For the first time, Little Creek Casino Resort – located a short drive from Seattle and Olympia – will host ESPN’s popular Friday Night Fights series at Skookum Creek Event Center with a live airing on Friday, April 12.
Former World Boxing Association (WBA) champion Rico "Suavecito" Ramos (21-2, 11 KOs), of Los Angeles, clashes with Oscar Gonzalez (17-2, 13 KOs) of Veracruz, Mexico in a featherweight matchup.
In the highly-anticipated super middleweight battle, Farah “Quiet Storm” Ennis (20-1, 12 KOs) of Philadelphia travels to meet Francisco Sierra of Mexico (25-7-1, 22 KOs) in the co-feature event.
The undercard features some promising Washington-state prospects including super featherweight Andres Ramos, of Eltopia who will take on Sammy Perez (1-1-1) of Vancouver, Washington. in a four-round match. Someone’s unblemished record will fall when Landon Horseman (1-0), takes on Ray Lampkin (2-0) of Vancouver, Washington. in a lightweight bout slated for four rounds.
Horseman, Blackfoot/Assiniboine, is a Native fighter from Tacoma, Washington. ICTMN will feature an interview with him Tuesday, April 8.
“Little Creek Casino Resort and the Squaxin Island Tribe are honored and excited to welcome ESPN’s Friday Night Fights,” said Little Creek CEO, Michael Starr. “It’s nice to be working with Dan Goossen again, who specializes in putting on quality, professional shows that are competitive and crowd-pleasing. While this is our first nationally televised boxing event, it certainly won’t be our last.”
Both main event fights are scheduled for 10 rounds, presented by Goossen-Tutor Promotions, and will be shown live on ESPN2. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling 800-667-7711 or online at little-creek.com. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Little Creek Casino Resort, an enterprise of the Squaxin Island Tribe, is the home of the highly acclaimed Salish Cliffs Golf Club and also recently celebrated the opening of Seven Inlets Spa, Skookum Spirit Cigar and Wine Lounge and a state-of-the-art RV Park.