Boxing Returns to The Pavilion at Coushatta

New Sabine River Championship To Be Decided May 22
14.05.04 - By Carlos Kalinchuk: On May 22, 2004, Texas Light Heavyweight Champion Sabastion “The Thrill” Hill of Houston, Texas, will face Louisiana Light Heavyweight Champion Carl “Kojack” Handy of New Orleans, Louisiana to decide the first champion of the newly formed Sabine River Championship in the main event at “Knockouts at Coushatta III.” The co-main event will decide the NABA Female Welterweight Championship between Eliza Olson of Fresno, California and Patricia Demick of Hallandale Beach, Florida. The under-card features an array of professional fighters, including undefeated (10-0) Lightweight Bobby “The Bayou Bomber” Aucoin from Scott, Louisiana, Clifton Rubin (6-1), plus former NABA Super Middleweight Champion Will McIntyre and more fighters to be announced shortly.

The first fight starts at 7:00 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m. This event will be held in The Pavilion at Coushatta, adjacent to Grand Casino Coushatta, and is open to boxing fans of all ages. A limited number of ringside seats are available so don’t wait until tomorrow; buy your tickets today! Tickets are on sale in the gift shop at Coushatta. Ticket prices are; $50 for ringside and $15 for general admission. The weigh-in will take place in Mikko Center on Friday, May 21, at 4:00 p.m. For additional information, phone 1-800-584-7263, ext. 7702, or 7275.

Coushatta is located 25 miles northeast of Lake Charles on US 165 (I-10 Exit 44) and five miles north of Kinder. Grand Casino Coushatta is Louisiana’s largest land-based gaming resort with 3,200 slot machines and 80 table games, plus a 12-table live Poker Room. It features six restaurants on the casino floor. Kids Quest, the supervised children’s activity center, is available for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age, and Grand Arcade welcomes ages 12 and up. More than 500 rooms provide luxurious accommodations. Red Shoes Park RV resort offers 100 pads plus 100 chalets. Phone 1-800-58-GRAND for more information, or access the website at

Carlos “Stiff-jab” Kalinchuk
Contributing Writer & Photographer

Article posted on 14.05.2004

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