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Broadway Boxing to air on UFC Fight Pass


Broadway Boxing to air on UFC Fight Pass

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Broadway Boxing to air on UFC Fight Pass

In an announcement made today, UFC FIGHT PASS today announced a collaboration with DiBella Entertainment and their acclaimed Broadway Boxing series. The card will air live Wednesday, April 10, at 8:00 ET / 5:00 PM PT on UFC FIGHT PASS  and will be from Times Square’s Sony Hall in New York City. Ukrainian welterweight contender Ivan “The Volk” Golub (15-1, 12 KOs) will headline the event defending his WBC USNBC title in a scheduled 10-round bout.

“April 10th’s card at Sony Hall is representative of what has made Broadway Boxing the longest running and most highly regarded grassroots boxing series in America,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment in a press release. 

Making the first defense of his WBC USNBC welterweight title, Ivan Golub will take on Manuel Alejandro “El Chino” Reyes (11-4-1, 5 KOs). Golub, won the USNBC belt last August by majority decision against Lanardo Tyner. His only loss came from a very questionable decision against Jamontay Clark.

Heavyweight prospect Bakhodir “The Big Uzbek” Jalolov (5-0, 5 KOs), of Sariosiyo, Uzbekistan, standing at 6’7″, will clash in a scheduled six-round bout against the 6’10” Donnie Palmer (10-2-1, 9 KOs), of Dorchester, MA. Jalolov in has native Uzbekistan is incredibly popular in his native country, with 173,000 social media followers on Instagram. He is making a quick turnaround after stopping Willie Harvey last month.

Others in action on the card are:

WBA super middleweight women’s world champion Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon (10-1, 5 KOs), of Lindenhurst, NY, against Eva Bajic (14-16,9 KOs) of Senta, Serbia.

Undefeated super welterweight prospect Hurshidbek “Hershey” Normatov (7-0, 3 KOs), a native of Uzbekistan now fighting out of Brooklyn, NY, will square off against veteran Calvin Metcalf (9-1-1, 2 KOs), of Kansas City, MO, in a six-rounder.

Welterweight prospect Brian Ceballo (7-0, 3 KOs), of Brooklyn, NY, will face Ricardo Garcia (14-5-1, 9 KOs), of Reading, PA, in a six-round bout.

Junior featherweight  Khalid “Pure Gold” Twaiti (4-0, 2 KOs) will fight in a four-round bout against Jeno Tonte, of Kecskemet, Hungary.

Undefeated cruiserweight Joe “Mack” Williams (12-0, 8 KOs), of Far Rockaway, Queens, NY, is up against Jose Mario Flores (8-1-2, 4 KOs), of Woodbridge, VA, in a scheduled six-rounder.

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