Championship Boxing Debuts August 18 At New Live! Casino & Hotel Event Center Featuring Laurel, MD Native Demond Nicholson Vs. Isaac Rodrigues For The WBC-USNBC Super Middleweight Title

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August 18 Match Ups to Thrill Hometown Crowd with Locally-Based Fighters Including Live! Casino & Hotel Employee Dante Cox

HANOVER, Md.July 31, 2018 – Live! Casino & Hotel announced today the debut of Championship Boxing at the newly-opened Event Center on SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018, featuring a Main Event match with Laurel, MD native DEMOND NICHOLSON versus Brazil’s ISAAC RODRIGUES for the WBC-USNBC SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE.

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The Co-Main Welterweight event pits veteran fighter DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley, of Washington, D.C., against Mykal “Mike” Fox, of Forestville, Maryland.

Produced in partnership with Odenton, Maryland-based Jeter Promotions, the Undercard kicks off at 7:00pm, with the Main Event broadcast live on CBS Sports, starting at 9:00pm.

Tickets start at $80 and can be purchased online at

One of the most exciting match ups on the Undercard features Live! Casino & Hotel employee Dante Coxof Elkridge, MD, against Latorie Woodberry, of Roanoke, VA. Cox made his pro debut in 2017. When not mixing it up in the ring, the self-proclaimed “Red Comet” is mixing up specialty cocktails and hosting guests as a bartender at The Prime Rib.

Other local fighters on the Undercard include Francisco Bustos, of Rockville, MD, versus Juvuan John, of Brooklyn, NYDonald “Dangerous” Wallace, of Baltimore, MD, versus Ashton Sykes, of Columbia, MDZarifbek Nishanbaev “The Uzbek Warrior”, of Arlington, VA, against Kevin “The Scarecrow” Womack, of Baltimore, MD; and making his pro-debut, Chester Stewart, of Bowie, MD, takes on Charles Johnson of Washington, DC.

“The addition of boxing to the entertainment lineup at our new Event Center brings an elevated level of excitement to the buzz surrounding our property since the Live! Hotel opened in June,” said Mario Maesano, Senior Vice President of Marketing. “As a local, family owned business, Live! is especially proud that the inaugural show is produced in association with locally-based Jeter Promotions, and represents Maryland’s local boxing talent so well, particularly Live! Team Member Dante Cox, who we look forward to cheering on when he steps into the ring.”

In addition to Boxing, the new Event Center at Live! Hotel features a full lineup of headline entertainment on a built-in performance stage, with state-of-the-art audio and visual technology and seating systems to give audiences an unforgettable experience. The venue is just steps away from the excitement of the Live! Casino floor and the luxurious 310-room Live! Hotel.

About Live! Casino & Hotel
Live! Casino & Hotel is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country, located in the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor, just off I-95, Route 100 and the B/W Parkway at Arundel Mills. Open 24/7/365, the property features more than 200 live action table games, including a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 slot machines; two High Limit rooms; and the Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio. Guests can enjoy five-star accommodations, including 310 luxury guest rooms; the Live! Spa; world-class dining, featuring the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; David’s, a 24-hour café; Bobby’s Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Luk Fu and 8 at Luk Fu, serving authentic sushi and Asian cuisine; Morty’s Deli; Latin cuisine at En Vivo; Phillips® Seafood Express; and Luckies, offering Starbucks coffee, pastries, and Italian gelato; and a sizzling nightlife, including nightly entertainment at Live! Center Stage; the R Bar; and The Lobby Bar at David’s. A 4,000-seat Event Center, opening in two phases, featuring 40,000-square-feet of meeting and banquet space, and a performance venue with a regular lineup of headline entertainment completes the Live! experience. Enjoy secure covered parking with valet service and a free self-park garage with Park Assist® and direct elevator access to the casino floor. The newly-renovated Live! Lofts boutique hotel, located just minutes from the Casino, features 250 guest rooms and suites, and approximately 3,400-square-feet of meeting and banquet space. For reservations, call 443-445-2929, or book online at Live! Casino & Hotel and Live! Lofts are owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit or Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For employment opportunities, visit

About The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Commercial Real Estate; Coworking Spaces; Entertainment Districts; Gaming; Hotels; International Development; Private Equity; Residential; Restaurants; and Sports-Anchored Developments. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies’ prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore’s world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PAAtlantic City, NJCharleston, SCHouston, TXLouisville, KYKansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter.

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SOURCE Live! Casino & Hotel

CONTACT: Carmen E. Gonzales, Live! Casino & Hotel, [email protected], 443-842-1992 (cell); Lori Russo, Stanton Communications, [email protected], 240-350-7882 (cell)

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