It was over 4 years since the last event of the Friday Night Fights NYC Series took place downtown. While we didn't return to the Church Street Boxing Gym (where it all started), the new venue and location was not a far cry from our humble beginnings.
Besides from an awesome night of fights it was impossible for anyone to know what to expect at this latest installment of theFriday Night Fights NYC Series. A capacity of crowd of 600 people crammed into the Broad Street Ballroom to get up close and personal with the contestants participating in the 5 bouts that took place that evening. The snow, rain and bitter temperatures didn't keep anyone away and once again it was a sold out show.
As always, there is never a bad spot in the house and everyone was treated to a great view of the 5 intense bouts. This evening was the first of two new venues being introduced to theFriday Night Fights NYC 2008 Series. The Broad Street Ballroom, located just steps from the New York Stock Exchange as well as the Church Street Boxing Gym, offered our clients the opportunity to experience the FNF NYC bouts in an upscale and intimate environment.
With only 5 bouts on the card, it was short but sweet - all 5 bouts were evenly matched and it ended up being a toss up between 3 of the 5 matches for which one would end up winning the best fight of the night. In the end it was the Liam Tarrant vs Sacha Hijazi match that took the title of best match of the evening. Bouts also worth mentioning were Danika Johnston's hard fought (but controversial) decision over Stacey Scappeccia as well as 1 minute and 51 second war between Chris Kwiatkowski and James Connor.
Stacey Scappeccia *
Sacha Hijazi *
James Connor *
* All three of these matches were closely considered for the award of Best Fight of the Night.