Promoter Brian Young of Prize Fight Promotions returns to Fitzgerald Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi this Saturday, July 18th with the fan-favorite “Fights at The Fitz” series. The five bout fight card features the crowd pleasing Tyrese “Head Honcho” Hendrix (16-0, 6 KOs) against Robbie “Peashooter” Cannon (12-3, 6 KOs) in the eight-round lightweight main event. “I am pleased to showcase Tyrese again at The Fitz,” said Young. “Tyrese is the future of the lightweight division!”
Below are the official weights for the “Fights at The Fritz” participants:
Tyrese Hendrix 136 vs. Robbie Cannon 135 1/2
Nicole Woods 148 vs. Kita Watkins 149
Anthony Doughty 179 vs. Cody Kennedy 177
Xavier Burgos 140 1/2 vs. Jamar Saunders 139
Randy Johnson 221 vs. Larry Slayton 252
Historically, Prize Fight has sold out over 60 straight casino shows across the South and is in the fifth year of its highly successful “Fights at the Fitz” series, which promises to be another sell-out this Saturday.
In an exciting six-round female welterweight bout Kita Watkins (3-4, 1 KO) has a grudge rematch with Nicole Woods (8-4, 1 KO). In September 2007, Woods – who was making her debut – won a four-round decision over Watkins – who was a veteran of 5 bouts at the time – in a toe-to-toe war.
Three more bouts are scheduled, including a four-round bout showcasing undefeated light heavyweight Anthony Doughty (4-0, 3 KOs).
The doors open at 7pm with the first fight at 7:30pm. Tickets are $35 for general admission or $40 for reserved seating and available at the Fitz Gift Shop.