STAR BOXING RETURNS TO THE PARAMOUNT ON MARCH 16TH FOR ROCKIN FIGHTS

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STAR BOXING RETURNS TO THE PARAMOUNT 

ON MARCH 16TH FOR ROCKIN FIGHTS

 

Long Island, New York, February 19, 2018

Star Boxing’s critically acclaimed ‘Rockin’ Fights’ returns to the Paramount, Long Island’s premier venue, on March 16.  The show is bound to be yet another sellout at the unique venue.

Star Boxing’s series at The Paramount has developed some of Long Island and Star Boxing’s biggest stars, like former world champion Chris Algieri, light heavyweight star Joe Smith Jr. and jr. welterweight knockout artist Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin.

Star Boxing has also brought in talent from all over the world to the Paramount including two-time world champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (Rhode Island), and former world champion, Joshua Clottey (Ghana, Africa).

Rockin’ Fights at The Paramount has continuously sold out (this is Star Boxing’s 30th show there) with a Long Island crowd that fills the venue with unrivaled energy. The series has even brought out the likes of celebrities such as actor Burt Young, famously known for his role in Rocky and hip-hop artist and actor LL Cool J, amongst many others.

The Rockin’ Fights series at The Paramount offers an affordable and extremely entertaining night out, that is guaranteed to see action packed professional fighting from the opening bout, through the main event.

On March 16th, Star Boxing plans to make the 30th edition of Rockin’ Fights yet another thrilling night of entertainment.

Get your tickets early, before they sell out! This night of fights is something you will not want to miss. Get your tickets HERE.

GET YOUR TICKETS TO ROCKIN’ FIGHTS 30 TODAY!

FIGHT: FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH, 2018

$50, $60, $100, $150, $200

BUY TICKETS HERE!

 

FACTS:

ROCKIN’ FIGHTS 30 is presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing. “Rockin Fights” is sponsored by Modell’s Sporting Goods, The Inn at Fox Hollow, Camelot Limousine and 102.3 WBAB.

*If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email us at TonyPalmieri@StarBoxing.com

TICKETS: Tickets are on sale now at The Paramount Box Office (631) 673-7300 or Ticketmaster by clicking HERE, or by calling 1 (800) 745-3000 or Star Boxing (718) 823-2000 or www.starboxing.com. Tickets prices are $50, $60, $100, $150, $200. Continue reading

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SHOWTIME KARPERIS BOUNCES BACK WITH IMPRESSIVE WIN

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Huntington, New York, January 27, 2018

Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presented the latest edition of the ‘Rockin fights’ series last night at the Paramount in Huntington, NY before a completely sold out crowd.

The main event saw Hicksville, NY native Anthony “Showtime” Karperis, improve to 15-3 5KO with an impressive 10 round unanimous win over the ever so tough and game Nicaraguan, Nelson Lara, who falls to 17-10-4 9KO by scores of 100-90, and 99-91 on the other two judge’s scorecards.  The bout was contested in the jr. welterweight division.

It was a fast-paced action fight as Karperis, displayed great hand speed and impressive combinations throughout the 10 round bout. Lara, to his credit never stopped coming forward as he was more than willing to exchange punches with Karperis.  Both fighters gave it their all, but it was Karperis in the end coming away with a hard fought and well-earned victory.

Tyrone “Pretty Boy” James improved to 7-0 3KO as he dispatched Brazilian, Alex Duarte DeJesus at 1:45 in the 3rd round of a scheduled 6 round jr. welterweight match up. Both fighters exchanged freely to the delight of the crowd.

 

 

INFO: ANTHONY “SHOWTIME” KARPERIS makes his return to The Paramount, in Huntington, Long Island for his fourth consecutive main event in the popular Star Boxing Rockin’ Fights series against the tough veteran NELSON LARA, hailing from Nicaragua by way of Costa Rica. The main event bout is a scheduled 10-round jr. welterweight showdown. For more information visit www.StarBoxing.com, follow along on Facebook at www.facebook.com/starboxing, follow along on Instagram at @StarBoxing, @Showtime_AK, @TheParamountNY or on Twitter @StarBoxing, @Showtime_AK or @TheParamountNY.

