Misc Boxing News: Adamek McBride Moved, Judah Undercard, Sergio Martinez, more
Adamek-McBride Fight Moved to April 9th
Tomasz Adamek vs. Kevin McBride originally scheduled for late April at Newarks Prudential Center has been moved to Saturday April 9th it was announced today by promoters Kathy Duva of Main Events and Ziggy Rozalski of Ziggy Promotions.
The cancellation of the planned April 9th PPV bout between Juan Manuel Marquez and Eric Morales, coupled with the proximity of April 23rd to Easter Sunday caused the change.
“Like Tomasz Adamek, many of the Polish fans are deeply religious and the fact that the bout was scheduled for Easter Saturday was troubling to them,” Duva explained. “We heard the fans loud and clear and, when the opportunity to move to April 9th presented itself, we decided to move to a date that is more acceptable to our fans.”
“We expect that the PPV audiences for the Adamek fight and the Eric Morales fight, which is now scheduled to appear on April 9th, will consist of entirely different people,” she continued. The beauty of PPV is that everyone can choose to watch whatever event they prefer. There are so many interesting fights scheduled on this spring that it is very hard to match an optimum PPV date with a date that also works in a big, busy arena like Prudential Center.”
B>Quotes from Wednesday’s kickoff press conference featuring Sergio Martinez, Sergiy Dzinziruk, Andy Lee, and Craig McEwan
NEW YORK, NY – The “Diamond Elite” WBC Middleweight Diamond Championship showdown between Sergio Martinez and Sergiy Dzinziruk was formally announced today at a kick-off press conference Wednesday afternoon from the BB King Blues Club in Times Square. Also in attendance were Andy Lee and Craig McEwan who will battle in a “Celtic War” in the HBO-televised undercard. All four fighters and representatives from their respective camps were in attendance at today’s event.
“Diamond Elite: Martinez vs. Dzinziruk” will be presented by DiBella Entertainment in association with Gary Shaw Productions and Banner Promotions. Lee vs. McEwan will be presented by DiBella Entertainment in association with Golden Boy Promotions. Both bouts will be broadcast live on HBO’s World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:30pm ET / 7:30pm PT.
Tickets for “Diamond Elite: Martinez vs. Dzinziruk,” are priced at $450, $250, $125, $75, and $50 and are on sale through the MGM Grand at Foxwoods box office. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.mgmatfoxwoods.com/, by calling the MGM Grand at Foxwoods at 1-866-646-0609, or in person at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods box office.
Below are quotes from the participants:
Sergio Martinez: “I know Dzinziruk is the best champion at 154-lbs. and he will make for a great fight. This year will be the year that I become the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. I am training very hard to make sure that this is the best fight to bring to the fans.”
Sergiy Dzinziruk: “I am very happy to be here. I want to thank everyone who worked on my behalf to make this fight happen. I am training very hard to make this opportunity and I want to make the most of it in the ring.”
Andy Lee: “Unfortunately, the only time most people have seen me fight was when I lost, because it was on ESPN. I don’t intend on letting that happen again. Now we’re on HBO, which has always been our team’s goal. I want to thank my new promoter, Lou DiBella, for this opportunity.”
Craig McEwan: “I’ve known Andy for a long time, dating back to the amateurs. I always thought if we would fight again it would be for a championship. I guess I will have to get through him to get my shot at a championship.”
Lou DiBella, promoter of Martinez and Lee: “When this fight was first brought to me, I said no. Sergio Martinez said yes. Sergio Martinez has all the qualities of a star and wants only the best fights. This is a great fight for boxing because not only are Martinez and Dzinziruk great fighters, they are entertainers. Boxing is about entertainment and these guys bring it. The MGM Grand is already over half sold out for this event. Get your tickets for what will be a great night for the sport of boxing.”
Sampson Lewkowicz, Martinez’s advisor: “The press is wrong for trying to be a matchmaker. Everyone wants to be matchmaker, but HBO got it right. This is the best fight that can be made at this time. Thanks also to the WBC for lending their support to a tremendous fight like this.”
Gabriel Sarmiento, Martinez’s trainer: “This is a very good challenge for Sergio Martinez. Sergio is training very hard and you will see it on March 12.”
