SPA RESORT CASINO AND AGUA CALIENTE CASINO TO PRESENT THE BEST DAMN BOXING EVENT LIVE MAY 5
Light Heavyweights Gonzalez and Griffin Fight for IBF Title Elimination
Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, Calif. (March 31, 2005) — Spa Resort Casino, Agua Caliente Casino and Goossen Tutor Promotions today announced an action-packed Fox Sports Best Damn Boxing Event in Palm Springs at Spa Resort Casino May 5, 2005.
“Spa Resort Casino and Agua Caliente Casino are pleased to be working with Fox Sports to bring the Best Damn Boxing Event to Palm Springs,” said David Fendrick, General Manager, Spa Resort Casino. “We look forward to hosting this great show and bringing world-class boxing to downtown Palm Springs.”
The Best Damn Boxing Event will take place at the Spa Resort Casino’s outdoor arena adjacent to the Casino.
Fox Sports will air the main event between Montell “Ice” Griffin and Julio Gonzalez live nationally, marking the first time the popular Fox Sports show broadcasts from downtown Palm Springs. Hosts from the Best Damn Sports Show Period will be on-site to view of all the hard-hitting action.
The Best Damn Boxing Event will feature main and co-main fights and a number of under card matches.
As a special feature, the co-main event will include Palm Springs native Steve Quinonez vs. James Armah in a ten-round fight.
For ticket information, contact the Spa Resort Casino at (760) 883.1000 and the Agua Caliente Casino at (760) 202.2600.
The main event will be a much anticipated International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heavyweight title elimination fight between Montell “Ice” Griffin and Julio Gonzales. Whoever wins the fight on May 5 will challenge IBF light heavyweight champ Clinton Woods for the title.
Montell “Ice” Griffin, from Las Vegas, Nev., is a 12-year pro-boxer. A former WBC light heavyweight world champion, he is coming off a recent win in February and a controversial split decision loss in another fight last September. His record is 10-2 for his last ten fights, with a professional boxing record of 47-wins, 5-losses, and 30 KOs. Following are his statistics:
Birthplace: Chicago, Ill.
Trainer: Thell Torrance
Julio Gonzalez, a resident of Huntington Beach, Calif. is an eight year pro-boxer. He became the first Mexican to win a world title at a weight higher than 154 pounds in October 2003 when he won the WBO light heavyweight title. His professional boxing record is 37-wins, 2-losses and 23 KOs. Following are his statistics:
Birthplace: Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, New Mexico
Manager: Rogelio Robles
Trainer: Samuel Gomez