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Counting Down To “Detroit Brawl”



Counting Down To “Detroit Brawl”

Scheduled for Saturday, February 6, at the iconic Masonic Temple Downtown, “Detroit Brawl” will feature a diverse array of up-and-coming prospects and established contenders from Michigan and around the world including Detroit's James Gordon Smith (8-0, 5 KOs), Ed Williams (10-1-1, 4 KOs), James Ballard (5-0, 2 KOs), and Antonio Wade (1-0, 1 KO), undefeated Dominican Eudy Bernardo (20-0, 14 KOs), Brooklyn's Dimash Niyazov (8-0-3, 4 KOs) and the professional debut of Turkmenistan's former Asian Games Amateur Champion, Serdar Hudayberdiyev.

Former world title challenger and currently world-ranked cruiserweight Junior Wright of Chicago (14-1-1, 11 KOs) will fight in the night's eight-round main event.

“I am delighted to have such a prestigious establishment like Greektown Casino as my principal sponsor for this fantastic event,” said Dmitriy Salita. “It is good to see they are getting behind professional boxing in Detroit and supporting its resurgence. I'd like to thank their team for the vote of confidence and look forward to delivering a world-class event that is worthy of their support.”

“We are happy to support the rebirth of world-class boxing in the city of Detroit with Salita Promotions, through the Detroit Brawl series,” said Ryan Bufalini, Senior Director of Marketing at Greektown Casino.

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Tickets for “Detroit Brawl” are priced at $28, $38, $48, $63, $93, and $123 and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets,, by calling 800-745-3000, or by visiting the Masonic Temple box office. For event information visit and On fight night, doors open at 6:30.

For more information on the “Detroit Brawl” or Salita Promotions, visit The Greektown Casino Hotel is located at 555 E Lafayette Street in Detroit. For more information, visit them online at Twitter: @GreektownCasino.

Editor/publisher Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the thought to be impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine,, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live since 2017. He now does work for PROBOX TV, the first truly global boxing network.