Gary Shaw, co-promoter of Dzinziruk: “Boxing is all about the best fighting the best. No one wants to see easy fights. When great fighters fight great fighters, that is when boxing is at its best. Everyone in Europe knows about Sergiy Dzinziruk, and after March 12 everyone [in America] will know about him as well. Sergiy Dzinziruk will be the next middleweight champion of the world.”
Artie Pelullo, co-promoter of Dzinziruk: “I think that this is going to be a great fight. Martinez and Dzinziruk are two of the best fighters in the world fighting at the prime of their lives.”
For more information about DiBella Entertainment, including a list of all upcoming bouts, please visit www.dbe1.com, or follow Lou DiBella on twitter, @loudibella.
March 5th Judah – Mabuza Undercard
The undercard of the IBF 140 pound title fight between Zab Judah and Kaizer Mabuza, held at the Prudential Center’s AmeriHealth Pavilion in Newark on March 5, will feature an exciting group of local NJ/NY fighters. This will be the inaugural event for the AmeriHealth Pavilion, which traditionally serves as the NJ Devils practice facility.
Prudential Center fans have come to anticipate the promise of a truly exciting boxing experience when they come to see Brooklyn’s, Sadam Ali, 11-0, 6KO’s. The Jr. Olympic national Champion has scored 5 professional wins at Pru Center and has developed a loyal fan base here. In his toughest fight to date, Ali is slated to take on Juliano Ramos of Sao Paolo, Brazil, 16-4, 13 KO’s, in an 8 round welterweight clash. Ramos has been in notable fights with Mike Jones, Kermit Cintron and Yudel Johnson.
An 8-round Middleweight southpaw battle will ensue when Norwalk Connecticut’s, Tarvis “Marvelous” Simms, 26-1-1, 11 KO’s comes up against tough, durable, John Mackey of Washington DC, 13-5-2, 6 KO’s. In his last appearance at Prudential Center, Simms scored a unanimous 6 round decision over Willis Locket.
Dong-Chul Yun, 9-4-1, 7 KO’s, is travelling from South Korea to the United States to make his US debut vs. Joselito Collado, 11-0, 3 KO’s. Collado will bring a large contingent of fans from Queens, NY to cheer him on in the scheduled 8 rounder.
Five-time Golden Gloves winner, Shemuel Pagan, Brooklyn, NY, made his victorious pro debut at Prudential Center in August 2010. Pagan returns to Newark for a 4 round Lightweight fight against Philly’s, Lonnie Jackson, 1-0. Early in their amateur career Jackson beat Pagan by 1 point.
Joseph Judah, Brooklyn, NY, 5-1-, 1 KO, is making his first appearance on one of his brother Zab’s cards. Joseph will try to better his record when he takes on Greg Hackett of Chester, PA, 2-5.
Lightweight, Joe Peralta Alejo, of Jersey City, 4-1. 2KO’s, adds more local flavor to the card in his first fight back since he upset undefeated, Christian Martinez. The 4 round opponent will be confirmed shortly.
Local Jersey amateur favorite and 2010 NJ Golden Gloves Champion, Vinny O’Brien, will make his pro debut as he takes on David Navarro of Philadelphia, PA, 0-1. O’Brien is trained by former heavyweight Lou Esa who also fought in an ice arena during Main Event’s Ice World days.
The fight promoted by Main Events and Super Judah Promotions will take place on March 5th at Prudential Center’s AmeriHealth Pavilion, Newark, NJ. Doors open at 7:30pm; First fight 8:00pm. Tickets priced at $253 Ringside, $103 Reserved seating on floor, $88 General Admission in Bleachers and $53 GA Standing Room on floor. Tickets available at Prudential Center Box Office, by calling TicketMaster at 800-745-3000 or www.Prucenter.com
Judah vs. Mabuza will be distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice, Shaw and Bell TV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
The Ali, Simms and Dong Chul Yun fights will be televised along with the Judah vs. Mabuza title fight.
Quotes from Judah vs. Mabuza Undercard
February 10, 2011 – Brick City Bar and Grill, Newark NJ
Kathy Duva, CEO Main Events – “We are marking another beginning and it relates back to a really long time ago. We used to have fights in a place in Totowa NJ called Ice World. It was a hockey rink, and as a matter of fact, there was a new hockey team that used to practice there called the Devils. We started putting fights on there in about 1979, and in 1980 ESPN came in and started broadcasting some of the fights. That was kind of how our business started. My late husband Dan became the promoter and I learned how to be a publicist there. We sold 3,000 tickets to each fight. For a few years it turned into a true phenomenon in boxing.”
