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. 

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UNDEFEATED WELTERWEIGHT PROSPECT TYRONE JAMES VS. VETERAN DANIEL SOSTRE ADDED TO SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11EVENT FROM NYCB LIVE, HOME OF THE NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM

UNDEFEATED WELTERWEIGHT PROSPECT TYRONE JAMES VS.

VETERAN DANIEL SOSTRE ADDED TO SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11EVENT FROM NYCB LIVE, HOME OF THE NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM

NEW YORK (OCTOBER 26, 2017) – Undefeated all-action welterweight prospect Tyrone ‘Pretty Boy’ James, (5-0, 3 KO’s), of Elmont, NY faces veteran Daniel Sostre(13-14-1, 5 KO’s), in a six round clash on Saturday, November 11 from Long Island’s NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the non-televised portion of the HBO World Championship Boxing tripleheader, it was announced by Joe DeGuardia, CEO and President of Star Boxing.

The 26-year-old James, whose father played professional football, has quickly impressed local fight fans since his pro debut in November 2015, including his last four victories at famed venue, The Paramount in Huntington, New York.

“I’m very excited to be fighting so close to home and on such a huge card. As soon as Joe DeGuardia called to offer me the opportunity I jumped at it,” said James. “I was at the first boxing card in July at the Coliseum and knew I wanted to fight there. It’s a great place for my family and friends to see me in a bigger venue.”

“Sostre has fought a lot of tough fighters and has more experience than me but I’ll be ready on November 11 for victory,” continued James who works in the Nassau County Sanitation Department.

Stated DeGuardia, “This is an excellent opportunity and a true test for Tyrone and we’re thrilled to announce his addition to this sensational card. He has a very crowd-pleasing style and his last four fights at The Paramount have shown that local boxing fans want to see more of him. We look forward to another great performance from him on November 11.”

Sostre, a native of Highland, NY, has fought a long list of top contenders and prospects over his twelve-year career including Wale Omotoso, Mikael Zewski, Raymond Serrano, Gabriel Bracero, Ray Robinson and Mykal Fox.

The HBO World Championship Boxing event is headlined by a 12-round middleweight showdown between Daniel ‘Miracle Man’ Jacobs taking on Luis Arias and rising heavyweight Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller squaring off with Mariusz Wach in the co-main.

In the opening bout of the telecast, Long Island fan favorite Cletus ‘The Hebrew Hammer’ Seldin battles Roberto ‘Massa’ Ortiz in a highly anticipated 10-round junior welterweight clash.

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.


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Demetrius Andrade – Alantez Fox outdraws main event on HBO Boxing After Dark®

 

 

Demetrius Andrade – Alantez Fox outdraws main event on HBO Boxing After Dark®

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

White Plains, NY/Philadelphia, PA — Demetrius Andrade, two-time and undefeated world champion,  showed that he has the drawing power to go along with his unquestioned ring talent as his bout with undefeated Alantez Fox outdrew both the main event and opening bouts in the ratings last Saturday night by over 90,000 viewers on HBO Boxing After Dark®.

The Andrade – Fox bout peeked at 685,000 viewers.  That number outdrew the main event, the WBA World Super Featherweight title bout between Jezreel Corrales & Alberto Machado. That is an impressive number considering the sports viewing competition was incredibly strong.  That competition was headlined by Game 7 of the American League Championship Series (New York Yankees – Houston Astros) as well as two high-profile college football games featuring Penn State and Michigan as well as Notre Dame and USC.

Those games were all still going on when Andrade and Fox walked to the ring but were well over by the time the main event started.

“To have Demetrius pull in that viewership going against The Yankees, Penn State, Notre Dame, Michigan and USC just shows the interest in an American boxer who can be considered one of the best out there.  Those above mentioned teams are most iconic programs and teams in American sports,” said Artie Pelullo, President of Banner Promotions.

Joe DeGuardia, President of Star Boxing said, “I am very pleased with the ratings.  It is an anomaly when the co-feature bout does a higher rating than the main event.  Additionally, considering that Demetrius’ fight competed with significant live sports competition, including game 7 of a fantastic Yankees-Astros series and major college football games, it shows fans are interested in a talented American boxer with US Olympic pedigree.”

