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Peterkin-Turner on 2/21 in NY

New York, NY (2/8/13) – When DiBella Entertainment (DBE) returns to the Roseland Ballroom in NYC on Thursday, February 21, with the latest edition of the popular New York-based Broadway Boxing series, promoter Lou DiBella will be showcasing three of the newest and most promising young stars on the DBE roster.

Fighting in separate bouts will be NY Golden Glove Champions “The Notorious” Travis Peterkin (6-0, 3KO’s), Patrick “All” Day (1-0, 1KO) and Louis Cruz (1-0, 1KO). Peterkin is set to take on Thomas Turner (3-2, 2KO’s) in a six-round light heavyweight matchup, Day will meet Dominique Foster (1-1-1) in a four-round junior middleweight matchup and Cruz will see action in a four-round junior welterweight matchup against Demond Brock (3-1, 2KO’s).

For DiBella, a lifelong New Yorker, having grown up in Brooklyn, there is always something extra special about signing a New York prospect. It was DiBella, of course, who guided Brooklyn’s Paulie Malignaggi from Golden Gloves champion to junior welterweight world champion and the esteemed promoter sees a lot of promise in his three young New Yorkers.

“Travis, Patrick and Louis are truly three of the bright young stars to come out of the amateur boxing scene in a long time,” said DiBella. “We are excited to have them on our roster as this is the next generation of up-and-coming New York talent. This trio is going to be a staple on our Broadway Boxing cards and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to feature all three of them on our upcoming show on February 21, at Roseland Ballroom.”

A complete list of the card, which will also feature WBC #10-rated junior welterweight Thomas Dulorme (16-1, 12KO’s), red-hot lightweight prospect Ivan Redkach (13-0, 11KO’s) and WBA #11-rated welterweight Charlie Ota (21-1-1, 15KO’s), all in separate eight-round bouts, will be announced shortly.

Croatian footballing legend Davor Suker gives WSB the thumbs up

Lausanne, Switzerland, 08 February 2013 – After bringing his entourage with him to watch British Lionhearts versus Astana Arlans Kazakhstan and lend support to his friends Hrvoje Sep and reigning WSB Champion Filip Hrgovic, former Arsenal, West Ham and Real Madrid striker Davor Suker gave World Series of Boxing (WSB) a glowing reference after being impressed by the quality on show at York Hall in East London.

The former striker, who is his country national team’s all-time leading goal scorer and the current president of Croatian Football Federation said, “It is great to be back in London. It is my first time at a WSB event and the atmosphere has been great. I was here to support the two Croatian boxers. They are both very good guys. I think they can look forward to having really good careers and I hope they go on to become World Champions”.

Suker will have been pleased by how the evening began with Sep winning the opening contest at Light Heavyweight (80-85kg) in style, dominating his opponent Babacar Kamara with his unrelenting assaults to give Astana Arlans Kazakhstan the early lead in the match. The last bout of the night was an absolute cracker and although Hrgovic found himself on the losing side, Suker will have been impressed by the extremely high level of boxing and especially the power exhibited by the Lionhearts’ Joseph Joyce.

British Lionhearts now travel to Germany to face the Eagles at the Kuppelsaal Congress Centrum on Saturday 23 February before coming back to York Hall to face a Ukraine Otamans team that will feature pound for pound king and two-time Olympic Champion Vasyl Lomachenko.

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