EXCITING UNTELEVISED UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED FOR ‘BATTLE OF THE BEST’ THIS FRIDAY AT MGM GRAND DETROIT
DETROIT (August 1, 2017) – The undercard has been announced for Salita Promotions’ “BATTLE OF THE BEST,” event, this Friday, August 4, at MGM Grand Detroit.
On the untelevised portion of the supporting bouts will be the six-round super welterweight rematch of an exciting fight held last June in Detroit between Antonio Urista (8-2, 2 KOs) of Detroit, and Serdar Hudayberdiyev (3-1, 2 KOs) of Turkmenabat, Turkmenistan.
In the first fight, a back and forth affair with plenty of punches landed both ways, Urista was able to defeat the former Olympian Hudayberdiyev by unanimous decision. The loss was taken bitterly by Hudayberdiyev and he is eager to avenge it this Friday.
Urista vs. Hudayberdiyev and three other non-televised fights will serve as supporting lineup for the ShoBox: The New Generation doubleheader featuring a women’s title unification bout between WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler (16-0, 9 KOs) and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa “T-Rex” Shields (3-0, 1 KO). In the ShoBox opening bout, world-ranked super bantamweight Vladimir Tikhonov (16-0, 9 KOs) of Russia will face Texas slugger Jesse Angel Hernandez (8-1, 6 KOs) in an eight-round bout, live on SHOWTIME at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Tickets for the event promoted by Salita Promotions are on sale now and are priced at $350, $250, $125 and $60. They will be available at www.ticketmaster.com.
Also in action that night will be a six-round bantamweight battle between Detroit’s promising undefeated bantamweight prospect Ja'Rico O'Quinn (7-0, 5 KOs) and Jose Elizondo (2-3) of San Antonio; as well as six-round bantamweight match-up between Detroit’s James Smith (11-1, 6 KOs) and Lagos, Nigeria’s Yakubu Kareem (14-6-1, 8 KOs).
And in a very special added attraction, top super welterweight contender Domonique Dolton (17-1-1, 9 KOs) of Detroit will begin the comeback trail in a six-rounder against Antonio Chaves Fernandez (9-32-4, 3 KOs) of Brockton, Massachusetts.
“Detroit has a deep pool of developing talent and several of them will be showcased on Friday,” said event promoter Dmitriy Salita. “Soon these names will be headlining their own ShoBox events and I’m happy to be able to put them on this high-profile event. And in addition, we have the return of a future champion from Detroit in Domonique Dalton. This event, from top to bottom, is a world-class night of boxing in America’s comeback city, Detroit.”