BROOKLYN (June 13, 2014) - World championship boxing is back in Brooklyn!
Barclays Center and Banner Promotions will host the Official Weigh-In for the WBO junior welterweight title fight between defending world champion RUSLAN "The Siberian Rocky" PROVODNIKOV
of Beryozovo, Russia and local scholar/brawler CHRIS ALGIERI of Huntington, Long Island, Today! Friday, June 12,
at Noon ET
, in the GEICO Atrium at Barclays Center in Brooklyn
. The Weigh-In will be Open To The Public and
streamed live via www.barclayscenter.com
The Provodnikov - Algieri world title fight takes place Saturday night, June 14, and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®.
Provodnikov vs. Algieri will headline a night of championship boxing, including the co- main event featuring undefeated WBO junior middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade of Providence, RI, making his first title defense, against No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger Brian Rose of Blackpool, England. The action-packed undercard includes undefeated WBC Continental America's Light Heavyweight champion and Top-10 contender Seanie "Irish" Monaghan of Long Beach, Long Island, and the first professional woman's fight at Barclays Center, featuring Brooklyn's own Heather "The Heat" Hardy.
The event is promoted by Banner Promotions and Top Rank®, in association with Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and Tecate.
Doors will open at 11:30 A.M. Fighters will begin stepping on the scale at Noon.
WHO (Entire Card Plus the Following Featured World Champions, Their
Challengers and World-Rated Contenders):
Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs) -- WBO Jr. Welterweight Champion
Chris Algieri (19-0, 8 KOs) - WBO Jr. Welterweight No. 13 Contender
Demetrius Andrade (20-0,13 KOs) - WBO Jr. Middleweight Champion
Brian Rose (25-1-1,7 KOs) - WBO Jr. Middleweight No. 1 Contender
Seanie Monaghan (23-0 13 KOs) - IBF & WBA No. 6 Contender
Heather Hardy (9-0, 2 KOs)
Simeon Hardy (11-0, 8 KOs)
Official Weigh-In for World Championship Boxing Event at Barclays Center
· Friday, June 13 at Noon; Doors open at 11:30 AM
Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217)