Wednesday’s (August 9, 2022) “Detroit Brawl” event will be broadcast on ESPN Knockout in Latin America starting at 8:00 pm EST from the historic Garden Theater in Midtown Detroit.
Presented by Salita Promotions and featuring Detroit via Rakhmon, Uzbekistan’s IBF #6-, WBA #12-, WBO #8- and RING #8-ranked Shohjahon Ergashev (22-0, 19 KOs) and unbeaten WBO #12-, IBF #11-, WBC #7-ranked light heavyweight Ali Izmailov (8-0, 6 KOs) in separate main events, this Detroit Brawl will also showcase a trio of Michigan-based prospects, a Ghanaian Prince and more, in hard-hitting action.
Willing to fight anyone, regardless of his imminent position in line for a world-title shot, Ergashev will take the dangerous test of fellow knockout artist Angel “El Furioso” Martinez Hernandez (14-1-2, 14 KOs) from Baja California, Mexico in a 10-round super lightweight shootout. Izmailov, meanwhile, will face the equally hazardous challenge of also undefeated Eric Murguia (14-0, 12 KOs). Izmailov and Murguia will be fighting for the USBA Light Heavyweight Championship in the other 10-round main event.
Also featured that night will be an eight-round super bantamweight battle between Accra, Ghana’s Prince Dzanie (22-0, 18 KOs) and Juan Gabriel Medina (14-11, 12 KOs) of La Romana, Dominican Republic. Undefeated Grand Rapids, Michigan-based former amateur champions Joseph Hicks Jr. and Joshua Pagan will also see action that night, as Hicks (2-0, 2 KOs) will face experienced Dominican scrapper Jonathan Batista (19-16, 12 KOs) in a six-round middleweight struggle, while Pagan will take on Brazilian scrapper Maycon Oller Da Silva (1-5) over four super lightweight rounds. One of Detroit’s own, undefeated middleweight Da’Velle Smith (3-0, 3 KOs), already the winner of the WBC’s Big Belt Championship Tournament, will go four rounds or less with Wenatchee, Washington’s Devontae McDonald (2-1, 1 KO).
Rounding out the action will be undefeated Houston-based light heavyweight Darius “DFG” Fulghum (2-0, 2 KOs), who will take on Delaware’s David Murray (10-3-1, 6 KOs) in a lightweight six and lastly, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada’s Spencer Wilcox (3-0, 2 KOs) will face Ypsilanti, Michigan’s Maurice Anthony (3-4, 3 KOs) in a lightweight six-rounder.
August 10 is a world-class night of boxing from the championship city of Detroit,” said event promoter Dmitriy Salita. “I am excited that boxing fans watching ESPN Knockout in Latin America will get a chance to see top contenders and prospects in significant fights. All happening in Downtown Detroit at the Garden Theater.”
Please note, this broadcast will not be available to viewers in the United States.
Tickets for “Detroit Brawl” start at $40 and can be purchased by clicking HERE. PLEASE NOTE: Tickets ordered online will be placed in will call at the box office for pick-up. A limited quantity of VIP tickets is also available by calling 313.529.7604.