McCarter vs. Hernandez III is promoted by Platinum Entertainment, in association with Roy Jones Jr. Boxing, and The Orleans Hotel & Casino
Headlined by a rubber match between current WBA super welterweight champion, Layla “Amazing” McCarter and ex World Champion Melissa “Huracan”, Platinum Entertainment in association with The Orleans Hotel & Casino and Roy Jones Jr. Boxing, will bring back live professional boxing to The Orleans Hotel and Casino a venue that has one of the richest tradition of local professional boxing in Las Vegas.
The event is schedule for Friday, November 21, 2014.
In addition to the boxing show, the event will host and honor the 1984 US Olympic
Boxing Team. Organized by The Ring of Gold Committee, the team from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, is holding their 30 Year Anniversary festivities in Las Vegas, including their appearance at this venue.
The Mardi Gras Ballroom, with a seating capacity of 1,300 will be used for the boxing event. Doors will open at 6:00 pm, with the first bout scheduled for 7:00 pm.
Platinum Entertainment is headed by legendary trainer and manager, Tell Torrence, who is bringing boxing back to The Orleans, in what is planned to be the first of a boxing series at this venue.
We have been working diligently to continue the tradition of Friday-Night boxing in Las Vegas and fortunately we were able to once again work with The Orleans Hotel and Casino, a place that for many years has been the home of Las Vegas’ best local boxing” said Torrence.
The card is called McCarter vs Hernandez III and it features the third meeting of a “trilogy” between two of the best female boxers in the sport, Layla “Amazing” McCarter and Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez. This will be a non-title bout.
McCarter, 35-13-5 (8KO), of Las Vegas, is a six-time world champion, In her last outing, she TKO’d Noni Tenge, winning the vacant WBA light middleweight title,
Hernandez (19-5-3 (6KO), a Puerto Rican, now residing in Miami Beach, Florida is also a multi-world champion. In her last fight, she defeated Nicole Woods by a eight-round majority decision.
McCarter won the first fight stopping Hernandez in the 8th of schedule 12 round fight, for the GBU World lightweight title. In the second bout, Hernandez won the bout by an eight round majority decision for the same title. They are now 1-1 with the tie breaker taking place on November 21.
Also, on the card coordinated by Matchmaker Guy Taylor, two undefeated fighters from the Roy Jones Jr. Boxing will participate in the event: Eric “BabyFace” Johnson & Montenegro’s Milorad “Micko” Zizac whom will attempt to keep their undefeated record alive on their journey to become World Champions.
Pending Nevada State Athletic Commission the complete card will be announced at a later date.
TICKETS ON SALE
Tickets starting at $25 are now on sale at The Orleans Hotel & Casino Box Office o via www.orleanscasino.com
Tickets are priced at $25, $50 and $75 for reserved seating. Customary charges will apply.