When undefeated middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin stepped into the ring at Madison Square Garden last May and knocked out Daniel Geale – logging what was at the time his 17th-straight TKO victory – many New Yorkers took notice of the Kazakh boxing champion for the first time.
A heaping helping of local flavor was added to the Oct. 29 Brooklyn Brawl on Monday, as boxing promoter Dmitriy Salita announced that undefeated junior welterweight Mikkel “Slikk Mikk” Lespierre of East Flatbush signed on for the Aviator Sports and Events Center card. Lespierre, who has amassed a tremendous NYC following en route to an unbeaten 10-0-1 record (4 KOs), trains at the vaunted Gleason’s Gym beneath the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and is always proud to represent the borough he has called home since his sixth birthday.
Boxing came back to Coney Island last Tuesday night, and by all accounts, it was a smashing success.
Boxing champion-turned-promoter Dmitriy Salita put together a 10-bout Brooklyn Brawl card, and fans assembled at the Brooklyn Cyclones’ MCU Park were blown away by the shocker ending to the main event.
Broadcast and digital television information is now available for the Tuesday, Aug. 25 Brooklyn Brawl, announced by boxing champion-turned promoter Dmitriy Salita. ESPN3 will carry the event live from 8-11 p.m. via its multiscreen network, available to 99 million households nationwide. Meanwhile, the highly-anticipated Boxing At The Beach event is also scheduled to be available to more than 10 million broadcast households, re-airing during the month of Sept. courtesy of MSG Networks.
BROOKLYN, NY (August 22, 2015) – World-renowned boxer Dmitriy Salita and his Brooklyn Brawl series will heat up Coney Island on Tuesday, Aug. 25, as the former IBF, WBA and NABA International Junior Welterweight Champion brings “Boxing At The Beach” back to MCU Park, the home of baseball’s Brooklyn Cyclones. Salita Promotions will open a year’s worth of events with a professional fight card at the New York Mets’ minor league venue on that evening, giving New York City and area sports fans a chance to catch rising stars and contenders as they rumble at the boardwalk.
Irish star added to loaded card at MCU Park in Coney Island
BROOKLYN, NY (August 17, 2015) – Coney Island attracts people from all corners of the world who hit New York to experience the Big Apple brand of entertainment and aura by the sea-shore. Many Irish eyes will be smiling the night of Tuesday, August 25 at Coney Island, when people get a chance to see two-time Olympian John Joe Nevin in action at MCU Park.
Coney Island is known world-wide as a destination for varied entertainment options. Surf, sand, and sky-high roller coasters have thrilled fun seekers there for decades. It only figures then that promoter Dmitriy Salita’s boxing show August 25 at MCU Park in Brooklyn’s fun-zone, Coney Island, will feature an array of fistic talents, which are sure to offer fight fans a superb show, rivaling any carnival ride in the proximity.
Brooklyn police officer Dimash Niyazov isn’t the only everyday New York hero expected to have the entire city in his corner at the Aug. 25 Brooklyn Brawl. For Queens firefighter and former Golden Gloves amateur champion Jose De La Rosa, the chance to advance his pro boxing career at Coney Island’s MCU Park in two Tuesdays simply adds to the dream he lives every day as part of the legions of proud men and women who comprise “New York’s Bravest.”