“When I was doing the research about the Ice World days I pulled up the records on Boxrec, and I was amazed at how many of the newcomers who boxed in Ice World actually turned into champions and stars. The reason we’re talking about all this, is because for the first time we are going to be putting a fight card in Prudential Center’s AmeriHealth Pavilion. It’s the place where the Devils practice. Coincidentally, Jeff Vanderbeek, the owner of the Devils, told me when I first met him that he was a youth coach. He used to come to Ice World and coach (hockey) teams when he was just getting his start as well. There are a lot of wonderful parallels here.”
“There is a low ticket price ($53) that was designated as standing room. People should not be afraid of that ticket. We have set up bars at both ends of the rink, so those tickets are actually opportunities for people to mingle. There’ll be bar tables and it’ll be a social place to be. It adds to the intimate atmosphere of the venue.”
“If young fighters have to wait for big shows with 10 – 20,000 fans in attendance, they’re not going to get to fight very often. This (AmeriHealth Pavilion) is going to be our incubator: our lab where we’re going to build up talent; and give guys the kind of fights they need to develop; and become great pros; and not get rushed into fights they’re not ready for; not get put in with stiffs who are going to fall down when they breathe on them. It’s simply going to be a place where we can put guys in the kind of fights that they need to learn and grow, and develop as pros so that they can become champions, the way the list of champions from Ice World did. This venue gives us the opportunity to do that.”
“Tarvis Simms will be on this card. I think he may be the first to become a world champion in this group, just because he’s been at it longer. He signed with Main Events recently and is a middleweight contender who we are trying to move into a title fight hopefully in the very new future. He’s from Norwalk, CT, 26-1-1, with 11KO’s.”
Sadam Ali, 11-0, 6 KO’s, Brooklyn, NY – “There’s are a lot of Brooklyn fighting on this card! It’s going to be very exciting. I’m looking forward to these fights myself. I’m going to be in the dressing room and I don’t know if I can get to see everyone, but I would like to see the undercard also. I’m an exciting fighter. I like to excite the viewers. This is my 7th fight at the Prudential Center and you’ll see nothing but good at this fight!”
Kathy Duva – “Dong-Chul Yun has already made a name for himself in South Korea and is coming to the US to make a name for himself here. As you can see, ‘Mickey’ as he’s called here in America, already has his hands taped, so he’s ready to go! That should give you an idea of how anxious he truly is.”
Through a translator Dong-Chul Yun, 9-4-1, 7 KO’s, South Korea, said he “wants to show you not only a winning fight, but more of an exciting, full fight.”
Joseph Judah (aka Christopher Joseph Crosby), 5-1, 1 KO, Brooklyn, NY – “I was looking for my opponent. I was here to talk to him, to tell him what was going to happen. But he’s not here so I’m just going to tell you all what is going to happen. It’s going to be a good night on March 5th, with my brother in the main event. Get your tickets and get there early, because he (opponent) is going out early!”
Shemuel Pagan, 1-0, Brooklyn, NY – former amateur standout: “This time I will guarantee that I will perform better than the first time. Every fight I will perform better.” Kathy Duva said “Apparently Shem screwed up his opponent already! He’s pulled out so we are going to get him a new one.”
Kathy Duva – “Another gentleman here today is Lou Esa. I take this as a sign that something’s are just meant to be. He’s here with a young fighter he is working with, Vinny O’Brien, and Lou is on the list of fighters who fought at ice World. He will be one person on the card that ties us to Ice World days and brings us into the new times.”
