. 16, Massey will get his wish as he joins several other talented fighters at Extravaganza for a night dubbed “Boxing Royalty.” The show, which will promote Las Vegas Grand Boxing Promotions, will give Stevie another opportunity to fight in front of the hometown fans.
“March 16th can’t get here quick enough,” Massey said. “I feel like this card is going to be the best night of boxing that Charlotte has seen in a long time.”
Massey, who was born and raised in Charlotte, is gaining notoriety and momentum here as a fighter. Three out of his last four fights in the city have ended in knockout.
Although Stevie’s opponent has not yet been determined, he said his routine and preparation have not been altered.
“I’m going into the ring to do my job and get my opponent out of there,” Massey said.
Out of the ring, Massey is also very involved with his niece who was diagnosed with Autism.
“Once you have a family member who is diagnosed with something like that (Autism), it opens your eyes to a different side of life,” said Massey. “It touches my heart to see any kid with a disability.”
Massey said he plans to give 10 percent of his earnings to Cyra’s Way, a non-profit organization that assists with children with disabilities.
About Vegas Grand Boxing Promotions – March 16th “Boxing Royalty”
Vegas Grand Boxing Promotions presents a night of powerful professional boxing Saturday, March 16, 2019 at The Extravaganza located at 1610 N Tryon Street in Charlotte, NC. Doors open at 5:00 PM. First Fight at 6:00 PM.
This must-see event that features Lavonte “The World Class Gentleman” Early, Taylor “Killa Bee” Jenkins, Stanley “Rocklee” Wright, Stevie “The Answer” Massie, Jacquan “Da King” Towns, Willie “Lump Lump” Harvey with Deandre “The Matrix” Robinson-Neal fighting in the main event for the vacated IBO Super Middleweight Championship
Tickets to the Vegas Grand Boxing Promotions event are priced at $45 for General Admission and $55 for Ringside/VIP. Tickets are available online by going to Eventbrite.com– Tickets can also be purchased by calling (980) 230-5059 or emailing Vegasgrandboxingpromotions@gmail.com.
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