Weights are in for tonight’s show promoted by Salita Promotions at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, in the latest edition of his Brooklyn Brawl series.
Alicia Ashley 121.8 – Christina McMahon 120.2
(WBC Female Super Bantamweight Title)
Nikolay Potapov 119.4 – Pedro Melo 118.4
Mikkel LesPierre 147 – Evincii Dixon 144.8
Bakmtiyar Eyubov 149.6 – Antonio Fernandes 148.8
Emilio Salas 199.6 – Eric George 199.6
Giorgi Gelashvili 140.8 – Rashad Bogar 141.4
New York promoter Dmitriy Salita’s cards are always filled with combatants from all over the world, a United Nations of pugilistic pride.
This Thursday night’s “Brooklyn Brawl” is no exception.
Many of the flags being waved as the boxers walk to the ring will be clustered around the Eastern European zone. That area is furnishing talented and aggressive hitters, such as Serdar Hudayberdiyev, a 2012 Olympian and Asian games champion born in Turkmenistan. He will make his pro debut on the Salita Promotions card which is to take place at the Aviator complex in south Brooklyn.
The flag of Kazakhstan, home to pound for pound ace Gennady Golovkin, will be on display at the Aviator.
Bakhtiyar Eyubov, making his home in Brooklyn, NY. Some believe the junior middleweight will rise to Golovkin levels; now he sports an 8-0 record, with 8 KOs.
A blue-chip prospect from the republic of Georgia, Giorgi Gelashvili, a three-time Georgian national champion, will face a stern test when he faces Rashad Bogar of NJ. The 2-0 super lightweight looks to stay unbeaten and extend his KO streak to three in a row in Brooklyn.
The five boroughs of NY are always representing at a Salita show; on Thursday, the Bronx will be in the house, rooting on cruiserweight Emilio Salas. Oh, and he comes from Puerto Rican, so that flag will be displayed on fight night as well.
Local NYC favorite Mikkel LesPierre, a super lightweight, will return to Brooklyn Brawl and look to remain undefeated; he’s 10-0-1 and opening eyes as a solid prospect.