Detroit’s best casino, Greektown Casino Hotel, and its best DJ, Dr. Darrius of 97.9 FM WJLB have gotten behind promoter Dmitriy Salita’s ever-growing “Detroit Brawl” professional boxing series.
The Greektown Casino Hotel has joined tomorrow night’s (Saturday, November 12) Brawl as principal sponsor of the event, while Dr. Darrius has interviewed several fighters on his show and will be spinning between rounds and fights tomorrow night at the legendary Masonic Temple in Downtown Detroit.
Tickets for “Detroit Brawl” are priced at VIP $123, Box Seats $100, Ringside $93, $63, $38, and $28 and available at all Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com.
Consistently voted Detroit’s Best Casino, Greektown Casino Hotel features a 30-story hotel with 400 stunning guestrooms and suites devoted to your comfort, as well as 100,000 square feet of exciting, non-stop gaming action, from the newest slots and table games to live poker.
“We are seeing the renaissance of Detroit boxing on a national level and the fight fans of Detroit are witnessing some of the best boxing in the country. Greektown Casino is thrilled to be part of the action,” said Marvin Beaty, Greektown’s Vice President of Community Relations.
A radio personality and host of Detroit’s #1 rated night show – The Doctors Office (Weeknights 7 PM to midnight on 97.9 FM WJLB) Dr. Darrius gives Detroiters a daily high-energy broadcast with a heavy dose of hip-hop, R&B music, celebrity interviews, ticket giveaways, hometown heroes, and a credible source of all breaking media.
Known for his philanthropic endeavors in Detroit, Dr. Darrius often partners with major sports teams and community organizations, and is always ready, willing, and prepared to assist and encourage today’s youth.
“Detroit Brawl brings excitement and consistency of world class professional boxing to the city of Detroit,” said Dr. Darrius. “I am happy to be a part of it and will provide music for the ultimate night of entertainment in Detroit. Hope to see you at Masonic Temple tomorrow night!”
Promoter Dmitriy Salita says he’s overjoyed by the support being given by Greektown and Dr. Darrius.
“With the city’s premier casino and top radio personality onboard, I feel like all our combined efforts will continue to breathe life back into professional boxing in this great city, while taking time to help out its less fortunate. I give my sincere thanks to both for their support.”
Salita has delivered on his pledge to give back to the city. Earlier this week, he joined a group of fighters and trainers to work as a volunteer for Forgotten Harvest, one of the nation’s largest food rescue organizations. In addition to the time spent volunteering, he will be donating a portion of every ticket sold to provide thousands of meals to Detroit’s less fortunate. His last show donated over 3000 meals to worthy families.
In the night’s main event, Detroit’s undefeated James Gordon Smith (10-0, 6 KOs) and Tashkent, Uzbekistan formidable Olim Nazarov (14-2, 8 KOs), will go to war for six rounds of bantamweight action.
In the co-main event, Muheeb “Flashy,” Fazeldin (8-0-1, 3 KOs) from Sheffield, United Kingdom via Yemen, will face Modesto, California’s Michael Gaxiola (4-9) in a six-round lightweight battle.
And in another significant six-round welterweight showdown, Salita’s newest undefeated welterweight contender Wesley Tucker (12-0, 7 KOs) will showcase his considerable talents against Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Richard Hall (11-24-3, 7 KOs).
On the undercard, undefeated super bantamweight Zach Shamoun (4-0-1, 3 KOs) will look for his fifth professional victory against Dallas, Texas’ Charles Clark (1-1, 1 KO) in a four-round bout; undefeated bantamweight Ja’Rico “Great Lakes King” O’Quinn (3-0, 2 KOs) will face Robert Allen Jr. (0-1) of Wilson, North Carolina in a four-rounder; and in an all-Michigan welterweight four-rounder, Detroit’s Raphael Sinegal (1-1, 1 KO) will face Flint, Michigan’s Darryol Humphery.
Chicago-based super featherweight Yousif Saleh will appear in a four-rounder against an opponent TBA.
On fight night, doors open at 5:00 pm and the fights begin at 6:00 pm.