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Daniel Jacobs Media Day Photos, Video Quotes, & Jarrell Miller & Dimash Niyazov

 
TWO WEEKS AHEAD OF FIGHT NIGHT at
NYCB LIVE Home of the NASSAU MEMORIAL COLISEUM
DANIEL JACOBS JARRELL MILLER & DIMASH NIYAZOV
HOESTED BROOKLYN MEDIA DAY at GLEASON’S
 
 
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LONG ISLAND (October 27, 2017) – In the main event on Saturday, Nov. 11, Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs battle undefeated Luis Arias in a twelve-round middleweight bout at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
 
Opening the action-packed HBO telecast will be super lightweight knockout artists Long Island’s own Cletus Seldin and Roberto Ortiz squaring off in a 10-round bout.  In the chief-support bout, exciting heavyweight Jarrell Miller looks to stake his claim on a heavyweight title shot and in his way is Polish giant Mariusz Wach.   As part of the stacked undercard, undefeated New York City police officer Dimash “Lightning” Niyazov (12-0, 5 KOs) will fight in a six-round lightweight bout.
 
DANIEL “Miracle Man” JACOBS
“He has to be super human to beat me and I will be his kryptonite.  I don’t think he has the mentality.  He talks a lot of trash but when you  go in there it’s a different story.  Yeah, you can make it sound good outside the ring – you can trash talk and you can try and hype yourself up but it’s a totally different story once you get inside that ring – you get hit then you realize you are in there with a totally different caliber of fighter.  I am elite compared to the caliber of opponents he has fought in his professional career.  He talks about the amateurs but you can’t talk about amateurs and I don’t know why he’s highlighting his amateur career. I mean, when do we highlight amateur fights at this level – it really doesn’t mean anything now.  There are levels to this game and I am going to show him that on November 11.”
 
JARRELL “Big Baby” MILLER
“All I am focused on right now is Nov. 11th and doing what I do best and that is delivering a knockout when I step back in that ring. I’m very grateful to HBO, Eddie Hearn and Dmitry Salita  for this  opportunity and I will not disappoint. It took a lot of hard work, dedication and sacrifice to get to this point and I didn’t do it alone…my team has been with me and my fans. Big Baby is coming….beware.”
 
DIMASH “Lightning” NIYAZOV
“There are 250 cops in my precinct and about half of them will show up.  This guy (points to friend) is a cop in another precinct and he loves boxing and he will come and he will bring a bunch more.  Every time I fight in New York he brings his cop friends and I bring my cop friends.  Between Long Island and New York City there are 35,000 of us.  Each of the other precincts will have about 20 guys there.  It’s great support.  We are a big family.  It is a dream of mine to walk to the ring with hundreds of cops and just me walking down the middle.
 
“I train every day.  I work night shift from 11:00 pm to 8:00 am.  And now I am here.  I take a little nap after work then I go to the gym.  I think my fight is going to make the card.  I haven’t fought in New York in a long time and I’m very excited about being on this card.  I’ve known Danny since we were 15 training in the Coney Island projects and to see him come up and to become world champion – I am trying to follow his dream.”
 
Tickets for the live event are on sale now 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.
 
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.  Seldin vs. Ortiz is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Star Boxing. BROOKLYN BOXING on Long Island is an extension of BSE’s BROOKLYN BOXING™ brand. For more information, visit brooklynboxingshop.com.
 
 
CONTACTS:
Ed Keenan, EMC/Matchroom Boxing USA, (609) 432-7859, keenan@emcevents.com
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Patrick Byrne, Director, HBO Media Relations, (212) 512-1361, @PatrickSportsTV
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Stefan Friedman/Kristen Caloca, Mercury: (424) 202-1671
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Mandy Gutmann, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, (718) 942-9587, mgutmann@brooklynse.com

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 – THE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION IS BACK!!

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New York, July 5, 2017Following his recent knockout of boxing legend BERNARD HOPKINS, Long Island fan favorite JOE SMITH JR. moved right into the mix in the light heavyweight division, boxing’s deepest and most exciting.Working full-time as a union laborer in the New York City area, Smith (23-1-0, 19 KO’s) will take a short break from wielding the sledgehammer as he finalizes training for his upcoming 10-round showdown with fellow highly ranked contender SULLIVAN BARRERA, (19-1-0, 14 KO’s), on Saturday, July 15 from The Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles and telecast live on HBO’s Boxing After Dark (9:50 p.m. ET/PT).Most recently a new #1 Pound-for-Pound in boxing from the light heavyweight division was heralded as ANDRE WARD defeated SERGEY KOVALEV for the second time on June 17, defending the WBA/IBF/WBO Light Heavyweight Titles. On June 3, longtime WBC Light Heavyweight Champion ADONIS STEVENSON stopped highly ranked contender ANDRZEJ FONFARA.In addition to those two champions the division is filled with world class fighters and highly regarded contenders including ARTUR BETERBIEV, DMITRY BIVOL, OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK and ELEIDER ALVAREZ .”It’s true the division is truly heating up and I’m honored to be a part of it,” said the 27-year-old Smith Jr.

 

“The winner of my upcoming fight moves right into the top of the mix in the division.”  With my last two knockouts I have the full confidence that the sky is the limit for me in this division, I want to achieve my dream of becoming a world champion.”

