Thursday Night Boxing in September at Mohegan Sun

08.09.04 - Mohegan Sun, in association with Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing, presents an exciting night of boxing in the Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, September 30th. The undefeated Tarvis Simms from Norwalk, Connecticut will headline the main event, while heavyweight Robert Wiggins from Providence, Rhode Island will battle Kevin Johnson (4-0-1, 3 KOs) from Easton, Pennsylvania in the co-feature. In addition, Luis Rosa (7-7, 1 KO) from New Haven, Connecticut will meet Rudolph Dixon (1-1, 1 KO) from Harlem, New York and Harvey Medina (1-0, 1 KO) from Boston will face Keenan Collins (2-0, 2 KO) from Pennsylvania. The event will be taped and re-broadcast on the Metro Channel and NESN (New England Sports Network.) The first bout starts at 7:00 pm.

Tickets for this spectacular night of boxing are $35.00 and $25.00, and go on sale Friday, September 10th through Mohegan Sun's in-house Box Office, on-line through, by calling at 1.800.477.6849 or at any outlet.

Simms has competed in over 200 bouts and boasts an extraordinary amateur record. He has won multiple local amateur tournaments including the Junior Olympics, Silver Mittens, Holyoke Golden Gloves, Connecticut Golden Gloves, ABF Regionals and Lowell, Massachusetts Regionals. He also won the National Golden Gloves and US Olympic Festival Championships. He scored his last victory on May 28, 2004 against Jameel Wilson from Philadelphia in the Mohegan Sun Arena.

Mohegan Sun Arena is the premier entertainment venue in Connecticut. Major sporting events, including championship boxing, college, and professional basketball, tennis, bull riding and bowling along with world-renowned entertainers such as Shania Twain, Rod Stewart, Sting, Cher and Simon & Garfunkel have performed in this 10,000-seat venue. Mohegan Sun Arena was the site of the 2002 "Fight of the Year" - Micky Ward versus Arturo Gatti. The venue has also hosted Showtime Championship Boxing, ESPN2's Friday Night Fights and HBO's Boxing After Dark series. In 2003, Mohegan Sun became the home of the WNBA's Connecticut Sun, who made it to the Eastern Conference finals in their inaugural season.

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States. Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford, Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Places. What began with the Casino of the Earth in 1996 has evolved into a legendary destination that now includes: the Casino of the Sky and over 300,000 square feet of total gaming space; The Shops at Mohegan Sun, featuring more than 40 retail shops and dining venues ranging from food court-style to gourmet; the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena for world-class sporting events and concerts, and an intimate Cabaret; and a 34-story luxury hotel, featuring 1,200 guestrooms and suites, premier meeting and convention space and a world-class spa. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting

Article posted on 08.09.2004

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