Saturday, April 21, 2007
Kendall Holt (left) lands a left hand en route to winning a 12-round unanimous decision over Mike Arnaoutis. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime.
ATLANTIC CITY – Showtime’s popular fistic series “ShoBox: The New Generation” delivers boxing, pure and simple. Friday, in the “ShoBox” main event on Showtime, World Boxing Organization (WBO) No-1 ranked junior welterweight contender Kendall Holt out boxed WBO No. 2 Mike Arnaoutis, pure and simple—at Bally’s Atlantic City. Holt won a unanimous 12-round decision. Two judges scored the WBO title elimination bout 118-109. The other had it 117-110.
In the co-feature, unbeaten heavyweight Mike Marrone registered a majority eight-round decision over previously unbeaten Malachy Farrell. Marrone won by the scores of 78 -74-twice and 78-78.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
NEW YORK – Mike Marrone (17-0, 13 KOs) will face Malachy Farrell (15-0, 12 KOs) in an eight-round battle of unbeaten, hard-hitting heavyweights on Friday, April 20, on “ShoBox: The Next Generation” live on Showtime at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast) from Bally’s Atlantic City .
In the main event that evening, the World Boxing Organization’s (WBO) top two contenders in the junior welterweight division, Kendall Holt (21-1, 12 KOs) and Mike Arnaoutis (17-1-1, nine KOs), clash in a WBO 140-pound title elimination bout. The 12-round fight is one of the most significant fights for both contenders and arguably the most meaningful and compelling match-up in the six-year history of “ShoBox.”
“I am always ready to step up and take a big fight,” Marrone, of Vero Beach , Fla. , said. “This is a great opportunity to fight on national television and prove to the world that I have what it takes to be a champion.”
Monday, April 02, 2007
Although the Euro Heavyweights have kept a firm grasp on titles lately, American contenders are battling for a chance to loosen their grip on the belts. On April 20th two undefeated prospects look to make a statement in boxing’s glamour division. Malachy Farrell (15- 0, 12 KO’s) of Chicago, IL and Mike Marrone (17-0, 13 KO’s) of Vero Beach, FL, put their spotless records on the line when they meet on the undercard of Kendal Holt v. Mike Arnaoutis.
“This is a fantastic crossroads match-up between two undefeated hard-hitting heavyweight prospects unwilling to take a step back,” stated Star Boxing CEO Joe DeGuardia. “As the saying goes, come April 20th, someone’s “0” must go.”
“Joe and I are very excited about making this fight the opening bout on a great SHOBOX card” said Dino Duva, Marrone’s promoter “It’s a real throwback fight between a strong Irish kid vs. a tough Italian. I’m sure it’s going to be bombs away, and the fans will be on their feet from bell to bell.”