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R&R Promotions and Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati to present first ever boxing event at an Ohio casino Sept. 7



CINCINNATI (Aug. 27, 2013) – R&R Promotions, in conjunction with the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, looks to make history Sept. 7 when they bring boxing back to Cincinnati with the first ever event to be held at an Ohio casino. “Fight Night at The Shoe,” to be held at The Shoe at the Horseshoe Casino, will feature 10 bouts in total with lightweight Brandon “Untouchable” Bennett in the main event. The co-main event will showcase Aaron Pryor Jr., the son of newly crowned pro boxing Hall of Famer Aaron Pryor Sr. Pryor Sr. will be in attendance at the event, along with three-time world champion Adrien Broner and special invited guest former two-time champion Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns, as he looks to support his son Ronald Hearns who is also featured on the undercard.

The top talent in the Queen City will be appearing on the undercard including heavyweights David Long and Danny Calhoun. Welterweight William “Action” Jackson (10-1-1, 5 KOs) and junior lightweight DeVonte Allen (5-1-1, 3 KOs) will also be fighting in separate bouts. Rounding out the card are undefeated prospects Mel Crossty (5-0-1, 1 KO), former U.S. Marine Jonathan Steele (1-0, 1 KO), and 2008 U.S. Olympian Raynell Williams (1-0, 1 KO).

Bennett is currently working his way towards a title opportunity. At 16-1, the 5-foot-6 southpaw could use a win on the seventh to propel him towards that next step. Pryor Jr., 17-7 (12 KOs), is coming off of a scintillating second round knockout July 5 against Mickey Scarborough, and will be looking to continue that momentum.

“I am very excited to be involved with the first boxing show ever at any casino in the State of Ohio,” said Andrew Williams, CEO of R&R Promotions. “It has been a pleasure to work with VP Kevin Kline and his great team at the Horseshoe Casino to make this dream a reality.”

Tickets start at $25 and are on-sale now at all Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com, or 1-800-745-3000. The Shoe, Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati’s outdoor venue, is located at 1000 Broadway St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. The event would not be possible without the sponsorship of Radio One, Inc., LaRosa’s Pizzeria, and CBTS. To become a sponsoring partner contact us at boxingconnection@gmail.com. For more information visit RandRpromotions.net and follow us on Facebook.