The Detroit Brawl brings wealth of talent
Detroit and the State of Michigan, as a whole, have a rich boxing culture. The Detroit Brawl series is set to bring attention to this wealth of talent. The Detroit Brawl series will kick off at the iconic Masonic Temple in Downtown Detroit on Saturday, February 6.
Dominican contender Eudy Bernardo has been added to the card. Fans will enjoy his power punching style. Bernardo is trained by the former world champ, Frank Tate, and is really one to keep an eye on.
The 20-0 lightweight, has 14 KOs to his credit. According to manager Lily Mares “he’s strong in both hand, is hungry for a championship and is really disciplined.
The card includes: bantamweight James Gordon Smith, a Golden Gloves champion who has an 8-0 professional record. This national amateur champion, from East Detroit, won eight regional Golden Gloves title, and will tussle with Antoine Robertson in a six rounder.
Ed Williams (10-1), a two-time Detroit Golden Gloves champ who is now a hot prospect at super welterweight.
Detroit’s Antonio Wade (1-0) will seek to impress and announce his skill set in the junior middleweight class. He will fight for state bragging against Jessie Addisonof Saginaw, Michigan in a four rounder.
Also on the card: battle tested veteran James Lester of Detroit will attempt to derail hot NYC prospect Dimash Niyazovin in a six-round tangle.
From Jackson, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, Alfred Hall will clash with Georgian Giorgi Gelashvili, now living in Brooklyn, in a super lightweight waltz.
Will NY prevail when Bronx-based Puerto Rican cruiserweight Emilio Salas fights another Jackson, Michigan pugilist, Karrin Davis, A Detroit versus New York theme is forming with these matchups, and expect regional pride to add extra oomph to the in-the-ring action.
In addition, world title challenger Junior Wright (14-1-1; from Chicago) will return to the ring, as he makes another charge at a cruiserweight crown.