BOUT SHEET:

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‘ROCKIN’ FIGHTS 29′ SET FOR JANUARY 26

STAR BOXING ANNOUNCES JANUARY 26TH AS THE DATE FOR ROCKIN’ FIGHTS 29 AT THE PARAMOUNT
STAR BOXING ANNOUNCES JANUARY 26TH AS THE DATE FOR ROCKIN’ FIGHTS 29 AT THE PARAMOUNT

New York, November 28, 2017

Star Boxing’s Joe DeGuardia has announced that Friday, January 26th will be the date for “Rockin Fights 29” at the Paramount in Huntington, NY.

The Paramount has seen incredible cards in the past 28 Rockin’ Fights, and January 26th will not be any different. Stay tuned for an announcement of the main event and undercard bout’s, coming shortly.

Get your tickets before anyone else! Tickets will be on pre-sale for our loyal fans on our mailing list, starting tomorrow, November 29th, at 10 AM until November 30th at 10 PM, using Code: ‘STAR’.

Tickets open to the general public on Friday December, 1st at 10 AM.

Tickets are on sale now at The Paramount Box Office (631) 673-7300 or Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1 (800) 745-3000 or Star Boxing (718) 823-2000 or www.starboxing.com.

“Rockin Fights” are sponsored by Modell’s Sporting Goods, Montauk Iced Tea, Modell’s Sporting Goods stores, The Inn at Fox Hollow, Camelot Limousine.

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REMINDER: SLUGFEST AT THE SUN OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN *TODAY* AT 5:00 PM IN FRONT OF MOHEGAN SUN ARENA

REMINDER: SLUGFEST AT THE SUN OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN

*TODAY* AT 5:00 PM IN FRONT OF MOHEGAN SUN ARENA

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

UNCASVILLE, CONNECTICUT, NOVEMBER 24, 2017

*TODAY* OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN

WHO:

CONSTANTIN BEJENARU/ WBC International & Continental Americas Cruiserweight Champion (Brooklyn, New York, 12-0 3KOs)

THABISO “The Rock” MCHUNU/ #1 Mandatory Challenger, former world title challenger (Kato Ridge, South Africa, 18-3 11KOs)

DANNY “EL GALLO” GONZALEZ/ Highly rated prospect (14-0 5KOs)

DANNY “DANNY O” O’CONNOR/ Highly rated Jr. Welterweight (28-3 11KOs)

WENDY “Hatian Fire” TOUSSAINT/ New York Prospect (6-0 1KO)

DAN MURRAY/ New York Prospect (2-1 1KO)

“ACTION” ANTHONY LAUREANO/ Top New England Prospect (5-0 3KOs)

JOHNNY “HITMAN” HERNANDEZ/ New York Prospect (8-2 1KO)

CHARLES FOSTER/ New Haven, CT (13-0 7KOs)

QUENTIN RANKIN/ Charlotte, NC (12-4-2 9KOs)

KALI REIS/ Former 2X Womens World Champion (11-6-1 3KOs)

TIFFANY WOODWARD/ Wilson, North Carolina (4-8-3 3KOs)

CARLOS MARRERO/ Hartford, Connecticut (pro-debut)

SEQUAN FELTON/ Rochester, New York (1-2)

VALERIO NOCERA/ USA Debut  Rome, Italy (3-0-1)

DAN MURRAY/ Lanoka Harbor, NJ/ Boston, MA (2-1)

WHAT:

Official weigh-in for the featured bouts of SLUGFEST AT THE SUN, live from Mohegan Sun brought to you by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing. The main event features current WBC International and Continental Americas Champion Constantin Bejenaru, defending his belts against former world title challenger and #1 mandatory challenger, Thabiso Mchunu. The co-feature will be a scheduled 10-round WBC Silver International Super Lightweight Title bout between New York’s, Danny Gonzalez and Massachusetts Danny O’Connor. The sensational undercard features a Jr. Welterweight battle between New England’s rising star Anthony Laureano and New York prospect Johnny Hernandez. Other exciting matches include and Italian vs Irish brawl as Velrio Nocera takes on Dan Murray, a female fight featuring Kali Reis, and local prospects Charles Foster, Wendy Toussaint, and Carlos Marrero in separate matchups.

 

WHEN:

Friday, November 24th, 2017: 5:00 PM ET

WHERE:

Mohegan Sun Arena (in front of box office)

1 Mohegan Sun Blvd

Uncasville, CT 06382

BOUT SHEET:

 Tickets start at JUST $30.

