Ja’Rico O’Quinn vs. Jobert Alvarez
Garden Theater, Detroit, USA – 15 April 2022
Lee Baxter Promotions is proud to announce our next event, ‘Broadway Boxing’ in association with DiBella Entertainment and Day 1 Records, on April 15 at the Garden Theater, Detroit. Next Generation will be streamed live and exclusive on UFC Fight Pass®, starting at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT. Headlining the event is heavyweights Mike Balogum (18-0 14 KO’s) and Ahmed Hefny (13-2 5 KO’s). The co-feature for Next Generation is an 8 round bantamweight matchup between Ja’Rico O’Quinn (14-1-1 8 KO’s) and Jobert Alvarez (20-2-2 7 KO’s).
“I love the challenge of going into a new territory, especially one with such deep roots in boxing like Detroit, who better to do it with then Lou DiBella” said President Lee Baxter. On April 15, boxing fans in attendance, and those watching on UFC Fight Pass®, will get to see a pair of undefeated heavyweight prospects Mike Balogun and Michael Pirotton-Bamogo, as well as the talented super featherweight Joshafat Ortiz and popular, local prospects. “I am excited to work with Lee Baxter to help bring Broadway Boxing to Detroit, a great city with a passionate fan base, famous for its deep boxing history and home to the legendary Kronk Gym,” said International Boxing Hall-of-Famer and President of DiBella Entertainment, Lou DiBella.
Detroit’s very own, Ja’Rico O’Quinn, is back in action and looking to get back to winning ways after his first professional defeat back in September 2021. The highly rated and decorated amateur is looking to give an impressive performance as he co-features the event and boxes in Detroit for the first time since February 2019. O’Quinn is the former WBO International Flyweight Champion and is hoping for a win against Jobert Alvarez to boost him up the rankings.
Filipino boxer Jobert Alvarez is unbeaten in his last 6 fights holding a record of 22-2 and wants to continue his unbeaten streak against O’Quinn. Alvarez, who hails from Manile, Phillipines, is ready to give the fans a fight to remember. His most notable win is the current WBO world light flyweight champion Jonathan Gonzalez
Also on the card will be:
Joshafat Ortiz (9-0 5 KO’s) vs Derrick Murray (15-4-1 5 KO’s)
Michael Pirotton (5-0 2 KO’s) vs Jonathan Gruber (3-0 2 KO’s)
Sean Brewer (2-0 1 KO) vs TBA
Tickets for the ‘Next Generation’ at the Garden Theater start at $65 and are out NOW. Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite HERE. The doors open at 6:30pm ET, with the first match starting at 7:00pm ET. The address for the Garden Theater is 3929 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201.
For those who are unable to attend the event, join us on the UFC Fight Pass to watch what is promising to be a great night of boxing.
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