BROOKLYN (June 13, 2014) – World championship boxing returns to Brooklyn thistomorrow night!
WBO junior welterweight champion RUSLAN “The Siberian Rocky” PROVODNIKOV(23-2, 16 KOs) of Beryozovo, Russia and local scholar/brawler CHRIS ALGIERI (19-0, 8 KOs) of Huntington, Long Islandweighed in at 139.8 and 140 pounds, respectively, for their highly-anticipated world championship battle.
Provodnikov vs. Algieri will headline a night of championship boxing, including the co- main event featuring undefeated WBO junior middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (20-0, 13 KOs),of Providence, RI, making his first title defense, against No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger Brian Rose (25-1-1, 7 KOs), of Blackpool, England. Both fighters weighed in at 153.8 and 153.4 pounds, respectively.
Promoted by Banner Promotions and Top Rank®, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Tecate, remaining tickets to the Provodnikov-Algieri world championship event, priced at $31, $56, $86, $106 and $206, can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group tickets are also available by calling 855-GROUP-BK. For information on individual suites, please call 718-BK-SUITE.
The Provodnikov – Algieri world title fight will take place Saturday night, June 14, and will be televised live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on HBO Boxing After Dark®. The telecast will begin at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT.
The action-packed non-televised undercard includes undefeated WBC Continental America’s Light Heavyweight champion and Top-10 contender Seanie “Irish” Monaghanof Long Beach, Long Island (23-0, 13 KOs), defending his title against Elvir Muriqi (40-6, 24 KOs), of Kosovo (174. 8 and 175 pounds, respectively) and the first professional woman’s fight at Barclays Center, featuring Brooklyn’s own Heather “The Heat” Hardy (9-0, 2 KOs), vs. Jaclyn Trivilino (9-7-3, 1 KO), of Plattsburgh, NY (122.4 and 119.8 pounds respectively), in an eight-round junior featherweight bout.
Doors will open 7:00 P.M., the first bout will begin at 8:00 p.m. The Media Center will open at 6:00 P.M.