LAS VEGAS – Presented by Platinum Entertainment in association with
Roy Jones, Jr. Boxing, “Friday Night Fights” will be held at the
Orleans Hotel & Casino on Friday, November 21. The main event will
feature two former female World Champions: Layla “Amazing” McCarter of
Las Vegas will square off against Miami’s Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez.
Next on the card is Roy Jones, Jr. Boxing’s own undefeated prospect,
Eric “Baby Face” Johnson, of Baton Rouge, La. taking on Kenton
Sippio-Cook of Austin. In addition to these high-octane fights, the
1984 Olympic Boxing Team will be honored at the event in celebration
of the 30th Anniversary of the Olympic Games when they brought home an
unprecedented 11 Olympic Boxing Medals (9 Gold, 1 Silver and 1
Bronze). Additional exciting bouts on the fight card will be announced
closer to date.
Several lead-up events will be held on Thursday, November 20, in Salon
G including the official Press Conference and a question & answer
session for the 1984 Olympic Boxing Team at 4 p.m., and weigh-in for
all fighters at 6 p.m. Both events are open to the public.
Friday Night Fights will be held in the Mardi Gras Ballroom. Doors
open at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 21, and the first bell is at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available starting at $25, plus tax and convenience fees,
and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling
702.284.7777 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.
About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans offers more than a
dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center,
827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat
Orleans Arena. The property has more than 1,800 guest rooms and a
135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21,
Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than
2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans
includes a poker room, keno lounge and race and sports book. More
information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at
www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleanscasino),
and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a
property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a
leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment
properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on
Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.