Broadway Boxing’s “Heroes on the Hudson”: Yoshida Takes on Metcalf on Nov 7, Edison Ballroom, NYC

10/25/2023 - No comments

Two-time world champion Miyo Yoshida, hailing from Kayoshima, Japan, is set to clash with Dallas’s Shurretta Metcalf in a significant bout. This spectacular fight, which is part of DiBella Entertainment’s latest Broadway Boxing series, “Heroes on the Hudson,” aims to honor our valiant U.S. Armed Forces veterans. They’ll fight for the vacant IBF Inter-Continental bantamweight title at Edison Ballroom, New York City, on Tuesday, November 7th. Additionally, Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring, a former world champ and US Marine Veteran, will showcase his skills in the main event.

The night will open with five amateur fights, highlighting NYPD officers and military veterans. These amateur fights are a special treat for the live audience. For fans at home, DAZN will air the professional part of the evening, including the exhilarating Yoshida vs. Metcalf fight, starting 8:00 PM ET.

For those keen to witness this in person, tickets are available on or by ringing (800) 447-7400. The Edison Ballroom, located at 240 West 47th Street, New York, NY, will open its doors at 5:30 PM ET, with the action starting at 6:00 PM ET.

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A nod to our event sponsors, Morgan Stanley and Cavu Securities, who are generously backing “Heroes on the Hudson.” Some proceeds will be channeled towards Merging Vets and Players and the West Point Society of New York.

DiBella Entertainment’s president, Lou DiBella, lauded Yoshida’s capabilities and expressed excitement about the Metcalf-Yoshida bout, pointing out the potential world title implications for the victor.

Previously, Yoshida took the WBO super flyweight world title from Casey Croft in 2019. A clash with Tomoko Okuda in December 2020 saw her lose the title due to an unintentional headbutt ending the fight prematurely. Yet, she reclaimed her title in a six-month later rematch.

Having defeated Indeya Smith in April, Yoshida’s US debut with DiBella Entertainment wasn’t without its challenges. Visa delays and communication hurdles hampered her training. Now, having settled and trained intensively at Gleason’s Gym, Yoshida feels ready to exhibit her best performance and inch closer to another world title shot.

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For Yoshida, the Edison Ballroom fight has added significance. Being in New York for almost a year, she’s developed a fondness for the city and its inhabitants. Grateful for an opportunity to support veterans, she promises to represent the city’s spirit during her fight.

Yoshida acknowledges Metcalf’s skills, remarking on her height and out-boxer style. Despite not fighting at 118 pounds for five years, Yoshida remains confident, drawing strength from past experiences and the unwavering support of her young daughter.

Metcalf (12-4-1, 2 KOs), understanding the challenge Yoshida presents, feels primed for this fight. With a military lineage herself, the importance of “Heroes on the Hudson” isn’t lost on Metcalf. A recent win over former IBO bantamweight world champ, Melissa Oddessa Parker, adds to her confidence. The Dallas native, who has tasted defeat only once in the past half-decade, is geared up to prove her talent.