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Edgar "El Chamaco" Santana Headlines On Nov. 15

New York, October 26—Spanish Harlem star Edgar "El Chamaco" Santana (19-2, 12 KO's) will take center stage in the main event on Wednesday night, November 15th, when DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing Presented by StubHub returns to the Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center in New York City..

The highly anticipated co-feature will pit Brownsville's Curtis "Showtime" Stevens (13-1, 11 KO's) in a rematch against Marcos Primera (20-15-2, 13 KO's) in an eight round super middleweight bout. Primera handed Dash-DiBella Promotion's Stevens' his only career setback in a controversial eighth round stoppage on July 20th.

A native of Manati, Puerto Rico, now fighting out of Spanish Harlem, Santana has become an exciting fixture on the New York circuit over the past two years. "El Chamaco" has reeled off 10 straight Broadway Boxing victories, all in impressive fashion, en route to 14 consecutive wins overall. Santana continued his winning streak on the September 20th Broadway Boxing Presented by StubHub card, downing a tough-minded Vladimir Khodokovski in a unanimous 10 round decision.

The evening also will be highlighted by another appearance by Dash-DiBella Promotion's super middleweight Jaidon Codrington (12-1, 10 KO's), regarded as one of the top super middleweight prospects in the game. "The Don" has reeled off three straight victories and is ready to keep the streak alive when he faces Johnny Brooks (5-4-1, 3 KO's) of South Carolina.

Noriko Kariya (5-1-1, 1 KO), the fighting sister of NHL superstar Paul Kariya, will see action as she takes on Elisha Olivas (5-4-1, 3 KO's) in a six round bantamweight bout. The undercard also features Jamelle Hamilton (2-0, 2 KO's) of Brooklyn and Cleveland standouts Prenice Brewer (1-0-1, 1 KO) and Willie Nelson (1-0, 1 KO).

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, Wladimir Klitschko, Lennox Lewis, Jermain Taylor, Ike Quartey, Ricky Hatton, Tiki Barber, Tracy McGrady, and Jim Courier to name a few.

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

Tickets for Broadway Boxing are available online through StubHub at http://www.stubhub.com/boxing. StubHub and DiBella are also giving boxing fans the opportunity for a unique boxing experience – with a great cause. Go to StubHub now to bid on the Broadway Boxing Fan Experience. The winning bidder will receive ringside tickets + meet and greets with Edgar Santana, Curtis Stevens & Jaidon Codrington. Winners will also meet Lou DiBella and take home an autographed boxing glove. This auction, which benefits the Leavander Fund, ends November 10th.

Article posted on 26.10.2006



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