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PRESS RELEASE: WFC Inks 5th Casino Deal for 2016, Expands to Pennsylvania

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA – December 7, 2015 – World Fighting Championships has signed a three-fight agreement with Pennsylvania’s The Meadows Racetrack and Casino, and will make its East Coast debut on April 9th in the first of three shows at the Pittsburgh-area venue in 2016.

The standout boxing & MMA crossover promotional company has turned heads in both sports with consistently delivering quality, sold out events to boxing fans and casino customers in Nevada, Oregon, California and Louisiana.

WFC’s President, Matt McGovern, who is known for his no-nonsense, organized and tech-savvy approach to promoting boxing, is looking to establish a presence in the Pittsburgh area to rival that which he’s established in Louisiana, where he’s promoted 17 events at the Belle of Baton Rouge.   “I will be looking to sign fighters in the Pittsburgh area,” said McGovern.  “We want to make that our home, just as we’ve done with Baton Rouge, and we’re looking forward to getting to know the local boxing community there.”

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino, which hosted its first boxing event in 2014, boasts high-end dining, state of the art gaming, and some of Pennsylvania’s most prestigious horse races.  “The Meadows has been really wonderful to work with so far,” said McGovern.  “We had multiple offers from gaming properties in the area, but the one thing that stood out was the GM and Marketing Director’s knowledge of boxing in general, and specifically boxing in that area.  They are going to be a phenomenal partner for World Fighting Championships.”

It has been a pivotal year for the growth of WFC, which is looking at possibly doubling the number of events it promotes in 2016.  With 20 events already on the books for next year, McGovern foresees a shift in the ratio of boxing to MMA events that it hosts.   “2015 has seen a lot of changes in the boxing industry.  I think these changes will actually work in our favor, and I see us promoting more boxing events in the coming year than we did in 2015 and in prior years.”

Tickets for the promotion’s first East Coast are priced at $100, 50, and 25, and go on sale Monday, December 7th, at worldfightingchampionships.com.



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