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CLETUS “THE HEBREW HAMMER” SELDIN TO HOLD OPEN WORKOUT NOV 4TH IN RIVERHEAD, LONG ISLAND

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New York, October 30, 2017

Undefeated Long Island knockout artist Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (20-0 16KO’s) is gearing up for the biggest moment in his young career on November 11th, at NYBC LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, as the TV opener on HBO World Championship Boxing versus Mexican Slugger Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (35-1-2 26KO’s).

In preparation for November 11th, Seldin will host an open public workout at Maximus Impact Boxing gym in Riverhead, Long Island. Cletus has held this open workout before each of his previous fights, and is committed to hosting it again for his die hard fans known as, ‘Hamma Heads’. Cletus loves to give back to his Long Island support system, attributing his success to those that have been there with him from the beginning. The ‘Hamma Heads’ have backed Seldin in his previous 17 fights at the Paramount, and will continue to do so November 11th at NYCB LIVE Nassau Coliseum.

The workout will include a meet-and-greet with Seldin, signed Cletus Seldin paraphernalia giveaway, and a sparring/workout session with Seldin himself, for all of the kids who are in attendance. Free food and drinks will be available to all that come. All ages welcome.

 

Cletus Seldin

WHO:

Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (20-0 16KO’s) – Former WBC Silver International Super Lightweight Champion & Top-Rated Contender

Pete Brodsky – Trainer

When:

Saturday, November, 4, 2017

11 AM – 2 PM

Where:

Maximus Boxing Gym

126 E. Main St.

Riverhead, NY 11901

FACTS:

Seldin Vs. Ortiz is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing. Jacobs Vs. Arias and Miller Vs. Wach are presented by Matchroom Boxing USA, in association with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, Salita Promotions and Roc Nation Sports. The event takes place Saturday, November 11 at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.. BROOKLYN BOXING on Long Island is an extension of BSE’s BROOKLYN BOXING™ brand. For more information, visit brooklynboxingshop.com. 

TICKETS:

SPECIAL OFFER: Use Code: SELDIN through the Ticketmaster link below to waive all Ticketmaster fees and unlock tickets in the #HammHead Cletus Seldin Fan Zone!

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Tickets for the live event are on sale and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, NYCBLIVE.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the Ticketmaster Box Office at the Coliseum. Continue reading

Newly signed Cruiserweight prospect Joel “Big Joe” Djeko wins by 3rd Round TKO in Belgium

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Sunday, October 1, 2017:  For Immediate Release

 

In search of his 12th win, 6’6″, Joe “BIG JOE” Djeko stepped in against Tamas Kazma in his native Belgium, and got right to work.

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PRE-FIGHT STARE DOWN

In dominating fashion, “BIG JOE” took the fight to Kazma, in front of his hometown fans, and earned the TKO stoppage in the 3rd round, of the scheduled 8 round Cruiserweight tilt.

 

Star Boxing head, Joe DeGuardia had this to say about Joel’s win, “Joel showed last night one of the reasons we signed him. He is a crowd pleaser in Belgium and could soon be a real threat in the Cruiserweight division. His massive frame and punching power will have boxing fans eager to see “BIG JOE” in the ring.”

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FANS PURCHASING “BIG JOE” T-SHIRTS BEFORE THE FIGHT!

 

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Two-Time World Champion Demetrius Andrade Battles Undefeated Alantez Fox

 

Two-Time World Champion Demetrius Andrade Battles Undefeated Alantez Fox

Saturday, October 21 from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York

Televised Live on HBO Boxing After Dark®

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, NY. (Sept. 28, 2017) – Undefeated two-time junior middleweight world champion, Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade makes his return to HBO® when he takes on undefeated Alantez Fox in a 12 round middleweight bout that will take place on Saturday, October 21st from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.

The bout will be the live co-feature of an HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader card that will feature Jazreel Corrales defending the WBA World Super Featherweight Title against undefeated Alberto Machado and Ryan Burnett taking on Zhanat Zhakiyanov (tape delay) in a Bantamweight Unification Bout.. The HBO telecast will begin at 10:05 p.m. ET/PT.

The Corrales vs. Machado bout is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.

The Andrade – Fox bout is promoted by Banner Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and A-Team Promotions, in association with DiBella Entertainment.

Andrade of Providence, Rhode Island was a 2008 United Sates Olympian, and the 2007 World Amateur Champion.  His success has continued in the professional ranks, as he has a perfect professional resume with a record of 24-0 with 16 knockouts.

