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ARASH USMANEE MAKES US DEBUT FRIDAY, JANUARY 29TH
FORMER CANADIAN AMATEUR STANDOUT FEATURED AT TKO BOXING MOHEGAN SUN CASINO SHOW

Sensational junior lightweight prospect Arash Usmanee will make his debut in the United States on Friday, January 29th at the Mohegan Sun Casino, it was jointly announced today by Hennessy Sports and TKO Boxing Promotions.

Fighting out of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, Usmanee, 4-0-0 (2KO’s) won his first four professional bouts in 2009, after an outstanding amateur career which saw him compile a record of 130-20 on his way to becoming a five time Canadian National Amateur Champion.

At the Mohegan Sun Casino, Usmanee will battle in his first six round bout against Cuban veteran Jorge “COQUI” Ruiz, 7-10-1.

In his last outing, Usmanee won a four round unanimous decision over Wilshaun Boxley on December 5th at the Casino Montreal in Montreal, Canada .

Using constant pressure from the opening bell, Usmanee was able to score at will with devastating combinations to the head and body in the first two rounds. Continuing the assault in the third, Usmanee visibly started to wear down Boxley using his jab and outworking his opponent with a cut over Boxley’s left eye bleeding badly.

In the fourth round during which Usmanee and Boxley traded bombs throughout, both fighters battled strongly to the final bell much to the appreciation of the Montreal boxing crowd.

Headlining the world class evening of professional boxing at the Mohegan Sun Casino on January 29th is Peter “THE PRIDE OF PROVIDENCE” Manfredo Jr. who will face off against Matt “THE PREDATOR” Vanda in the ten round main event for the NABF Middleweight Title.

The co-feature on January 29th is a featherweight showdown between Hartford ’s Matt “THE SHARP SHOOTER” Remillard and Dominican Rafael Lora in a ten round battle for the NABF Title

Tickets priced at $80.00, $50.00 and $35.00 are now on sale at the Mohegan Sun Casino Box Office and through Ticketmaster (ticketmaster.com, phone 1-800-745-3000). Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm. (Ticket prices include a $5.00 facility fee.)

ABOUT TKO BOXING PROMOTIONS

Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, originators of the “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series, stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, cruiserweight Andres Taylor, super middleweights Joey Gilbert and Fedor Chudinov, middleweights Peter Manfredo Jr., Elvin Ayala, James Countryman, Dmitry Chudinov and J’Leon Love, junior middleweights Bastie Samir, welterweights Demetrius Hopkins, Bradley Blankenship, Mikael Zewski, Leti Leti and Eric Mendez, junior welterweights Francisco Contreras, Joseph Elegele and Hastings Bwalya, lightweights Edner Cherry, Rolando Reyes, Mickey Bey Jr., Terence Crawford and Fidel Maldonado Jr., featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Dat Nguyen, Delvin Placencia, Rafael Lora, Maxwell Awaku and Robert Rodriguez, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela, bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz and flyweight Rayonta Whitfield. For further information, please visit their website at www.tkoboxingpromotions.

ABOUT HENNESSY SPORTS
Hennessy Sports is a one of the World’s most accomplished Boxing promotional companies. Founded in 2002, the firm operates under a simple philosophy – bring the best boxers in the world to fight fans and match them in the most entertaining bouts possible. In 2006 Hennessy Sports founder and CEO Mick Hennessy Partnered with Canadian Businessman and long time associate Adam Harris to form Hennessy Sports Canada. Hennessy Sports head office is located in London , England and has offices in Toronto , Canada . For information on Hennessy Sports, please visit www.Hennessysports.com

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN CASINO
A world at play and a world to its own, Mohegan Sun Casino, created in 1996 by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, is one of the world's most amazing destinations with some of New England ’s finest dining, hotel accommodations, retail shopping, live entertainment and sporting events. It is also host to the fabulous Kids Quest/Cyber Quest family entertainment facility, a luxurious day spa, convention center and meeting facility, as well as two major entertainment venues with seating from 300 to 10,000. People from across the globe come to see live concerts with some of today's top headliners, along with major sporting events including Mohegan Sun's very own WNBA team, the Connecticut Sun.


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