SADAM ALI, ANTHONY PETERSON, MARCUS BROWNE AND SEVERAL HOT PROSPECTS TAKE TO THE RING IN BROOKLYN AUG 9
Before the SHOWTIME tripleheader featuring Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny "Swift" Garcia taking on "Lightning" Rod Salka plus two world championship fights on Saturday, Aug. 9 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY will be host to a stacked lineup of undercard bouts featuring top East Coast prospects as well as the WBO Intercontinental Welterweight Championship title defense by Sadam "World Kid" Ali against Jeremy Bryan.
|Lamont Peterson, seen here sporting a full beard, prepares for his next bout. Photo Golden / Boy Promotions.|
Also in action will be Anthony Peterson, "Sir" Marcus Browne, Prichard Colon and D'Mitrius Ballard.
Brooklyn born and bred Sadam "World Kid" Ali (19-0, 12 KOs) has been on a tear since his Golden Boy Promotions debut at Barclays Center against Jay Krupp in September of 2013. Since then, the 25-year-old 2008 U.S. Olympian has halted Jesus Selig and Michael Clark to run his perfect record to 19-0, and now as he defends his title, he sets his sights on Paterson, New Jersey's Jeremy Bryan (17-3, 7 KOs). A decorated amateur who won two National Golden Gloves titles and also defeated headliner Danny Garcia before turning pro, the 28-year-old Bryan has won three of his last four bouts, most recently defeating Yuir Ramanau and Issouf Kinda.
The brother of IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion Lamont Peterson, lightweight contender Anthony Peterson (33-1, 21 KOs) hopes to add his own title belt to the family trophy case in the coming year, but first he'll have to add to his three-fight winning streak against an opponent to be named on August 9. Owner of wins over Daniel Attah, Dominic Salcido and Marcos Leonardo Jimenez, the 29-year-old Washington, D.C. product is currently ranked 12th in the world by the IBF, and he's expecting to climb higher after this upcoming bout.
|Anthony Peterson hits speed ball during a media workout. Photo Golden / Boy Promotions.|
As he approaches his record seventh appearance at Barclays Center, 2012 U.S. Olympian"Sir" Marcus Browne (11-0, 8 KOs) is becoming synonymous with boxing's newest Mecca. Unbeaten as a professional, with four knockouts in the Barclays Center ring, the Staten Island native has shown that there's nothing like fighting in his own backyard. On August 9, this up-and-coming light heavyweight will meet Oakland, California's Paul Vazquez (10-5-1, 3 KO's) in his first 10-round bout.
Proudly representing his borough of Brooklyn will be super lightweight prospect Zachary Ochoa (7-0, 4 KOs). Appearing at Barclays Center for the third time, the 22-year-old Ochoa has showed style and savvy throughout his young career, and in his next test, scheduled for four rounds, he will battle it out with Palm Spring, California's Luis Cervantes (7-7-3, 2 KOs).
Puerto Rico's latest star on the rise, Orocovis' Prichard Colon (10-0, 10 KOs) is devastating in the ring, having ended each of his professional fights before the final bell. Just 21-years-old, Colon, who will face Washington, DC's Lenwood Dozier (9-6-1, 4 KO's) in an eight-round junior middleweight bout, is sure to thrill the fans as he makes his New York City debut.
Joining the Peterson brothers in representing the D.C. area, 21-year-old super middleweight phenom D'mitrius Ballard (5-0, 4 KOs) will open the show in a six-round bout against Hayti, Montana's Barry Trotter (2-1, 1 KO). A ferocious finisher with power in both hands, Ballard is coming off a second-round technical knockout over Quincy Miner in April.
|D'mitrius Ballard looks ready to rumble. Photo Golden / Boy Promotions.|
ABOUT "GARCIA VS. SALKA"
Garcia vs. Salka, a 10-round welterweight bout on Saturday, August 9, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. In the co-main event, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Dibella Entertainment, IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion Lamont Peterson puts his title on the line against Edgar Santana in a 12-round championship bout. Opening the telecast, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Greg Cohen Promotions, Brooklyn's own Daniel Jacobs takes on Jarrod Fletcher for the vacant WBA Middleweight World Title. The event will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, will air live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT) and will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).
See www.barclayscenter.com for more.