New York, Oct. 24—Gotham Boxing has signed veteran heavyweight puncher Ross Puritty to face David Tua in the 10-round main event at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Friday night, November 3 on the “Marathon Extravaganza” fight card presented by Gotham Boxing and DRL Promotions.
Article posted on 24.10.2006
The event is sponsored by Everlast Nutrition, makers of nutrition and beverage products under the famous Everlast brand name. Every person in attendance to the November 3rd event will receive a complementary ice cold Everlast Energy Drink courtesy of Everlast Nutrition.
Puritty (30-19-3, 27 KO’s), the dangerous knockout artist from Tulsa, OK, earned the biggest victory of his career on December 5, 1998, when he KO’d present heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitshcko on his home turf in Kiev, Ukraine.
Roseland is located at West 52nd Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.
Tua, the Samoan slugger from South Aukland, New Zealand, has won three straight since returning to the ring wars after two full years of inactivity, and looks to continue the streak on his quest to return to prominence in the heavyweight division.
Tua has a glittering ring record of 45-3-1, and displayed his powerful knockout punch in 39 of those victories. He has defeated the likes of former champions Hassim Rahman, Michael Moorer, and John Ruiz, and current WBC champion Oleg Maskaev during his career.
A solid undercard is chock full of top prospects from both New York City and Puerto Rico. The undefeated invaders from the island of Puerto Rico are Jose Nieves (15-0-2, 8 KO's), and Hector Sanchez (7-0, 2 KO's). The “Big Apple” cast includes: "Mean" Joe Green (14-0, 8 KO's), Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (7-0, 6 KO's), Jorge Teron (12-0-1, 8 KO's), Cindy Serrano (13-0-1, 7 KO's), Joel Castillo (1-0-0, 1 KO), John Schneider (1-0, 1 KO) and Darrel Madison (Pro Debut).
Tickets are priced at $200, $150, $100, $75 and $50, and are available at Gotham Boxing by calling 212-755-1944, and Ticketmaster.