Rocky Juarez Headlines “Knockouts at Coushatta X” Jan 21

Kinder, LA—The Pavilion at Coushatta hosts another evening of professional boxing January 21, 2006. Coushatta Casino Resort and Bayou Promotions have arranged a fight card designed to excite boxing fans everywhere. The main event features Olympic medalist and WBC Continental Americas champion Ricardo “Rocky” Juarez (24 wins, 16KO’s). His opponent is hard-hitting knockout artist Backlin Medrano (10 wins, 9KO’s).. Medrano is trained by Jim and Christy Martin. Mrs. Martin is one of female boxing’s pioneers, credited with achieving recognition for the sport of female boxing.

The co-main event carries its share of excitement when flyweight world champion Wendy Rodriquez defends her title against undefeated contender Carina Moreno in a 10-round battle for the belt. Other featured undercard fighters include José Diaz (9-0) (brother of WBA champion Juan Diaz), Akondaye Fountain (6-0), Genaro Alarçon (2-0), plus 43-fight veteran Lisa Holewyne.

Boxers’ weigh-in and press conference is scheduled for 3:00pm Friday, January 20, in Gumbeaux’s Sports Bar, inside the casino. The boxing event will be held in The Pavilion at Coushatta. Tickets on sale in casino gift shop, or purchase by phone at 1-800-584-7263, ext. 7817. Tickets may also be purchased in Houston, Texas at Savannah’s Boxing Gym (713-981-0008 ).

“At Coushatta, we deliver the action! All of these fighters are, or have the potential to be, world champions. Fans, get ready for 40 scheduled rounds of in-your-face professional boxing at its best!” stated Nora Popillion, Events & Promotions Manager at Coushatta Casino Resort.

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 landbased gaming resort with over 2800 slot machines and 70 table games, plus a 16-table live Poker Room. Amenities include five restaurants on the casino floor, a supervised children’s activity center, teen arcade, 500 luxurious hotel rooms, 40-acre RV park with 100 pads plus 100 fully furnished chalets, an award-winning 18-hole par-72 championship golf course, and a 24-bay fuel facility with convenience store. 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