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WBO JR. WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV TO MAKE FIRST WORLD TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST NEW YORK’S UNDEFEATED CHRIS ALGIERI

WBO JR. WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION

RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV

TO MAKE FIRST WORLD TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST

NEW YORK’S UNDEFEATED CHRIS ALGIERI

SATURDAY, JUNE 14 AT BARCLAYS CENTER

AND LIVE ON HBO® 

Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow!

Thursday, April 24 at 10 A.M. ET

  BROOKLYN (April 23, 2014) -World Championship boxing returns to

Barclays Center when the “The Siberian Rocky” RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV makes the first defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight title and his Brooklyn debut against undefeated world-rated contender and New York product CHRIS ALGIERI. Provodnikov vs. Algieri will take placeSaturday, June 14 and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

            Promoted by Banner Promotions and Top Rank®, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, tickets to the Provodnikov-Algieri world champion event are $31, $56, $86, $106 and $206.
Tickets will go on sale beginning

Tomorrow!  Thursday, April 24 at10:00 a.m. ET and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visitingwww.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com

, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Friday, April 25 at noon. Group tickets are also available by calling 855-GROUP-BK. For information on individual suites, please call 718-BK-SUITE.

 

            The co-main event will feature undefeated WBO junior middleweight champion
DEMETRIUS “Boo Boo” ANDRADE  making his first title defense, against No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger

BRIAN “The Lion” ROSE.

These four gladiators boast a combined record of 87-3-1 (44 KOs)- a 96 percent winning ratio, with more than half of their total victories coming by way of knockout.

            The action-packed undercard will feature undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas champion, Top-Five contender and Long Beach, Long Island fan favorite
“Irish” SEANIE MONAGHAN, and the debut of professional women’s boxing at Barclays Center with

HEATHER “The Heat” HARDY

of Brooklyn risking her undefeated record.

Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs), born and raised in Berezovo, Khanty-Mansi, Russia in Siberia, is trained by Hall of Famer Freddie Roach.  He had an incredible year in 2013. On March 16, he was on the wrong end of a hotly-disputed unanimous decision loss to undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, Jr.  Provodnikov, who moved up in weight for his first title shot, hurt Bradley numerous times during their slugfest, nearly knocking out the defending champion in the first and second rounds and scoring a knockdown in the final round. Two of the three scorecards had Bradley winning by only one point.  It was voted the Fight of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America.  Provodnikov moved down to his natural weight in his next fight and challenged WBO junior welterweight champion Mike Alvarado, scoring a dramatic 10th round stoppage to claim his world title, last October 19. Five of Provodnikov’s  last six victories have been by knockout.

 

Algieri (19-0 8 KOs), hails from nearby Huntington, NY. Over the last 18 months Chris has elevated himself to a world-class contender after accumulating significant victories over top prospect Jose Alejo, former USBA champion Mike Arnaoutis, and most recently highly-rated contender Emmanuel Taylor in February.  He’s as much a scholar as he is a brawler.  He graduated from Stony Brook University with Honors in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science in Health Care Management and then went on to receive his Masters degree from the New York Institute of Technology.  He aspires to attend Medical School.

            Andrade (20-0, 13 KO), of Providence, RI, has been a mainstay on television since making his professional debut following his stint on the 2008 U.S. Olympic team.  Co-promoted by Banner Promotions and Star Boxing,  Andrade’s aggressive style has attracted and created fans on both coasts of the U.S.  He captured the vacant world title on November 9, defeating fellow U.S. Olympian Vanes Martirosyan in a battle of undefeated top-rated contenders. One doesn’t have to look any further than his recent record where Andrade has stopped five of his last eight opponents.  Career highlights include victories over former world title challengers Freddy Hernandez and Angel Hernandez as well as former

Contender

champion Grady Brewer.

Rose (25-1-1, 7 KOs), from Blackpool, Lancashire, England, will be fighting outside the United Kingdom for the first time. He enters his first world title tilt riding a four-year, 11-bout winning streak, which has included BBBofC British, BBBoC  English and WBO Inter-Continental junior middleweight title victories.  In his last fight, on October 26, he won a split decision over Javier Maciel in a title elimination bout which made Rose the WBO’s mandatory junior middleweight challenger and No. 1 contender.  Career highlights include knockout victories over former world champions Joachim Alcine and Vivian Harris.

www.StarBoxing.com or Facebook.com/StarBoxing and on Twitter at twitter.com/StarBoxing

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

MEDIA CONTACTS

Star Boxing:

(718) 823-2000

pr@StarBoxing.com

Bernie Bahrmasel

(773) 592-2986

BernieBahrmasel@yahoo.com

Banner Promotions:

Marc Abrams

(856) 287-7611

marc@banner-promotions.com

Fred Sternburg

(303) 548-0707

toofred@aol.com

Joshua Roy:

215-670-2220

info@banner-promotions.com

Top Rank:

Lee Samuels

(702) 732-2717

Lee@toprank.com

HBO

Kevin Flaherty:

212/512-5052

Kevin.Flaherty@hbo.com

About Barclays Center

Barclays Center opened on September 28, 2012, and is a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. One of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, Barclays Center offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 15,795 for hockey, and up to 18,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express.

Barclays Center hosts an extensive variety of events, including premier concerts, major professional boxing cards, top college basketball, family shows, the Brooklyn Nets and soon the New York Islanders.

Barclays Center has redefined the arena customer service and culinary experience. Its more than 2,000 employees are trained by Disney Institute, the business advisory arm of The Walt Disney Company, and its BrooklynTaste™ food program features selections from 55 well-known restaurants and vendors in the borough.

Barclays Center engages the customer with state-of-the-art technology to enhance the fan experience. As the first arena in the world to utilize Cisco StadiumVision mobile multicast streaming technology, Barclays Center allows fans to watch live video and instant replays from their mobile phones while connected to the arena’s free Wi-Fi.

 

Located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City, Barclays Center is accessible by 11 subway lines, the Long Island Rail Road, and 11 bus lines.

ABOUT STAR BOXING ®

Star Boxing Inc. celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2012. The company has produced some of the most exciting and memorable boxing events in recent history. Star Boxing continues to work with and develop a number of very exciting world champions, world rated contenders and young prospects. Star Boxing is proud that is has consistently brought credibility, integrity, and exciting fights to the boxing industry.  For more information on Star Boxing, visit their official website at www.StarBoxing.com and follow them on Twitter @ Star Boxing and Facebook at Star Boxing.

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