Headlined by former four-time world champion and Brooklynite Alicia “Slick” Ashley, the night of boxing will feature some of New York’s hottest prospects and contenders.
Ashley (22-10-1, 4 KOs) will be vying for her 5th world title against the worthy and undefeated current Interim WBC Bantamweight Champion Christine “Lightning” McMahon (7-0, 3 KOs) of Monaghan, Ireland, in a 10-round championship bout for the vacant WBC Super Bantamweight crown.
“It’s an absolute pleasure to not only fight in New York, but to also have the chance to reclaim the title that I lost a year ago,” said Ashley. “The WBC belt is one of the most prestigious titles and to once again showcase my skills in front of my hometown fans and fellow Jamaican contingency is a true honor.”
The 48-year old Ashley, a 17-year boxing veteran, lost the title at the hands of a split-decision to Mexico’s Jackie Nava in September 2014.
“Ashley is one of the most skilled and well-respected female boxers in the world,” said Luigi Olcese, director of Boxing Operations for Pandora Promotions. “She will be facing a tough opponent in McMahon who is looking for another world title herself.”
Ashley will also look to capture the Guinness Book World Record as the Oldest Active Female World Boxing Champion with a victory over McMahon.
The co-main event will feature Astoria’s own Armin Mrkanovic, “The Bosnian Prince” (7-2, 3 KOs), against Lamont Capers of Hawley, Pennsylvania, in an eight-round cruiser-weight bout.
Mrkanovic has won three of his last five fights with his last victory back in February of this year.
The rest of the card will be announced shortly.
The fights begin at 6:30 pm. Tickets start at $60 and can be purchased at www.PandoraBoxing.com or at Gleason’s Gym, 77 Front Street in Dumbo.