Palermo’s custom cakes were quite a ‘hit’ last Wednesday afternoon with our own (cake) boxing gloves on display and ready to be put to use! We were delighted to present one of our new cake masterpieces, a boxing glove cake, at the final press conference for this Saturday’s (October 1st) “Noche De ‘Maravilla’” fight. As you can see below, Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez, top three pound-for-pound fighter, was quite pleased with his fresh pair of ‘Martinez’ inscribed boxing cake gloves and was eager to put them to use. I’m not sure how they would hold up in a fight between such notable fighting powerhouses, but our boxing cake really held it’s own, giving the taste buds of those at the press conference held at The Palm Restaurant (on West 50th Street, in New York City) quite a ‘knockout.’ Just look at Lou DiBella’s (of Lou DiBella Entertainment) smile, picture below, as he pondered getting his hands on those glove.
Martinez and DiBella with Palermo’s Boxing Glove Cake
Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment
We at Palmero’s Bakery created this cake to celebrate this highly anticipated fight pitting WBC Diamond belt Middleweight Champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (47-2-2, 26KO’s) against undefeated European Champion “Dazzling” Darren Barker (23-0, 14 KOs). This highly anticipated fight will air live on HBO’s World Championship Boxing at 10:00 P.M. ET/7:00 P.M. PT and will open with another big fight featuring a breathtaking rematch, which Lee himself stated has been three-and-a-half years in the making, between “Irish” Andy Lee (26-1, 19KO’s) and Bryan Vera (19-5, 12KO’s). Below you can see the two fights, Martinez and Baker, head to head followed by Lee and Vera fist to fist.
Martinez and Barker Head to Head
Lee and Vera Fist to Fist
At the press conference, Martinez addressed both the English speaking fans and Spanish speaking thanking everyone in attendance and emphasizing in his mother tongue Spanish that “Like always my preparation has been excellent and on Saturday night you will see a very good fight. I want to thank everyone, and look forward to seeing everyone come out on Saturday night.”
“Noche de ‘Maravilla’: Martinez vs. Barker” is being presented by DiBella Entertainment in association with Matchroom Sport, and Caesars Atlantic City, and is sponsored by Corona. Doors open at 6PM ET, with the first bout scheduled for 6:30PM ET. HBO will begin live coverage at 10:00PM ET.
Tickets for “Noche de ‘Maravilla’” are priced at $300, $200, $100, and $50, and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster retail outlet, or in person at the Boardwalk Hall box office.
Photo credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment
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