Lou Esa, Vinny O’Brien’s trainer – “I used to fight back in the day of Ice World. I used to fight out of Miami for the Dundee’s back then and I used to come up here because I’m from NJ and I fought a few times in the area. Ice World did a lot for us. You got your chance, you were in front of so many people and then when ESPN came in it was off the hook. You were actually in the back vomiting; scared to death, but you did the right thing when you came out. It was really a lot of fun. Now Kathy Duva is doing the same thing. She’s going to take it to the next level and do the same thing in this new venue. They shortened the venue so we don’t have to sell 15 to 20,000 seats. We can have shows every couple months and these kids can get fights and they can be seen by the people and be built up, and they can go places. These kids deserve it, they’re working hard”
“I’m not patting myself on the back because I’m his trainer, but you watch this kid (Vinny O’Brien) and you see his work ethics in the gym and he’s off the hook. I think you’re going to be seeing a lot of him and I think he’s gonna grab a belt soon. As you can see he’s a good looking kid for now (laughs), we’ll see what happens down the road. I think you are going to like him. Just come and see him at the fights.”
Vinny O’Brien, pro debut, NJ Golden Gloves Champion – “I’m kind of new to all this. I’m anxious and excited to get out there and show everyone what I can really do. Especially in my own backyard. Boxing can do a lot of things for me, but I want to do a lot of things for boxing. I want to bring class in. I want to bring it back to the days where my Mom used to be excited to see boxing. I want to be a fighter; I want to be a world champion some day.”
Joe Judah, Shem Pagan, Vinny O’Brien, Kathy Duva, Sadam Ali, Dong Chul Yun
The fight promoted by Main Events and Super Judah Promotions will take place on March 5th at Prudential Center’s AmeriHealth Pavilion, Newark, NJ. Doors open at 7:30pm; first fight 8:00pm. Tickets priced at $253 Ringside, $103 Reserved seating on floor, $88 General Admission in Bleachers and $53 GA Standing Room on floor. Tickets on sale 2/5, available at Prudential Center Box Office, by calling TicketMaster at 800-745-3000 or www.Prucenter.com
Judah vs. Mabuza will be distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice, Shaw and Bell TV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $29.95
USBO Champion Mark “TNT” Tucker Added as Special Attraction to March 12th Jimmy Lange Boxing Card
Explosive Maryland Fighter Joins Action-Packed Lineup at Patriot Center
FAIRFAX, VA (February 11, 2011)— The top-flight Jimmy Lange Boxing card coming to the Patriot Center on March 12th just got better thanks to an undefeated, power-punching, Mohawk-sporting, rising prospect from nearby Maryland. Ice Promotions officials are excited to announce that United States Boxing Organization (USBO) Light Heavyweight Champion Mark “TNT” Tucker (15-0, 7 KOs) of Eldersburg, MD, currently rated #7 at 175-pounds by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), has been added to its action-packed lineup. The Jimmy Lange-headlined card at the George Mason University venue is presented by Valcourt Building Services.
The 23-year old southpaw, who earned his 15th win with a six-round unanimous decision over Ray Smith in New York City last Wednesday, will face an opponent to be determined in an eight-round special attraction bout.
Known for his dynamic punching power, Tucker battered grizzled veteran Jim Strohl in July 2009 to capture the USBO title before a spirited hometown crowd at Westminster, MD’s Shipley Arena where he has headlined six shows. Five months later he successfully defended his belt with a unanimous decision over Silver Spring, MD veteran George Armenta. In his lone bout of 2010, Tucker bested Billy Bailey via eight round decision to claim the inaugural North American Boxing Organization’s (NABO) Youth Light Heavyweight title.
The colorful fighter, who legally changed his name to add his ring moniker, fights out of the Maryland Boxing Club where he is trained and managed by his father, Mark Tucker Sr. He signed a promotional contract with DiBella Entertainment last spring. Tucker’s burgeoning fan base is centered in Carroll County, located northwest of Baltimore and approximately an hour-and-half drive from Fairfax, VA.
Hometown favorite and former Contender star Jimmy Lange (34-4-2, 24 KOs) of Great Falls, VA headlines his 12th Patriot Center show with a 10-round bout against Jimmy Holmes (19-1, 10 KOs) of Demotte, IN. A grudge rematch between former world champion William Joppy and Baltimore’s Cory “Black Ice” Cummings serves as the Co-Main Event. The undercard features undefeated Todd “White Lightning” Wilson (9-0, 3 KOs) of Fairfax, VA vs. Dean “Pitbull” White (15-10-2, 3 KOs) of Smithsburg, MD; knockout artist Tony “Mo Better” Jeter (10-2-1, 9 KOs) of Stevensville, MD vs. TBD; a heavyweight collision between Ron “Heavy Duty” Gamble (1-0, 1 KO) of Arnold, MD and Abodurin “Bo” Akinyanju (3-1, 3 KOs) of Landover, MD; and Charlottesville, VA middleweight George “Wartime” Rivera (11-6, 4 KOs) vs. Shakir Ashanti (16-9, 4 KOs) of Greensboro, NC.
