Thursday night, at the Millenium Theater in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, Dmitriy Salita’s Star of David Promotions will showcase a card headlined by undefeated cruiserweights Steve Bujaj and Junior wright. The show, dubbed “Brooklyn Brawl”, will also feature former three time Golden Glove champion Steve Martinez, unbeaten heavyweight Jarrell Miller and former women’s champion Amanda Seranno.
Quotes from today’s presser;
Promoter Dmitriy Salita
Salita- “The reason why people love college sports is because they feel like the passion and love for the game is strong,” said Salita. “In this show you’ll see the skills of professional athletes with the love and desire just as strong as it is in amateur sports.”
Steve Bujaj (12-0, 9 KOs) versus Junior Wright (10-0, 9 KOs)
Junior- “I’ve heard the only way I’m going to get this victory is by knockout,” the Chicago native said. “But it may go the distance because he seems like a pursuer who keeps coming, kind of like me.”
Bujaj- “He’s a good fighter and a solid opponent. I can’t predict what’s going to happen, all I can say is that I’m going to come out victorious,” said the former amateur champion. “It’s going to be exciting; what more can you ask for from a non-televised show. My goal is to dominate and bring life back to the cruiserweight division.”
Steve Martinez (14-1, 11 KOs) versus Antonio Fernandez (4-17-2, 4 KOs)
Martinez- “I have two or three more pounds to shed, but other than that we’re ready. The weight’s not a problem. I’m looking to fill my trophy case up at this weight class before I think about moving up.”
Dimash Niyazov (5-0-2, 4 KOs) versus Jose Del Valle (2-5-3, 1 KO)
Niyazov- “My opponent is over six foot so it’s going to be a different fight for me,” said the lightweight. ”But I’ve been sparring with tall guys and they haven’t been a problem for me so I think I’m ready.”
Jarrell Miller (8-0-1, 8 KOs) versus Joshua Harris (9-7-1, 7 KOs)
Miller- “I’m the next baddest boy in America period,” the Brooklyn native said.
“I know Bermane Stiverne, Deontay Wilder and Chris Arreola, and I can beat them, period. Come Thursday I’m going to whoop somebody’s behind and then we’ll move on to the next one.”
Amanda Seranno (20-1-1, 15 KOs) versus Belinda Laracuente (26-28-3, 9 KOs)
Seranno- “It’s going to be a good fight, Belinda’s a great fighter, she’s a veteran and she’s been in there with some heavy hitters and great fighters,” said the former super featherweight titlist. “But I think I have what it takes to beat her. The knockout is always good but she’s a very slick fighter and she’s only been stopped once, so if it goes the distance it goes the distance.”