The boxing show at Madison Square Garden on Thursday will be headlined by the Ibragimov cousins, but two big names from the New York boxing scene in the 1990s will also appear on the card. Former featherweight champion Kevin Kelley is matched against Felix St. Kitts [editor's note: be sure to check out On Fire's interview with Kevin Kelley below].
Inactive for nearly two years, St. Kitts has a career record of 12-4-2. He lost his last two bouts against Diego Corrales and Julio Diaz. Briggs, who won a controversial decision against George Foreman and then lost to Lennox Lewis, will face Demetrice King, 7-5. Both Kelley and Briggs are in scheduled six rounders. In the featured bouts, Sultan Ibragimov, who won Olympic silver in 2000, takes on veteran Al Cole while Timor Ibragimov faces Ronald Bellamy. Final Forum will promote, with Sampson Lewkowicz serving as matchmaker.