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Talented Prospects Featured On “Now Or Never” Undercard

New York, July 31 - In addition to the clash of former world champions Ike “Bazooka” Quartey and Vernon “The Viper” Forrest in the main event, and the co-feature pitting Sechew Powell vs. Kassim Ouma, the exciting "Now or Never" presented by StubHub card at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, August 5th includes top bouts featuring some of DiBella Entertainment’s most promising prospects..

On the undercard, Dash-DiBella Promotions’ undefeated knockout specialist Andre Berto (13-0, 11 KO's) will make his Madison Square Garden debut when he battles the rugged Roberto Valenzuela (37-24-2, 33 KO's) of Sonora, Mexico in an eight round welterweight showdown. Fighting out of Winter Haven, Florida, Berto has overwhelmed his opponents and wowed boxing fans with a combination of power and speed and looks to continue that success on boxing’s biggest stage.

Fellow Dash-DiBella prospect, Queens’ Super Middleweight Jaidon Codrington (11-1, 10 KO's) will return to New York for the first time in nearly a year when he squares off against veteran Carl Daniels (49-9-1, 31 KO's) of St. Louis, Missouri in a six round super middleweight bout. After a layoff of over seven months, Codrington has put together back to back wins setting up his bout with Daniels.

Also in action is the popular Punchin' Pat Nwamu (11-1, 3 KO's) of the Bronx against John Battle (14-16-1, 7 KO's) of Molson, North Carolina in an IBA World Super Cruiserweight Championship bout.

Rounding out the undercard action of “Now or Never” is female fighter Noriko Kariya (4-1-1, 1 KO), the sister of NHL star Paul Kariya in a four round bantamweight match up against Michelle Herron (1-3) of Bothell, Washington. Bronx Junior Welterweight Darling Jimenez (19-2-2, 10 KO’s) will also see action, battling Arturo Brambilla (8-7, 4 KO’s) from Jalisco, Mexico in a six round bout.

HBO Sports’ “World Championship Boxing” will televise Quartey vs Forrest and Powell vs Ouma starting at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT.

Tickets are priced at $255, $155, $105, $55 and $35, and are available at the Garden Box Office, through TicketMaster by calling 212-307-7171, and on line at http://www.ticketmaster.com/ and http://www.thegarden.com.

Doors open at 7:00PM, first fight begins at 7:05PM.

Article posted on 01.08.2006



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