Greenville, MS – Prize Fight Boxing is proud to introduce the inaugural event of a ground breaking series on SportsSouth. “Melee In Mississippi” will kick off a monthly fight series on SportsSouth live from the beautiful Harlow’s Casino & Resort in Greenville, MS. This 5 bout card will feature some of the hottest prospects in the sport today. “This whole series is built around introducing tomorrow’s stars today”, said Brian Young of Prize Fight. “Through our wonderful relationship with FOX and Harlow’s Casino we are able kick off this series in a first class way”, Young continued.
The main event on the card will be a classic duel of two talented featherweights. Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter 12-1 (5 KO’s) of Philadelphia, PA will square off with Jose Hernandez 11-7 (5 KO’s) of Atlanta GA. Hunter, a 2004 United States Olympic Boxing Team Alternate and one of the hottest prospects in boxing, looks to continue his winning ways against the formidable Hernandez in this 8 round bout. Defeating Jose Hernandez will be no easy task for Hunter as Hernandez is well known as defeating hyped prospects. Four times previously in his career Hernandez has entered a fight as an underdog against an undefeated prospect and four times Hernandez as crushed the prospect’s dreams by coming a way with an upset victory. Most recently Hernandez faced 15-0 Rasheim Jefferson for the USBA Featherweight Title in Philadelphia, PA and stopped Jefferson in the 12th round of a scheduled 12 round bout with a crushing left hook.
The feature bout of the evening is an exciting female bout between in state rivals Britanny Glendenning 2-0 (1 KO) of Ft. Smith, AR and April Ward 5-1 (5 KO’s) of Batesville, AR. This 6 round Jr. Middleweight bout is sure to be for the bragging rights of Arkansas. The scintillating 5 bout card is filled out with three evenly matched affairs featuring 2008 Bahamian Olympian Taureano Johnson. Johnson is one of the hardest hitting prospects in boxing today and is just coming off a crushing 30 second stoppage of Ryan Bianchini in Memphis, TN.
The doors will open at 7:00 PM for this exciting night of boxing and the first bout will begin at 8:00 PM. Tickets are only $15 with a Harlow’s Players Card. This unbelievable night of boxing can be viewed live from beautiful Harlow’s Resort & Casino in Greenville, MS.
For More Information:
Nate Yoder – Prize Fight – (618) 979-6735
Harlow’s Casino Resort & Hotel 4280 Harlows Blvd Greenville, Mississippi 38701 1-866-524-LUCK (5825) http://www.harlowscasino.com