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REMINDER: SLUGFEST AT THE SUN OFFICIAL WEIGH IN TODAY (6/29)

SMITH JR. vs. RUSSELL
“SLUGFEST AT THE SUN” AT MOHEGAN SUN (SATURDAY 6/30)
  
OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN *TODAY* (FRI 6/29) 5:00PM
AHEAD OF TOMORROW NIGHT’S “SLUGFEST AT THE SUN” AT MOHEGAN SUN 
UNCASVILLE, CONNECTICUT, June 29, 2018
WHO:
JOE “THE BEAST” SMITH JR. / 23-2 19KO’s, Mastic, NY
MELVIN RUSSELL / 11-4-2 7KO’s, Ashland, KY
KALI REIS/ 13-7-1 4KO’s, Cranston, RI
PATTY RAMIREZ/ 11-5 5KO’S, Aguascalientes, Mexico
ANTHONY LAUREANO/ 7-0 3KO’S, East Hartford, CT
JUAN de la cruz RODRIGUEZ/ 8-9-1 6KO’s, Haymarket, VA
WENDY TOUSSAINT/ 8-0 3KO’s, Huntington, NY
ANDY GONZALEZ/ 6-2 5KO’s, Worcester, MA
JOE FARINA/ 2-0 2O’S, South Boston, MA
STEVE MOORE/ 1-3 1KO, Orange, NJ
LARRY GLEESON/ 6-1 2KO’s, NYC, NY (no opponent still)
ANTHONY WOODS/ 1-6-1, Philadelphia, PA
CASSIUS CHANEY/ 12-0 6KO’s, New London, CT
ELDER HERNANDEZ/ 5-2 3KO’s, Morelia, Mexico
WILLIAM FOSTER/ 8-0 6KO’s, New Haven, CT
TYROME JONES/ 4-3-1 1KO, South Bend, IN
WHERE:
5:00 PM                SLUGFEST AT THE SUN OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN
                            *OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*
                             LOCATION: MOHEGAN SUN CABARET THEATRE
                             1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT, 06382
                             (Go down escalators at the main entrance, make a left at the                                   fountain, continue on the right side walkway. Theatre will                                         appear on the right)
                              4:00 PM- Fighters Report
                              5:00 PM- Weigh-In Begins
WHEN:  *TODAY* (FRI 6/30) 5:00 PM 
WHAT:
The official weigh-in ahead of Saturday night’s “Slugfest at the SUN”, live from the Mohegan Sun Arena. The night features eight bouts. The main event features the return of the “Common Man”, light heavyweight sensation JOE SMITH JR., as he takes on tough Kentuckian, MELVIN RUSSELL.  In the co-feature bout, KALI REIS, returns home to Mohegan Sun after her brilliant power punching performance on HBO against undefeated champion, Cecilia Braekhus. Also highlighted on the undercard are top New England prospects, ANTHONY LAUREANOCASSIUS CHANEY and WILLIAM FOSTER.
INFO:
“SLUGFEST at the SUN”: THE RETURN OF JOE SMITH JR.
After eleven months out of the ring due to a broken jaw, the “Common Man”, Union Local 66 laborer, Joe Smith Jr. returns at the beautiful Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. After coming off a stellar KO win on NBC against Andrzej Fonfara, and knocking out the legend, Bernard Hopkins, clear out of the ring, on HBO, Smith Jr. has his eyes set on winning a world title. Smith Jr. is currently rated #3 (WBC) and #7 (WBA) in the world.
BOUT SHEET:


MEDIA:
SLUGFEST AT THE SUN: THE RETURN OF JOE SMITH JR.

SLUGFEST AT THE SUN: THE RETURN OF JOE SMITH JR.
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.”
PREVIOUS RELEASES
TICKETS:
Tickets for the live event start at $30 (plus $5 venue fee) and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com by 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.
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MODELL’S SPORTING GOODS:
Founded in 1889, Modell’s Sporting Goods is the local family sporting goods destination that provides a convenient and compelling shopping experience for the athlete and fan in all of us.  Modell’s offers customers an assortment of top brands in sporting goods equipment, footwear and active apparel for every level of play year round.   The retailer operates 153 stores located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.  In addition visit, www.Modells.com, which services customers all over the country.
CONTACTS:
Tony Palmieri, Star Boxing: (516) 456-0315,  TonyPalmieri@StarBoxing.com
Bob Trieger, Full Court PRESS, (978) 590-0470, bobtfcp@hotmail.com 
Credentials: Email info@StarBoxing.com

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