NEW YORK (December 13, 2005) – It's fight week, and DiBella Entertainment's New York stalwarts are ready to cap off the year with the season's finale of Broadway Boxing. Presented by Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Broadway Boxing’s "Season's Beatings" is this Thursday night, December 15, at the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center. The final press conference was held today at Prime Grill on East 49th Street in Manhattan.
Unbeaten Dmitriy "Star of David" Salita will headline the card. The Brooklyn-based Salita (23-0, 14 KOs) will be looking to extend his professional unbeaten streak to 24 straight wins in the main event when he squares off against punching-machine Robert Frankel (12-4, 1 KO) of Denver, Colorado, known to throw 100 punches per round.
Spanish Harlem standout Edgar "El Chamaco" Santana (15-2, 10 KOs) and his sizzling take-no-prisoners style will be showcased in the co-feature.
The knockout artistry of Brownsville's Curtis "Showtime" Stevens (9-0, 8 KOs) will also be among the holiday gifts for fight fans when he takes on Kia Daniels (5-2, 3 KOs) of Louisville, KY.
Two additional stocking stuffers on the card will be Staten Island featherweight Gary Stark, Jr. (12-0, 6 KOs), who will step into the ring against Jose Hernandez (8-2, 4 KOs) of Atlanta, GA, and Emmanuel "Sleek" Clottey (23-6, 14 KOs), from Queens by way of Ghana, in a welterweight contest against James Crayton (34-22-2, 21 KOs) from the fighting city of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Atlantic City prospect Lorenzo Bathea (4-1) will meet Rasheen Daniels (3-7-1, 2 KO) from Warren, Ohio in a six round junior welterweight bout.
Tickets are priced at $150, $100, $80, $60 and $40, and are available by calling DiBella Entertainment at 212-947-2577.
Broadway Boxing Presented by Turning Stone Resort and Casino will air on a later date on MSG Network, Fox Sports Net New England, Comcast Sportsnet Chicago and HDNET.
Along with Turning Stone Resort and Casino, the site and title sponsor, Broadway Boxing is also sponsored by HBO Sports, Locatestock.com and Gallagher's Steak House, as well as Prime Grill for the season-ending card.
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