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FORMER WBC WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION KALI “KO MEQUINONOAG” REIS ADDED TO UNDERCARD OF “SLUGFEST AT THE SUN” ON JUNE 30TH AT MOHEGAN SUN

FORMER WBC WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION
 KALI “KO MEQUINONOAG” REIS ANNOUNCED AS CO-FEATURE OF “SLUGFEST AT THE SUN” ON JUNE 30TH AT MOHEGAN SUN
 
KALI REIS COMING OFF HISTORIC BOUT AS FIRST WOMEN’S TELEVISED BOUT ON HBO AGAINST CECILIA BRAEKHUS
New York, May 29, 2018
STAR BOXING’S “SLUGFEST at the SUN on JUNE 30th at Mohegan Sun has gone from a stellar card, to unbelievable.  Star Boxing thrilled fans when it announced the long anticipated return of the “Common Man,” light heavyweight sensation JOE SMITH JR. (23-2 18KO’s).  Today, Star Boxing formally announced that former WBC Women’s World Champion, KALI “KO MEQUINONOAG” REIS (13-7 4KO’s) will be fighting as the co-feature bout on June 30thagainst SZILVIA SZABADOS (17-11 8KO’S) of Hungary.
KALI REIS is coming off her historic bout with undisputed women’s champion CECILIA BRAEKHUS, in the first ever women’s bout televised on HBO. Reis and Braekhus put on brilliant performance on the undercard of the GGG-Martirosyan card in California.  The woman’s fight was a memorable one that saw great action from start to finish. Reis used a heavy right hand to drop Braekhus in the seventh round and hurt her for a second time in the ninth round, becoming the first women to ever knockdown the champion Braekhus in her professional career.  The decision was read over a sea of boo’s from the crowd as Braekhus escaped the power of Reis and retained her titles in a decision win.
Kali is thrilled to be fighting at Mohegan Sun on June 30th.  The fans are equally excited as Kali brings thrilling inside the ring action and a unique and entertaining ring walk, carrying her native warrior pride into the ring, as she does every fight with a centuries’ old Native American prayer dance.  She will have her New England fan base behind her as she searches for another win in her professional career as she chases the rematch that Braekhus promised the fans after their title fight just over a month ago.
KALI REIS had these comments about returning to Mohegan Sun, “I am so excited to be back “home” at Mohegan Sun June 30th!  Star Boxing always has action packed fights lighting up this beautiful area.  Joe DeGuardia is keeping me very productive since we signed with him back in November.  I am so pleased with the decision myself and manager Brian made to sign with him and Star Boxing.  Fans can also expect to see an even more determined, skilled, hungry, evolving WARRIOR in there!  The fight on HBO May 5 with Braekhus was such a learning experience and I am grateful for making history in not only women’s boxing but my own personal journey as well.  I’m back and promise to put on one heck of a show!”
Manager of Kali Reis, BRIAN COHEN had this to say about Kali’s return to Mohegan Sun,  “Mohegan Sun is a great venue for boxing.  It’s close to Kali’s home. It’s rich in Native American culture.  They give Kali the freedom to have a ceremonial dance on her walkout to the ring.  Our goal is to make the name Kali Reis synonymous with the Mohegan Sun.  Kali is hard at work in training camp with me and the team.  What that means is from the minute she wakes up to the minute she passes out at night she will be living, breathing and thinking boxing.  So on June 30th you are going to see a 147 pound female monster made out of twisted steel and indigenous appeal.  What you ARE going to see is a boxer on a mission to prove a point and make a statement.  So what you need to do is go online, call Mohegan, send an email or use a carrier pigeon to get your tickets because on June 30th you’re going to see the first woman to ever fight on HBO.  You’re  going to see the first woman of Star Boxing, Kali “KO” Reis.
JOE DEGUARDIA, CEO  of Star Boxing said this about Reis, “Kali impressed everyone on May 5th against undisputed champion Cecilia Braekhus, in the first women’s bout featured on HBO.  Kali proved that she has the skill to take on the elite level of women’s boxing.  I am thrilled that we are able to bring her back so soon, and at Mohegan Sun.  She truly has a remarkable life story and is a great example of a strong woman who has battled tremendous odds and adversity and we applaud her.  Kali is a role model in and out of the ring.  We are very happy  to have her on the June 30th show at Mohegan Sun.  It will be a special night.”
Get your tickets to JUNE 30th, #SLUGFESTattheSUN live from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.
 Tickets start at JUST $30.

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“SLUGFEST at the SUN”: THE RETURN OF JOE SMITH JR. 
After eleven months out of the ring due to a broken jaw, “THE BEAST” Joe Smith Jr. returns in a big way, at the beautiful Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. After coming off a stellar KO win on NBC against Andrzej Fonfara, and defeating the legend Bernard Hopkins on HBO, Smith Jr. has his eyes set on landing in the win column in his first bout of 2018.
FACTS:
“SLUGFEST at the SUN” is presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing. The event takes place Saturday, June 30th at Mohegan Sun, in Uncasville, CT.
Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing “SLUGFEST at the SUN” series is the a premier professional boxing experience in Connecticut. Live from the beautiful Mohegan Sun Arena, “SLUGFEST at the SUN” has seen some of the best and brightest in boxing. This includes, two-time world champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade and world title challenger Delvin Rodriguez, amongst many others.
Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, Joe DeGuardia, has consistently given the boxing fans of Connecticut, world class fights, right in their own backyard. “SLUGFEST at the SUN” also gives the north east’s rising boxing stars an avenue to world title contention. From world title fights, to world class boxing skill, Mohegan Sun has seen it all, delivered by Star Boxing.
The “SLUGFEST at the SUN” series offers an affordable, fan friendly action packed, entertaining night out, that is guaranteed to have you on your feet from the opening bell.
On June 30th, Star Boxing plans to start your summer off right, with yet another thrilling “SLUGFEST at the SUN.”
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TICKETS:
Tickets for the live event start at $30 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.comby clicking HERE or by going to www.StarBoxing.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.
MOHEGAN SUN:
Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.
CONTACTS:
Tony Palmieri, Star Boxing: (516) 456-0315,  TonyPalmieri@StarBoxing.com
Credentials: Email info@StarBoxing.com

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