"Fights at the Fitz"

Promoter Brian Young of Prize Fight Promotions is returning to the Fitz Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi on Saturday, July 18th with a five bout fight card. Historically, this boxing series "Fights at the Fitz" has been immensely popular with local fans, and every event is a sell out.

In the eight-round lightweight main event, fan favorite Tyrese "Head Honcho" Hendrix (16-0, 6 KOs) of Atlanta, GA goes up against his toughest opponent to date in Robbie "Peashooter" Cannon (12-3, 6 KOs) of St. Louis, MO. In his last fight at the Fitz, the fast-handed Hendrix showed his elite boxing skills by winning a unanimous decision over Phillip Payne, a veteran of 48 fights. Hendrix will be in line for a regional title if he is successful this Saturday.

In an exciting six-round female welterweight bout Kita Watkins (3-4, 1 KO) of Little Rock, AR will battle once again against Nicole Woods (8-4, 1 KO) of Atlanta, GA. 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. Both ladies have gained a lot of experience since their first encounter and the rematch promises to be as explosive confrontation.

In addition, a four-round junior welterweight bout between Xavier Burgos (1-0) of Miami, FL and Jamar Saunders (2-3, 1 KO) of Atlanta, GA has the making of a fan friendly bout. Also in action, hard-hitting heavyweight Randy Johnson (2-1, 2 KOs) of Little Rock, Arkansas battles Larry Slaton (0-1-1) of Atlanta, GA in a four round heavyweight contest. Slaton was the a long-time sparring partner for former undisputed cruiserweight champion of the world O'Neil Bell so he is prepared heavy-handed Johnson.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the first fight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for general admission and $40 for reserved seating. Tickets for "Fights at the Fitz" can be purchased at the Fitz Gift Shop or through Ticketmater by calling 800-745-3000 or visit or call Prize Fight Promotions at (662) 349-6263.

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