On Tuesday, January 25, unbeaten Staten Islander Gary Stark Jr. will conduct a boxing clinic for participants in the Police Athletic League at the Park Hill Boxing Club in Staten Island at 4:00 PM. It will be the first clinic of 2005 sponsored by DiBella Entertainment (DBE) and Turner Construction as a part of the community relations effort for the Broadway Boxing Presented by Mohegan Sun series. DBE President and Brooklyn native Lou DiBella launched the televised boxing series as a way to provide opportunities and exposure for New York City boxing talent.
Unbeaten heavyweight Roman Greenberg (17-0, 12 KO's) captures the Broadway spotlight on Friday night, January 28, when he headlines 2005's second installment of DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing Presented by Mohegan Sun at the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center. DBE will host a press luncheon at Gallagher's Steak House on Tuesday, Janaury 18, at 12 noon with the New York fighters to make the announcement.
Greenberg, a native of Tel Aviv, Israel, will go toe-to-toe with Marcus McGee (12-5, 6 KO's), who hails from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in an eight-round heavyweight showdown in the evening's main event.
In the co-featured attraction knockout artist Jaidon Codrington (6-0, 6 KO's), fighting out of Queens, will square off against Glen Rayburn (13-3-1, 8 KO's), of Delaware, Ohio, in an eight-round super middleweight contest.
On the undercard, U.S. Olympian and Winter Haven, Florida native Andre Berto (1-0, 1 KO), fresh off a knockout victory in his pro debut, will appear in a four-round junior middleweight bout with Edgar Galvan (1-2-1, 1 KO), of Durango, Mexico.
In addition, a youthful pair of talented fighters will be representing the borough of Brooklyn on the card. Rising star Curtis Stevens (4-0, 4 KO's) will see action in a six-round light heavyweight bout, while cruiserweight Sam Elashry (4-3, 1 KO), who originally hails from Cairo, Egypt, looks to gain momentum in a four-round contest.
Queens product Washington Hago will be making his pro debut in a four-round junior lightweight tilt against Michael Mendez (0-1-1), of Orlando, Florida. Staten Island's unbeaten super bantamweight Gary Stark, Jr. (10-0, 5 KO's) takes on Luis Rivera (8-8, 2 KO's), of New Haven, Connecticut, in a six-round affair.
The cards will originate from venues in the five boroughs, the greater New York Metropolitan Tri-State area, and Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Mohegan Sun is the series site sponsor. Turner Construction, HBO Sports and Gallagher's Steak House are also sponsors.
The doors open at 6:00 PM, and the first fight is at 7:00 PM. Tickets are priced at $100, $75, $50, and $35 with a limited number of special VIP ringside tickets also available, call DiBella Entertainment at 212-947-2577 to order.