“TAKE ON MUAY THAI XIX” KICKS OFF 2013 AT RESORTS WORLD CASINO IN NEW YORK CITY

Jan 23, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- 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 andexciting 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 atvenues including Madison Square Garden and Bally’s Atlantic City in 2012. Consistently forging ahead for our fighters, our fans, and for the sport ofMuay 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).

Visit www.TakeOnProductions.com for the full fight card, highlights from past events, fighter features and more.

About TaKe On Productions TaKe On Productions burst onto the fight scene in 2009, and rapidly became the top Muay Thai fight promotion company on the East Coast. TaKe On has brought fight fans eighteen exciting Professional and Amateur Thai boxing events, including the US’s largest event in history “Muay Thai at the Mecca”, “Muay Thai at the Mecca 2”, the legendary “Battle at the Beacon”, “Battle at Bally’s 2” in Atlantic City, and the $10K Pro Tournament where 8 Pro fighters competed in a one night to take home the title and the prize. Take On events always showcase the best local, national, and international talent, from up and coming prospects to seasoned veterans of the sport. For more information, visit www.TaKeOnProductions.com

ABOUT Resorts World Casino New York City Resorts World Casino New York City (Resorts World Casino) is the first entertainment destination of its kind in the five boroughs of New York City. Resorts World Casino is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965, and the world’s largest Destination Resorts operator. Genting has ResortsWorld-branded properties in Asia, Europe, North America and on all four oceans through the 50% ownership of Norwegian Cruise Line and Star Cruises brands.Genting’s international strategic partners include Universal Studios and Simon Property. The company has a combined market capitalization of $45 billion and employs more than 50,000 people worldwide.

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