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World-Class Professional Boxing Returns to Rivers Casino on the North Shore

 PITTSBURGH June 25, 2014 Two true warriors are set to collide in the main event on Friday, July 11 in the Rivers Casino Amphitheater. Former IBF World Champion, Paul “The Pittsburgh Kid” Spadafora, will go toe-to-toe with Three-Time World Title Challenger, Hector Velazquez in “Rivers Rumble 4.” Presented by eight-time world champion Roy Jones Jr. in association with TNT Promotions, the event will feature a night of professional boxing by the river with a full card of action-packed bouts.

Pittsburgh’s own Spadafora is coming off a disputed majority decision loss for the WBA Interim World Title vs. Champion Johan Perez. In this match, Spadafora is on a quest for one final title run.

“Pittsburgh—this is your one opportunity to witness one of the best prize fighters ever from the Steel City, and first World Champion since the original Pittsburgh Kid Billy Conn, in 1941,” said future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. “Believe me, you won’t find a more picturesque venue in this country than Rivers Casino!”

Also included on the fight card for Rivers Rumble 4 is Youngstown, Ohio’s favorite son Jake “The Bull” Giuriceo, Wheeling, WV’s exciting prospect Ronell Green, Puerto Rican crowd pleaser Antonio “Carita” Nieves and more.

“This event is a favorite among guests, and we look forward to bringing boxing back to Pittsburgh,” said Craig Clark, General Manager of Rivers Casino. “The exceptional fighters on the card and Rivers’ outdoor amphitheater make this an event that is not to be missed.”

Rivers Casino will hold a weigh-in party with all the boxers on Thursday, July 10 at 7 p.m. in the Wheelhouse Bar and Grill (must be to 21 to attend).

Tickets are now available for the Rivers Rumble 4 and can be purchased at or in the Rivers Casino Gift Shop. Ticket prices are: $100 for Gold Ringside seating, $65 for Silver Reserved seating and $35 for General Admission, plus taxes and fees. For VIP seating, please call 724-513-1416. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the first bell rings at approximately 7 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend the event; guests must be 21 years or older to enter Rivers Casino and its parking garage. All bouts are subject to change.




Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been named “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine, “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine and “Best Casino” by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 83 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multipurpose event space, live music performances, free parking, and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. More than $380 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit


Emily Watts

For Rivers Casino

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Mark Yankello

For TNT Promotions