Andrade, 29 years-old captured the WBO World Junior Middleweight crown with a 12-round split decision over fellow Olympian and previously undefeated Vanes Martirosyan on November 9, 2013.  Andrade defended the title with a sensational 7th round stoppage of mandatory challenger Brian Rose.

On March 11, 2017, Andrade became a two-time world champion when he won the WBA World Junior Middleweight Championship with a 12-round split decision over reigning champion Jack Culcay in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Fox of Forestville, Maryland has a undefeated mark of 23-0-1 with 11 knockouts.

The 25 year-old Fox stands 6’4″, and he has used that height to score impressive victories over Kenneth McNeil, Ronald Montes, Paul Valenzuela Jr.., and previously undefeated Patrick Day.

“First of all I need to thank HBO, and especially Peter Nelson for giving me this tremendous opportunity.  Thanks to him, I get a chance to not only have a great fight on October 21st, but I also get to show my fans on prime time that I’m the best fighter in the junior middleweight and now the Middleweight division, “said Andrade. “I can’t wait for the chance to fight more often and against the very best and thanks to HBO I finally have that chance! And I’m looking forward to giving my fans a great performance and I’m going to show them how much I appreciate their support by giving them a great show!”

“The Olympics were ten years ago.  He is not the same fighter.  I don’t see anything that he will do that can put a loss on my record.  I am going on HBO to put on a boxing exhibition,” said Fox.

“I am very happy for Demetrius to be back in the ring on HBO.  There are a lot of compelling fights that could take place on HBO for Demetrius’ future career,” said Artie Pelullo, President of Banner Promotions.

“We are very pleased to have Demetrius back in the ring on HBO,” said Joe DeGuardia, President of Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.  “I have always felt that Demetrius is one of the best fighters in the world, and I feel he has a very bright future.”

“Alantez Fox is a tall, rangy, powerful, and undefeated middleweight contender,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “Boo Boo Andrade is a great fighter, but we believe that Fox is up to the challenge.” Continue reading

Exciting Undercard Announced for Long Island Rockin’ Fights September 28th

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New York, September 19, 2017
Star Boxing announced a terrific undercard for, Rockin’ Fights 28 on September 28th at the Paramount in Huntington, NY. The main event features the highly anticipated return of Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin vs. former French Jr. Welterweight champion, Renald “Le Lion” Garrido.
Star Boxing’s newly re-signed prospect, Danny “El Gallo” Gonzalez (14-0-1 5KO’s) highlights the terrific undercard in the co-feature vs. Milwaukee’s own Deonte “Bomaye” Wilson (7-2 3KO’s) in an 8 round Jr. Welterweight bout.
Returning to The Paramount for the 7th time, Gonzalez is coming off a convincing win against veteran Samuel Amoako and is looking to continue his rise in the Jr. Welterweight division. “El Gallo” has no easy task in front of him as he takes on the athletic Deonte “Bomaye” Wilson hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Gonzalez hopes to remain undefeated and continue his very active 2017, with this being his fourth fight in the calendar year.
Connecticut native and recent Star Boxing signee, “Action” Anthony Laureano (4-0 2KO’s) will make his New York debut taking on Oscar Valdez (2-2 1KO) of Little Rock, Arkansas in a 6 round Jr. Welterweight bout.
Laureano is one of the hottest prospects in New England. Laureano is an all action fighter and is never in a bad fight. The knowledgeable fans at the Paramount are going to love this kid.
Vinny D’Angelo (2-0-1, Queens, NY) will look to continue his undefeated streak against Brandon Bey (pro-debut, Bronx, NY) in a 4 round Super Middleweight bout
D’Angelo is no stranger to The Paramount as he will be returning for his third fight there against Bronx native, Brandon Bey who is making his pro debut. Bey is looking to get his career started in the win column, and beating the undefeated D’Angelo would be a great start.
Promoter Joe DeGuardia had these comments about the undercard, “We are ecstatic to bring this talent packed undercard to Long Island. Having just re-signed Danny Gonzalez, we are pleased to highlight him as the co-feature of the card. Anthony Laureano has been a great addition to our stable and we are very excited for our New York following to see him and his fan favorite style, live at The Paramount. These fights will be sure to bring the action from the moment the doors open, you will not want to miss it!” Continue reading

