As the first Take On Muay Thai event of 2013 draws near, we wanted to be the first to provide you with the official press release on behalf of Take On Productions and Resorts World Casino New York City.
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Take On Productions
“TAKE ON MUAY THAI XIX”KICKS OFF 2013 AT RESORTS WORLD CASINO IN NEW YORK CITY
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
New York, NY (January 17, 2013) – TaKe On Productions, New York’s premiere Muay Thai promotion announced the first event of 2013 to take place at Resorts World Casino on Friday, February 22 ,2013. This historic occasion will mark the first Muay Thai event at the first ever Casino in New York City.
Tickets start at $45.00 and go on sale Friday, January 18, at www.TakeOnProductions.com, and at Muay Thai and MMA gyms throughout NY, NJ, CT and PA. Full event information along with fight card, event details, fighter information, and other exciting content can also be found at www.TakeOnNYC.com.
After closing out 2012 at the legendary Madison Square Garden with “Muay Thai at the Mecca 2”, the 2013 season is building up to bring more high octane events and new and exciting venues. “Leading off the 2013 season at the first ever casino in New York City is just a taste of what is in store for the year ahead” said Eddie Cuello, Take On President.
“Take On Muay Thai XIX” will feature the area’s top pro fighters including Brooklyn’s own Turan “the Tornado” Hasanov, the devastating up and coming cruiser weight Wayne Barrett, and New York fan favorite Sean Hinds. Three title fights will highlight this much anticipated fight card as Take On 145 lb. champ Sean Fagan, WKA champ Stoney “Bacalao” Morales, and WKA champ Prairie Rugilo all look to defend their crowns.
“After bringing championship-level boxing back to it’s rightful home here in New York City, Resorts World Casino New York City is thrilled to debut Muay Thai kickboxing to New York City’s first and only casino. This historic first night of Muay Thai at Resorts World Casino is an undeniable sign of great things to come, as we pick up the mantle as the home for the best possible mix of entertainment New York City has to offer” said Christian Goode, Senior Vice President of Development of Genting Americas, Inc.
“We are excited to add this new and exciting venue to our roster after successful events at venues including Madison Square Garden and Bally’s Atlantic City in 2012. Consistently forging ahead for our fighters, our fans, and for the sport of Muay Thai has been our main goal. We are proud to be able to deliver top notch fights at top notch venues” stated TaKe On CEO Mike Gasparski.
Several of the marquee names featured on “Take On Muay Thai XIX,” which will include representatives from 22 premiere Muay Thai kickboxing gyms, are:
Jess Ng (8-1) – coming off an impressive victory in Thailand and has gone 7-0 in her last 7 fights to include a WKA and TBA title!
Angela Hill (10-0) – Steamrolling through opponents, undefeated Hill will be facing a very tough and also undefeated California native
Ariana Gomez (5-0)
Freddy Cheung (6-1) – The Take On Rising Stars 155lb. champ will face undefeated Manny Casais (6-0). Casais is the top fighter out of Coban’s Muay Thai right here in NYC.
Robinson Marte (8-0) – Undefeated Marte will be facing always fearless
Cornell Ward who hails from renowned
Five Points Academy in NYC.
Joe “Avatar” Bastone (3-0) – Bursting onto the fight scene in impressive fashion, Bastone has two of the most vicious knockouts in Take On history
Others top fighters appearing on the fight card include:
Joey Hernandez, 7-3 (Mushin MMA);
Rich Brattole, 10-0 (Weapons 9);
Kate “Rock” Allen, 3-1 (Cool Hearts/PA), and
Omar Estevez, 7-3 (Sitan Gym NY).