The most formidable fighters in the world descend on Cheyenne to determine who is the true 'King of the Rink' on March 24, 2023. The epic showdown culminates in the third installment of the international competition "Ice Wars," the first of which occurred in May of 2021.

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Presenting 'Ice Wars III'

Ice Wars is the brainchild of Ice Wars President AJ Galante, a former hockey coach and 12-year veteran of the boxing world. Ice Wars has previously only ever been held in Canada, marking Wyoming as the first U.S.-based iteration of the competition.

In the 'Ice Wars' competition, Galante merged his hockey and boxing background into a contest of might and skill on the ice. The competition hosts semi-professional and professional fighters ready to duke it out on ice instead of a traditional octagon. In essence, Galante has created an extreme sport of epic proportions. And that sport is heading to Cheyenne in early 2023. Check out some of last year's competitions:

Ice Wars III Arrives in Cheyenne in March of 2023

Galante selected Cheyenne as the site of the competition for one reason: loyalty. In a press release, he said,

"Loyalty has always been a key component of my life both personally and professionally. When we started Ice Wars, not many people wanted to listen to us or give us a chance. We were able to get our first two shows done because of the support of the Wyoming Combat Sports Commission."

This year's competition will feature three weight classes, Cruiser (190-205 lbs), Heavy (205-220 lbs), and Super Heavy (220+ lbs). Contenders will square off to earn the title "King of the Rink" and compete in single-round "grudge matches."

Tickets go on sale in early January. We'll be sure to send a shoutout when the official sale date is released.

For more information on Ice Wars, click here.

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