DiBella Entertainment is pleased to announce that the Big Apple return of Broadway Boxing will be available live on FITE, the largest digital sports and entertainment platform in the world. On Tuesday, November 22, International Boxing Hall-of-Famer Lou DiBella will host the 117th edition of the longest-running grassroots boxing series from the famous Edison Ballroom in Times Square.
The entire Broadway Boxing event will air on FITE for $19.99. The livestream will start at 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT. To order, please visitwww.fite.tv.
“As we approach the 20th anniversary of Broadway Boxing, I am thrilled to offer this stacked card on FITE. What started out as a local club show for the New York metropolitan area has grown into an international brand. Branching outside of the United States, we’ve broadcast events from locales such as Germany, Monte Carlo, Canada, and Costa Rica,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “With FITE, Broadway Boxing will now be live broadcast to a global audience. While those in attendance will be enjoying gourmet food and drinks, fans watching at home will get a world class production with entertaining fights, featuring Broadway Boxing staples, who have developed on the series, and celebrity guest commentators calling the action.”
“When you think of boxing’s history, you think of the champions, but you also think of that long-gone atmosphere where the event itself matters. People dress up to be seen ringside and the promotion itself has class,” said Michael Weber, COO of FITE. “DiBella Entertainment is bringing back that era in time for the holidays in Manhattan. With fighters like Mykquan Williams and Stephan Shaw on the card, you know the action is going to measure up too.”
Rising junior welterweight contender “Marvelous” Mykquan Williams (18-0-1, 8 KOs), from East Hartford, CT, will face Clarence Booth (21-5, 13 KOs), of Saint Petersburg, FL, in the 10-round main event. Williams, a former WBC USNBC titlist, is a Broadway Boxing veteran, having made 13 appearances on the series thus far. Booth has won six of his last seven bouts, with five by knockout.
Top undefeated American heavyweight prospect, Stephan “Big Shot” Shaw (17-0, 13 KOs), co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Top Rank, will be featured in the co-main event against Rydell Booker (26-6-1, 13 KOs).
Tickets are on sale now. Tables of 10 and individual seats at various levels are available by calling (212) 947-2577. VIP, Platinum, Gold tables, and VIP ringside seats, include dinner and open bar. Other ringside patrons can sample a buffet dinner with drink tickets available for purchase. A limited number of General Admission tickets without dinner are also available. Edison Ballroom is located at 240 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6:00pm ET, with the first bout scheduled for 7:00pm ET.
Celebrity chef and boxing enthusiast Chris Santos will be doing ringside commentary on FITE, alongside New York Yankees reporter Justin Shackil and Dan Canobbio, of Jomboy Media.
“Broadway Boxing is back, and I’m so excited to be part of it, doing ringside commentary for DiBella Entertainment at the Edison Ballroom,” said Santos, Co-Founder and Executive Chef of Beauty & Essex. “You may know me as a judge and TV personality in the culinary world, but I’m also a passionate lifelong hardcore fan of boxing and I can’t wait to once again transition from judging food to judging fights as your unofficial scorer. DiBella Entertainment is going all out with an upscale night of dinner, craft cocktails and, of course, bell-to-bell action in the ring and I can’t wait to see you there.”
Santos has over 25 years of experience as an executive chef in New York City’s hottest restaurants as well as his expansions on the West Coast. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Chef of Beauty & Essex Restaurants in the Lower East Side, at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, and in Hollywood, CA. Santos released his first cookbook in 2017 to critical acclaim, titled, “SHARE – Delicious and Surprising Recipes to Pass Around Your Table”. In addition to his three restaurants, he has been a series regular and sitting judge on Food Network’s hit series “Chopped” since its 2008 debut. Santos has also been featured on NBC’s TODAY Show, CBS’s Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show, and The Rachael Ray Show, among many others.
Since its inception in 2003, Broadway Boxing has featured many boxing luminaries and world champions, including George Kambosos Jr., Bakhodir Jalolov, Vitali Klitschko, Gennady Golovkin, Sergio Martinez, Jose Pedraza, Amanda Serrano, Heather Hardy, Andre Berto, and Paulie Malignaggi.
FOR TICKETS AND TABLE RESERVATIONS, CALL (212) 947-2577.
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