Juan Diaz Headlines Action-Packed Card at Coushatta

27.06.05 - Kinder, LA—The thrill of professional boxing returns to Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, Louisiana on July 16 with “Knockouts at Coushatta VIII.” Fighter weigh-in is scheduled for Friday, July 15 at 3:00 p.m. in Gumbeaux’s Oyster & Sports Bar located inside the casino..

Undefeated WBA Lightweight World Champion Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz, 27W-0L (13KO’s), headlines an action-packed fight card in a 10-round non title bout. The co-main event brings the newly crowned IBU Intercontinental Welterweight Champion “Bad” Chad Broussard, 50W-4L (36KO’s) for another explosive fight. The undercards will also feature two powerful undefeated boxers as knockout sensation Chris Henry (5W-0L, 5KO’s) returns to the ring and Juan’s younger brother, Jose Diaz (6W-0L) is expected to bring fans to their feet in a separate scheduled bout. Making his professional debut will be the hard punching Genaro Alarcon. The IFBA Super Bantamweight Contender Audrey Vela (5W-1L) from Austin, Texas plans to highlight her fast-action and aggressive style boxing to Louisiana.

“Knockouts at Coushatta VIII will be one of the most exciting and electrifying boxing matches we’ve put together since we’ve started this event here at Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, Louisiana” stated Nora Popillion, Events & Promotions Manager at Coushatta Casino Resort “fans won’t be disappointed when they watch these boxers match up with their opponents on July 16th.”

The Pavilion’s doors open at 6:00 p.m. First under card match begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets on sale in casino gift shop. Phone 1-800-584-7263, ext 7817, to purchase tickets by phone.

Located 25 miles northeast of Lake Charles on US 165 (I-10 Exit 44) and five miles north of Kinder, Coushatta Casino Resort is Louisiana’s largest land based gaming resort with over 2800 slot machines and 62 table games, plus a 16-table live Poker Room. It features five 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 The Arcade at Coushatta welcomes ages 12 and up. More than 500 hotel rooms provide luxurious accommodations. Red Shoes Park RV resort offers 108 pads plus 100 chalets. Koasati Pines at Coushatta, the 18-hole par-72 championship golf course, provides a challenging, yet relaxing, experience for novice and experienced golfers alike. Feather Fuel, the 24-bay fuel facility and convenience store, offers all grades of fuel at competitive prices. Coushatta Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. Phone 1-800-584-7263 for more information, or access the website at

Article posted on 27.06.2005

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