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‘Octoberfist’ undercard announced

Mashantucket, CT/New York, NY – (10/19/2011)This Friday, October 21, DiBella Entertainment will present “Octoberfist: Fight Night Done Right”, an exciting nine-bout cardfrom the beautiful MGM Grand at Foxwoods. The event will be co-headlined by a sizzling super middleweight showdown between Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (19-0, 14KO’s) and Will “Power” Rosinsky (14-0, 8KO’s), and rising junior welterweight contender Gabriel “Tito” Bracero (17-0, 3KO’s) taking on Daniel Sostre (11-4-1, 4KO’s) for the vacant NABF title. Both bouts are scheduled for 10 rounds and will be televised on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME®at 11PM ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

The undercard portion of “Octoberfirst” will be televised as the latest edition of DiBella’s “Broadway Boxing” series, and will feature a number of DBE’s up-and-coming prospects including Danny O’Connor, Ryan Kielczewski, Dyah Davis, Luis Rosa, Badou Jack and Delen Parsley, all in separate bouts.

The 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Alternate O’Connor (15-1, 4KO’s) will be taking on heavy-handed Bryan Abraham (5-7-2, 5KO’s) in a six-round junior welterweight match-up. O’Connor, who originally hails from Framingham, MA, has been training in Houston with Rodriguez under the watchful eye of top trainer Ronnie Shields. Abraham will be no pushover as he holds knockout wins over three previously undefeated fighters.

Davis (19-2-1, 9KO’s), the WBA #10 and WBC #10-ranked super middleweight, is scheduled to take on veteran Darnell Boone (19-17-3, 8KO’s). Davis is coming off of his most impressive victory to date, a 10-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Marcus Johnson (20-0, 15KO’s). Davis-Boone is scheduled for eight rounds.

The popular Quincy-native Kielczewski (11-0, 2KO’s), who goes by the alias “The Polish Prince”, will face off against Willie Villanueva (10-3, 2KO’s) in an eight-round junior lightweight showdown. Kielczewski had a stellar amateur career, registering an outstanding 118-26 record, and winning gold medals at the 2007 and 2008 New England Golden Gloves Tournament, capturing the prestigious Outstanding Boxer Award in 2008. Ryan reached the semifinals of the 2008 National Golden Gloves Tournament before turning pro later that same year.

New Haven’s Rosa (8-0, 5KO’s) will be looking to stay undefeated when he takes on Harvey Murray (4-2-2, 1KO) in a six-round bantamweight contest. Rosa was another decorated amateur, a gold medal winner at the 2007 National PAL Championships, a silver medalist at the Ringside World Championships and U.S. Nationals, in addition to being a member of the 2009-2010 U.S. Boxing Team, which competed against teams from Great Britain and Italy.

The 2008 Olympian Jack (7-0, 6KO’s) will look to make it seven straight stoppage victories in a row when he takes on dangerous Eddie Caminero (7-5, 7KO’s) in a six round super middleweight match-up.

Also looking to stay unbeaten on the card are Brooklyn junior middleweights Parsley (5-0, 2KO’s) and Frank Galarza (3-0, 1KO’s). Parsley is set to take on Jevon Boisseau (3-5-1) over six scheduled rounds, while Galarza, a former NY Golden Gloves Champion, will square off against Daniel Lugo (1-1) in a four-round scheduled match-up.

“Octoberfist: Fight Night Done Right” is presented by DiBella Entertainment, The Breast Cancer Charities of America, P3R Publicity, Everlast and Corona. Tickets are priced at $125, $85 and $50, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.foxwoods.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and by calling (800) 200-2882. Doors open at 7PM, with the first bout scheduled for 8PM. Showtime will begin live coverage at 11PM ET.


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