BROOKLYN (April 16, 2014) — Banner Promotions will host a Russian press conference luncheon on the shores of Brighton Beach to celebrate the announcement of the WBO junior welterweight title fight between defending champion RUSLAN “The Siberian Rocky” PROVODNIKOV of Beryozovo, Russia and CHRIS ALGIERI of Huntington, Long Island, Tomorrow! Thursday, April 17, at 1:00 P.M. ET, at Tatiana Restaurant & Nightclub(3152 Brighton 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11235.) Both fighters will be in attendance and available for one-on-one interviews.
“This isn’t your parents’ Borscht Belt,” said Arthur Pelullo, president of Banner Promotions. “The Russian Community has embraced this fight and Ruslan wants to embrace them back which is why we are hosting a second press conference in the heart of the Russian community.”
The Provodnikov – Algieri world title fight will take place Saturday night, June 14, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®.
The co-main event will feature undefeated WBO junior middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade making his first world title defense, against No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger Brian “The Lion” Rose.
The action-packed non-televised undercard will include undefeated WBC Continental America’s Light Heavyweight champion and Top-Five contender Seanie “Irish” Monaghan of Long Beach, Long Island, and the first professional woman’s fight at Barclays Center, featuring Brooklyn’s own Heather “The Heat” Hardy.
The event is promoted by Banner Promotions and Top Rank®., in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.
Located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City, Barclays Center is accessible by 11 subway lines, The Long Island Rail Road and 11 bus lines.