By Jerry Del Priore
World-renowned boxer Dmitriy Salita and his Brooklyn Brawl series electrified Coney Island’s MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team, Tuesday night.
The action-packed “Boxing at the Beach” fight card featured several talented Brooklyn pugilist, including Bakhtiyar “Baka” Eyubov (8-0, 8 KOs), a Marine Park resident, and Cornelius “Lighting” Lock, a Flatbush native and former North American Boxing Organization (NABO) champion.
The undefeated Eyubov, a Kazakhstan-born boxer known for his fierce punching power, didn’t disappoint, scoring a TKO win over Cory Vom Baur (2-4) 1:08 into the second round of the scheduled six-round welterweight bout.
Lock (23-7-2, 15 KOs) looked impressive in the 10-round main event featherweight fight against former world title challenger Alex Miskirtchian (25-4-1, 9 KOs), as he knocked out his adversary 2:10 into the third round.
Lock’s victory was considered an upset by most in attendance, including the promoter of the event, Salita, who owns and operates Salita Promotions.
“It was a great show, with an upset in the main event, which happens in boxing,” said Salita, who moved to Flatbush from the Ukraine as a youth. “We gave the fans a great experience.”
Other Brooklyn boxers featured on the excited card included NYPD officer Dimash Niyazov (8-0-3, 5 KOs). Living in Bensonhurst by way of Kazakhstan, the junior welterweight picked up a unanimous six-round decision over Ariel “Fuego” Duran (8-8-1, 5 KOs).
In addition, undefeated Crown Heights junior middleweight Gary Beriguette (7-0, 4 KOs) kept his record unblemished with an undisputed six-round victory over Anton Williamson (1-5).
Ecstatic with the way the night played out, Salita is already eyeing a return trip to beach for his promotion next year.
“I would love to come back next year,” Salita said. “I think this is a great venue. It’s beautiful, and the fans had a great time. Plus, the fighters got to a chance to showcase their skills on ESPN3, and it’s going to be on MSG.”
Brooklyn Brawl returns to action on Saturday, October 24 at a yet to be determined location. For more information on the promotion and schedule of upcoming events, log onto SalitaPromotions.com.