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CES Boxing Set To Host Spring 23' Championship Jackpot At Mohegan Sun, April 22

CES Boxing will make their return to the infamous Mohegan Sun Casino on April 22nd when they present the Spring of 2023 Championship Jackpot. New England fight fans will get to see some of the best local talent take on some of their toughest opponents with the biggest things at stake: championship belts. Two of CT's biggest stars, Tramaine Williams (20-1) and Chordale Booker (18-1) will both compete for their own World Boxing Council (WBC) championships that night. On top of this, other New England prospects like Mike Kimbel (1-0) and Anthony Velasquez (12-0) will display their skills on the card as well.

The New Haven, Connecticut native, Tramaine Williams will compete for another championship belt when he takes on Elijah Pierce (16-2) for the WBC Super Bantamweight Silver Title. Williams won the the IBF USBA and WBO NABO championships in 2019. He will look to add another belt to his collection but also claim his twenty-first win. He will welcome Oklahoma's Elijah Pierce to the bright lights and roaring crowd of Mohegan Sun Casino. Pierce brings a record of 16-2 as he rides a 7 fight win streak. Pierce has earned this step up in competition due to his recent success, winning all 5 of his fights in 2022. Tramaine Williams will bring him his toughest fight to date. The Connecticut standout athlete has fought some of the toughest opponents in the game like Angelo Leo and Yenifel Vicente. In their successful careers, Elijah Pierce has finished 6/8 of his last opponents while Tramaine Williams has recorded over 50% of his wins by decision. Williams is a fighter who will wear his opponents out and outlast them in terms of durability and energy. This will be a great clash of styles as Tramaine is very capable of pushing the pace and finishing fights as well. Up for grabs will be the WBC Super Bantamweight Silver Title and this fight could very well go down as one of the best inside Mohegan Sun. It will be very entertaining to see these two lock heads inside the squared circle

Chordale Booker, the Super Welterweight, will make his 20th professional walk on April 22nd. Chordale is from Stamford, CT and will enter the ring at 18-1. He comes off a flawless unanimous decision victory back at the CES Winter Brawl on January 21 when he fought Angel Hernandez (17-17-3). This time, Booker will fight Ghana's Daniel Aduku (15-2-1). This will be Aduku's first fight outside of Ghana. He will come to Connecticut to take on Chordale Booker with the WBC US Title on the line. Aduku has been fighting sporadically since 2013 and has seen much success in his home country, but will now test himself in the United States against Chordale Booker, the #14 ranked NABF Super Welterweight. Chordale has been fighting since 2016, making huge leaps and bounds within the sport. He has seen much success, winning every fight except his single bout in 2022 against Austin Williams (14-0) on the Amanda Serrano vs. Katie Taylor card. This was the perfect test against a great opponent for Booker to test himself and learn from. Chordale Booker has since bounced back with a great performance against Angel Hernandez in January and will now look to continue 2023 with another notch in the win column on April 22 when he competes for the WBC Super Welterweight US Title.

To add to the excitement, Waterbury, CT's Mike Kimbel will return to the squared circle after an impressive unanimous decision win at his boxing day debut, also on the CES Winter Brawl card back in January. He defeated Robert Banks by TKO in the final round, complimented by beautiful technique and footwork to begin his boxing career at 1-0. Since then, Kimbel competed at CES MMA 72 on March 18th when he flipped the switch back to MMA and defeated Daniel Arriaga by leg kick only :26 seconds into Round 1. Kimbel immediately got back into the gym with former World Champion Coach Chad Dawson to prepare for his second boxing outing across from Dahvon Shelton (1-1). Kimbel will look to advance to 2-0 inside the ring.

The undefeated phenom, Anthony Velasquez (12-0) from Springfield, MA will return just about a month after his win at the Park Theatre in Cranston, RI where he finished Rodrigo Lopes Rodrigues in the first round by TKO. Since 2018, Velasquez has gone 12-0, winning 11 of his fights by KO/TKO. Velasquez is a 5'10" Welterweight with great footwork and technical striking. He will take on Rashid Stevens (6-1-1) who will make the trip from California for this bout. Both fighters are known to push the pace and finish fights. These two are certainly going to come out with a fast pace, throwing big shots.

Fans are in for something special when CES Boxing presents the Championship Jackpot on April 22nd under the bright lights of Mohegan Sun. These fights are certainly going to entertain with so many great athletes and so much up for grabs. This card is getting better and better each time a fight is added. See you there!

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