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Historic New York Daily News Golden Gloves at Empire City Casino Wednesday Night, April 3

Empire City Casino will host NY Daily News Golden Gloves boxing on April 3. Fighters from The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Yonkers go head to head for the championship.
    NEW YORK, NY, April 03, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The iconic New York Daily News Golden Gloves returns to Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway for the third consecutive year on Wednesday night, April 3, 2013. There will be four championship bouts and six semi-finals contested in the 2013 rendition of the fabled amateur boxing tournament which will be hosted on the Casino's fourth floor.

General Admission tickets are $25; Policemen, Firemen, senior citizens, students and children under 14 are $15 (with proper ID). For more information log onto http://www.nydailynews.com/GoldenGloves; or call Brian Adams at the Daily News at 212-210-1908 (badams@nydailynews.com) or Empire City at 914-968-4200. Doors open at 6:15 PM and first bell is at 7:30 PM sharp. These in-demand tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis only at the door on fight night. Tickets and seating are limited.

There will be quartet of championship finals that will include: 101-lbs/Women: Pamela Baker (Mendez BC, NYC) vs. Jalyn Janvier (John's Gym, Bronx); 108 lbs-Novice: Ivan Lopez (World Class BC, Bronx) vs. Christiangel Rosas (Willis Ave. BC, Bronx); 132 lbs-Women: Christella Cepeda (Yonkers YMCA) vs. Berenis Machal (Gleason's Gym, Brooklyn); and 176 lbs-Women: Erika Chamberland (Gleason's Gym, Brooklyn) vs. Naralie Pacheco (Unattached).

In 2011, for the first time in the storied history of Yonkers Raceway, hundreds of fans flocked to the raceway to attend the Golden Gloves. The oldest and most esteemed amateur event in the U.S.A., celebrating its 86th anniversary this season, has produced generations of legendary boxers including Sugar Ray Robinson, Emile Griffith, Floyd Patterson, Riddick Bowe, Gerry Cooney, Mark Breland, Jose Torres, and Zab Judah.

Yonkers Raceway first opened its doors in 1899, and in over 100 years of its history has been the home to harness racing's Triple Crown events such as the Yonkers Trot, Cane Pace and Messenger Stakes, as well as such premier stakes races as the Art Rooney Pace. Professional boxing had been held in the Old Glory Horse Pavilion, and many major fights shown on closed circuit television. But the Daily News Golden Gloves, the most elite Golden Gloves tournament in the country for 85 years, became a "first-time starter" in 2011.

"We are delighted to once again bring the Daily News Golden Gloves to Yonkers Raceway for a third straight year," said President & CEO, Timothy J. Rooney. "Two New York institutions are teaming for a spectacular evening of boxing for fight fans."

About Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway: Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway features: 5,300 slot machines, electronic roulette, craps, sic bo and baccarat tables. Italian cuisine is featured in Nonno's Trattoria; trackside dining in the Empire Terrace Restaurant, which overlooks the track for live harness racing; the new Dan Rooney's Irish Pub; and an International Food Court. The multi-faceted Good Time Room is available private events for up to 400. Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway is located at 810 Yonkers Avenue (at Central Avenue) in Yonkers, New York, Westchester County, (I-87 to Exit 2). Empire City Casino is open seven days a week, every day from 9:00 AM to 4:00 AM For more information call 914.968.4200 or log onto http://www.empirecitycasino.com.


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