Brighton Shore Fights on 7/20; Dominguez defeats Santiago; United boxers hit D.C on 7/16

Salita Promotions presents "Brighton Shore Fights". New York City's newest monthly boxing series is going to take place in Brooklyn at the Oceana Theater in the Oceanside neighborhood of Brighton Beach. "As a New Yorker, Boxer, Promoter and a fan of boxing, I feel it's important to establish a monthly series that will allow fans to follow the progress of the boxers. It is equally important for boxers to have an opportunity to stay busy and build a relationship with fans," said Dmitriy Salita, Founder and President of Salita Promotions.

The first installment will take place on Wednesday, July 20th and will feature undefeated light heavyweight prospect and four-time Golden Gloves Champion Will Rosinsky (13-0). The co-feature will showcase US Olympic Alternate, four-time Army Champion and Jr. Middleweight prospect Boyd Melson (4-0). Boyd is coming off impressive knockout wins and is looking to keep the KO streak alive as he makes his Brighton Shore debut. The undercard will feature American Heavyweight Jarrell Miller and other NYC boxing stars.

July 20th show will have special musical performance by hip hop star Big Frank.

"Brighton Shore Fights" from Oceana will be based around top professional boxers. The feature fighters include many Golden Gloves champions and established professionals, fighting for a shot at a world title. All fighters have a significant fan-base and bring different flavors reflected in their native origin, background and lifestyle. All shows will have live performances by a popular artist and include ringside celebrities, radio/TV personalities and politicians to create an exciting fight night experience.

Tickets are available at WWW.DSALITA.COM , by calling 646-481-5558

Tickets are priced at $40 for General Admission; $80 Ringside and $125 VIP open bar.

July 20, 2011
Doors open: 6:00pm
First Bout: 7:00pm
Boxing main event: 10:15pm

Oceana Ballroom
1029 Brighton Beach Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Dominguez defeats Santiago

WOODHAVEN, NY (June 27, 2011)—This past Friday night at The Cordon Bleu in Woodhaven, New York, New Legend Boxing Promotions and Old World Boxing presented a memorable night of championship boxing that saw Juan Dominguez capture the New York State Bantamweight title; Melissa McMorrow win the ladies Flyweight State title and a controversial draw between Jonathan Cuba and Ariel Duran for the New York State Bantamweight.

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Dominguez and Arturo Santiago engaged in a terrific fight that Dominguez fought well and Santiago should incredible courage and kept coming back every time that it seemed Dominguez would be in control.

Dominguez closed the show in style by dropping Santiago in the final moment to secure the victory and remain perfect at 8-0.

In the co-feature, Melissa McMorrow trekked across the country to win the New York State Lightweight title with a split decision over Eileen Olszewski in a ladies Flyweight bout.

It was a good close fight with McMorrow bobbing and weaving herself inside while Olszewski tried to control the fight from range.

McMorrow was able to win a lot of the little inside battles and worked the body to gain the narrow victory.

In what was the most intense and controversial fight of the night, Ariel Duran and Jonathan Cuba battled a spirited bout for the New York State Lightweight crown

The two waged war with Duran landing some nice lead rights and scoring a knockdown on Cuba. Cuba picked up the pace and stalked hurt Duran in the last round.

Most at ringside thought Duran deserved the victory and the title and talk quickly pointed towards a rematch

Other Winners on the card included Michael Brooks, Edward Valdez, Martin Wright, Tommy Rainone and Bryan Abraham, who scored a shocking third round stoppage over Scottie Burrell


8 ROUNDS-NEW YORK STATE BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE—Juan Dominguez (8-0) 117 ½ lbs of Brooklyn, NY U DEC (80-70; 79-73; 79-73) over Arturo Santiago (7-3-1) 117 lbs of Puerto Rico

8 Rounds—New York State Female Flyweight Title—Melissa McMorrow (5-2-3) 111 lbs of San Francisco, CA S DEC (79-73; 78-74; 74-78) over Eileen Olszewski (7-3-2) 110 ½ lbs of New York, NY

8 Rounds—New York State Lightweight Title—Ariel Duran (7-2-1) 135 lbs of Brooklyn, NY DRAW with Jonathan Cuba (5-3-1) 134 lbs of Brooklyn, NY (scores were 78-73 Duran; 76-74 Cuba and 75-75)

