The Sioux Falls Boxing Classic has already lived up to its name and beyond.

Thursday night, hundreds from near and far descended upon The District here in Sioux Falls to watch a total of seven bouts in a private event, gala style night of professional boxing.

The night was one of socializing, fun, food, and high-level boxing.

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As you can see, the lights were bright, and the fighters brought their best.

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Bert Remien - Townsquare Media

The event was the second ever boxing classic here in the Sioux Empire and was put on in a partnership between the Sioux Falls Sports Authority and 15th Round Promotions.

There were plenty of great sponsors that made the night possible, and the seven fights all brought their own unique style and substance.

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Bert Remien - Townsquare Media

As someone that had never attended a boxing match or any martial arts event before; last night blew me away. The athleticism, sportsmanship, tactics, and promotion of the night were all very impressive.

From walk out songs to hometown heroes and haymakers, it was a night I won't soon forget. Best of all, the night ended with a fighter that calls Sioux Falls home, Deonte Walker, picking up the 6th win of his young career in front of a room full of supportive fans.

Bert Remien - Townsquare Media
Bert Remien - Townsquare Media

For further details about the Sioux Falls Boxing Classic, as well as updates on future plans for the event, the place to go is the Sioux Falls Sports Authority's website.

That's now back-to-back years of success for the Sioux Falls Boxing Classic, and here's to year 3 and beyond! Although no confirmed date has been set yet, the plan is for the event to continue in the future.

Sources: Sioux Falls Sports Authority and 15th Round Promotions

Worst Places to Live in South Dakota

A surprising town was named the worst place to live in all of South Dakota and the reason behind it is a bit unexpected.

Money Inc. made a list of the 20 worst cities and towns to live in all of South Dakota and no part of the state is left unmarked.

The list focused on a number of key factors, including crime rate, unemployment, low wages, and school funding.

So which city is the "worst" in South Dakota, according to the article? Read on:

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are not my own and are taken from a list provided by

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The 10 Largest Occupations in Sioux Falls

Where do people in Sioux Falls work? If this was fifty years ago the average Sioux Fallsian worked in some industrial, meat packing, or farm-related position. Sioux Falls has also been the major regional medical center for decades.

Customer service and other retail-related jobs have always been a part of the Sioux Empire's economy. But in recent years those industries have become major employers.

If you live in Sioux Falls, there's a pretty good chance you work one of these jobs. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the top 10 largest occupations in Sioux Falls (as of 2022).

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