LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – (February 28, 2012) Grind 2 Def Entertainment is proud to announce that lightweight boxer Carl “Chi-Town Assassin” McNickles (7-3 6 KOs) will take on Danny McDermott (9-3-2, 4 KOs) on March 17, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on a boxing card promoted by Dibella Entertainment.

Carl McNickles said “It’s a honor to fight on the undercard of world champion Sergio Martinez. I’ve had a long hard road in my boxing career. I have had problems getting fights due to fighters in my weight class ducking me. My fight coming up is a great opportunity for me. I’m confident and ready to put on a good show for all my fans.”

Macke Roberts said “I want to thank Dibella Entertainment for this opportunity. Carl McNickles is a fighter who is ready to fight. This fight between Carl and Danny is a good fight. On March 17 in Madison Square Garden, Carl McNickles is going to give boxing fans there monies worth.”

Carl McNickles

Carl NcNickles said “I want to thank my team & my fans for sticking by me thru the ups and downs in my boxing career. I appreciate their support and I want to dedicate this fight to my family and all my fans.”

In the main event, Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (48-2-2, 27KO’s) defends his middleweight crown against Ireland’s Matthew “Mack the Knife” Macklin (28-3, 19KO’s). Live on HBO beginning 10PM ET/7PM PT.

Tickets are priced at $505, $355, $205, $125 and $65, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased through the Madison Square Garden Box Office or through Ticketmaster, at, or by calling (866) 858-0008. Call DiBella Entertainment at (212) 947-2577, or visit and @loudibella on Twitter for more information.

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