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Spotlight 29 hosts amateur boxing championship

17 June 2008

COACHELLA, California -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Top amateur boxers from the U.S. and Canada will get in the ring at Spotlight 29 Casino to show their best abilities just before the Olympics at the 7th annual Desert Showdown Invitational Amateur Boxing Championship. Widely considered one of the premiere amateur boxing events in the country, the event draws the best amateur boxers from across North America for intense competition.

The seventh annual event takes place July 16-19. The boxers will be battling for the BCR (Bert Colemia Romero) Amateur World Championship title in 11 weight categories. All four exciting days are open to the public, and fights begin daily at 1 p.m.

Participating fighters range in age from 9-35; BCR-track fighters age from 17-27, in weight from 106-201+, are ranked in the USA Book and have fought 40 or more bouts.

The event is produced by the Thermal Boxing Association, whose primary mission is to help kids in Southern California by getting them off the streets, teaching them important lessons about discipline and coaching, providing them with mentors, giving them a sense of success and accomplishment, and showing them that they can achieve their goals and dreams.

Day tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children aged 5-12. Four-day passes are also available and are $20 for adults and $10 for children 5-12. Tickets go on sale June 16 at and at the Spotlight 29 Casino Gift Shop or by calling (800) 585-3737. Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult 21+.

The fights are presented by Thermal Boxing Club and sponsored by Spotlight 29 Casino. For registration and for more information, contact Ralph Romero at (760) 702-0206.

Put the spotlight on boxing at Spotlight 29 Casino, the Coachella Valley's most exciting place to play. Spotlight 29 Casino is a business venture of the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians. Turn it on at

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