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DBE Broadway Boxing at Mid Hudson Civic Center on June 4

30.05.04 - Highly-regarded welterweight contender Chris Smith will appear in the main event when DiBella Entertainment in association with North East Promotions brings the second installment of Broadway Boxing Presented by Mohegan Sun to the Mid Hudson Civic Center on June 4. The final press conference will be held at the Mid Hudson Civic Center on Thursday June 3 at 4:00 PM, followed immediately by all fighters weighing in at 5:00 PM.

Tickets are priced at $101 $75, $50 and $27.50, and are available at the Mid Hudson Civic Center box office, at TicketMaster locations, ticketmaster.com and by calling 845-454-3388.

Smith, a welterweight phenom hailing from Queens, New York, and the 1997 New York Golden Gloves Champion, has a ring record of 17-0-1, including 10 wins by way of knockout. Nicknamed "The Mechanic," Smith trains at the legendary Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn. Smith scored a unanimous eight round decision against Darien Ford on April 22 in the Broadway Boxing premiere. Smith is ranked ninth by the WBA.

Top welterweight, Joshua Clottey (25-1, 18 KO's), who has reeled off five straight victories, will see action in the co-feature. He made his United States debut on November 21, 2003 in New York City, after fighting almost exclusively in his homeland and Great Britain. Clottey's only career setback was a controversial disqualification loss to Carlos Manuel Baldomir at Wembley Arena in London on November 29, 1999.

The monthly series featuring New York City fighters made its debut on April 22 at the Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center. The show will be broadcast by HDNet in high definition and on Madison Square Garden Network, and throughout New England on standard cable. DiBella Entertainment is in discussions with regional sports networks to distribute the show nationally.

The cards will originate from venues in the five boroughs, the greater New York Metropolitan Tri-State area, and Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Mohegan Sun is the series site sponsor. HBO, Everlast Worldwide, and Gallagher's Steak House are sponsors.

Article posted on 30.05.2004



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