Boxing returns to Brooklyn, NY, on Saturday, March 24th, with NBC Sports Network’s “Fight Night”. The fight card featuring some intriguing and competitive bouts is sure to thrill true boxing fans. Even though the action inside the ring is expected to be furious, the star of this show may in fact be the state-of-the-art venue that will host it.
The Aviator Sports Complex is the perfect example of the modern sports and entertainment locale that transforms the visitor’s experience from merely watching an event into being a real part of it all. Although fans will come to watch the fights Saturday night, they will find many other things to do between the matches. The Aviator Sports Complex, home of the Brooklyn Aviators hockey team, and during the heat of “March Madness”, the numerous big-screen TVs throughout the Complex will ensure that sports fans won’t miss a moment of all the championship college basketball action.
The Complex is a former airplane hangar that has been converted into a massive indoor/outdoor recreation and entertainment center. On the way to the fights, visitors can take a stroll through “Main Street”, the historic aviation-themed entryway that is complete with games, a flight simulator, a rock climbing wall, and other interactive experiences.
The Complex has hosted numerous boxing shows in the past, but this card is by far it biggest boxing event to date. Once fight fans take their seats, they will be treated to a fantastic night of boxing. The main event pits Brooklyn’s own former five-time champion Zab Judah in a 12-round IBF Title Eliminator against undefeated Vernon Paris of Detroit. Also featured is a pair of 10-round heavyweight matches. The first is a crossroads fight between former heavyweight champion Sergei Liakhovich and up-and-coming young gun Bryant Jennings of Philadelphia. The second is a contest between Tomasz Adamek, a former two-division champion, and Nagy Aguilera, a big puncher known as “Dominican Dynamite”.
Those who come to the fight instead of watching on the NBC Sports Network, get to see several untelevised bouts featuring some of the best rising talent in the sport, including Brooklyn middleweight Curtis Stevens, and undefeated knockout artist Santander Silgado.