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“RIVERS RUMBLE V” COMES TO RIVERS CASINO JULY 15

Jun 29, 2016, 09:12 AM
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Jun 29, 2016, 00:00 AM

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“RIVERS RUMBLE V” COMES TO RIVERS CASINO JULY 15
World-Class Boxing Returns to the North Shore; Tickets Now on Sale

PITTSBURGH — June 29, 2016 — Rivers Casino, in association with Made Men Promotions, presents a full card of action-packed boxing in “Rivers Rumble V.” The fast-paced, professional bouts will take place in Rivers’ outdoor amphitheater on Friday, July 15.

The Co-Main Event will feature a heavyweight showdown with Pittsburgh native Ed “Black Magic” Latimore (12W-0L, 7KO), putting his undefeated record on the line against top contender Joshua “Too Tuff” Tufte (19W-1L, 9KO). 

In the second Co-Main Event, both a Cruiserweight Title, as well as Western Pennsylvania bragging rights, are up for grabs between Josh “The Handsome Hitman” Himes (8W-1L, 4KO) of Monaca, Pa. and Dustin “Panama Red” Echard (13W-3L, 10KO) of Mt. Washington, Pa.

“This event is a favorite among guests, and we look forward to bringing boxing back to Rivers Pittsburgh,” said Craig Clark, General Manager of Rivers Casino. “The exceptional fighters on the card and Rivers’ outdoor amphitheater make this an event that is not to be missed.”

Other top-tier matches include the face-off between top prospect Matt “Sweet Child” Conway (6W-0L, 3KO) of Pittsburgh, Pa. and his stiffest test to date, Chris Alexander (4W-2L, 3KO); the highly-anticipated professional boxing debut of MMA star Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico as he faces tough, nine-fight veteran Henry “Merciless” Mercer; a local grudge match between Mike “The Sledge Hammer” Stull (1W-0L) of New Castle, Pa. and Larry Blakey (3W-4L, 1KO) of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and, in the evening’s Special Attraction bout, 2015 U.S. National Amateur Super Heavyweight Champion, Darmani Rock (2W-0L, 2KO), steps in the professional ring for the third time. 

Tickets are now available for Rivers Rumble V and can be purchased at www.mademenboxing.com or the Rivers Casino Gift Shop. Ticket prices are: $100 for ringside seating, $65 for reserved seating and $30 for general admission.

For VIP seating, please call 304-670-9406 or 724-513-1416. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the first bout beginning at 7 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend the event; however, guests must be 21 years or older to enter Rivers Casino and its parking garage. All bouts are subject to change.

For additional information, visit www.riverscasino.com/pittsburgh.

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ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Best Overall Gaming Resort" in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and "Best Overall Casino" in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 83 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multipurpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $542 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit riverscasino.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Emily Adams
For Rivers Casino
267-932-8760 x 308
emily@hornercom.com