Dear Friends and Fight Fans:
It’s a BIG night for Brooklyn! Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah will face off to determine who, ultimately, will be tonight’s King of Brooklyn. Both are beloved Brooklyn fighters, who have — through the sweet science–emerged out of their NYC borough and onto the world stage.
In light of this special event, Barclays Center CEO, Brett Yormark, commissioned SARTONK to create a commemorative belt. It will be awarded to the winner, or “Brooklyn’s World Champion.” We’re honored to be a part of this meaningful night, and privileged to showcase our respect for these local Champs.
All in all, we’re in store for a phenomenal night as Devon Alexander defends his IBF Welterweight title against Shawn Porter; Erislandy Lara and Austin Trout battle for the WBA Jr. Middleweight title; and Sakio Bika engages Anthony Dirrell for the WBC title. The top two of these will also feature SARTONK belts.
We wish every fighter on tonight’s card safety, and hope you tune in and enjoy this great night of boxing from the Barclays Center. In closing, we leave you with an insider’s peek at the commemorative belt, which will be officially presented by Brett Yormark at today’s 4:00pm Barclays presser.
If you’re in the arena, say hi! And you can always follow the action on Twitter @SARTONK.
Yours in Boxing, Ed.
Edward S. Majian