The New Year will be kicking off with a bang in Detroit when the first “Detroit Brawl” card unfolds in America’s number one comeback city.
Salita Promotions is crafting a stellar promotion, from tip to top, which will feature hometown talent galore, reported promoted Dmitriy Salita. Circle the date on your calendar: Feb. 6, at the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit.
“I am getting more and more excited for our first Detroit promotion and can’t wait to see talent like bantamweight James Gordon Smith, a Golden Gloves champion who has an 8-0 professional record,” Salita said. This national amateur champion, from East Detroit, won eight regional Golden Gloves title, and will tussle with Antoine Robertson in a six rounder.
Also sure to bring the thunder to the Masonic Temple, the iconic venue for the first Salita show, will be Ed Williams (10-1), a two-time Detroit Golden Gloves champ who is now a hot prospect at super welterweight.
Detroit’s Antonio Wade (1-0) will seek to impress and announce his skill set in the junior middleweight class. He will fight for state bragging against Jessie Addison of Saginaw, Michigan in a four rounder. Also on the card: battle tested veteran James Lester of Detroit will attempt to derail hot NYC prospect Dimash Niyazov in a six-round tangle.
From Jackson, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, Alfred Hall will clash with Georgian Giorgi Gelashvili, now living in Brooklyn, in a super lightweight waltz.
Will NY prevail when Bronx-based Puerto Rican cruiserweight Emilio Salas fights another Jackson, Michigan pugilist, Karrin Davis, A Detroit versus New York theme is forming with these matchups, and expect regional pride to add extra oomph to the in-the-ring action.
In addition, world title challenger Junior Wright (14-1-1; from Chicago) will return to the ring, as he makes another charge at a cruiserweight crown.
“I want the show to be a high energy, cool vibe event…so the National Anthem will be sung by Angela Davis, a tremendous R&B/soul singer,” Salita said. “Davis was named “Detroit’s Super Singer,” so we can expect her rendition to be incredible. I urge all area fight fans to grab tickets early, because I believe we are going to sell out. This first “Detroit Brawl” is shaping up to be a New Year knockout!”
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