DOVER, Del.— Ed Sutor, president and CEO of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, on Tuesday announced several special guest appearances for the Friday Night Fights event on April 12. "The excitement for the upcoming boxing matches has attracted well known celebrities from the boxing and entertainment worlds," Sutor said.
Washington, D.C., hip hop rapper, Wale, is expected to make an appearance as a guest in the Rollins Center at for Friday Night Fights, April 12. Wale has won two BET awards, a Soul Train Award for best new artist in 2010, and was nominated this year for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, "Lotus Flower Bomb." His single, "Bad," featuring Tiara Thomas is currently #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 and climbing. His third studio album, Gifted, is scheduled to release in June.
Professional boxing sensation Andre Ward (26 wins, 14 by knock out, zero losses) will also be in attendance as a special guest. Ward is the current WBA, WBC and The Ring Super Middleweight Champion. He was a gold medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics then won his first world championship in 2009. Ward is rated as the No 2 pound-for-pound boxer in the world by Yahoo! Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN and The Ring. He was named Ring Magazine fighter of the year in 2011. Boxrec.com currently has Ward listed as the No. 1 super middleweight in the world.
The boxing card features three championship title shots on the line. Amir "Hardcore" Mansour will challenge his opponent for the NABA and the WBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship Titles.
"Queen" Ronica Jeffrey and Natasha "Nightmare" Spence will battle for the WIBA Super Featherweight Championship Title.
Limited tickets are still available. Call VIP Services at 800-711-5882 for information. The first bout will begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Will call will be open from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Visit doverdowns.com for updates. Event, times and card are subject to change or cancellation without notice.