Brooklyn Brawl series coming to Coney Island’s MCU Park
BROOKLYN, New York — The Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn is used to hosting the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest and Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball which is a minor league affiliate of the NY Mets as their only professional sporting events.
On August 25, Dmitriy Salita, of Star of David Promotions, brings his “Brooklyn Brawl” boxing series to MCU Park where the Cyclones host nearly 5,000 spectators nightly. It will be the first boxing event at MCU Park since Hector Camacho Jr. fought Jesse James Lejia in 2001. That same card also featured the professional debut of Brooklyn’s own Paulie Malignaggi.
Malignaggi will take on Danny Garcia on August 1 at Barclay’s Center which is on the other end of Brooklyn as part of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN.
Salita partnered with Barclay’s Center on his last card in June at Brooklyn’s Paramount Theater. This time out Salita is stacking the card with a slew of Russian-speaking fighters from such countries as Armenia, Kazakhstan and the Republic of Georgia.
Headlining the card in Coney Island will be Armenian Alex Miskartachian (25-3-1) who lost a unanimous decision to Evgeny Gradovich last year in Macau, China. Miskartachian will face veteran Cornelius Lock (22-7-2), who now resides in Brooklyn.
“I’m incredibly proud to bring boxing back to Coney Island,” said Salita.” There so many nationalities who live and vacation in Coney Island and we will have something for everyone.”
Salita also plans to showcase prospects who call Brooklyn home such as undefeated lightweight Dimash Niyazov, Tresean “Trigger” Wiggins and undefeated knockout artist Bakhtiyar Eubov from Kazakhstan, who has stopped all six of his opponents in dramatic fashion.
Salita said tickets for the card will start at $15 so as many people as possible can enjoy professorial boxing at one of the few outdoor venues on the East Coast.