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Update on IBA Title fight: Gunn vs Landberg

LCO CASINO Hayward, WI July 7, 2006: The upcoming IBA Cruiserweight World Title fight “Night of Champions” between Bobby Gunn and Shannon Landberg on Saturday August 19, 2006 is already starting to heat up! Shannon Landberg is still fuming over what he considers a premature stoppage in the 10th and final round against Tommy Hearns this past February in Detroit, MI and is looking for redemption in this bout.. Bobby Gunn is determined to send a message to all boxers in the Cruiserweight Division with his performance as well.

Bruce Taylor, Entertainment Director for the LCO Casino located in Hayward, WI had this to say, “Everyone at the LCO Casino is excited and enthusiastic to be hosting this tremendous professional boxing event. Rock Solid Boxing has simply been a joy to work with in getting this event scheduled. In this IBA Title fight, we have two motivated fighters focused and eager to make a statement and both are ready to prove a point! Along with a strong undercard that features 2 LCO Casino Championships and additional match-ups between local fighters, from a fight fans perspective, this should be an unforgettable night of action! We are already getting numerous calls for tickets and rooms, so we are expecting a sell-out.”

The co-main event will feature a 10 round LCO Casino Jr. Welterweight Championship between Mike “Primetime” Post (11-0 w/9 KOs) and ring veteran Marty “Too Sweet” Robbins (21-32 w/15 KOs) in what promises to be a barnburner. Both fighters are coming into this bout seeking a knockout and the Inaugural LCO Casino Belt. Female fighters Melinda Woody and Krista Savage will battle for the LCO Women’s Lightweight Title.

In addition to the fistic action in the ring on Saturday night, Country Music Legend George Jones will be performing live at the Casino following the Official Weigh-in being held there from 4-6 p.m. on Friday evening August 18. The weigh-in is open to the public and is free to anyone who wishes to attend. Tickets to the George Jones show are available at the LCO Casino. Former local businessman and entertainer “Irish” Ted Daley will be showcasing his vocal talents when he performs The National Anthem prior to the Main Event.

“Night of Champions” will be the first in a series of Professional Championship Boxing events hosted by the LCO Casino. For more information contact the LCO Casino at 1-800-526-2274 or visit their website at www.lcocasino.com

Article posted on 07.07.2006



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