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Santana- Cuello highlights Broadway Boxing

New York, June 19—Spanish Harlem’s Edgar Santana (21-2, 13 KO’s) will square off against Harrison Cuello (12-5, 9 KO’s) in the 10 round junior welterweight main event on DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing Presented by FreeTheFan.Com at the Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center tomorrow night (Wednesday, June 20).. Jaidon Codrington (15-1, 11 KO’s) will face Carl Cockerham (12-13-3, 4 KO’s), a late replacement for Omar Sheika, in a six round super middleweight affair, and unbeaten super middleweight star James McGirt Jr., trained by his father Buddy McGirt, will also see action.

New York Golden Gloves welterweight champion Ronnie Vargas will make his pro debut, and Jose Varela, a stablemate of Miguel Cotto trained by Evangelista Cotto, are also on the card.

Santana, the Puerto Rican standout who has become a fixture on Broadway Boxing, has reeled off 16 consecutive victories, including 14 in a row in New York.

McGirt, Jr (15-0, 8 KO’s) puts his unbeaten pro streak on the line when he takes on Delray Raines (9-2, 5 KO’s) in a battle of super middleweights scheduled for eight rounds.

Varela (20-2, 13 KO’s), a native of San Juan, PR, will battle Thomas Davis (11-4-2, 7 KO’s) of Knoxville, TN in a junior middleweight eight-rounder.

The highly touted Vargas, fighting out of the Bronx, makes his pro debut in a four round welterweight contest against Richard Turner (0-1) of Warren, OH.

DiBella Entertainment and FreeTheFan.com have partnered to bring an exciting online experience to boxing fans everywhere. FreeTheFan.com features video highlights, user generated video and a sports driven social community you won’t find anywhere else.

Broadway Boxing is sponsored by FreeTheFan.Com, HBO Sports, and Gallagher’s Steak House.

The excitement of Broadway Boxing’s fights and the electricity of the crowds at the Manhattan Center have drawn the likes of celebrities and athletes such as Jay Z, Hilary Swank, Rosario Dawson, Fat Joe, Camron, Lennox Lewis, Jermain Taylor, Paulie Malignaggi, Ricky Hatton, Tiki Barber and Tracy McGrady to name a few.

Tickets priced at $150, $100, $80, $60, and $40 for standing room only are available by calling DiBella Entertainment at 212-947-2577.

Article posted on 20.06.2007



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