(June 7 th) On Saturday, July 29, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Warriors Boxing Promotions returns with a very special edition of their "Windy City Fight Night" professional boxing series, and for the first time in Illinois boxing history, a female boxer will headline.
In her toughest test to date, BoxRec #1 USA- and #2 World-ranked lightweight Jessica "CasKILLA" McCaskill (3-1, 2 KOs) returns to her fistic headquarters, the UIC Pavilion for an eight-round main event against Canada's undefeated "Vicious" Vanessa Bradford (4-0-2). The two women will be fighting for the vacant ABO Intercontinental Lightweight Championship.
Tickets for Windy City Fight Night are on sale today and priced at $101, $76, $51 and $36 and are available at Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com; by calling 1-800-745-3000, or the Warriors Offices: 312-226-5800 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office: 312-413-5740 or by visiting the UIC Box Office (Thursday or Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM). Or they can be purchased the night of the event.
A special VIP Lounge experience is available to select sponsors. Please call 312.622.7668 for more information.
32-year-old power puncher McCaskill hails from St. Louis, but now lives in Chicago and trains under Rick Ramos. The first woman to ever sign a promotional agreement with Warriors Boxing, the popular slugger has earned her fan-favorite status with a series of UIC Pavilion barn burners.
She was last seen in April at the previous Windy City Fight Night, scoring an exciting unanimous decision over then 4-1 Brenda Gonzales.
"Jessica McCaskill has earned her place in our promotional stable and deserves to be making history as the first woman to headline a boxing event in Illinois," said Warriors Boxing President Leon Margules. "She is a crowd-pleasing slugger who loves to mix it up. We've got her in a tough test against Bradford and I know it'll be exciting to watch."
The exciting undercard will be announced shortly.
Windy City Fight Night doors open at 7:00 pm CT and the action starts at 8:00 pm. The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S. Racine Avenue in Chicago. The entire bout card is subject to change.
About Warriors Boxing
Launched in 2003, Warriors Boxing operates under a simple philosophy-bring the best boxers in the world to fight fans, match them in competitive bouts, and in doing so help re-establish the sport of boxing for a new generation.
With a series of successful Pay-Per-View shows and packed houses to its credit, the Warriors business model is working wonders in a sport that was sorely in need of the innovation and energy that the company brings to the table.
When it comes down to it though, a promotional company is only as good as the fighters and fights it promotes. Warriors Boxing has delivered on all fronts, with outstanding bouts such as Lara-Molina, Cayo-Peterson, Abraham-Miranda I and II, Miranda-Pavlik, Miranda-Green, Ibragimov-Briggs, Ibragimov-Klitschko, Urango-Hatton, Urango-Bailey, Cayo-Maidana and Ibragimov-Holyfield.