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Horseshoe Casino to host Championship Fight Night

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Horseshoe Casino is bringing a bit of Las Vegas flair to Cincinnati. Championship Fight Night will be held on Thursday, May 29.

The special, one-night event at the Horseshoe's Pavilion will feature three World Boxing Council United States title defenses by local champions and will be hosted by three-time world champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner and International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Aaron Pryor Sr. It will be the first boxing championship to be held at the Horseshoe.

In the main event, Brandon "Untouchable" Bennett will defend his super featherweight title for the first time since he won it last November. Bennett is a 26-year-old southpaw who fights with a slick style. At 17-1 (7 KOs), Bennett is continuing his rise through the 130-pound division. A victory on May 29 will solidify his position as a top contender.

Aaron Pryor Jr., son of boxing Hall-of-Fame member Aaron "The Hawk" Pryor, will be looking to continue his run of three straight victories as he defends his super middleweight title in the co-feature. Pryor is 19-7 (12 KOs) and presents a tough matchup for any opponent standing at 6-foot-4 with an 84-inch reach.

The third title fight features William "Action" Jackson defending his welterweight belt. Jackson, 25, is coming off a career-best majority decision victory over rising prospect Chris Rudd, handing him the first defeat of his career. Jackson has a record of 11-2-1 (5 KOs).

The stacked undercard features bouts by native Cincinnatians David Long, Mel Crossty, DeVonte Allen, Danny Calhoun, and top undefeated prospects Anthony Sims and Raynell Williams.

Tickets are on sale today, April 30.

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