Boxing is coming to Cypress Bayou

Staff Report

CHARENTON — Live professional boxing will be held at Cypress Bayou Casino Friday when “Ring Kings” is put on, featuring five fights highlighted by the UBO All-American Title bout between Travis Scott and Larry “Slow Motion” Smith.

Scott hails from Baton Rouge while Smith is from the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

The fight will follow four others.

“Slow Motion has been in the ring with everybody, I mean everybody,” said Chad Broussard of Boxncar Productions, who is putting on the fight.

Broussard said the Scott-Smith fight would be “sensational.”

The matchmakers have called this the toughest fight thus far for Travis Scott, Broussard said.

Friday’s fight will be a return trip to Cypress Bayou for Boxncar Productions after they brought boxing there a few years ago.

Broussard said he hoped that the return trip to Cypress Bayou is better than the first go-round.

“One of the biggest letdowns was last time we were at Cypress Bayou Casino,” he said, adding the fights “lacked luster” and were not good ones.

He said he is determined to make the second go-round better.

Admission to Friday’s event is $25 for general admission, while those with Cypress Bayou Casino Player’s Cards will be admitted for $20, Broussard said. Spectators must be at least 21 years old to enter.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. with bell time at 8 p.m. for the first fight, which will feature Justin Thomas facing Keyon Thomas.

The second fight features Chris Singleton of Baton Rouge and Anthony Bowman of Jackson, Tenn.

In the third fight, “Rock Hard Might” Mason Menard will face DeShaun Williams.

Also, heavyweight Danny Batchelder from New York will be on Friday’s card. Batchelder is 26-9 with 13 knockouts.

He will face Rodney Moore, who enters with a 17-7 mark and seven knockouts.

“I am still in awe I was able to put this fight together with the money I was afforded,” Broussard said.

He called the fight worthy of “a main event fight on ShoBox or HBO.”

Because of the credibility of the fighters, he called it “the best heavyweight fight Louisiana’s seen in the last decade.”

Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or Cypress Bayou Casino by calling 337-923-7284.

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