CLETUS SELDIN TO FACE RENALD GARRIDO IN MAIN EVENT OF “ROCKIN’ FIGHTS”

CLETUS SELDIN TO FACE RENALD GARRIDO IN MAIN EVENT OF “ROCKIN’ FIGHTS”
CLETUS “THE HEBREW HAMMER” SELDIN
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RENALD “LIONS HEART” GARRIDO
 SEPT 28 at the PARAMOUNT
New York, August 30, 2017
A rough and Frenchman will be making the trip across the Atlantic Ocean in an effort to derail the long awaited return of “The Hebrew Hammer” Cletus Seldin, 19-0 16KO’s (Long Island, NY)  in the main event of Rockin’ Fights 28 on Thursday, September 28th at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.
Star Boxing has just announced that the hard punching Jewish knockout prospect

will be facing former French Jr. Welterweight Champion Renald Garrido of Paris, France in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds in the Jr. Welterweight division.
Garrido’s a veteran of over 36 fights with 19 wins (19-15-2 4KO’s).  He has some impressive upset wins on his record, particularly when traveling to fight hometown favorites.  He has already upset local undefeated fighters Bradley Saunders (in England) and Daouda Sow (in France).  Garrido is much better than his record indicates and he has battled tooth and nail with some of the top Jr. Welterweights around the world including Frankie Gavin, Ceferino Rodriguez, and Serhiy Fedchenko.  Garrido has never been stopped in his entire career of 36 professional bouts.
Garrido has a similar style to Seldin, as he is known for his aggressiveness and non- stop punching which will make for a highly entertaining bout.
Garrido, thrilled to have the chance to topple another top prospect said:  “I am the specialist in beating the undefeated no matter which country I fight.  Prepare for the arrival of the LION and an anthology brawl”.
The Hebrew Hammer Seldin brings a fervent fan base to The Paramount. They have been clamoring for him to get back in the ring as the all action, power punching Jr. Welterweight never fails to thrill his large contingent of fans.
Seldin, when asked about fighting a former French champ and real tough veteran after a one-year layoff said: “This guy is a real scrapper, his style is just like mine and this is going to be a real scrappy and exciting fight for me and the fans”.
Cletus Seldin, more commonly known as the ‘Hebrew Hammer’ was laying a path of destruction on his way to a world championship fight until he was derailed by various aliments.  “The Hammer” is one of the hardest punchers in the division and has drawn sellout crowds to every fight.

Seldin, inactive since June of 2016 due to various medical issues, is now 100% healthy and is chomping at the bit to get back inside the ring.  The former WBC International Silver Super Lightweight Champion will be making his 16th appearance at The Paramount and currently holds a 7 fight knockout streak.
Promoter Joe DeGuardia had these thoughts about the main event “It’s long overdue getting Cletus back in the ring at The Paramount and he certainly has not picked an easy opponent for his return. Garrido can fight and brings it every time he steps into the ring.  This will be a sensational battle and you better get your tickets early because there is no doubt in my mind that we will once again sellout The Paramount on September 28th.”
The undercard will be announced shortly.
FIGHT NIGHT:  THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
Tickets are $50 and up and are available now at Star Boxing 718 823-2000 or by going to www.starboxing.com, the Paramount Box Office 631 673-7300, or through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1 (800) 745-3000.
Rockin’ Fights are sponsored by Modell’s Sporting Goods, Legacy Advisors, The Inn at Fox Hollow, Camelot Limo, Montauk Ice Tea, TiedIn Media, and WBAB.
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FIGHT NIGHT:  THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

ROCKIN’ FIGHTS 28 – THE RETURN OF CLETUS “THE HEBREW HAMMER” SELDIN

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ROCKIN’ FIGHTS 28: THE RETURN OF 

CLETUS “THE HEBREW HAMMER” SELDIN

New York, August 23, 2017The wait is finally over.  Star Boxing promoter Joe DeGuardia is pleased to announce the return of electrifying, power punching, former WBC International Silver Super Lightweight Champion Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin to the ring, headlining the latest edition of the popular “Rockin” Fights” series at The Paramount, Thursday, September 28th, in Huntington, NY.

Seldin, 19-0 16KO’S, has been inactive since June of 2016 due to various medical issues, but now feeling 100%, he is raring to go.Seldin was laying a path of destruction on his way to a world championship fight until he was derailed by various ailments.  “The Hammer” is one of the hardest punchers in the division and has drawn sellout crowds to every fight.

