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The boxing capital of the world will experience a first as Treasure Island Hotel & Casino hosts its first boxing event on October 31. Partnering with Don King Productions, the event has two world championship bouts slated to begin at 6 p.m. PT and several more exciting undercard attractions will precede these matches. Tickets are $200 available through the Treasure Island box office or by calling 1-866-9308 or (702) 894-7723. This is promoter Don King’s first event as lead promoter in Las Vegas since May 14, 2005, when Felix “Tito” Trinidad faced Winky Wright.

IBF bantamweight champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko will face undefeated, No. 1 ranked challenger Yohnny “El Colombiano” Perez in the Treasure Island Ballroom. A second title will be on the line when WBC #1 ranked lightweight Antonio “Tony” DeMarco squares off against former WBA lightweight champion Jose Alfaro for the WBC lightweight interim championship. Both fights are scheduled for 12 rounds and will be televised live on SHOWTIME beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

“I have found treasure in Las Vegas and boxing fans can, too, on Halloween at Treasure Island,” King said. “I am so excited to be working with a fellow pioneer, maverick and trailblazer in Phil Ruffin at the T.I. He is a modern-day reincarnation of the legendary strip visionaries who made history before him, and he’s making a splash with his first world championship boxing card.”

“I am thrilled to begin Treasure Island’s boxing career with a legend,” said Phil Ruffin, CEO and President of Treasure Island Hotel & Casino. “Like me, Don King is an American original, a true entrepreneur. Together, we look forward to some thrilling Halloween bouts and an exciting boxing future.”

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