Broadway Boxing Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary With “Heroes On The Hudson”

11/02/2023 - No comments

As DiBella Entertainment toasts to twenty years of its flagship series, Broadway Boxing, on November 7, it’s not just another milestone—it’s a testament to the saga of sweat and dreams. This celebrated boxing event, a bastion for boxers aiming at world titles, has been a canvas for over 100 events, and now stands as the longest-running boxing series rooted in the gritty grandeur of grassroots ambitions.

This year’s jubilee, aptly named “Heroes on the Hudson,” isn’t just about the gloves and the glory—it’s a heartfelt nod to America’s valiant veterans. The Edison Ballroom in the pulsating heart of Times Square is set to light up as Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring, a former WBO junior lightweight world champion and proud US Marine Veteran, leads the line-up against the indomitable Nicholas Molina.

This exclusive night unfolds with six amateur bouts where NYPD’s finest and veteran warriors throw down the gauntlet, paving the way for four top-contender professional bouts. The spotlight, however, shines bright and only on DAZN for the pros, starting at 8 PM ET for fans worldwide.

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The Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street, swings open its doors at 5:30 PM ET, with the action rolling out at 6 PM ET. “Heroes On The Hudson” isn’t just a ticket—it’s an experience, complete with open bar. Ringside buffs and standing room troopers can snag their spots via Telecharge.com or a quick call at (800) 447-7400. And for those looking to pay it forward, veteran sponsorship options are just a call away to DiBella Entertainment.

As the event basks in the glow of its generous sponsors, Morgan Stanley and Cavu Securities, it also shares its success by backing Merging Vets and Players and the West Point Society of New York.

Since its inception in November 2003, Broadway Boxing has been more than just fights; it’s been about stories, rise and falls, and legends in the making. It’s seen the likes of Vitali Klitschko and Gennadiy Golovkin, among other illustrious names, rise through its ranks.

This series wasn’t just a monthly meet-up; it was a beacon for New York boxing, catapulting local fighters onto the world stage. It’s been a journey from club shows to a global phenomenon, broadcasting far beyond the U.S. And now, the 120th edition is set to bring the world to Times Square.

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Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi and Heather “The Heat” Hardy are just two of the champions who’ve graced Broadway Boxing, each with a tale of how this platform was instrumental in their climb to the top.

Dmitriy Salita, former fighter turned promoter, also credits Broadway Boxing for some of his career’s defining moments. It was here where he clinched his first title—a memory forever etched in his journey and that of his community.

Lou DiBella, the architect of Broadway Boxing, marries this landmark anniversary with a salute to veterans, bringing the valor of the military into the heart of New York City boxing. It’s fitting then that Jamel Herring, a Marine Veteran and world champion, headlines this event—a perfect blend of honor and athleticism that Broadway Boxing has always stood for.