Forrest-Quartey presser in NYC!


Forrest-Quartey presser in NYC!

Bringing exciting and competitive fight cards to New York City has become one of DiBella Entertainment’s signatures, and that mantra will continue when DBE returns to Madison Square Garden presenting “Now or Never” featuring former world welterweight champions  Ike “The Bazooka” Quartey against Vernon “The Viper” Forrest in the main event and Sechew Powell vs. Kassim Ouma in the co-feature at the Theater at the Garden on Saturday night, August 5th.


The collision of these two former titlists will be one of this summer’s marquee fights. Quartey, fighting out of Accra, Ghana, is undefeated in three fights since his comeback from a four-year hiatus. Quartey has posted a stellar career ring record of 37-2-1, with 31 wins coming by way of knockout. He reigned as World Welterweight Champion for over four years, making eight title defenses. His only two losses came in a razor thin controversial split decision loss to Oscar De La Hoya and decision loss to Fernando Vargas. Forrest, from Atlanta, Georgia, has put forth an equally imposing 37-2 career ledger, and has scored 28 KO triumphs, including two victories over Sugar Shane Mosley, one of which came in the Theater at the Garden. His only career losses came at the hands of former World Champion Ricardo Mayorga.


HBO Sports “World Championship Boxing” will televise at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT


Tickets are priced at $255, $155, $105, $55 and $35, and are available at the Garden Box Office, through TicketMaster by calling 212-307-7171, and on line at and (Add the rest of the standard ticket language about fees, etc.)