Tickets, priced at $35, $50, $75, $125, $200, $300 and $500 (plus applicable service charges), can be bought through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com/ and via phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT and 410-547-SEAT. Call for group ticket pricing. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035.
Top Prospects Gabriel Bracero and Mark Tucker stay undefeated atop action packed Broadway Boxing
NEW YORK, NY (Feb 10, 2011) – Back on the big stage for his third consecutive Broadway Boxing main event, Gabriel “Tito” Bracero kept on winning, dominating gritty veteran Chris Fernandez over eight rounds to keep his perfect record intact on Wednesday night in front of a capacity crowd at the BB King Blues Club in Times Square, New York City.
In the co-feature of the nine bout show, WBO #7 light heavyweight Mark “TNT” Tucker also stayed perfect, winning a six round decision over Ray Smith. Other winners on the undercard were rising, unbeaten prospects Steven Martinez, Seanie Monaghan, and Ryan “The Polish Prince” Kielczewski, along with female sensation Keisher McLeod-Wells.
Broadway Boxing was presented by DiBella Entertainment, and sponsored by Lonsdale. The event will air in New York on SNY and nationally on Comcast Sports Net affiliates on a date to be announced.
Not surprising, chants of “Tito! Tito!” filled the BB King Blues Club from the moment Bracero (14-0, 1 KO) entered the ring and continued throughout the fight. It clearly served as a motivator for Bracero who had an answer for everything Fernandez (19-12-1, 11 KOs) threw his way. Not helping his cause, Fernandez was docked a point in round five for excessive use of his elbow.
The official scores were 80-71, 80-71, and 79-72 for Bracero.
“This is my second home,” said Bracero, referring to the BB King Blues Club where six of his last seven bouts have taken place. “I feel comfortable here; the fans comfort me.”
If Bracero was fighting at home, it was much different for Tucker, who had to shake off a fair amount of ring rust and drive up from his home state, Maryland. Having not been in the ring since June, Tucker needed a couple of rounds to find his range against the Ozell Nelson (trainer of Jermain Taylor) coached Ray Smith.
Once in rhythm, however, it was the world ranked Tucker who owned the ring, controlling the second half of the fight to pull out a six-round unanimous decision.
“He threw some big shots and most of them glanced off me,” said Tucker. “He was tougher than I expected, but I landed more punches than him and that’s how the scoring works.”
Full Results from New York, NY:
Gabriel Bracero (14-0, 1 KO) UD8 (80-71, 80-71, 79-72) Christopher Fernandez (19-12-1, 11 KOs)
Mark Tucker (15-0, 7 KOs) UD6 (59-55, 59-55, 59-55) Ray Smith (9-5, 3 KOs)
Seanie Monaghan (5-0, 4 KOs) TKO3 (3:00) Angel Gonzalez (2-4, 2 KOs)
Keisher McLeod-Wells (4-1, 1 KO) UD6 (58-55, 57-56, 57-56) Melissa McMorrow (4-2-3)
Boyd Melson (2-0) MD4 (39-37, 39-37, 38-38) Marquis Bruce (0-1-1)
Ryan Kielczewski (9-0, 2 KOs) UD6 (60-54, 60-54, 60-54) Wilshaun Boxley (6-8-1, 4 KOs)
Sidell Blocker (1-3-1) UD4 (38-36, 38-37, 38-37) Deano Burrell (1-1, 1 KO)
Steven Martinez (8-0, 7 KOs) TKO1 (1:01) Ishwar Amador (11-9, 7 KOs)
Joseliz Cepeda (3-1) UD4 (40-36, 39-37, 39-37) Allan Benitez (0-1)
Danny McDermott to Face Osnel Charles in “Brick City Brawl” Co-Feature
Jersey City, NJ (February 10, 2011) – Lightweight prospect Danny “Little Mac” McDermott (8-2, 3 KO) of Jersey City, NJ will make his first ring appearance in almost a year when he faces Osnel Charles (6-2) of Atlantic City, NJ at Essex County College in Newark, NJ on February 19.
