On Wednesday, August 14, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s SMS Promotions will return to B.B. King Blues Club and Grill for the latest edition of NYC’s popular Broadway Boxing series. New York natives Tor Hamer (20-2, 13KOs) and Boyd Melson (11-1-1, 4KOs) will be featured in separate eight-round bouts. The heavyweight Hamer will face off against hard-hitting Kertson Manswell (23-7, 17KOs), while Melson will fight a rematch against Brooklyn’s Jason Thompson (5-6-3, 4KOs). Melson and Thompson fought to an entertaining six-round draw last year, and with both fighters claiming they were the rightful winner.
Luis Olivares (4-0, 3KOs) and Donte Strayhorn (2-1), both out of the SMS stable, will also see action on the card in separate four-round bouts.
Making their DBE debuts will be recently signed super middleweight Lennox “2 Sharpe” Allen (16-0-1, 10KOs), who returns to the ring for the first time in a little over a year, and Florida’s hard-hitting promising lightweight Amos “2 Smooth” Cowart (7-0, 5KOs). Allen is set to take on an opponent TBA, while Cowart will square off against former NY Golden Gloves Champion Chazz McDowell (6-3, 1KO). Both bouts are scheduled for six rounds.
Additional bouts on the card, including opponents for the above listed fighters will be announced shortly.
The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and SMS Promotions and sponsored by SMS Audio, Manfredi Auto Group, Newlio.com, and Everlast. SNY will broadcast the event tape-delayed.
Tickets for the event are priced at $125, $100 and $75. The $55 general admission seats are already completely sold out. Tables are also available for purchase for this event, with VIP Tables going for $1,000 per table (5 seats at $200 per seat), Ringside Tables for $500 (5 seats at $100), and $375 tables (5 seats at $75). Tickets are available for purchase by calling the DiBella Entertainment office at (212) 947-2577.