Next Wednesday, July 8th, DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series will return to the famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in midtown Manhattan.
The exciting 11-bout card will be the latest installment of the acclaimed long-running series. Headlining the card will be popular junior lightweight prospect Bryant “Peewee” Cruz (14-0, 7KO’s) as he puts his undefeated record on the line against the heavy-handed Martin Cardona (19-5, 14KO’s) in their junior lightweight matchup scheduled for eight rounds.
Also appearing in separate eight-round feature bouts will be junior middleweight prospects Patrick Day and Shawn Cameron. Day (10-1-1, 6KO’s), a former #1-rated US amateur, is set to take on Lenwood Dozier, while the undefeated Cameron (9-0, 4KO’s) squares off against Francisco Reza.
Making his DBE and NYC debut is fast-rising Kazakhstan prospect Sergey Lipinetc (6-0, 5KO’s) as he challenges the once-beaten Kendal Mena (20-1, 11KO’s) in a special-attraction welterweight eight-round contest. An outstanding amateur, as well as a world champion in MMA, the 26-year-old Lipinetc’s rise up the rankings of the 140lb. division is expected to be meteoric. With explosive power in both hands, and a seek-and-destroy style, Lipinetc is as fan-friendly as it gets. The bout on July 8 will be Lipinetc’s second thus far of 2015 and, now with the backing of DBE, he hopes to become even more active as he hones in on a world title shot in the not-so-distant future.
Returning to action for already the fifth time this year will be knockout artist Ivan Baranchyk (7-0, 6KO’s) as he looks to continue his streak of devastating knockouts when he opposes Alfred Hall in their six-round super lightweight matchup. All four of Baranchyk’s previous opponents this year have failed to make it out of the second round, with three of the knockouts coming in the very first frame. Baranchyk is coming off of his most explosive knockout to date, scoring an astonishing three-second K.O. over Angel Figueroa on June 20th. The hard-hitting Baranchyk is determined to continue his streak when he squares off against Hall.
Also competing on the card will be New York-native Mikkel LesPierre (8-0-1, 3KO’s) as he looks to keep his undefeated record intact when he faces Larry Ventus in their six-round super lightweight contest.
Exciting super middleweight prospect Steed Woodall (7-0-1, 5KO’s) will also see action, as he takes on once-beaten DeVaun Lee (4-1, 2KO’s) in an intriguing six-round matchup. An amateur standout in the UK, the now 21-year-old Woodall relocated to the US in early 2014 and made his successful debut in March of that year at just 19 years of age. The bout on July 8 will be Woodall’s third thus far in 2015.
Former NY Golden Gloves champion Peter Dobson (4-0, 3KO’s) will meet William Walters in a six-round welterweight matchup.
Super middleweight Dauren Yeleussinov (2-0, 2KO’s) returns for the second time this year, facing off against Henry Beckford in a six-round matchup.
Maxito Sainvil (2-0, 1KO) will clash against Danny Rosenberger in their scheduled four-round welterweight bout.
Rounding out the card will be a battle of female middleweights as Alicia Napoleon (2-0, 2KO’s) swaps leather with Natalie King in a four-round affair.
Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $125, $100, $75 and $55. Tables are also available for purchase for this event, with VIP tables going for $1,000 per table (5 seats at $200 per seat), Ringside tables for $500 (5 seats at $100), and $375 tables (5 seats at $75). Tickets are available for purchase by calling the DiBella Entertainment office at (212) 947-2577. Doors open at 6:30pm with the first bout scheduled for 7:00pm.