Championship Boxing Returns to Live! Casino & Hotel on March 8 Featuring Laurel, MD Native Demond Nicholson vs. Baltimore Fighter Jessie Nicklow Battling for the Maryland State Super Middleweight Title
Hometown Crowd to Cheer on Local Maryland and D.C. Fighters including Live! Casino & Hotel Employee Dante Cox and Baltimore City Police Officer Brandon Chambers, making his Pro Boxing Debut
February 19 Media Day at Odenton Fitness Includes Interview / Video / Photo Opportunities
Back by popular demand, Live! Casino & Hotel and Jeter Promotions today announced the return of Championship Boxing to the Live! Event Center on FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019.
Laurel, MD native DEMOND “D’BESTATIT” NICHOLSON (20-3-1) will square off against JESSIE NICKLOW (27-9-3) of Baltimore. Last summer, Nicholson dispatched his opponent in a KO to win the WBC-USNBC Super Middleweight Title during the Championship Boxing debut at the Live! Event Center.
Nicholson, Nicklow, and other fighters on the Undercard will participate in a Media Meet & Greet on Tuesday, February 19 from 11:00am-2:00pm at Odenton Fitness (828 Telegraph Rd, Suite D, Odenton, MD 21113). For media only, not open to the public.
Two of the most exciting match-ups on the Undercard feature Live! Casino & Hotel bartender Dante “The Red Comet” Cox (3-0), of Elkridge, MD, who will return to the ring to take on Dravontay “Speed” Rawls (10-1), of Glenarden, MD; and making his Professional Debut, Baltimore City police officer Brandon Chambers will match up against Natron McLean (0-2), of Sanford, NC.
Other local fighters on the Undercard include Derrick Corley (1-2), son of D.C. veteran fighter DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley, versus Sam Crossed (8-0), of Greenbelt, MD; Francisco Bustos (8-0), of Rockville, MD, versus Donald Wallace (3-1-1), of Baltimore, MD; AJ Williams (0-1), of Baltimore, MD, versus Dameron Kirby (0-2), of Washington, D.C.; and Ebrima Jawara, of Laurel, MD, versus Malik Loften (1-1), of Suitland, MD.
“The championship boxing debut at the Live! Event Center was a great draw to our expanded entertainment lineup,” said Nikolina Felton, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Live! Casino & Hotel. “We look forward to our continued partnership with the team at Jeter Promotions, who do a remarkable job raising the profile of local boxing talent in the state. We also can’t wait to cheer on Live! Team Member Dante Cox for a second time and see his fancy footwork in the ring.”
ALL BOUTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. First bell at 7:00pm. Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased online at LiveCasinoHotel.com
About Live! Casino & Hotel
Live! Casino & Hotel is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country, located in the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor, just off I-95, Route 100 and the B/W Parkway at Arundel Mills. Open 24/7/365, the property features more than 200 live action table games, including a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 slot machines; two High Limit rooms; and the Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio. Guests can enjoy five-star accommodations, including 310 luxury guest rooms; the Live! Spa; world-class dining, featuring the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; David’s, featuring global cuisine; Bobby’s Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Luk Fu and 8 at Luk Fu, serving authentic sushi and Asian cuisine; Morty’s Deli; Latin cuisine at En Vivo; Phillips® Seafood Express; and Luckies, offering Starbucks coffee, pastries, and Italian gelato; and a sizzling nightlife, including nightly entertainment at Live! Center Stage; the R Bar; and The Lobby Bar at David’s. A 4,000-seat Event Center, opening in two phases, featuring 40,000-square-feet of meeting and banquet space, and a performance venue with a regular lineup of headline entertainment completes the Live! experience. Enjoy secure covered parking with valet service and a free self-park garage with Park Assist® and direct elevator access to the casino floor. The newly-renovated Live! Lofts boutique hotel, located just minutes from the Casino, features 250 guest rooms and suites, and approximately 3,400-square-feet of meeting and banquet space. For reservations, call 443-445-2929, or book online at LiveCasinoHotel.com. Live! Casino & Hotel and Live! Lofts are owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit LiveCasinoHotel.com or LiveCasino.social. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For employment opportunities, visit www.LiveCasinoHotel.com/jobs.
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