Chet Koerner (second from Left) poses with HOMETOWN HEROES [Photo courtesy TKO Boxing Promotions
LAS VEGAS, NV, April 1, 2010 — The RIO CASINO hosted a public press conference on Wednesday afternoon for HOMETOWN HEROES, a sensational evening of professional boxing set for this Friday night, April 2nd.
Amongst those in attendance were undefeated lightweight sensations Sharif Bogere and Terence Crawford, former UNLV amateur standout and pro debuting Bradley Blankenship, junior lightweight Lonnie Smith, bantamweight newcomer Robert Rodriguez, super middleweight Las Vegas native Eddie Salas, lightweight prospect Fidel Maldonado Jr. and welterweight prospect Michael Finney.
(left to right) Michael Finney, Terence Crawford, Bradley Blankenship, Fidel Maldonado Jr., Robert Rodriguez [Photo courtesy TKO Boxing Promotions
HOMETOWN HEROES is presented by Guilty Boxing in association with TKO Boxing Promotions.
Advance tickets, priced at $100, $50 and $30, can be purchased through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com., 1-800-745-3000) and the RIO CASINO box office (www.riolasvegas.com., 1-888-746-7784).
The RIO CASINO is located at 3700 W. Flamingo Road in Las Vegas . Doors on the night of the event will open at 6pm with the first bell scheduled for 6:30pm.
Lonnie Smith, Eddie Salas, Sharif Bogere [Photo courtesy TKO Boxing Promotions