Broner Lends Name To May 29 Boxing Event In Cincinnati

Horseshoe Casino and R&R Promotions have partnered to bring a bit of Las Vegas flair to Cincinnati by hosting Championship Fight Night on Thursday, May 29. 

The special, one-night event at the Horseshoe's Pavilion will feature three World Boxing Council United States title defenses by local champions and will be hosted by three-time world champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner and International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Aaron Pryor Sr. It will be the first boxing championship to be held at the Horseshoe. 

Tickets are on sale today, April 30.


"We are very excited to be teaming up with the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati to present another great night of boxing action for the fans here in Ohio," said R&R Promotions CEO Andrew Williams. "Our last collaboration was a standing room only sellout crowd. This time we have another historic card that will see three local fighters each defending WBC United States titles and much of the state's other top boxing talent."


In the main event, Brandon "Untouchable" Bennett will defend his super featherweight title for the first time since he won it last November. Bennett is a 26-year-old southpaw who fights with a slick style. At 17-1 (7 KOs), Bennett is continuing his rise through the 130-pound division. A victory on May 29 will solidify his position as a top contender.


Aaron Pryor Jr., son of boxing Hall-of-Famer Aaron "The Hawk" Pryor, will be looking to continue his run of three straight victories as he defends his super middleweight title in the co-feature. Pryor (19-7, 12 KOs) presents a tough matchup for any opponent standing at 6'54" with an 84" reach.


The third title fight features William "Action" Jackson defending his welterweight belt. Jackson, 25, is coming off a career-best victory, a majority decision over rising prospect Chris Rudd, handing him the first defeat of his career. Jackson has a record of 11-2-1 (5 KOs).


The stacked undercard features: 2008 U.S. Olympian Raynell Williams; Indianapolis native Anthony Sims Jr., a decorated amateur with over 200 fights; and native Cincinnatians David Long, Mel Crossty, DeVonte Allen, Danny Calhoun, and Aaron Hollis, all in separate bouts.



Tickets starting at $35 are available at, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the Horseshoe Cincinnati gift shop inside the casino or at The event is sponsored by Radio One, LaRosa's, CBTS and TruStaff, and is under the supervision of the Ohio Boxing Commission's executive director Bernie Profato. Doors open at 7 p.m. Must be 21 or older to attend. Bout card is subject to change.  

Tags: Adrien Broner image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 04-30-2014

Jackson's win over Rudd surprised me, Rudd is a VG talent, but like many, Brad Solamon another, far 2 inactive...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Photo: Victor Terrazas, Eduardo Hernandez on Weight For War Vargas: It's My Time, After I Beat Pacquiao - A Star Will Be Born! Erislandy Lara Still Has a Target on The Back of Gennady Golovkin Photos: Luis Nery, Richie Mepranum Set For War in Tijuana Joselito Velasquez, Mexican Olympian, To Be Trained By Robles Wladimir Klitschko, Lucas Browne Far Apart On Money For 12/10 Photos: Canelo is Officially Belted in Puerto Rico By The WBO Cotto Says Canelo Rematch is a Subject For Discussion Danny Williams Returns, Faces Ali Eren Demirezen in Hamburg Edis Tatli Takes on Manuel Lancia on December 17 Canelo vs. Saunders Showdown Fully Backed By WBO Prez Weights: David Lemieux, Cristian Fabian Rios Ready To Fight Eggington Predicts Damage: I'm Going To Do a Job on Gavin Jeff Horn Ready For IBF Strap: 100%, Bring on Errol Spence! Hooker Plans on Testing Perez's Chin Early on Kovalev vs. Ward Marin, Pintor Make Weight For Boxeo Telemundo Season Finale Photo: Micki Nielsen, Kevin Lerena Ready For Battle Abel Sanchez Very Confident That Andy Ruiz Beats Joseph Parker Frampton: I'll Make it Two-Nil, Santa Cruz Only Fights One Way! Golovkin's Coach: I Doubt Canelo Will Last Eight or Nine Rounds Jeff Horn Crushes Rico Mueller As Title Shot Nears David Haye: Fans Want Me To Smash Tony Bellew, Shut Him Up Joshua Taylor Tabbed To Become World Champion By McGuigan Tim Bradley: I Need To Retire A Winner, Capture One More Title Eric Molina: I'll Fight Anthony Joshua or David Price on Dec. 10 Canelo: It Would Be an Honor To Rematch Miguel Cotto Kevin Lerena Confident of Knocking Micki Nielsen Out Dejan Zlaticanin: I'm Fighting Mikey Garcia on January 28 Custio Clayton Stops Ramses Agaton in Eight Rounds in Montreal WBO Prez To Canelo Critics: Why Did Golovkin Reject Andre Ward! Terence Crawford Seeks Foe For 12/10, Antonio Orozco Next? Chavez Sr. Expects His Son To Return Stronger, Better Than Ever Jessie Magdaleno, Oscar Valdez Discuss Their PPV Fights Golovkin, Sanchez Frown at Golden Boy's Offer To Face Canelo Charlo-Williams, Cuellar-Mares, Promoted By Schaefer, on Dec. 10 Photos: LaRon Mitchell, Scott Alexander Ready For Battle Photos: Valdez, Magdaleno Putting in Work For PPV Fights Golovkin's Promoter Willing To Make Concessions To Get Canelo David Price: If I Land Joshua, I'm Going in There To Do Damage WBO Prez: No Doubt Canelo Knocks Mayweather Out in Rematch!

Latest Active Forum Threads