BROADWAY BOXING ON TAP FOR WEDNESDAY
Press Release: This Wednesday, July 24th, DiBella Entertainment and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's SMS Promotions will stage the latest edition of Broadway Boxing at midtown Manhattan's famed Roseland Ballroom. In the feature bout, former WBA junior middleweight titlist Yuri Foreman (30-2, 8 KOs) takes on Jamaal Davis (14-9-1, 6 KOs) in an eight-round junior middleweight match-up. Making his fourth consecutive appearance at Roseland Ballroom will be Travis Peterkin (7-0, 4 KOs), who faces Hector Hernandez (10-5-2, 4 KOs) in a six-round light heavyweight match-up. The NY Golden Glove Champion Peterkin, lives and trains in Brooklyn as does Foreman.
Fellow Brooklynite and fan-favorite female super bantamweight Heather "The Heat" Hardy (5-0) will also see action on the card when she squares off against Cassie Trost (1-1-1) in a six-round female bout. The Irish-American Hardy, who trains at the famed Gleason's gym, has seen her army of fans grow from each outing to the next. The bout on Wednesday will be Hardy's 5th on a Broadway Boxing card since turning pro in August of last year.
Also seeing action on the card for the DBE-stable will be the Bronx's 2010 NY Golden Gloves Champion and 2011 National Golden Gloves runner-up Louis Cruz (3-0) as he takes on Justin Robbins (1-1) in a four-round lightweight match-up.
Westchester County's Bryant "Peewee" Cruz (5-0) will look to keep his perfect knockout ratio in tact when he takes on Nuwan Jayakody (1-1) in their four-round junior lightweight match-up.
2012 Olympian Ytalo Perea (3-0) looks to continue on his tear through the professional ranks when he squares off against fellow unbeaten John Orr (1-0) in their four-round heavyweight contest.
Rounding out the card will be Akil Auguste (2-0) as he moves way up in class when he takes on Louis Rose (7-1) in their four-round middleweight showdown. A victory over Rose, who is coming off back-to-back upset victories over Delen Parsley (10-0) and Gino McClellan (9-0) will make a major statement for the young Auguste's career.
SMS Promotions' Luis Olivares (4-0), Emmanuel DeJesus (5-0) and Donte Strayhorn (2-1) will appear in separate four-round bouts.
SNY will broadcast the event tape-delayed. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door the night of the fight. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. ET with the first bout scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.