FIGHT NOW TV TO AIR BROADWAY BOXING LIVE
Press Release: On December 19th, DiBella Entertainment's popular Broadway Boxing series will air live on Fight Now TV, America's only 24-hour combat sports and entertainment channel. The broadcast starts at 9 p.m. ET from the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The main event features light heavyweight Will Rosinsky (16-2, 9 KOs), fighting out of Queens (NY), against Otis "Triple OG" Griffin (24-10-2, 10 KOs). Also on the broadcast in a pair of eight-round bouts are lightweight Ivan Redkach (12-0, 11 KOs) versus New York State champion Edward Valdez (11-8-2, 8 KOs), while Brooklyn junior welterweight Gabriel "Tito" Bracero (20-1, 3 KOs) takes on veteran Johnnie Edwards (15-5-1, 8 KOs).
"Our viewers love watching 'Broadway Boxing' shows because it always features entertaining boxers in highly-competitive fights," said Fight Now general manager Mike Garrow. "Airing a show like this during the holiday season, live from Broadway, especially where it is supporting a great cause for Hurricane Sandy victims, seems like a great way to close out our very successful 2012 Fight NowTV boxing season.
A four-time New York Golden Gloves winner, as well as a 2005 U.S. National amateur champion, Rosinksy is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) at FDNY's station in East New York, Brooklyn. He will be out to rebound from back-to-back losses in nationally televised fights to world title contender Edwin Rodriguez and former world champion Kelly Pavlik.
Griffin is best known as the winner of Oscar de la Hoya's "The Next Great Champ" reality television show. The Sacramento native has defeated ex-world titlist Byron Mitchell and gone the distance in losses to Jeff Lacy, Cedric Agnew, Shawn Hawk and Yusaf Mack.
As a pro, Ukrainain-born Redkach has put 11 of his 12 victims to sleep, including the last three in the opening round. The lone fighter Redkach failed to stop lost due to disqualification for excessive holding. His opponent, Valdez, is battle-tested having fought Luis Joel Gonzalez, Chris Algieri, Carney Bowman, Antonio Espinosa and Matt Remillard.
Popular Puerto Rican fighter Bracero is back on track with two straight victories since he suffered his lone pro loss this past January to former world titlist DeMarcus Corley. Edwards, who holds two wins over two-time world champion Freddie Norwood, has been stopped only once in 21 fights, to rising star Yuriokis Gamboa.