Barclays Center in Brooklyn OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
BROOKLYN (June 13, 2014) – World championship boxing is back in Brooklyn!
Barclays Center and Banner Promotions will host the Official Weigh-In for the WBO junior welterweight title fight between defending world champion RUSLAN “The Siberian Rocky” PROVODNIKOV of Beryozovo, Russia and local scholar/brawlerCHRIS ALGIERI of Huntington, Long Island, Today! Friday, June 12, at Noon ET, in the GEICO Atrium at Barclays Center inBrooklyn. The Weigh-In will be Open To The Public and streamed live via www.barclayscenter.com.
The Provodnikov – Algieri world title fight takes placeSaturday night, June 14, and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®.
Provodnikov vs. Algieri will headline a night of championship boxing, including the co- main event featuring undefeated WBO junior middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade of Providence, RI, making his first title defense, against No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger Brian Rose of Blackpool, England. The action-packed undercard includes undefeated WBC Continental America’s Light Heavyweight champion and Top-10 contender Seanie “Irish” Monaghan of Long Beach, Long Island, and the first professional woman’s fight at Barclays Center, featuring Brooklyn’s own Heather “The Heat” Hardy.
The event is promoted by Banner Promotions and Top Rank®, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Tecate.
Doors will open at 11:30 A.M. Fighters will begin stepping on the scale at Noon.
WHO (Entire Card Plus the Following Featured World Champions, Their
Challengers and World-Rated Contenders):
- Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs) — WBO Jr. Welterweight Champion
- Chris Algieri (19-0, 8 KOs) – WBO Jr. Welterweight No. 13 Contender
- Demetrius Andrade (20-0,13 KOs) – WBO Jr. Middleweight Champion
- Brian Rose (25-1-1,7 KOs) – WBO Jr. Middleweight No. 1 Contender
- Seanie Monaghan (23-0 13 KOs) – IBF & WBA No. 6 Contender
- Heather Hardy (9-0, 2 KOs)
- Simeon Hardy (11-0, 8 KOs)
- Official Weigh-In for World Championship Boxing Event at Barclays Center
- Friday, June 13 at Noon; Doors open at 11:30 AM
- Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217)
*** Media should enter through main entrance ***
For fight updates go to www.banner-promotions.com
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
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 ®
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