SPADAFORA VS. EGBERIME SATURDAY DECEMBER 1ST AT MOUNTAINEER
BOTH CURRENT WORLD RANKED CONTENDERS LAY IT ALL ON THE LINE
ALSO, “FIGHT OF THE YEAR” REMATCH MEZA-CLAY VS. LUCERO SET PLUS GIURICEO VS. OLUOCH
A blockbuster event has been set for Saturday December 1st, 2012 at The Harv at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, WV. In a vital matchup for both combatants, undefeated former IBF/IBC World Champion Paul “The Pittsburgh Kid” Spadafora (46W-0L-1D, 19KO) faces current WBO Oriental Champion & former Olympian Solomon Egberime (22W-3L-1D, 11KO) in the 10-round Main Event.
Spadafora, currently world ranked WBA #11, WBC #17, defeated Humberto Toledo in his last bout in the Main Event August 18th at The Harv at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, WV.
Egberime, currently world ranked WBO #13, defeated Joel Dela Cruz in his last bout in the Main Event July 13th at The Melbourne Pavilion in Flemington, Australia.
Both fighters need the victory to catapult into World Championship contention in 2013. For Spadafora it marks his next step in an astonishing comeback story as he attempts to rewrite the history books.
Presented by 8-Time World Champion Roy Jones Jr. in association with TNT Promotions the evening also features two 8-round battles:
The “Fight of the Year” rematch between blood & guts warriors Monty Meza-Clay vs. Emmanuel “The Butcher” Lucero. In July of this year, Meza-Clay, former IBA World Super Featherweight Champion, & Lucero, former IBF Latino & WBC Continental Americas Champion & best known for his IBF World Title clash with current Pound-For-Pound King Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao, staged a back-&-forth war of the century in which Meza-Clay prevailed via close Majority Decision.
Youngtown, OH’s Jake “The Bull” Giuriceo is met head on by former WBO African Title Challenger “Mr.” Peter Oluoch as Giuriceo attempts his next step towards cracking the world rankings.
Other bouts scheduled include: ● crowd pleaser Billy "Hutch" Hutchinson in a 6-round tri-state grudge match vs. Jose “The Puerto Rican Prince” Caraballo. ● prospect "Big Chief" Morgan Fitch in a dangerous 6-round encounter with Cameron Allen. Allen is coming off of a shocking 2nd round TKO of 14W-2L contender Jimmy Lubash.
The pro boxing debut of MMA favorite Joey “The Hitman” Holt of nearby East Liverpool, OH as he takes on 20 fight veteran Alan Moore.
A special prelude bout prior to the 1st pro bout with Steubenville, OH’s Angelo Magnone.
Base ticket prices are VIP starting at $100, Section A $50, Section B $35, & 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 www.MOREatMountaineer.com or www.Etix.com. 1st pro bout 7:30 P.M. Bouts subject to change.
About Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, located in Chester, WV, is owned & 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 & entertainment, a theater & events center, & a convention center. Visit Mountaineer at www.MoreAtMountaineer.com or call 800-804-0468.