LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre is set to host its first boxing event with Paramount Events Center (PEC) on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. The fight card will be part of the Brooklyn Brawl Series promoted by professional boxer Dmitriy Salita’s Star of David Promotions.
The event will feature Brooklyn Heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (12-0, 10 KO’s) vs. Damon McCreary (15-4,11 KO’s); two-time Daily News Golden Gloves champion and Bronx based Jr. Middleweight contender Steve Martinez (15-2, 12 KO’s); Brooklyn’s Dimash Niyazov (7-0-3, 4 KO’s); former New York State champion Ariel Duran (8-7-1, 5 KO’s); and Brooklyn Middleweight Akil Aguste (6-1, 5 KO’s). Kazakh Welterweight Bakhtiyar Eyubov (5-0, 5 KO’s) and Detroit-based fighter Dewayne “Alabama” Ziegler (4-0-1, 4 KO’s) are also looking to make explosive New York City debuts and keep their knockout streaks alive.
Tickets for the event will go on sale on Friday, May 15 at noon and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
PEC was launched in April by Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner and Onexim Sports and Entertainment, with all business operations overseen by Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. PEC and LIU Brooklyn announced recently that LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, located at Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues on the LIU Brooklyn campus, will focus on booking emerging talent. LIU Brooklyn Paramount will soon undergo a 24-month renovation and will host more than 120 events annually.
“I am thrilled to join with PEC to bring boxing to LIU Brooklyn Paramount,” said Salita. “Over the last few years, Star of David Promotions has brought New York boxing fans exciting shows with incredible fights through our Brooklyn Brawl Series. This card will be an exciting addition to our series.”
“This June 4 boxing event will reintroduce LIU Brooklyn Paramount to the sports community,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center. “Dmitriy has provided great opportunities for aspiring fighters and we are looking forward to working with him to solidify our grassroots boxing efforts in Brooklyn.”
“I commend Dmitriy and PEC for putting together this show,” said New York boxing promoter Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “Boxing is flourishing right now in New York, especially in Brooklyn. Being a fellow Brooklynite, it is wonderful to see yet another venue in this great borough opening up its doors to the sport. I see a lot of potential at LIU Brooklyn Paramount, and would definitely be open to staging a card there in the future.”