The next show I am co-promoting is Box NYC with WCMG Events Company on May 19 at Roseland Ballroom in New York. The evening will feature six bouts and appearances by sports celebrities such as John Starks and Darryl Strawberry.
Box NYC is a true throwback to the great nights of boxing that New York is known for. It will feature fighters from different ethnic backgrounds and neighborhoods, Irish, Jewish, Italian, American and Puerto Rican. All will bring their mix of fans.
The main event will feature Golden Gloves champion Mike Ruiz fighting for the New York State welterweight title and the co-feature will be four-time U.S. Army champion and 2008 Olympic Alternate Boyd Melson looking to keep his undefeated record intact.
What is unique about the card and the featured fighters is that they are fighting a great fight inside the ring but an even better one outside it. Besides fighting for the New York state title, Ruiz is also fighting for autism awareness and is donating a part of his purse to New York families with kids with autism. Boyd is donating his entire purse to an organization conducting research on paralysis caused by spine nerve damage.
Boxing is a great sport with quality people who are working hard not only to make something of themselves but also to improve the community and the world we live in. This will be in full display at Box NYC. For more information, please visit box-nyc.com and dsalita.com.
Photo: Boyd Melson (boydmelson.com)