NEW YORK – The Sultan Ibragimov (19-0-1, 16 KO’s) vs. “The Mexican Monster” Javier Mora (21-3-1, 17 KO’s) main event is not the only intriguing match up involving a Russian heavyweight on Saturday, March 10, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
The co-feature will bring the highly-regarded Russian-born Roman Greenberg (24-0, 17 KO’s) to the Big Apple in quest of his 25th consecutive victory without the taste of defeat.
Greenberg has registered three straight knockout triumphs, and is considered one of the game’s top heavyweight prospects.
Only 24 years old, Isreali heavyweight contender Greenberg has been impressing more people with each fight, as he makes his way up the rankings. At 6’3’’ and weighing 240 lbs, and with the ability to box or bang in the ring, Greenberg has demonstrated both the physical tools and maturity in the ring to be a bona fide contender. The IBO Intercontinental heavyweight champion holds wins over tested veterans Kendrick Releford and Julius Francis, and in his last bout he knocked out Steve Pannell in just three rounds. Roman was born in Russia, lived in Austria and moved to Isreal when he was 11. He currently resides in Haifa, Isreal, but also has a residence and trains in England. As a result Greenberg speaks English, Russian, German and Hebrew fluently.
In addition, DiBella Entertainment’s red hot Edgar Santana has been added to the bill, giving the card both a distinct Russian and Latin flavor.
“Roman Greenberg and Edgar Santana are future world champions in their respective divisions,” said Leon Margules, Executive Director of Seminole Warriors Boxing. “Both have the skill, style, and heart to become stars, and fight fans will get to see them in action on March 10, if they are fortunate enough to get a ticket.”
A proud native of Manati, Puerto Rico who now makes his home in New York City’s Spanish Harlem, Edgar ‘El Chamaco’ Santana (20-2, 13 KOs) has built a loyal fan following with his charismatic style and two-fisted attack in the ring. Winner of 15 in a row since 2003, Santana is coming off an impressive third round stoppage of Meacher Major last November.
To obtain tickets before the fight is soldout, please visit any Ticketmaster Outlet or the Madison Square Garden box office.