Shimmell Ready to Shine at Black Bear

Top American Cruiserweight to Face Murat Gassiev in Televised Bout

Black Bear Casino and Premier Boxing Champions team up Tuesday to host a live television event, headlined by top American cruiserweight Jordan Shimmell.

Shimmell is already in the Twin Ports ahead of his fight with undefeated Russian Murat Gassiev.

And Minnesota is familiar ground for Shimmell who fought at Black Bear in 2012 and 2013.  He’s looking forward to putting on a show, not only for the local crowd, but for the thousands potentially tuning in on FOX Sports 1.

“(It) Kinda feels like home, I’m ecited to be back,” said Shimmell.  “It’s a friendly crowd, feels like I’ve built a little fan base here, last few fights.  I have two wins here, and looking for my third.  It’s a great opportunity, it’s on TV, Fox Sports 1.  Any time you get that TV shot you have to make sure you’re ready, perform well, and impress.”

Doors open at the Otter Creek Event Center Tuesday at 6 p.m.  Fights start at 7 p.m., and the FOX Sports 1 broadcast at 8 p.m.

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