VERONA, N.Y. (Jan. 14, 2022) — The entire Smith-Geffrard fight card weighed in today at Turning Stone Resort Casino ahead of tomorrow night’s fights LIVE on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (simulcast on ESPN+) at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
The main event pits Long Island hero and WBO World Champion JOE SMITH JR. in his first world title defense against challenger STEVEN GEFFRARD. Both fighters tipped the scales today, with champion Joe Smith Jr. weighing in at a fit, 174.25 lbs while challenger Steven Geffrard weighed in at a ready 173.5 lbs. After a mad scramble it’s official – THE FIGHT IS ON!
On the undercard, Ukraine born, Pittsburgh based cruiserweight LYUBOMYR PINCHUK is set to challenge Virginia’s JOSE MARIO FLORES over 8 rounds for the vacant NABA Gold Cruiserweight Title. Pinchuk weighed in at a trim 194.5 lbs, while Flores weighed in at 197.5 lbs.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, tickets priced from $49 to $89 are on sale now and can be purchased at the Turning Stone Resort Box Office, charge by phone by calling 800.771.7711 or online at Ticketmaster.
About Turning Stone Resort Casino
Host of the January 15th event, Turning Stone Resort Casino is a Forbes Four-Star Award-winning destination resort, which continues to distinguish itself as a premier venue for fight-of-the-year caliber boxing. Turning Stone features world-class amenities including The Lounge with Caesars Sports, a state-of-the-art sports book in partnership with Caesars Entertainment, five hotels, more than 20 signature dining options, two spas, a 125,000 square foot Las Vegas style gaming floor, multiple entertainment venues, five golf courses, and several bars and lounges offering live entertainment every weekend. Additionally, Turning Stone is the Official Resort Casino of the International Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend. The partnership is a multifaceted initiative to spotlight boxing throughout the entire region. The program includes a series of boxing events at Turning Stone that culminate every year in June with an elaborate and bigger-than-ever International Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend celebration. International Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend will be held June 9 – 12, 2022.
As an increasing number of athletes and performers now require ticketholders to be vaccinated, Turning Stone has updated its health and safety protocols for the Event Center, The Showroom and Exit 33 nightlife venues to align with industry health and safety protocols. All ticketholders 12 years or older are required to provide proof of vaccination to attend any event at the Turning Stone Event Center or The Showroom. Children 11 years or younger who are not vaccinated are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of the event and will be required to wear face coverings while at Turning Stone. Guests visiting areas other than the Event Center, The Showroom and Exit 33 nightlife venues at Turning Stone are not required to provide proof of vaccination. All guests visiting Turning Stone are required to wear masks.
Media credential requests for the January 15th fight should be emailed to Kelly Abdo, Director of PR for Turning Stone, at [email protected].