|Broadway Boxing Returns - Full Card Announced
By Media Report (July 20, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
BROADWAY BOXING RETURNS ON AUGUST 2
COMPLETE CARD ANNOUNCED
New York, NY (7/20/12) - On
Thursday, August 2, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) returns to Roseland
Ballroom in midtown Manhattan with another installment of the
ever-popular Broadway Boxing series. Headlining the nine-bout
card will be DBE's red-hot undefeated super middleweight contender
Thomas "Tommy Gun" Oosthuizen (19-0-1, 13 KO's) squaring off against
Florida's Rowland Bryant (16-1, 11KO's) in a 12-round clash for
Oosthuizen's International Boxing Organization (IBO) title. In the
co-featured bout, DBE's newly crowned WBC Continental Americas light
heavyweight champion, "Irish" Seanie Monaghan (14-0, 9 KO's), will look
to keep his perfect record intact when he takes on George Armenta (14-9,
11 KO's) in a 10-round light heavyweight matchup.
DBE prospects Alex Perez (16-0, 9 KO's) and Jonathan Cepeda (11-0, 10
KO's) will also see action on the card in separate bouts. The southpaw
Perez is coming off his career-best victory-a 10-round unanimous
decision over former NABF light welterweight champion, and long-time
perennial contender, Francisco Figueroa, back on March 7of this year.
Perez suffered an injury to his left hand during the bout, but is now
fully healed and ready to continue making serious noise in the
The hard-hitting Cepeda
will be stepping into a ring for the first time in a little over a
year. Cepeda was scheduled to take on fellow prospect Steven Martinez
on ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" earlier this year but was forced to pull
out after suffering an injury during a car accident. Cepeda has been
chomping at the bit to get back in the ring and plans on taking out his
frustration on his opponent come fight night.
West Point graduate Boyd
"The Rainmaker" Melson (8-1, 4 KO's) will be looking to get back to his
winning ways after suffering the first loss of his professional career
in an absolute barnburner against fellow undefeated prospect Delen
Parsley in March. Melson and Parsley traded knockdowns and kept a
furious pace for their entire eight round junior middleweight contest,
making it one of the most entertaining fights ever to take place on a Broadway Boxing card. Melson, who leads the "Fight To Walk" boxing team and donates
almost his entire purse to the Justadollarplease organization-which
specializes in stem cell research-will be taking on Khalik Memminger
(6-8-3, 4 KO's), of Killeen, TX, in a six-round junior middleweight
Making his third straight appearance on a Broadway Boxing card will be current IBF Mediterranean super featherweight titlist
Floriano "L'Italiano" Pagliara (13-4-1, 7 KO's), as he takes on Willie
Villanueva (10-4, 2 KO's) in a six-round super featherweight showdown.
Pagliara grew up in Italy but has since relocated to the US, now living
in Brooklyn and training at the famed Gleason's Gym. Pagliara has not
lost since dropping an eight-round decision to highly touted WBC #2 and
WBA #2-rated undefeated super featherweight contender Diego Magdaleno
back in 2010.
Robert Garcia-trained Allan
Benitez (5-1, 1 KO) will also see action on the card as he faces Osnel
Charles (9-3-1, 1 KO) in a six-round junior welterweight matchup.
Benitez is looking to make it six wins in a row since losing a decision
in his pro debut.
Also fighting on the card
is former New York amateur standout, 19-year-old Zach Ochoa (1-0, 1
KO). As an amateur, Ochoa was a NY Metro 132lb. champion as well as a
two-time junior Olympic champion. While still in high school, Ochoa
successfully turned pro in September 2011 with a devastating
fourth-round TKO over William Ware. The talented and heavy-handed Ochoa
has since received his high school diploma and is now ready to put his
full concentration into boxing. Ochoa will square off against Cody
Osbourne (0-2). The bout is scheduled for four rounds in the junior
Rounding out the card will
be a four-round female bantamweight matchup between Brooklynite Heather
Hardy (pro debut) and Mikayla Nebel (0-2). The popular Hardy has been a
staple in the NY amateur boxing scene over the past few years and is
now looking to make her transition into the pro ranks.
are on sale now and are priced at $125, $85, $65 and $45, with a
limited number of VIP tables available for purchase as well. VIP
tickets are priced at $150, and there are four seats to a table.
Tickets can be purchased by calling DiBella Entertainment at (212)
947-2577 or simply by CLICKING HERE: Doors open at 6PM with the first bout scheduled for 7PM.