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Dimitriy Kirilov defends his title vs. Cecelio Santos

Undefeated Bronx and Puerto Rican star Jorge "The Truth" Teron (19-0-1, 11 KO's) ascends the ranks when the New York State champ faces Sandro Marcos (27-16-2, 23 KO's) of Mazatlan, Mexico in a 12-round clash for the vacant WBO Intercontinental Lightweight Championship on the undercard of the Thursday night, February 28 "Russians Are Coming" fight extravaganza at the Roseland Ballroom..

Teron, a three-time New York Golden Gloves titlist, is a product of John F. Kennedy High School, and is unbeaten in the professional ranks with 19 victories, 11 coming by way of knockout.

The Gotham Boxing and Bash Boxing promotion features IBF junior bantamweight world champion Dimitri Kirilov (29-3, 9 KO's) in his first title defense against Cecilio "Boga" Santos (22-8-2, 12 KO's) in the main event, and the return to the ring of ever popular Dmitriy Salita (27-0-1, 15 KO's), in the companion feature.

In yet another championship matchup, the ladies will also be in action when WIBA Women's Flyweight World Champion Elena "Baby Doll" Reid (19-3-5, 5 KO's) puts her belt on the line against three time Golden Gloves champion Eileen "Hawaiian Mongoose" Olszewski (4-0-1).

Flag-waving patriots will salute U.S. Marine Jon Schneider when the Yonkers, NY native takes on Boston's Tyrone Smith (5-5-1, 2 KO's) in a six round Heavyweight attraction . Tough-minded Amanda Serrano of Brooklyn will make her professional debut, while promising Albanian heavyweight Badarin Toma will also make his first pro appearance, both in four round contests.

Tickets are priced at $200, $150, $100 and $50 and are available by calling Gotham Boxing at 212 755-1944.

$50 TICKETS SOLD OUT: Promoters Cedric Kushner and Steve Bash announced today that tickets in the $50 price category are sold out for the Russians Are Coming fight extravaganza set for Thursday night at Roseland Ballroom. Tickets may be purchased through Gotham Boxing at 212 755 1944 or Ticket Master on line.

SALITA TO FACE FABIAN LUQUE IN CO-FEATURE: Junior welterweight Fabian Luque signed on over the weekend to face Dmitriy “Star of David” Salita in the 10-round co-featured attraction on Thursday night. Luque has a ring record of 21-6-4, with 12 victories coming by way of knockout.

OLSZEWSKI A FORMER KNICKS CITY DANCER: A former Knicks City Dancer will be dancing in the boxing ring on Thursday night, appropriately at Roseland Ballroom. Unbeaten New Yorker Eileen Olszewski (4-0-1), for three seasons on the Knicks City Dancers' squad, puts her gloves on against the number one ranked female flyweight in the world, Elena "Baby Doll" Reid (19-3-5). Known as the "Hawaiian Mongoose" because she was born in Hawaii, Olszewski has been a resident of New York for over 15 years, has also studied ballet, and done stunt work for live action shows.

PROFILE, JON SCHNEIDER, THE FIGHTING MARINE: A 28 year old native of Yonkers, NY… His mother Susan Schneider is manager, she lives in New City, Rockland County…was in Marines from '98 to 2002 with security force all over middle east including Iraq, Dubai, UAE, Qwait…a veteran of Desert Fox and Southern Watch…was on the Marine corps wrestling team, "I started boxing at 12 but when I got to HS, got into wrestling, and wrestled until I got out of the marine corp."…Competed in Golden Gloves…Attended Roosevelt HS in Yonkers.

TERON FACES MARCOS FOR TITLE: Undefeated Bronx and Puerto Rican star Jorge "The Truth" Teron (19-0-1, 11 KO's) ascends the ranks when the New York State champ faces Sandro Marcos (27-16-2, 23 KO's) of Mazatlan, Mexico in a 12-round clash for the vacant WBO Intercontinental Lightweight Championship on the undercard of the Thursday night, February 28 "Russians Are Coming" fight extravaganza at the Roseland Ballroom.

Article posted on 25.02.2008



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