Local boxer Shakha Moore to fight in main event in Fight on the Falls

Shakha Moore, 37, is fighting in the main event in the Fight on the Falls next Thursday in Niagara Falls. (2/21/14)

STAMFORD - A local boxer is getting ready for one of the biggest fights in his professional career.

Shakha Moore, 37, is fighting in the main event in the Fight on the Falls next Thursday in Niagara Falls. The Norwalk native says the fight could lead to an intercontinental title.

Although Moore will be fighting against someone who is 10 years younger than him, his trainer has confidence in his abilities.

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"I think Shakha is going to have success next week," says Ahmad Mickens. "We're prepared to win."

Moore has worked with former championship boxers Travis and Tarvis Simms, who are also from Norwalk.

Moore says his professional career has had many ups and downs, but he is ready to make his mark on the ring.

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