Promoter Joe DeGuardia had this to say about the return of Seldin “I am thrilled that Cletus will finally return to the ring.  Its been a long time coming for us, Team Seldin, and all of his fans. I expect Cletus to pick up right where he left off. Make sure you get your tickets early because this will be another sellout at the Paramount.”

Cletus Seldin had this to say about his return “I’m so happy to be back in the ring.   I’ve been going nuts not being able to fight.  My health is back to 1000% and now I plan on continuing my quest to become a world champion”.  “It’s also great to be fighting again at my home base The Paramount where all my loyal fans have supported me throughout my career”.

The opponent for Cletus Seldin shall be announced shortly. The bout will be contested for 10 rounds in the Jr. Welterweight division. The remainder of the undercard will be announced soon.Tickets are $50 and up and are available now at Star Boxing 718 823-2000 or by going to www.starboxing.com, the Paramount Box Office 631 673-7300, or through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1 (800) 745-3000.Rockin’ Fights are sponsored by Modell’s Sporting Goods, Legacy Advisors, The Inn at Fox Hollow, Camelot Limo, Montauk Ice Tea, TiedIn Media, and WBAB.

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WILD NIGHT OF UPSETS HIGHLIGHTS THRILLING “ROCKIN FIGHTS 27” AT THE PARAMOUNT

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New York, July 30, 2017

WILD NIGHT OF UPSETS HIGHLIGHTS THRILLING 

“ROCKIN’ FIGHTS 27” AT THE PARAMOUNT

 

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The term “Theatre of the Unexpected” is often used in Boxing, and on Friday night July 28th at the Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, NY, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing certainly provided the capacity crowd with something they won’t soon forget.

The main event saw local hero Anthony “Showtime” Karperis of nearby Hicksville take on the Bronx’ Louis Cruz.  The two waged a fierce battle throughout the fight taking turns battering each other until a vicious uppercut by Cruz in the final seconds of the 9th round dropped Karperis.

Karperis was visibly hurt and Cruz swarmed in with a flurry of punches and closed the show with only one second left in the round as the referee called the fight off.  Karperis was dominating the round and had Cruz pinned in the neutral corner when out of nowhere the debilitating punch was delivered.  The fight was nip and tuck the whole way with the balance of the fight to be decided in the final two rounds.  Karperis drops to 14-3 5KO while Cruz improves to 12-3 6KO’s.  The bout was scheduled for 10 rounds in the Jr. Welterweight division.

The co-featured 8 round Lightweight bout saw Brooklyn’s Dean Burrell, 12-1-1 9KO’s battle it out with upset minded Carlos Osorio, 13-7 5KO’s from El Viejo, Nicaragua.  Burrell was looking to capitalize on his last Paramount appearance, a stunning KO of Huntington’s own Johnny Hernandez, but ended up in the fight of his life as the two fought each other from the opening to the final bell much to the delight of the capacity crowd.  Osorio was the aggressor the entire fight but Burrell stood his ground and traded freely with Osorio.  In the end the judges were split, with one judge scoring the bout 77-75 in favor of Burrell, another 77-75 in favor of Osorio, while the third and deciding judge saw the fight even at 76-76, thus resulting in a draw.  A rematch would be in order for this terrific fight.

Undefeated Welterweight Tyrone James from Elmont, Long Island, improved to 5-0 3KO’s as he destroyed the usually durable and tough Alexander Picot, 2-4-1 Hartford, CT, inside of one round.  James wasted no time as he jumped all over Picot unleashing hard shots to the head and body. Picot was left virtually helpless against the ropes forcing the referee to call a halt to the action. The bout was scheduled for 6 rounds.

The opening fight saw Rochester, NY native Sequan Felton score his first win as a pro as he ruined the pro debut of NYC fighter Harrison Barba by scores of 40-36 and 39-37 twice.  The action was thrilling between these two young fighters as the aggressive Barba went right after Felton who threw some eye-catching combinations of his own.  After 4 rounds of this fast paced Lightweight fight the unanimous decision was announced in Felton’s favor as he improves to 1-2 and Barba falls to 0-1.

