30.09.04 – Mohegan Sun and DiBella Entertainment will bring “Broadway Boxing Presented by Mohegan Sun,” a monthly series featuring New York fighters, back to the Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, October 21st. In the main event, former IBA Continental Americas Champion Emmanuel Clottey (21-6, 14 KOs) from the Bronx, New York will battle Michael Warrick (18-1, 11 KOs) from Landover, Maryland.
Meanwhile, the undercard features Bridgeport, Connecticut native Jaidon Codrington (2-0, 2 KOs), Hofstra University student Aneudi Santos (11-2, 8 KOs) from Freeport, New York, Ehinomen “Hino” Ehikhamenor (7-0, 4 KOs) from Queens, New York and heavyweight Curtis Stevens from Brooklyn, New York, who will make his second pro outing.
Tickets are $35.00 and $25.00, and are on sale now through Mohegan Sun’s in-house Box Office, on-line through tickets.com, by calling tickets.com at 1.800.477.6849 or at any tickets.com outlet.
The event will be broadcast by HDNet in high definition and then on Madison Square Garden Network, Fox Sports Net New England, Empire Sports Network and Comcast SportsNet Chicago. The broadcast team will include: MSG’s talented Gus Johnson delivering the blow by blow; boxing authority Steve Farhood handling expert analyst duties; New York native and former Golden Gloves champion Brian Adams will be the ringside reporter and third man, while WFAN and “Imus in the Morning” sportscaster Sid Rosenberg will serve as the ring announcer.
Since capturing the capture the vacant IBA Continental Americas Title in 2003, Clottey has become a force to be reckoned with in the junior welterweight division. He dealt Olympic gold-medalist Muhammad Abdullaev a devastating knockout punch in the 10th round in June 2003 at Mohegan Sun, and earlier this year, he fought in the co-feature on HBO’s “World Championship Boxing” series against the highly-regarded Francisco Bojado, who narrowly defeated Clottey in a 10 round decision.
A native of Ghana, which has produced the likes of former world champion fighters Azumah Nelson and Ike Quartey, Clottey has developed a hugefollowing in the New York area, living in the Bronx and fighting out of the historic Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. Clottey fought for his country’s national team and enjoyed a dominant amateur career before forging a professional career in 1994. After winning the Ghanaian Super
Featherweight and Lightweight Titles, Clottey grew steadily in size and skill. When he moved to the United States to seek out better foes, Clottey quickly developed a reputation as a fighter who appears remarkably unfazed by hard power punches and can stun his opposition with jarring combinations. Warrick turned pro in 1998 and won his first 16 fights, quickly rising in the ranks of the junior welterweight division. His sole loss came in a tough bout against Manuel Rodriguez in 2001, by way of technical knockout. In June 2004, Warrick faced a tough opponent in Jeffrey Resto, who was 17-1 (11 KOs) coming into the fight. The two junior welterweights traded blows for 10 rounds, turning the fight into one of the most thrilling slugfests of the year. After two rounds of technical boxing, the fight quickly escalated when a barrage of shots from Warrick sent Resto to the canvas.. After trading rounds for the rest of the bout, the decision was put in the hands of the judges. Warrick won the fight by unanimous decision, 94-92 from all three judges. He also signed an exclusive promotional agreement with DiBella Entertainment, and is managed by former world champion Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson.