Dover, DE, April 21, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Dover Downs Hotel & Casino will present two heavyweight championship bouts on Friday, May 27 in the Rollins Center arena. For the IBF Intercontinental World Heavyweight Title Franklin “Yah-Yah” Lawrence, 14(9)-2-2, of Indianapolis, Ind. vs. Jason “The Sensation” Gavern, 20(9)-7-4 of Kissimmee, Fla.
The star of the evening is Amir “Hardcore” Mansour with 13 wins (ten KOs) and zero losses, of Wilmington, Del., for the IBF North American Heavyweight Title. This will be Mansour’s first title shot.
The undercard features super middleweight “Mighty” Mike Tiberi, 16(7)-1 of Smyrna, Del., and featherweight “Queen” Ronica Jeffrey, 5(1)-0 of Brooklyn, N.Y. More bouts will be announced soon. Nick Tiberi is the matchmaker.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon, ranging from $40 to $200 and may be purchased at 800-711-5882 or www.doverdowns.com. 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 8:30 p.m.
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. The casino consists of table games and more than 2,600 video lottery terminals controlled by Delaware Lottery. The Crown Royal® Poker Room offers Texas Hold ‘Em with a Bad Beat Jackpot and daily poker tournaments. Live, world-class harness racing is featured November through April. The Colonnade features a Race & Sports Book with professional football parlay betting and horse racing simulcasts, a casino lounge called Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, and shops and restaurants consisting of The Marketplace, Swarovski, Godiva, Fashions of The Colonnade, Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House, Frankie’s Italian Restaurant and Sweet Perks Too. The AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel is Delaware’s largest with 500 luxurious rooms/suites, indoor pool, sauna, exercise room, gift shop, Toppers Spa/Salon, 1600-seat Rollins Center® and 35,000 sq. ft. of multi-use event space. Property amenities include additional restaurants/bars. For more information, please visit www.doverdowns.com.