With the sport of boxing returning to the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, New York City now has another major venue for the sport to hold events in addition to Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center.
New York promoter Lou DiBella, who is promoting the PBC on Fox card on July 15 at the Nassau Coliseum headlined by Robert Guerrero vs. Omar Figueroa, said in a conference call that the Nassau Coliseum could see a lot more major boxing cards in the future, similar to how the Barclays Center have been operating for the last couple of years.
"I think that you’re going to see a lot. You’re going to see the same kind of volume of fights you’ve been seeing in Brooklyn at Barclays Center and for a card that makes sense for Nassau and Long Island and depending on date availability there’s a second venue that’s a great venue for boxing also. I think it’s going to be a case-by-case basis but I wouldn’t expect less volume than you’ve seen previously. I think you’re going to see huge fights with the same kind of frequency at the Barclays Center. Nassau’s another great venue run by great people and people we work with regularly and the best in the business and this’ll be the first I think of many shows at Nassau but don’t expect anything fewer at Barclays."
The Barclays Center has already hosted three boxing cards in 2017 (Jack vs. DeGale, Thurman vs. Garcia and Berto vs. Porter), with a fourth card, headlined by Mikey Garcia vs. Adrien Broner, set to take place there on July 29.
The Nassau Coliseum card on July 15 will be the first boxing card held in that venue since 1986.