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Fight card develops for Friday Night Fights Aug. 31 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Fight card develops for Friday Night Fights Aug. 31 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Debut fight for Larry Holmes’s grandson Jeffrey Dorsey

DOVER, Del. — Friday Night Fights on Aug. 31 in the Rollins Center® arena will feature a main event with female champion “Queen” Ronica Jeffrey for the World Boxing Council Silver Super Featherweight Title.  Former Golden Glove champion, undefeated Jeffrey, from Bronx, NY, has a record of 10 wins, 1 by knockout, and zero losses.  Jeffrey currently holds the WBU and NABF female Championship titles in her weight class, both earned in the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.  Her opponent will be “Lethal” Lindsay Garbatt of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, with a record of 7 wins, 3 by knockout, and 5 losses.

Appearing as a co-feature on the card is undefeated light heavyweight Dennis “The Assassin” Hasson, of Philadelphia, Pa.  Hasson’s record is impressive at 14 wins, 5 by knockout, and zero losses.  His opponent will be Daniel Judah, 23(10)-9-3, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Appearing in his professional debut is Jeffrey Dorsey, grandson of former undisputed heavyweight world champion Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes.  “People will love him.  He is a miniature Larry Holmes, with my jab and all,” said Holmes of his grandson, Dorsey.  Larry Holmes is planning to be in the Rollins Center for the debut of Dorsey.

Along with Dorsey, the night’s under card includes super featherweight Omar “Super O” Douglas, 5(3)-0, of Wilmington, Del, and super middleweight “Mighty” Mike Tiberi, 19(7)-1, of Wilmington, Del.  All are awaiting opponents to be named.

Now matched on the under card are super middleweight John “Church Boy” Bowman, 3-0, of Dover, Del., against Steve Tyner, 3(2)-5-2 of Akron, Ohio; light heavyweight “The Bull” Anthony “Caputo” Smith, 13(10)-0, of Kennett Square, Pa., against Kevin “Hitman” Engel, 18(15)-6, of St. Louis, Mo.; and light heavyweight Reuel Williams, 6(2)-1 of Wilmington, Del., against James Denson, 5(2)-9 of Akron, Ohio.

The first bout will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.  Will call will be open from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Visit doverdowns.com for updates.  Event, times and card are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Tickets are $40 – $200 and may be purchased by calling VIP Services at 800-711-5882 or visiting doverdowns.com.  For media credentials and interview or photo requests, please contact Lisa Rollins Butler at [email protected].

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About Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Owned by Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino® is a premier gaming and entertainment resort destination in the Mid-Atlantic region. Gaming operations consist of approximately 2,500 slots and a full complement of table games including poker.  The AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel is Delaware’s largest with 500 luxurious rooms/suites and amenities including a full-service spa/salon, concert hall and 41,500 sq. ft. of multi-use event space.  Live, world-class harness racing is featured November through April, and horse racing is simulcast year-round.  Professional football parlay betting is accepted during the season.  Additional property amenities include multiple restaurants from fine dining to casual fare, bars/lounges and retail shops.  For more information, please visit www.doverdowns.com.


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