Martinez vs. Dzinziruk, Lee vs. McEwan - ‘Diamond Elite’ attracts worldwide media publicity
By Special Report on Doghouse Boxing (March 12, 2011) Photo © Emily Harney
MASHANTUCKET, CT (Mar. 12, 2011) – The rising popularity of World Boxing Council (“WBC”) and The Ring Magazine middleweight champion, 2010 Fighter of the Year “Maravilla” Martinez (46-2-2, 25 KOs), has never been more evident than now as he prepares to step into the ring tonight at MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods against World Boxing Organization (“WBO”) junior middleweight champion, Sergiy “Razor” Dzinziruk (37-0, 34 KOs), in the 12-round main event for the vacant World Boxing Council Diamond middleweight title.

Martinez-Dzinziruk as well as an exciting middleweight match-up between Andy Lee(24-1, 18 KOs) of Ireland and Scotland’s Craig McEwan (19-0, 10 KOs), squaring-off in the 10-round “Celtic War” co-feature, will be in action on tonight’s HBO World Championship Boxing starting at 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT.

Tonight’s event has attracted major, international attention. Major newspapers have featured stories like USA Today, New York Post, New York Daily News, Newsday, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Wall St. Journal, and picked-up an Associated Press story on the fights.

Numerous stories were on virtually every major boxing websites including ESPN, The Ring, Yahoo, Fight News, Sports Illustrated, MSNBC, Max Boxing, Boxing Scene, Boxing Talk, The Sweet Science, Notifight and Seconds Out.

Locally, advances appeared, among others, in the Hartford Courant, Boston Herald, Manchester Journal Inquirer, and New Bedford Standard Times.

Ethnic media passionately followed the participating Latino, Ukraine, Irish and Scottish boxers through La Prensa of New York City, Argentinia Imagen, La Zone de Boxe, TyC Sports, Sky Sports, Irish Echo, Irish Voice, Irish Emigrant, Irish Independent, Irish Boxing, Irish Central, RTE, Limerick Leader, Edinburgh Evening News, Scottish Daily Record, STV.TV and so many more outlets.

“Diamond Elite: Martinez vs. Dzinziruk” is being presented by DiBella Entertainment in association with Gary Shaw Productions and Banner Promotions. DiBella Entertainment in association with Golden Boy Promotions is presenting Lee vs. McEwan.

Tickets for “Diamond Elite: Martinez vs. Dzinziruk,” are priced at $450, $250, $125, $75, and $50 and on sale through the MGM Grand at Foxwoods box office. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling the MGM Grand at Foxwoods at 1-866-646-0609, or in person at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods box office.

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