The New Year will be kicking off with a bang when the first “Detroit Brawl” card unfolds on February 6th at the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit. Salita Promotions is crafting a stellar promotion which will feature hometown talent galore.
“I am getting more and more excited for our first Detroit promotion and can’t wait to see talent like bantamweight James Gordon Smith, a Golden Gloves champion who has an 8-0 professional record,” Salita said. This national amateur champion, from East Detroit, won eight regional Golden Gloves title, and will tussle with Antoine Robertson in a six rounder.
Also sure to bring the thunder to the Masonic Temple, the iconic venue for the first Salita show, will be Ed Williams (10-1), a two-time Detroit Golden Gloves champ who is now a hot prospect at super welterweight.
Detroit’s Antonio Wade (1-0) will seek to impress and announce his skill set in the junior middleweight class. He will fight for state bragging against Jessie Addison of Saginaw, Michigan in a four rounder. Also on the card: battle tested veteran James Lester of Detroit will attempt to derail hot NYC prospect Dimash Niyazov in a six-round tangle.
From Jackson, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, Alfred Hall will clash with Georgian Giorgi Gelashvili, now living in Brooklyn, in a super lightweight waltz.
Will NY prevail when Bronx-based Puerto Rican cruiserweight Emilio Salas fights another Jackson, Michigan pugilist, Karrin Davis, A Detroit versus New York theme is forming with these matchups, and expect regional pride to add extra oomph to the in-the-ring action.
In addition, world title challenger Junior Wright (14-1-1; from Chicago) will return to the ring, as he makes another charge at a cruiserweight crown.
“I want the show to be a high energy, cool vibe event…so the National Anthem will be sung by Angela Davis, a tremendous R&B/soul singer,” Salita said. “Davis was named “Detroit’s Super Singer,” so we can expect her rendition to be incredible. I urge all area fight fans to grab tickets early, because I believe we are going to sell out. This first “Detroit Brawl” is shaping up to be a New Year knockout!”