6 Rounds—Welterweights—Tommy Rainone (15-4) 149 lbs of Plainview, NY U DEC (59-54 on all cards) over Norman Allen (6-5) 145 ½ lbs of Laurel, MD

6 Rounds—Welterweight—Martin Wright (10-1-2, 5 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY KO 6 (:32) over Carlos Cisneros (9-18-1) 148 lbs of Philadelphia, PA

4 Rounds—Jr. Welterweights—Edward Valdez (5-8-2) 133 ½ lbs of Brooklyn, NY U DEC (40-36 on all cards) over George Santiago (1-5) 137 lbs of Brooklyn, NY

4 Rounds—Jr. Welterweights—Michael Brooks (4-0) 138 ½ lbs of Long Island, NY U DEC (40-36; 40-35 on 2 cards) over Matteo Acosta (0-3-1) 137 lbs of Puerto Rico

4 Rounds—Jr. Welterweights—Bryan Abraham (4-6-2, 4 KO’s) 138 lbs of Schenectady, NY KO 3 (2:23) over Scott Burrell (3-1) 138 lbs of Bronx, NY


WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 27, 2011) Advance tickets are now on sale for the next United Boxers Event on Saturday, July 16th at the D.C. Star Nightclub with another evening of world class professional boxing featuring the area’s finest prospects and contenders.

Tickets, $100 for VIP and $50 Reserved Seats, can be purchased at The Downtown Locker Room stores, the area’s leading retailer in the Urban Fashion industry for over 20 years. For store information and locations please visit their website at Tickets may also be purchased online through EventBrite (

Headlining will be undefeated super middleweight prospect Alexander “The Great” Johnson, 11-0-0 (4KO’s) of Oxon Hill, Maryland with rising star Emmanuel “The Tranzformer” Taylor, 12-0-0 (9KO’s) of Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland in the co-featured junior welterweight bout.

As part of the evening festivities United Boxers will honor two of the area’s legends in boxing, former world champions Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson and Sharmba Mitchell.

Said Chris Middendorf of United Boxers, “When I was managing fighters, the area was ruled by a group of area world champions; Mark Johnson, Sharmba Mitchell, Keith Holmes and William Joppy for starters. This show in DC is our effort to honor the area champions at the same time as we focus on the younger generation.”

“With the younger pro fighters working in the area today and on this card and the huge group of top amateurs coming of age, this area clearly has some of the best talent in the country. Our goal is to showcase the younger fighters while paying homage to the great fighters of recent years. They deserve all the praise that we can give them, and the hope is that they will help shine the spotlight on the young boxers as they mature. And hopefully some of them will become world champions.”

“This is a first of a series that will not only showcase more of the tremendous talent in the area, but will also pay tribute to other champions from the area.”

Other fighters featured include Light Heavyweight Dale “Hit Hard as Hell” Robeson-EL, 6-0-0 (4KO’s), of Randallstown, Maryland, Suitland, Maryland cruiserweight Venroy July, 6-0-2 (2KO’s), featherweight Thomas “KO” Snow, 14-1-0 (9KO’s) of Capitol Heights, Maryland, sensational junior middleweight prospect Alantez Fox, 4-0-0 (3KO’s), Alexandria, Virginia, featherweight Jerren Curren, 2-0-0 (2KO’s) and pro debuting junior middleweight Jacey Thompson in separate bouts.

Following the fight, fans will also be treated to a sensational after-party at the D.C. Star presented by Fly Fella’s Productions, featuring a live performance by D.C.’s hottest female group, Be’la Dona in addition to Sugar Bear, DJ Battle, DJ Frisco, DJ Jealousy and a special performance by the legendary James Funk
The D.C. Star Nightclub is located at 2135 Queenschapel Road, NE. For more information call 301-873-7064. Doors will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm.

United Boxers was founded this year by Chris Middendorf. The goal of the promotional company is to showcase the best prospects from an area, to build their audiences and to develop their careers. The first series of United Boxers events have been in Baltimore and Washington. There will be additional cities added soon. For further information or to be added to our mailing list, go to

Article posted on 27.06.2011

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