SHOBOX EXTREME LINE-UP FOR SATURDAY ANNOUNCED
Press Release: The bouts to be shown on Showtime Extreme this Friday have been announced. In the featured bout from Brooklyn, NY, undefeated welterweight Sadam “World Kid” Ali faces former Golden Gloves champion Jeremy Bryan. In the opening bout, Anthony Peterson faces Mexico City’s Edgar Riovalle (37-18-2, 26 KOs). Time permitting, the network will televise Zachary Ochoa versus Luis Cervantes in a four or six-round super lightweight bout. Showtime Extreme's broadast begins at 7 PM Eastern time, and preceeds the Showtime Championship Boxing broadcast at 9 PM Eastern time (both shows delayed on the West Coast).
Also in action on non-televised bouts at Barclay Center will be “Sir” Marcus Browne, Prichard Colon and D’Mitrius Ballard.
Danny Garcia, the true wolrd champion at 140 pounds, will headline the show against Rod Salka in a non-title bout. Tickets are available at www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com.
Brooklyn-born and raised Sadam “World Kid” Ali (19-0, 12 KOs) made his Golden Boy Promotions debut at Barclays Center against Jay Krupp in September of 2013. Since then, the 25-year-old 2008 U.S. Olympian has halted Jesus Selig and Michael Clark.
“I feel fortunate to have my first title defense in the heart of Brooklyn. Fighting at home brings the best out of me,” said Ali, who’s defending his title for the first time at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “I’ve been working hard since I was eight-years-old. I’m climbing the ladder, and with every victory I’m step closer to my dream, a shot to a world title.”
Jeremy Bryan (17-3, 7 KOs), of Paterson, N.J., was a decorated amateur who won two National Golden Gloves titles and owns a victory in the amateurs over headliner Danny Garcia. The 28-year-old Bryan has won three of his last four bouts, most recently defeating Yuir Ramanau and Issouf Kinda.
The brother of IBF 140-pound title holder Lamont Peterson, lightweight Anthony Peterson (33-1, 21 KOs) hopes to add his own title belt to the family trophy case in the coming year, but first he’ll have to add to his three-fight winning streak against Edgar Riovalle (37-18-2, 26 KOs). Peterson is the owner of wins over Daniel Attah, Dominic Salcido and Marcos Leonardo Jimenez.
"I'm excited and honored to have my fight televised on SHowtime Extreme and from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Those are two firsts for me," said Lamont Peterson’s younger brother, Anthony. “Boxing is my life. It's in my blood. It’s the only thing I live for and I couldn’t ask for more. Fighting in a world class arena in a televise bout and sharing the card with my brother…that’s the dream.”
Proudly representing his borough of Brooklyn will be junior welterweight Zachary Ochoa (7-0, 4 KOs). Appearing at Barclays Center for the third time, the 22-year-old Ochoa has showed style and savvy throughout his young career. He’ll face Luis Cervantes (7-7-3, 2 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif., in a four-rounder on Aug. 9th.
As he approaches his record seventh appearance at Barclays Center, 2012 U.S. Olympian “Sir” Marcus Browne (11-0, 8 KOs)has four victories by knockout at the venue. The Staten Island light heavyweight will make his ten-round debut against Paul Vazquez (10-5-1, 3 KO’s), of Oakland, Calif.
Puerto Rico’s Prichard Colon (10-0, 10 KOs) has won all his fights inside the distance. Just 21-years-old, Colon, who will face Washington, D.C,’s Lenwood Dozier (9-6-1, 4 KO’s) in an eight-round junior middleweight bout.
Joining the Peterson brothers in representing the D.C. area, 21-year-old super middleweight D’mitrius Ballard (5-0, 4 KOs) will open the show in a six-round bout against Montana’s Barry Trotter (2-1, 1 KO). A ferocious finisher with power in both hands, Ballard is coming off a second-round technical knockout over Quincy Miner in April.