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Salita Promotions Launches Big Time Boxing USA In February

Salita Promotions

Salita Promotions will launch Big Time Boxing USA in February with a series of fights live on DAZN.

In the main event, Ardreal Holmes Jr. defends his USBA super welterweight title against Marlon Harrington. The all-Michigan main event takes place from the Wayne State Fieldhouse in Detroit.

February 20 will be the first “Big Time Boxing USA” event in a deal between Salita Promotions and DAZN to present a combination of talent development and championship cards. The live streaming action kicks off at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Along with Holmes vs. Harrington, Ali Izmailov defends his USBA light heavyweight title against Britton Norwood in the co-main event.

Action on DAZN will also feature a battle of unbeatens, as Grand Rapids-native and U.S. National Amateur Champion standout Joshua Pagan battles Detroit’s Dwane Taylor in an eight-round lightweight bout. Plus undefeated Dearborn-native Da’Velle Smith competes in a six-round middleweight affair.

“I’m very excited about the partnership with DAZN and the ability to promote our fighters to a worldwide audience,” said Dmitriy Salita, President of Salita Promotions. “We are starting the “Big Time Boxing USA” series in one of boxing’s historic cities, which for decades was synonymous with the champions of Detroit, and at one of the city’s premier venues, the Wayne State Fieldhouse. I look forward to showcasing and developing boxing’s top talent in exciting matchups.”

Additional bouts on the undercard will see unbeaten Grand Rapids-native and USA Olympic team captain Joseph Hicks Jr. (9-0, 6 KOs) in a six-round super welterweight contest, unbeaten WBO Intercontinental light heavyweight champion Juan Carrillo (11-0, 8 KOs), coming off a win against fellow unbeaten Richard Vansiclen to face Florida’s Jose Cortes (10-4, 3 KOs) in an eight-round attraction and Mount Clemens’ Luis Quintero (7-0, 7 KOs) looking to stay unbeaten in a four-round super lightweight fight.

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