Local Legends of Boxing at the Sands

Posted: 6:20 PM EDT Sep 26, 2013   Updated: 7:01 PM EDT Sep 26, 2013

Two boxers with Lehigh Valley roots will climb into the ring Thursday night in Bethlehem.

It's fight night at Sands Bethlehem Event Center.

The "Legends of Boxing" event features seven bouts.

Fans won't have to pick sides, however, he hometown heroes aren't facing off against each other.

Bethlehem boxer Ronald Cruz will face off against Alberto Morales.

And Allentown native Jerome Rodriguez will square up against Juan Serrano.

Rodriguez says he needs the local support.

"Let's bring our community up, help me do it, I can't do it by myself," said Jerome Rodriguez.

The fight starts at 8 o'clock.

Fans can also stream it live through the Sand's website.

Easton's own Larry Holmes will be among the boxing legends who will be ringside to weigh in with commentary and sign autographs