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Live Championship Boxing Returns to Mountaineer This Saturday!

8-Time World Champion Roy Jones Jr. in association with TNT Promotions Presents “Live Championship Boxing from The Harv at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort” on Saturday April 28th. A Double Feature is planned for the evening’s headliners when Youngtown, OH’s Jake “The Bull” Giuriceo (15W-0L-1D, 3KO) battles former World Boxing Council (WBC) Latino Super Lightweight Champion Juan “Chago” Santiago (14W-8L-1D, 8KO) and power punching sensation Joel Diaz Jr. (8W-0L, 7KO) takes on Colombian native Yogli “Olafo” Herrera (22W-14L, 15KO).

Giuriceo is looking to fight his way into the world rankings when stepping in with the rugged Santiago, a proven contender with multiple national television appearances. Diaz Jr. gained national recognition earlier this year after rising from the canvas to score a stunning TKO victory over previously undefeated Guy Robb televised on SHOWTIME. The experienced veteran Herrera looks to test the chin of the prospect once again as he has done with many of the top names in the division never backing down from a challenge. Herrera’s career losses were to opponents who had an astonishing combined record of 216W-17L at the time he fought them.

In the evening’s “Special Attraction”, former WBO World Title Challenger Brian “The Beast” Minto (35W-5L, 22KO) returns to face vs. former Arena Football player 6’4″ Behemoth Matt “Hurricane” Hicks (13W-6L, 12KO).

This blockbuster event will include a full night of exciting action and entertainment. In store are matchups:

The heated rematch of a previous Draw earlier in the year between Welterweights Billy “The Boilermaker” Hutchinson and Augustin Cicero, Super Middleweights “Big Chief” Morgan Fitch vs. Romon “Abnormal” Barber, Light Heavyweights Jaque “Lights Out” Lutz vs. “Tiger” Michael Wilmer, and Welterweights Sammy Vasquez Jr. vs. Damon Antoine.

Base ticket prices are VIP $100, Section A $50, Section B $35, and Bleachers $25. Tickets can be purchased at Mountaineer Casino’s Players Club in person or by calling the Players Club at 1-800-804-0468 Ext: 8297, online at or

1st bell is at 7:30 PM.

Bouts subject to change.

About Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, located in Chester, WV, is owned and operated by MTR Gaming Group. Mountaineer Casino features slot machines, table games, live poker tables, a thoroughbred racetrack, an upscale hotel with amenities, golf course, fine dining and entertainment, a theater and events center, and a convention center. Visit Mountaineer at or call 800-804-0468.

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