The six-round bout will be the main supporting fight to “Brick City Brawl”, which is headlined by Polish heavyweight Mariusz Wach (23-0, 11 KO) facing Jonathan Haggler (23-3, 18 KO) for the vacant WBC Baltic heavyweight championship. McDermott-Charles and Wach-Haggler will both be televised by FoxSports and Comcast affiliates throughout the country.
The show will be promoted by Prize Fight and Global Boxing Promotions.
McDermott, 31, hasn’t fought since his thrilling war with Brian Miller last year, which was named the “Garden State Fight of the Year” by Boxrec. Now training with former middleweight Dominick Scibetta in North Bergen’s Global Boxing Gym, McDermott is back in the groove.
“This is the opportunity I’ve waited for my whole life,” says McDermott, an alumni of Paramus Catholic High School. “I’m excited and hope to give the fans the best fight possible. I’m focused on one thing, which is being the best fighter I possibly can be.”
Besides being a fighter, McDermott is also a father of two and a graduate of the New York Film Academy.
Charles, 26, was born in Haiti but raised in West Palm Beach, FL. He is coming off his career best performance, an upset of Philadalphia favorite Victor Vasquez, last month.
Accompanying McDermott to the ring will be Joe Gatti, a former world title contender and brother of McDermott’s mentor Arturo “Thunder” Gatti.
Tickets for this championship night of boxing are priced at $120; $70& $30 by calling 1-866-468-7619; logging onto www.ticketmaster.com or www.ticketweb.com as well as Global Boxing Gym (5601-5711 Tonnelle Ave. North Bergen, NJ, 07047)
Doors open at 7PM, first fight is at 8PM.
There will be a press conference to announce the card at Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen, NJ on February 17 at 1PM.
Molina vs. Amidu on April 9 at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond Indiana
Hitz Boxing Returns for Another World-Class Night of Boxing
Hitz Boxing will return to the beautiful “Venue” in the Horseshoe Casino, in Hammond, Indiana, on Saturday, April 9 for another night of world-class boxing.
The latest Fight Night at the Horseshoe event will feature Chicago’s own “King” Carlos Molina (17-4, 5 KOs) taking on undefeated Ghanaian knockout artist Abdulai Amidu (19-0, 17 KOs) in an all-action super welterweight showdown.
In his last fight, Molina won the NABO Light Middleweight Championship over Danny Perez via 12-round decision. Amidu was last seen winning a decision over Cristian Favela in August last year.
“This is a fantastic fight,” said Hitz Boxing Founder, Bobby Hitz. “Carlos is in fantastic shape and highly motivated to get into the mix at 147. And the other kid, Amidu’s been sparring with Manny Pacquiao and giving him fits, so you know he’s in fantastic shape. This is a terrific match-up for the fans and we’re happy to be able to put it on for them. I predict a war.”
The night’s undercard is packed with up-and-coming young contenders from Chicago and all over the world. Scheduled to appear are: Hammond’s own Ruben “Modern Day Warrior” Galvan (27-15-4, 10 KOs) in a welterweight match-up; Abdulai Amidu’s brother Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amidu (19-2-1, 16 KOs); Chicago middleweight Mike Kurzeja (4-0, 4 KOs); Chicago super middleweight Ninos Abraham (5-0, 2 KOs); Chicago heavyweight Dave Latoria (7-0, 3 KOs); Hammond-based super featherweight Jeremias Correa (1-0, 1 KO); Chicago junior lightweight Paulie Settepani making his pro debut; and Chicago light welterweight Russell Fiore (4-0-1, 4 KOs) in separate bouts.
The high-class atmosphere and luxurious surroundings the Horseshoe has to offer make their boxing shows a Las Vegas-style night of boxing that Chicago-area fans don’t have to get on a plane to enjoy.
The Horseshoe Casino has an intimate, comfortable venue with luxurious seats, a spectacular gaming area, free parking, exquisite food and all the amenities — and is just 20 minutes from Downtown Chicago.
Tickets for “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” are on sale today (February 11), starting at a fan appreciation price of $10, and are available atthe “Venue” box office, ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.