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Meza-Clay, Briggs headline May 17

Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in association with 8-Time world champion Roy Jones Jr. & TNT Promotions presents “Back With a Vengeance” live at The Harv on May 17. A full bill of professional boxing is on tap featuring the highly anticipated return of the ultimate toe-to-toe action warrior Monty Meza-Clay when he faces Adolfo “El Terror” Landeros of Mexico City, Mexico in the main event.

In the evening’s special attraction, the comeback of former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs continues when he faces spoiler Matt “Gator” Greer.

Briggs, the last American Heavyweight World Champion & actor known for his roles in movies such as Bad Boys II & Transporter II, took some time away from the sport after a decision loss to Vitali Klitschko, but now is coming off two consecutive knockout victories in 2014 and eager to get Wladimir Klitschko in the ring as he feels the Ukrainian has dodged him his entire career.

In the co-feature, another action packed war of attrition is expected when fan favorite Bill “Hutch” Hutchinson collides with “Lightning” Larry Ventus.

Heavyweights Ed Latimore and 6’4″ Felix “The Problem Solver” Abner will also step into the ring.

Northeast OH’s newest favorite son Antonio “Carita” Nieves earns his second opportunity on the big stage after capturing “Performance of the Night” honors at Mountaineer in his last bout in scoring an impressive stoppage victory. Nieves takes on tough Mexican challenger Adalberto Tapia.

Also planned for this big night of entertainment is the pro debut of Donnie “Too Quick” Marshall, celebrity appearances & as always the electrifying Ring Dolls & the mixes of the renowned DJ Boogie. Future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. adds “Fans, don’t miss another wonderful outing of world class boxing & exciting casino action before & after. Don’t make me look for you now!”.

Tickets are on sale now for this latest edition of professional boxing at its best at the top venue in the tri-state area. Base ticket prices are VIP Ringside starting at $100, Section A $50, Section B $35 & Bleachers $25. All tickets are plus tax & $2.50 Etix service fee & can be purchased at Mountaineer Casino’s Players Club in person or by calling 1-800-804-0468 Ext. 8297 or online at or Free parking & free shuttle service between the casino & The Harv on fight night. First bell 7:00 P.M. Bouts subject to change. Event sponsorship inquires please e-mail

About Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort: Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is located in Chester, WV. Mountaineer Casino features slot machines, table games, live poker tables, a thoroughbred racetrack, an upscale hotel with amenities, golf course, fine dining & entertainment, a theater & events center, & a convention center. Visit Mountaineer at or call 800-804-0468.

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