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Will Rosinsky headlines against Otis Griffin at the Roseland Ballroom Wednesday night. Rosinsky, a 16-2, Queens-based fighter, is a master juggler, working as an EMT in East New York in addition to being a solid light-heavyweight prospect.
He offered these thoughts ahead of his bout:
"Before I get into further detail about my training and fight with Otis Griffin, I must address the horrific event that took place in an elementary school in Connecticut. The Sandy Hook tragedy is something incomprehensible. Thinking that a school is a safe place is now a doubt in so many people's minds. With my wife as a teacher, I get chills thinking about what the Sandy Hook staff and students went through that day.
"I just want to let the community, school and relatives of the victims know that my heart and prayers goes out to them. Fighting on Wednesday, I will have the victims of Hurricane Sandy, along with those who were part of the Sandy Hook tragedy, in my thoughts and close to my heart."
The DBE-promoted Broadway Boxing card is being held as a benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims, with all of the proceeds from the show being donated to the American Red Cross. A silent auction will be held throughout the evening, with DiBella Entertainment president Lou DiBella donating items from his own extensive personal collection.
Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000, or by calling the DiBella Entertainment office at (212) 947-2577. Tickets are priced at $125, $85, $65 and $45. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the first bout scheduled for 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by Manfredi Auto Group and Newlio.com, in association with Everlast and will be aired live on FIGHT NOW TV.