Pro boxing card at The Harv Saturday
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in association with 8-Time World Champion Roy Jones Jr. and TNT Promotions presents live professional boxing Saturday night at The Harv.
A full slate of battles are in store and include:
- Undefeated welterweight Wilkins “The Hispanic Hurricane” Santiago taking on perennial contender Gilbert “Gordo” Venegas.
Fans can expect constant fireworks in this classic Puerto Rico vs. Mexico matchup. Santiago seeks to fight his way into contention against Venegas who is best known for his shocking knockout victory over current WBC and WBA No. 3 ranked contender Ed Paredes and highly disputed draw with world renowned Jesus Soto Karass.
- Undefeated super middleweight “Big Chief” Morgan Fitch faces his toughest foe to date in Billy Bailey. Big Chief, currently ranked No. 19 in the U.S., has performed well in previous Mountaineer appearances, but will need to step up his game against Bailey who’s known worldwide as “The Gatekeeper” to the top 15 in the division.
The last time the native Californian traveled to the tri-state area he lost a razor-thin split decision to undefeated top contender and 2008 Olympian Azea Augustama in a hard-fought battle that took Fight of the Night honors that evening.
- In the evening’s “Special Attraction,” heavyweight Nick “The Stoneman” Firtha returns to face Robert “Big Philly” Hawkins. It will mark the Akron-based Firtha’s first bout at Mountaineer since 2008. Hawkins has traveled the world in some of the biggest matchups in the heavyweight division against the likes former champions David Tua, Samuel Peter, Oleg Maskaev and current No. 1 contender Bermane Stiverne to name a few.
- Crowd favorites Billy “Hutch” Hutchinson and Joey “The Hitman” Holt are also back. Hutch goes toe-to-toe with tough-as-nails Angel “The White Tiger” Rios, while Holt does the same with popular Dustin Caplinger.
Greg Brady and Travis Reeves meet in a cruiserweight clash and more.
As always, don’t miss the beautiful Ring Dolls.
There is free parking. The first bell sounds at 7:30 p.m.