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Professional boxing returns to Rivers Casino Schenectady

14 February 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) -- For the first time since September of 2017, professional boxing returns to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady on Saturday, 9 April 2022. Presented by Star Boxing, the action-packed seven card fight night includes an epic battle for the WBC Continental Americas & NABA Gold Cruiserweight Title featuring Italy’s Simone Federici (18-2-1 8KO’s) and Ukraine native Lyubomyr Pinchuk (14-2-1 8KO’s).

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, 15 February at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $65 and will be available at RiversCasino.com/Schenectady. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the fights start at 8 p.m.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Capital Region fight fans what’s sure to be an unforgettable night of boxing action,” said Rivers Casino & Resort General Manager Rick Richards. “Star Boxing always puts on a spectacular show, with an amazing lineup of fighters, and this is a going to be a night fight fans will not want to miss.”

In addition to the Federici vs. Pinchuk Cruiserweight title fight, the fight nights undercard is packed with a stellar lineup. It includes a 6-round Light Heavyweight repeat battle between Dublin, Ireland’s own Tony Browne (5-1 1KO) and battle tested Italian, Matteo Deiana; an 8-round Super Lightweight bout featuring Omar “The Beast” Bordoy Jr. (11-1 3KO’s) and Victor Rabei (11-0 4KO’s); and more non-stop action with Welterweight prospect, and son of boxing legend Roberto Duran, Robert Duran Jr. (9-1 7KO’s), undefeated Irish Super Lightweight Ryan O’Rourke (8-0 1KO), Liverpool, New York Super Lightweight prospect Bryce Mills (7-1 4KO’s), and Super Welterweight prospect Wendy Toussaint (12-1 5KO’s).

“We are thrilled to bring professional boxing to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady on April 9,” said Star Boxing President and CEO Joe DeGuardia. “Star Boxing brings action packed, fan friendly fights from the opening bell. Be sure to join us and experience a terrific event!”

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