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Unbeaten Demetrius Banks to headline Detroit Brawl on May 14th

The featured fights and undercard fighters have been announced for Salita Promotions’ latest old-school night of boxing entitled “Detroit Brawl” on Saturday, May 14, at the Masonic Temple in Downtown Detroit.

In the night’s six-round cruiserweight main event, Detroit’s Demetrius Banks (6-0, 4 KOs) will take on Bronx-based Puerto Rican cruiserweight Emilio Salas (5-1-1, 3 KOs) and in the six-round co-main event, undefeated bantamweight James Gordon Smith (9-0, 6 KOs) will face California via Mexico’s Pablo Cupul (8-19, 5 KOs).

Scheduled to appear on the undercard are a variety of up-and-coming prospects from Michigan and around the world, including Detroit’s super middleweight James Ballard (6-0, 3 KOs), super middleweight Darrell Van Horn (8-0, 5 KOs), East Pointe cruiserweight Clarence Dubose (2-0, 2 KOs), Lansing junior middleweight Antonio Urista (7-1, 2 KOs), Russian cruiserweight Alexey Zubov (10-1, 6 KOs), Brooklyn via Georgia super lightweight Giorgi Gelashvili (3-0, 2 KOs), Turkmenistan’s former Asian Games Amateur Champion, Serdar Hudayberdiyev (1-0, 1 KO) and comebacking Warren, Michigan, super lightweight Luigi Gjokaj (2-2, 2 KOs).

Ballard is scheduled for six rounds. All other fights will be four-rounders. Opponents will be announced shortly.

Promoter Dmitriy Salita says he’s happy to be able to offer a consistent boxing series to Detroit fans, allowing them to follow the progress of local fighters, as well as fighters from abroad.

“We are back with another Detroit Brawl and I’m very excited,” said Salita. “This series is a tremendous success and this one will be the best yet. We have another great assortment of local and international prospects, many of them facing each other in an iconic venue in Detroit. It’s going to be another old-school boxing show and I’m proud to be putting it on for the great fans of Detroit. It was my goal for this series to be about making Detroit the city where young fighters can progress in their careers in competitive match-ups.”

On fight night, doors open at 6:30 pm and the first fight is at 7:15 pm. The Masonic Temple is located at 500 Temple Street in Detroit. All bouts subject to change.

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