WORLD CHAMPION RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV OF RUSSIA AND CHRIS ALGIERI OF LONG ISLAND TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE AT BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN

Philadelphia (April 14, 2014)–Barclays Center and Banner Promotions will host a press conference to announce the WBO jr. welterweight title fight between champion Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov of Beryozovo, Russia and Chris Algieri of Huntington, Long Island on Wednesday, April 16 at noon in the GEICO Atrium in Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The fight will take place Saturday night, June 14, and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. Provodnikov – Algieri will headline a championship night of boxing.

A strong undercard will include the WBC Continental America’s Light Heavyweight championship bout between Seanie “Irish” Monaghan of Long Beach, Long Island against an opponent to be named. In addition the card will include the first professional woman’s fight at Barclays Center featuring Heather “The Heat” Hardy of Brooklyn.

The show is promoted by Banner Promotions, Top Rank in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.

The Press conference will begin at noon with the doors opening at 11:30 AM

WHO: Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KO’s)-WBO Jr. Welterweight champion
Chris Algieri (19-0, 8 KO’s)–WBO number-13 Contender-Huntington, NY
Artie Pelullo–CEO Banner Promotions
Joe DeGuardia–President of Star Boxing
Brett Yormark–CEO Barclays Center
Carl Moretti–Vice President of Top Rank
Sean Monaghan-(23-0 13 KO’s)
Heather Hardy (9-0, 2 KO’s)
Simeon Hardy (11-0, 8 KOs)

WHAT: Press Conference to announce HBO Boxing After Dark fights for June 14

WHEN: Wednesday, April 16 at noon; Doors open at 11:30 AM

WHERE: Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Media should enter through main entrance

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.

For more information on Barclays Center, please visit barclayscenter.com

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