May

May 14, 2016

DMITRIY SALITA SEES DETROIT’S REBIRTH IN “BRAWL” SERIES

This is a period of economic re-invention in our nation, with virtually all vocational sectors experiencing growing pains, and instability, as technological advancements affect institutions which hadn’t maybe seen the radical nature of this progress. Boxing is and isn’t part of this new reality. Yes, technology is making it easier to distribute content, so we’re seeing more variety of material from the world over here in America. And instability — that’s present with the sport having been swept up in an experiment which will prove or disprove that boxing can, when offered off cable more, gain traction and viewership approaching the other non-niche sports. The jury is still deliberating on the Al Haymon play. And meanwhile, next generations of fighters […]
May 10, 2016

SALITA AND LOCAL FIGHTERS TO JOIN CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION FORGOTTEN HARVEST TO DISTRIBUTE FOOD TO DETROIT’S UNDERPRIVILEGED

On the morning of Tuesday, May 10, promoter Dmitriy Salita will continue his mission to mix the revival of Detroit boxing with a strong social conscience. From 9-12 am, Salita and several fighters from his upcoming “Detroit Brawl” event, will help the Forgotten Harvest organization pass out food to deserving families at New Bethel Baptist Church, located at 8430 C L Franklin Drive (aka Linwood St) in Detroit. The group of local fighters joining Salita includes main event participant Demetrius Banks, co-main event fighter James Gordon Smith, as well as James Ballard and Darrell Van Horn. Scheduled for Saturday, May 14, at the Masonic Temple in Downtown Detroit, “Detroit Brawl” will feature Banks (6-0, 4 KOs) in the six-round cruiserweight […]
May 6, 2016

FULL CARD ANNOUNCED FOR SALITA PROMOTIONS’ DETROIT BRAWL AT MASONIC TEMPLE DOWNTOWN

The complete card been announced for Salita Promotions’ latest “Detroit Brawl”, scheduled for Saturday, May 14, at the Masonic Temple in Downtown Detroit. In addition to the six-round cruiserweight main event between Detroit’s Demetrius Banks (6-0, 4 KOs) and Bronx-based cruiserweight Emilio Salas (5-1-1, 3 KOs); and the six-round co-main event between undefeated bantamweight James Gordon Smith (9-0, 6 KOs) and Mexico’s Pablo Cupul (8-19, 5 KOs), several highly competitive match-ups are scheduled. Tickets for “Detroit Brawl” are on sale now and are priced at $28, $38, $63, $93, $100 and $123. They are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, tticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000, or by visiting the Masonic Temple box office. When an injury to the opponent sidelined his scheduled […]
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