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Raul Martinez returns

Will headline first card at WinStar World Casino

Texas star Raul ‘La Cobrita’ Martinez of San Antonio will take on Rodrigo Guerrero of Mexico on a ‘Top Rank Live’ boxing championship card at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma on November 20. “This is a very exciting, entertaining main event in our first boxing event at the WinStar World Casino,” said Hall of Fame boxing promoter Bob Arum.”I have had the opportunity to spend time at the WinStar World Casino. It is a first-class facility with all of the amentities that one would want at a casino resort hotel. We are very proud to stage our fight program at the WinStar World Casino on November 20.”

“We are very excited to be hosting a ‘Top Rank Live’ boxing card which starts off our Red River Rumble series in our Global Events Center,” said Michael McEwan, assistant general manager of the WinStar World Casino.

Martinez and Guerrero will box in an IBF Junior Bantamweight Elimination Fight which is scheduled for 12 rounds in the 115-pound weight division. Martinez, 28, has a record of 27-1 with 16 knockouts. He is ranked IBF #2.

Guerrero, from Ciudad, Neza, Mexico, has a record of 14-2-1, 9 KOs. He is a former WBC Continental Americas champion. At the age of 22, Guerrero is a five-year professional.

There will be seven bouts on the card. Casey Ramos, an undefeated 11-0 featherweight from Austin, Texas, and Noah Zuhdi, a 11-1 lightweight from Oklahoma City, will be featured on the undercard. Each will be in a six-round bout.

Arum said this event will “…launch of a series of exciting boxing events at the WinStar World Casino.”

First bell on November 20 is set for 8 pm. Top Rank Live! will be telecast on Fox Sports Network (FSN).

The big boxing event will be at the Global Events Center. Tickets are priced at the $35 (silver), $50 (gold) and $65 (platinum) levels.

Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.winstarworldcasino.com at the Global Events Center Box Office and via phone at 1-800-622-6317.




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