Burrell Twins Fight Nov. 17
|Written by The Sweet Science|
|Wednesday, 09 November 2011 09:24|
The identical twins, both 23, will face opponents to be named in bouts that will have lasting implications on their boxing fates. Both Scotty, a 3-1 (2 KO) lightweight, and Deano, a 2-1(1 KO) junior welterweight, have had to deal with speed bumps early in their careers, but are bonded by a common dream they've held since childhood.
"We came here to America to become world champions," said Deano Burrell, who made his pro debut at Schuetzen Park a year ago. "That's why nothing that gets in our way can stop us in our journey."
The brothers, who were born in Queens, New York but raised in the Thamesmead district of London, England, were amateur standouts in the United Kingdom, and both graduated with combined honors degrees in Business and Sports Science from The University of Roehampton.
They now train at the famed Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn with Hector Roca, the man who guided Arturo Gatti to his first world title.
"He's very tough," said Deano in the understatement of the year. "You have to give 100% with Hector, but it's not that difficult because we were raised with that tough love. He's being tough because he obviously cares. It feels good to be with one of the best trainers in the world."
The main event will feature North Bergen's favorite son Danny "Little Mac" McDermott in a junior-welterweight bout set for six rounds against an opponent to be named. McDermott, 8-3 (3 KO), has earned a reputation as one of the tri-state area's all-action stars for his 'never-say-die' attitude and dramatic bouts.
Also featured that night will be the American debut of undefeated Colombian cruiserweight Santander Silgado, who brings a record of 18-0 (16 KO). Silgado, who has fought in Argentina, Colombia, Germany and the Dominican Republic, now resides in New York City.
The rest of the card will be comprised of highly-competitive bouts featuring some of the New York/New Jersey area's finest young talents. Fighters slated for the card include: light middleweight Boyd Melson (6-0, 3 KO) of White Plains, N.Y.; middleweight Thomas Baldwin (2-0-1, 1 KO) of Newark, N.J.; plus more fights to be announced shortly.
Tickets, priced $100, $75 and $55, are on sale now and can be purchased at Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen (201-348-3149), Trinity Boxing Gym near Wall Street (212-374-9393), at Jack Demsey's Pub in Midtown Manhattan (212-629-9899), at Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn (718-797-2872), by calling RKO Boxing at 908-240-2097 or online at www.burrellboxing.com