 

Smith Jr. is promoted by JOE DEGUARDIA’S STAR BOXING who has developed the heavy handed Long Island native over the last few years into a world ranked contender and holder of the WBC International Light Heavyweight Title.

 

“Timing is always very important when bringing along a fighter to a higher level,” said DeGuardia. “We started working together a few years ago and our plan was to continue developing Joe’s talents and present him with the right opportunities for success. This is a formula we’ve used many times in the past in building fighters the right way.”

 

“When the opportunity came to fight Andrzej Fonfara we believed as a team that Joe was ready and he was spectacular in the first round knockout victory. The same with fighting Bernard Hopkins, it was a great opportunity and Joe put on another star making performance.”

 

“With the Sullivan Barrera fight the stakes are even higher but we feel this is another great opportunity for Joe, back on HBO which has built many stars over the last forty years.”

 

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 to light heavyweight champion Andre Ward by unanimous decision 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.

 

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.

 

CONTACTS:

Bernie Bahrmasel, Star Boxing: (773) 592-2986 pr@starboxing.com

Antonio Palmieri, Star Boxing: 718-823-2000 / tonypalmieri@starboxing.com

Ellen Haley, Main Events: (973) 903-6715, ehaley@mainevents.com

Patrick Byrne, HBO: (212) 512-1361

Kevin Flaherty, HBO: (212) 512-5052

ROCKIN’ UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED FOR PARAMOUNT SHOW 6/15

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SELDIN VS ARNAOUTIS 

AT THE PARAMOUNT HUNTINGTON, NY

THURSDAY, JUNE 15 

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YOUNG PROSPECTS HIGHLIGHT JUNE 15TH ROCKIN’ FIGHTS UNDERCARD AT THE PARAMOUNT

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(SELDIN VS ARNAOUTIS IN MAIN EVENT)

New York, May 31, 2017

The undercard for the highly anticipated fight between Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin and “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis on Thursday, June 15th, at the Paramount in Huntington, NY has been announced.  The fights will feature a bevy of Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing® young prospects.

Highlighted bouts include the undefeated Tyrone “Pretty Boy” James (4-0 2KO’S Elmont, NY) taking on William Hill (2-2 Detroit, MI) 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.  This will be James’ first 6 round fight and he has accepted a very ambitious opponent from Detroit, William Hill.  Hill has won 2 of his last 4 bouts and has faced an undefeated opponent in each of his fights,  James will be his 5th undefeated opponent he will be up against.

Terrell Bostic (3-0 1KO Wyandanch, NY) facing off against Alexander Picot ( 2-3-1 Hartford, CT) in a 6 round Jr. Welterweight fight.

Bostic will also be making his 4th appearance at the Paramount and is also coming off a thrilling victory on March 24th against Grashino Yancy.  Bostic is facing a very dangerous opponent, Alexander Picot.  Picot has faced top prospects Richard Wiggins and Irving Torres, and has a reputation for always coming to fight hard.  This will be another stern test for Bostic, a highly regarding prospect.

The always exciting Vincenzo D’Angelo (2-0 Queens, NY) will battle with undefeated Duquan Burgos (1-0 Bronx, NY) in a 4 round Super Middleweight fight.  D’Angelo has had both his fights at the Paramount and has a huge following of enthusiastic fans who will be cheering for the new Italian Stallion.  Burgos, a Bronx Bomber, is also looking to remain undefeated in this fight where ‘an O must go’.

Dan Cion (0-1 Farmingdale, NY) will be stepping in against pro debuter Abner Guadalupe of the Bronx, NY. Cion went to war with Vincenzo D’Angelo in his pro debut and the Boxer/MMA fighter gave it his all although being defeated.  Guadalupe is managed by the former NY State Commissioner and current commentator, Randy Gordon, and promises to make his pro debut a successful one.

Promoter Joe DeGuardia had these comments about the undercard, “We have again stacked our undercard with exciting, competitive bouts between hungry young pugilists.  Unfortunately, due to the new insurance and medicals rules in place in New York which are very cost prohibitive to all of us in New York, we can only put on 5 fights but each and every one of them will have you on your feet cheering, as that has become the tradition here at the Paramount”.

The main event is a fantastic one where Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (19-0 16 KO’s Long Island, NY) takes on former world title challenger “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (26-10-2 13 KO’s Atlantic City, NJ) in what shapes up to be the most experienced and dangerous opponent the “Hebrew Hammer” has ever faced.  The show will be the 27th edition of Joe DeGuardia’s acclaimed “Rockin’ Fights” series.

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

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FIGHTS:  THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017 AT THE PARAMOUNT

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