New York (July 7, 2005) – Who will be the king of Queens? It will be Queens vs. Queens when undefeated knockout artist Jaidon Codrington (8-0, 8 KOs), of Queens (by way of Bridgeport, CT), will headline the August 4th edition of Broadway Boxing when he faces Levan Easley (17-11-2), also of Queens, in a 10 round bout for the vacant New York State Super Middleweight Title at the Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center, it was announced today by promoter Lou DiBella at Gallagher’s Steak House.
Codrington will put his 8 for 8 knockout streak on the line in the August showdown with Easley. “The Don” has put forth a professional career thus far that can only be described as dominant. The 21-year-old phenom has become a crowd-pleaser at the Manhattan Center’s fisticuffs, and his last fight, another first round KO over Etienne Whitaker on April 28, was no different.
Codrington will be joined on the card by his “Chin Checker” partner Curtis Stevens (7-0, 6 KOs) of Brooklyn, who will square off in another super middleweight contest slated for six rounds. Stevens duplicated Codrington’s heroics in the first six fights of his career by reeling off six consecutive KO triumphs. His knockout streak ended on April 28 when Shannon Miller took him the distance. But the unanimous decision victory lifted Stevens’ immaculate record to 7-0, and he looks to start another KO streak on August 4.
Emmanuel “Sleek” Clottey (22-6, 14 KOs) has won four of his last five contests, including a convincing, 10-round unanimous decision over Michael Warrick at Mohegan Sun on October 21, 2004. Clottey returns to the ring after a 10-month hiatus. A native of Accra, Ghana, which has produced such standouts as former world champions Azumah Nelson and Ike Quartey, Clottey now fights out of the Bronx. The 31-year-old ring veteran has come into his own since scoring the biggest victory of his career – a 10th round knockout over former Olympic gold medalist Muhamad Abdulaev on June 3, 2003 at Mohegan Sun.
New York City native Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (1-0, 1 KO) scored an awesome first round knockout victory in his pro debut at the Manhattan Center, and returns to the ring at the scene of his professional bow trying to make it two for two as a pro.
Tough-minded Brooklynite Sam Elashry (5-3, 1 KO) will see action in a four round cruiserweight bout. James Moore of Ireland will be making his professional debut in a four round junior middleweight fight.
The August 4th edition of Broadway Boxing is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Damon Dash and is sponsored by HBO Sports, Locatestock.com and Gallagher’s Steak House.
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 special VIP floor tickets also available, call DiBella Entertainment at 212-947-2577 to order.