Brooklyn Boxing is filling July with action-packed fights.
The debut of Brooklyn Boxing On Long Island at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum will be quickly followed by one of summer’s most highly anticipated fights at Barclays Center.
With Omar Figueroa vs. Robert Guerrero at NYCB LIVE on July 15 and Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia at Barclays Center on July 29, Brooklyn Boxing is featuring four headline fighters that have combined to win 12 different world titles and post career records of 127-7-2.
Broner burst onto the scene as a prodigy with world championships in three divisions by the age of 23. He made his Barclays Center debut in 2013 with a split decision victory over Paulie Malignaggi to capture the WBA world welterweight title. He added a title in a fourth weight class in 2015 with his TKO of Khabib Allakhverdiev for the WBA world super lightweight belt.
Garcia has been sharp since returning to the ring last summer after a two-year absence. He dominated Elio Rojas at Barclays Center, then knocked out Dejan Zlaticanin for the WBC world lightweight title to become a three-division world champion and run his undefeated career record to 36-0.
In the co-headline bout, unbeaten former IBF world super welterweight champion Jermall Charlo moves up to middleweight to face Argentina’s Jorge Sebastian Heiland in a world title eliminator.
On July 15, a new era begins at NYCB LIVE with the debut of Brooklyn Boxing On Long Island. Along with Figueroa vs. Guerrero, the co-headline bout will feature Long Island favorite Seanie Monaghan facing Staten Island Olympian Marcus Browne in a collision of undefeated light heavyweights.
In 1986 at the Coliseum, Mike Tyson continued his climb to the heavyweight world championship with his 19th knockout in as many fights. At the time, Tyson was just a year into his pro career and only eight months away from knocking out Trevor Berbick to claim his first championship belt.
Before Tyson, the Coliseum hosted legends such as Roberto Duran, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, and Long Island’s own Gerry Cooney.
This July, boxing is back at the Coliseum.
Figueroa, the 27-year-old former WBC world lightweight champion, carries a 26-0-1 record with 18 knockouts. Guerrero has held world championships at both featherweight and junior lightweight, plus interim belts at lightweight and welterweight. He’s also had welterweight championship bouts against Floyd Mayweather, Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia.
Monaghan didn’t turn pro until he was 29 years old, but the 35-year-old former bricklayer has battled his way to a 28-0 record with a rugged style. In June 2012 he captured the WBC Continental Americas light heavyweight title and has successfully defended that belt eight times. Browne, who has fought in 11 Brooklyn Boxing events at Barclays Center, is 19-0 with 14 knockouts after his February knockout of Thomas Williams Jr.