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RINGSIDE SEATS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT FOR “SLUGFEST AT THE SUN” JUNE 30TH

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (June 22, 2018) — New England’s passion for the
sweet-science is as alive as ever for *STAR BOXING’S “SLUGFEST AT THE SUN”*
on *June 30th*. Ringside seats for the long awaited return of the “Common
Man”, Long Island light heavyweight *JOE SMITH JR.* (23-2 19KOs) against
Kentucky’s *MELVIN “THE ROMANTIC REDNECK” RUSSELL* (11-4-2 7KOs) at the
Mohegan Sun have been *officially sold out*.

Joe Smith Jr. vs. Melvin Russell will be a scheduled 10-round fight in what
should be one of the most anticipated returns in boxing this year for the
Long Island fan-favorite. After eleven months out of the ring due to a
broken jaw, the #3 (WBC) and #7 (WBA) world rated light heavyweight, *Joe
Smith Jr.* returns in a big way, at the beautiful Mohegan Sun Arena in
Uncasville, Connecticut. After coming off a stellar KO win on NBC
against *Andrzej
Fonfara*, and defeating the legend *Bernard Hopkins *on HBO, Smith Jr. has
his eyes set on getting a world championship later this year.

*JOE DEGUARDIA*, President and CEO of Star Boxing said, “Ringside seats
sold out immediately. It thrills me that New Englanders will be packing the
arena alongside the throngs of Long Island and other New Yorkers eager to
see the return of Joe Smith Jr , as well as Kali Reis, Anthony Laureano and
all of the other great New England talent we are bringing to the Mohegan
Sun on June 30th.”

The co-featured event on the card will showcase Rhode Island’s two-time
middleweight champion *KALI “**KO MEQUINONOAG” REIS* (13-7-1, 4 KOs)
against former world title challenger *PATY “LA ELEGANTE” RAMIREZ* (11-5, 5
KOs) in a scheduled eight-round contest. Reis is coming off a breakout
performance last month when she faced the #1 pound-for-pound female fighter
and undisputed women’s world welterweight champion, *CECELIA BRAEKUS* (33-0).In
what would be the first female bout ever featured on HBO, “KO” dropped
Braekhus in the seventh round, the first time the pound-for-pound champ had
ever been knocked down in her career.

June 30th’s card promises to deliver a night of action-packed entertainment
that will leave audience members off their seats. Tickets at $30 and $45
are still available, however they’re going quickly.

*THE UNDERCARD*:
Along with the much anticipated return of Joe Smith Jr., and the homecoming
of co-feature Kali Reis, the undercard features the top talent New England
has to offer. Highlighting six-undefeated New England rising stars,
includingStar Boxing’s 2017 Prospect of the Year” *ANTHONY LAUREANO*, New
London Heavyweight, *CASSIUS CHANEY*, New Haven native, *WILLIAM FOSTER
III, *and Union Local 941 laborer, *JOE FARINA. *