Jr. Middleweights Abner Guadalupe of the Bronx and Newark’s Simon Saye also went to war for 4 rounds. After the dust cleared the bout was ruled a majority draw.  Scores were 39-37 for Guadalupe, which was over ruled by matching scores of 38-38 by the 2 remaining judges.  Guadalupe is now 0-0-1 while Saye is 0-1-1. Continue reading

UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED FOR ‘ROCKIN’ FIGHTS 27′

 

ROCKIN’ FIGHTS 27:  KARPERIS BATTLES CRUZ

in MAIN EVENT for NYS Title 

 

GET TICKETS NOW!!New York, July 24, 2017Star Boxing will present another exciting supporting undercard this Friday July 28th to the Anthony “Showtime” Karperis- Louis Cruz main event for the acclaimed “Rockin Fights” series, at the Paramount in Huntington, NY.The co-feature bout will be Brooklyn’s Dean “Bad Newz” Burrell (12-1 9KO’s) who returns to The Paramount in a scheduled 8 round Lightweight fight against tough veteran Carlos Osorio (13-7 5KO’s) by way of El Viejo, Nicaragua.Burrell is making his second consecutive appearance at The Paramount, returning from a big time knockout of prospect Johnny “The Hitman” Hernandez March 24th of this year. Dean’s exciting style and power continue to develop, having KO wins in 9 of his 12 victories. He looks to improve on his winning streak of 11 straight verses the hard-nosed Carlos Osorio who had previously fought for the interim WBC Latino Super Flyweight Title.In another anticipated undercard bout, undefeated Tyrone “Pretty Boy” James (4-0 2KO’S Elmont, NY) takes on Alexander “El Bravo” Picot (2-3-1 Hartford, CT) in a 6 round Welterweight match.Tyrone James will be making his 4th straight appearance at the Paramount and is developing a large fan base due to the exciting fights he has made there.

 

The undefeated boxer-puncher is coming off a decision win at the Paramount on March 24th over the very tough Quincy Brown. Tyrone James will need to bring his A-game when he takes on Alexander Picot who has fought highly regarded prospects in Richard Wiggins and Irving Torres. With Picot’s reputation for coming to fight, and James’ reputation for exciting bouts, this is shaping up to be yet another exciting battle at The Paramount.Simon Saye (0-1 Newark, NJ) will have the honors of taking on pro debuter Abner Guadalupe of the Bronx, NY in a 4 round Super Welterweight contest. Guadalupe is managed by the former NY State Commissioner and current Sirius radio commentator, Randy Gordon, and promises to make his pro debut a successful one.Opening the show will pro debuter Harrison Barba hailing from NYC who will face Rochester’s Sequan Felton a 4 round Super Featherweight match. Both fighters are looking to put a win on their pro records and matchmaker Ron Katz promises this fight will round out an exciting undercard at the Paramount.

 

Promoter Joe DeGuardia had these comments about the undercard, “Ron Katz tells me he has put together a great undercard, which will bring extremely competitive and fan favorite fights from beginning to end. Unfortunately, because of the recent insurance and medical rules in place in New York, it has constrained our ability to put on more then 5 fights, but Ron promises that each bout will be sensational from the opening bell as become custom at The Paramount.  We are proud that we have been able to keep these club shows from becoming extinct in New York.”The main event features Hicksville’s Anthony “Showtime” Karperis (14-2 5KO’s Hicksville, NY) as he returns to The Paramount for the 14th time.  This may prove his toughest battle to date as he fights against former NY Golden Glove champ Louis Cruz (11-3 5KO’s Bronx, NY) who will look to steal the show. This will be the 27th edition of Joe DeGuardia’s acclaimed “Rockin’ Fights” series.Karperis is coming off a career best effort in his last fight stopping fellow prospect Scott Burrell on March 24th at the Paramount.  Karperis has won 10 of his last 11 bouts, all at the Paramount and is following in the footsteps of Star Boxing’s Chris Algieri, Joe Smith, and Cletus Seldin, becoming the next big attraction developed at the Paramount.  The Hicksville native has a huge fan base supporting him each fight and has steadily shown improvement from fight to fight.  On July 28th Karperis will be taking on his most dangerous opponent to date in Louis Cruz.Cruz, a former NY Golden Glove champion, a Bronx native, has never shied away from a challenge as he has taken on solid opposition throughout his career and knows he will have to be at his best when he takes on the exciting Karperis on July 28th.

