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Welcome to Friday Night Fights  
Justin Blair, President.
Blair Productions, Inc
Friday Night Fights NYC
Where you will find him:  Just about anywhere you can imagine!

Shortly after opening the Church Street Boxing Gym in 1997, Justin began producing the Friday Night Fights NYC Series. Today, the Church Street Boxing Gym is the largest boxing club in Manhattan and is recognized throughout both the fitness and fighting communities as one of the premier boxing clubs in the world. Additionally, the Friday Night Fights NYC Series is New York’s longest (currently) running fight series.

When he first started producing the Friday Night Fights NYC Series, Blair wanted to bring something both old and new that would appeal to an audience that one would not typically expect to find at an evening of fights. What Blair noticed was that too often promoters would prefer to put “their” guys in easy matches and as a result of that practice, attendance at regular boxing events at the time, was down. Through his commitment to evenly matched fights and integrating elements of entertainment Blair’s Friday Night Fights NYC Series has transcended boxing circles and is now a part of the larger New York City nightlife scene.

In addition to the Church Street Boxing Gym and the Friday Night Fights NYC Series, Blair also produces the Rumble on the River Series, an outdoor amateur boxing event that is free to the public. Blair also consults with large-scale film, television and live event projects in New York and nationally.

David Diamante, Master of Ceremonies – Ring Announcer

Where you will find him:  Just follow your ears. Center stage!



“With regal dreadlocks tied to the back of his neck, he introduced the fighters with a mellifluous ring…..the event was magical”

                                                                                    -- The Villager

Like the Friday Night Fights NYC Series, “Diamond” Dave got his start as a ring announcer at the Church Street Boxing Gym. And, although his beginnings may have been humble, “Diamond” Dave’s powerful voice and presence have taken him well beyond the realm of simply being the announcer of the Friday Night Fights NYC Series. Dave has worked full contact sporting events on just about every level imaginable.

While David Diamante has quickly climbed the ranks and is well known throughout the boxing community, you can still find him doing what he does best at the Friday Night Fights NYC Series. He is also the resident DJ at Scores.

He can be reached at [email protected]


Jason “Tootsie Roll” Strout, Boxing Operations

Where you will find him:  Anywhere between the locker rooms and the ring.



If you see a match going on at one of the Friday Night Fights NYC events, then you can bet that Jason had something to do with it. Strout can often be found behind the scenes with a clipboard, a walkie-talkie and hand full of boxing gloves. With experience as a competitive boxer and Muay Thai fighter, Strout has the experience necessary to handle the delicate task of ushering 30 or so fighters into the ring…in order….on time.


Doctor Robert Polofsky, Ringside Physician

Where you will find him:  Locker rooms before the fights and ringside during the events.

Dr. Polofksy is the one of our official ring side physicians and has been a part of the Friday Night Fights NYC Series since we began in 1997. Dr. Polofsky is well respected throughout the medical community as well as the fighting scene. He is licensed by the New York State Athletic Commission and has worked several high profile fights.

Dr. Polofsky is largely responsible for the “culture” of safety developed at the Friday Night Fights NYC Series. His standards are second to none.


Doctor Rufus Sadler, Ringside Physician

Where you will find him:  Locker rooms before the fights and ringside during the events

Call him the singing doctor if you like. When Dr. Sadler isn’t doing pre-fight or post fight medical checks or watching a fight closely – he can be found having as much fun as the fans! A thorough professional, Dr. Sadler’s love for the sport and enthusiasm for being an integral part of the action can be seen in how well he performs his job.

Dr. Sadler has also been known to step in for the occasional national anthem.


Big Will, Jose and Company, Security

Where they can be found:  Keeping the peace.

“Big” Will, Jose and the rest of the Friday Night Fights NYC Security team have extensive experience working at events of all sizes throughout New York. While we always have a great crowd it’s always nice to know that these guys are there to make sure that everything runs smoothly.


Alison Grippo - Staff Photographer

Where you can find her: Anywhere she can get a good angle for her next shot. Alison Grippo was recently she was named one of Jen Bekman's Hot Shots as part of the New York gallery's Hey Hot Shot competition. Her work has appeared in Daily Candy, Cool'eh magazine, File, and is featured in an upcoming Documentary Photography annual titled "Story". She was awarded Honorable Mention in two categories for the International Photographer of the Year Awards, and was a finalist in the Center of Fine Art Photography annual competition. Her website, photoblog, and blog can be found at
http://www.inkcapture.com.

Ashley and Diann, Round card Girls

Where they can be found:  Looking gorgeous in the ring.

Both Ashley and Dianna are an integral part of the Friday Night Fights NYC team. We wouldn't expect anyone to keep track of what round it is without the help of these two. When they aren't working the Friday Night Fights NYC Events both Ashley and Dianna are professional models.
   
 
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