- Dmitry Salita and Streaming Platform DAZN have partnered up for a ‘Big Time Boxing USA’ Series
- The first show is on February 20 in Detroit headlined by Ardreal Holmes Jr vs Marlon Harrington
- Edgar Berlanga faces Padraig McCrory atop a DAZN show on Saturday with Andy Cruz returning
Dmitry Salita’s Salita Promotions has teamed up with streaming service DAZN to launch a “Big Time Boxing USA” series.
The deal between Salita and DAZN promises to present ‘a combination of talent development and championship cards’.
Ardreal Holmes Jr vs Marlon Harrington Undercard, Date, Time
The inaugural edition is on Tuesday, February 20 at the Wayne State Fieldhouse in Detroit and is headlined by a 10-round all-Michigan showdown between Flint’s Ardreal Holmes Jr. and Detroit’s Marlon Harrington for the USBA super welterweight championship.
The live-streaming action kicks off at 8 p.m. ET/1 a.m. BST and will also see unbeaten USBA light heavyweight champion Ali Izmailov face Britton Norwood in a 10-round bout 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.
Salita On Big Time Boxing USA Series
Salita told NoSmokeBoxing that the series had long been in the works, “We’ve been working on it for a while, I believe that our talent roster and the events we’ve put together, without a TV deal, speaks for itself.”
“I love the sport of boxing, I always think of ways of contributing to it and making it grow and I’m very grateful that I have the opportunity to make it grow even bigger and better.”
“In this changing time of boxing, I believe that good boxing and good storytelling are really special and very good.”
“Feb 20 is our first ‘Big Time Boxing USA’ event. It’s gonna feature some of the best fighters in the world of boxing, young prospects and contenders in competitive fights. We have two title fights on the show