 

Promoter Joe DeGuardia had this to say about the July 28th main event “This is what New York boxing used to be like and is supposed to be like.  Two young kids, one from Long Island, one from the Bronx, putting it on the line to try and further their careers.  This is a good match-up and I expect another sellout at the Paramount– so get your tickets early”.Tickets are $50 and up and are available now at Star Boxing 718 823-2000 or by going to www.starboxing.com, the Paramount Box Office 631 673-7300, or through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1 (800) 745-3000.”Rockin Fights” are sponsored by Legacy Advisors, Montauk Iced Tea, Modell’s Sporting Goods stores, The Inn at Fox Hollow and Camelot Limousine.

JOE SMITH JR. IMPRESSES AT NYC MEDIA WORKOUT

JOE SMITH JR. NEW YORK CITY MEDIA WORKOUT

QUOTES AND PHOTOS FROM YESTERDAY’S EVENT

JOE SMITH JR. NEW YORK CITY MEDIA WORKOUT PHOTOS & QUOTES

                                                      (PHOTOS BELOW)

NEW YORK CITY (June 28, 2017) Hard hitting light heavyweight contender JOE SMITH JR., (23-1 19 KO’s), held court in front of a tremendous crowd of New York City media on Tuesday afternoon at the Mendez Boxing Gym ahead of his highly anticipated 10-round clash with fellow contender SULLIVAN BARRERA (19-1, 14 KO’s) set for Saturday, July 15 at The Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles, California and televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:50 p.m. ET.

JOE SMITH JR.

“It feels great to be fighting on HBO, I’m looking forward to it, I’m in great shape and ready to

put on a tremendous performance against Sullivan Barrera.”

“It’s not like fighting at home but I’m looking forward to fighting at the Forum again, I was treated very well there and it’s a tremendous and legendary venue. I like Los Angeles, the fans were very good to me as well.”

“Along with the media, it’s great to see some many of my union brothers here at the media workout, I truly appreciate all the support they’ve shown me.”

“I saw Sullivan Barrera’s fight with Andre Ward and I’ve seen a few of his other fights. This fight is a huge challenge to me, he’s got a lot of experience but I’ll be ready on July 15.”

“I’d still like to fight Adonis Stevenson, I was ready this year and I’ll be ready at any time but now my focus is solely on this fight.”

“I’ll definitely be going back to working for the union in the future when I’m not training for a fight, it’s a great job and they’ve been very supportive of me throughout my career.

“Joe DeGuardia has done a great job of getting me these opportunities, particularly with Fonfara and Hopkins and now with Barrera, it’s my job to take care of business in the ring.”

 

JOE DEGUARDIA, President and CEO of Star Boxing

“We’re all very excited for Joe, he’s in tremendous shape as you can see. Barrera is another challenge for Joe and he’s well prepared to be victorious.”

INFO:

Known as “The Common Man”, Irish-American Joe Smith Jr. burst onto the international boxing scene last June, knocking out the highly favored, former world title challenger Andrzej Fonfara in the first round of a nationally televised contest (NBC) from the Pole’s hometown of Chicago.

Six months later Smith challenged future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins at the Fabulous Forum and live on HBO. Dominating the legend on December 17 through the first seven rounds, the construction union laborer Smith drilled Hopkins to the canvas and out of the ring earning the knockout in the eighth round.

Sullivan Barrera is riding a two bout knockout streak with victories over Paul Parker on April 15 and Vyacheslav Shabaranskyy on December 16, 2016. His only loss was a decision to light heavyweight champion Andre Ward in March 2016, and Barrera is considered one of the top fighters in the stacked division.

Smith vs. Barrera is presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Main Events. This fight is part of a sensational triple header featuring Miguel Berchelt vs. Takashi Miura, a 12-round fight for the WBC Super Featherweight World Championship and the WBA Super Featherweight World Championship with Jezreel “El Invisible” Corrales defending his title against Robinson “Robin Hood” Castellanos. Berchelt-Miura is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Zanfer Promotions and Teiken Promotions.

The event is sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD and Casa Mexico Tequila and will take place on Saturday, July 15 at Los Angeles’ “Fabulous” Forum and televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark at 9:50 P.M EST.

Tickets are priced at $25, $50, $75 and $125, not including applicable service charges and taxes, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or the Forum Box Office (Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. PST to 7:00 p.m. PST) at (310) 330-7300. Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.fabulousforum.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Continue reading