Saturday, May. 4th, New Legend Boxing along with Old World and W.O.N Promotions will put on another exciting night of boxing at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, NY. The night will feature some of New York’s rising prospects such as Juan “Baby Tito” Dominquez (13-0) and Frank Galarza (9-0).
Overall, the move by promoters such as New Legend to bring boxing to New York casinos is a good one for the local fight game.
Locally, these boxing cards provide fighters with the opportunity to develop their skills against more evenly matched opponents. Consequently, their careers last longer because they are not put into a match up that they are not ready for and when successful come out of New York with confidence that they can take compete with some of the world’s best fighters.
Economically, with the presence of big fights at Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center, the newly established Casinos in New York could look to make a bid to have some of the revenue generated from boxing brought to their locations. It is no secret that casinos have had a successful history holding notable boxing events and in the future, if implemented correctly, casinos in New York could look to capture a more significant piece of that market.
Even more, the partnership with New Legend and the success of their local fighters such as Dominquez and Galarza could lead to a sense of loyalty in the future if they were to rise to the top contender lists in the sport.
Dominquez, in his last fight, captured a vacant WBA Fedecaribe super bantamweight title and is certainly moving along the rankings as a rising prospect. With a few more impressive victories, Dominquez could be expected to step up in class and take on a notable contender that could put him in title contention.
Galarza, who is also a rising prospect, will take on Jason Thompson (5-6-2) and should be able to put on a captivating performance that will deepen his fan base in New York. Notably, Galarza is coming off an impressive TKO victory over Guillermo Ibarra (11-2), which was featured as an undercard fight of Bernard Hopkins vs. Tavoris Cloud.
In the end, fights fans, specifically in New York City, should come out to the fan friendly event that has been put on by New Legend, Old World and W.O.N Promotions at the Resorts World Casino. The New York fight game needs more focus on these types of local boxing events in order to produce viable contenders that can compete for a world title.