THOMAS WILLIAMS JR vs. CORNELIUS WHITE
RICO RAMOS vs. JONATHAN ARRELLANO
LITTLE CREEK CASINO RESORT - SHELTON, WA
ESPN "FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS" - JANUARY 24, 2014
(SHELTON, Wash.) – Little Creek Casino Resort (www.little-creek.com) – located a convenient drive from Olympia and Seattle – welcomes ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” back to the Skookum Creek Event Center on Friday, Jan. 24.
The main event of “Little Creek Brawl IV” features two highly ranked International Boxing Federation (IBF) fighters as undefeated prospect Thomas Williams Jr. takes on world-contender Cornelius White in a 10-round North American Boxing Association Light Heavyweight Championship clash.
The 26-year-old Williams (15-0-0, 10 KOs) is ranked No. 12 in the world by the IBF and comes in off a unanimous decision win over world title challenger Yusaf Mack. Known as “Da Beast,” the hard-hitting White is an impressive 21-2-0 in his career with 16 KOs, good enough for a No. 14 world ranking by the IBF.
“Little Creek Casino Resort and the Squaxin Island Tribe are excited to have world-championship-level fights back at our property,” said Little Creek Chief Executive Officer, Michael Starr. “Along with an undercard full of up-and-coming local boxing prospects, the event will provide a thrilling night of toe-to-toe action for our guests and visitors.”
Presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions, the 10-bout card also features a 10-round featherweight battle between former world champion Rico “Suavecito” Ramos (22-3-1, 12 KOs) and Jonathan “Lil Thund’r” Arrellano (14-2-2, 3 KOs).
The undercard is highlighted by four promising Washington-state prospects, including Seattle native Eddie Hunter taking on Ronald Hearns, the son of former seven-time world champ Thomas “Hitman” Hearns, in an eight-round Super Middleweight match.
Northwest Regional Junior Welterweight Champion Virgil “Black Mamba” Green from Vancouver, Wash. challenges Guillermo “El Conquistador” Delgadillo from Walla Walla, Wash., and Mixed Martial Arts professional Lupe Hudgens from Mabton, Washington makes his professional boxing debut against Oregon’s Sammy Perez. Finally, unbeaten Marcelo Gallardo from Auburn, Washington puts his undefeated record on the line against Southern California’s undefeated prospect Juan Funez.
Tickets for “Little Creek Brawl IV” start at $30 and can be purchased by calling 800.667.7711 or visiting www.little-creek.com. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with the first bell at 5 p.m. The event will air live on ESPN2 at 6 p.m.
Little Creek Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Squaxin Island Tribe and is home to the award-winning Salish Cliffs Golf Club. The resort recently unveiled the full-service Seven Inlets Spa, Skookum Spirit Cigar & Wine Lounge and a state-of-the-art RV Park.
The resort offers multiple stay-and-play packages, including a limited-time, weeknight offer of two nights in a standard room for the price of one. For more information call 800.667.7711 or visit www.little-creek.com.
FIGHT CARD (Subject to change)
TELEVISED MAIN EVENT - NABO LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (10 Rds)
Thomas "Top Dog" Williams (15-0, 10 KOs - Washington DC) vs
Cornelius "Da Beast" White (21-2, 16 KOs - Houston TX)
TELEVISED CO-FEATURE - FEATHERWEIGHT (10 Rds)
Rico Ramos (22-3, 12 KOs - Los Angeles CA) vs
Jonathan Arellano (14-2-2, 3 KO's - Commerce CA)
FEATHERWEIGHT (4 Rds)
Juan Funez (3-0, 1 KO - Van Nuys CA) vs
Marcelo Gallardo (3-0 - Auburn WA)
JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT (6 Rds)
Virgil Green (7-2, 1 KO - Vancouver WA) vs
Guillermo Delgadillo (4-5-1 - Walla Walla WA)
JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT (4 Rds)
Sammy Perez (1-2-3 - Tigard OR) vs
Lupe Hudgens (Pro Debut - Mabton WA)
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT (6 Rds)
Ronald Hearns (26-4, 20 KOs - Detroit MI) vs
Eddie Hunter (9-9-2, 2 KOs - Seattle WA)
HEAVYWEIGHT (4 Rds)
Michael Hunter (2-0, 2 KOs - Las Vegas NV) vs
Gary "Freak Train" Tapusoa (2-0-1, 1 KO - Independence MO)
HEAVYWEIGHT (4 Rds)
Stephan Shaw (1-0, 1 KO - St Louis MO) vs TBA
HEAVYWEIGHT (4 Rds)
Omotunde Tabiti (2-0, 2 KOs - Las Vegas) vs TBA
About Little Creek Casino Resort:
Proudly owned and operated by the Squaxin Island Tribe, Little Creek Casino Resort is situated just minutes from Olympia in the heart of the Kamilche Valley. Home to the nationally acclaimed Salish Cliffs Golf Club, the luxurious Seven Inlets Spa, and the state-of-the-art Skookum Creek Event Center, Little Creek Casino Resort features one of the largest and newest smoke-free casinos in the region and offers the latest in electronic and table gaming and fine dining options. This 190-room resort boasts the area’s best appointed amenities and latest in concerts and entertainment, truly making it an unmatched destination for the Pacific Northwest. For more information about Little Creek Casino Resort, or for our full line-up of upcoming acts or entertainment, please call 800-667-7711 or visit us online at www.little-creek.com.