The Takeover - Professional Boxing Comes to the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

See Team Certified Sports Boxers Trained by Bikers Battle It Out Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020

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The Takeover – A Team Certified Sports Professional Boxing Event
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.
The Flaunt Playground in the Buffalo Chip Amphitheater
First Ever Pro Boxing Team Founded by an MC at the 80th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
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Experience a one-two punch that’ll leave you seeing stars when The Takeover kicks off a heart-pounding night of entertainment in the Buffalo Chip amphitheater on Saturday, Aug. 8 prior to the evening’s headlining performance from Shinedown.

Take your place ringside in the Flaunt Playground for this sanctioned professional boxing event, brought to you by Team Certified Sports. Here, you’ll see some of boxing’s most ferocious competitors go toe-to-toe during six bouts of fierce fighting, including one title fight.

Team Certified Sports owner and head coach Ernie Haines

Team Certified Sports is the first-ever professional boxing team founded by a motorcycle club. The owner and head coach of Team Certified Sports' (Ernie Haines) family members are the founder of Team Certified Motorcycle Club, which originated in Gary Indiana and now has chapters in several states. 

When they make the transition from the road to the ring, some real heavy hitters come out to play. The team is comprised of more than 15 pro fighters located in seven states and three countries. They have over 20 staff members, which include Hall of Fame boxers, gold medal winners, veteran Kronk Gym fighters, IBF retired boxing champions and more.

Meet the Headliners

Super Welterweight

When Kewone was only 2-0, he was granted the opportunity to fight live on a television undercard at Barclay Center in Las Vegas, at one of boxing’s biggest venues.


Jose Rodriguez was granted the opportunity to fight a Bronze Medalist turned pro on CBS Sports. He also won an ABO Regional Title belt at 115 lbs.

Super Welterweight

Akeem is a Regional ABO title belt holder. He’s fought twice on CBS Sports and was co-main event on a major television network in 2019. In 2018 he was top prospect of the year. His fight gained world-wide recognition with over 250,000 views.


This 11-1 Pro MMA fighter with over a million YouTube subscribers will be making his boxing debut during The Takeover.

Pound-for-pound, you won’t find another venue in Sturgis that gives you the variety of high-quality entertainment you’ll find at the Buffalo Chip during the 80th anniversary of the rally.  Don’t miss the opportunity to watch The Takeover and other the knockout entertainment you get free with your campground admission pass. Reserve yours now!

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