Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Bronx, NY - Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing announced today that the New York Supreme Court agreed with Star Boxing, Team Cauthen and the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) over the “no decision” ruling that reversed the original hotly contested controversial decision after the USBA Jr. Middleweight Title and #2 IBF ranking fight, between Raul Frank (27-5-3 13KO’s) and Terrance Cauthen (32-3 9KO’s).
The fight, which took place on January 25, 2007 at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx, was seemingly headed to a certain Cauthen win when referee Ricky Gonzales stopped the fight 2:59 minutes into the seventh round after Cauthen was knocked down and out by a massive head butt. Unfortunately, the referee didn’t see the cause of the knockdown, and ruled it a TKO for Frank. This was the beginning of a vigorously contested battle outside the ring, going from the NYSAC to the NY State Supreme Court as both fighters battled for the victory ruling.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing today announced a spectacular fight card coming Thursday, October 18th to The Grand Ballroom at The Manhattan Center, NYC.
The main event features Vinny Maddalone 27-4, (19KO’s) returning to the ring after losing a bloody battle against legendary former Heavyweight Champion Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield in Corpus Christi, Texas on March 13, 2007.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing announced today that the NYSAC reversed the “No-Contest” decision that was declared after the Delvin Rodriguez 21- 2-1 (12KO’s) vs Keenan Collins 12-3-1 (8KO’s) bout. The result has been thus changed to a Rodriguez TKO victory. Although punches caused the cut, referee Eddie Claudio called it an accidental head butt. The Rodriguez camp asked the NYSAC to reverse the decision based on clear evidence that the cut was caused by punches and not a headbutt. The August 24th Star Boxing bout was broadcast on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights live from the Utopia Paradise Theatre in the Bronx, NY
After reviewing the fight footage, the NYSAC came to the same conclusion that the fans in attendance and viewers watching the broadcast knew; there was no accidental head butt throughout the entire fight.
“We respect and are very pleased with the decision by the NYSAC, it is a just and well deserved result for a young fighter who fought like a warrior in the first 2 rounds until the fight was unfortunately stopped,” said DeGuardia. “It is refreshing that the NYSAC took a stance and did what is fair, just and appropriate. This is yet another step in the right direction for the sport of boxing.”
Team Rodriguez was pleased with the news “I want to thank the NYSAC for giving me a fair and just result. Now I can continue on with my game plan and get back in the ring as soon as possible,” said a jubilant Rodriguez.
Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing announced today that the 12 round IBF Welterweight Championship title fight between Jesse Feliciano 14-5-3 (8KO’s) and Champion Kermit Cintron 28-1 (26KO’s) is back on the under card of the rescheduled Fernando Vargas- Ricardo Mayorga card November 23, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Live on PPV.
“I am pleased that Jesse will be getting his opportunity at the World title. Both fighters were preparing diligently and it is rewarding that the fight has come together again,” said DeGuardia.
“We are happy this fight is back on track, I am in great shape and ready to go. I can’t wait, one way or another we will fight. I have waited too long, this is a big fight and winning puts me back on top. I don’t even think about losing, I am coming for the title. I want to thank my training team and my promoter Joe DeGuardia for their support and hard work,” said Feliciano.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Star Boxing announced today that Delvin Rodriguez has challenged the “No-Contest” result that was declared after the fight between Delvin Rodriguez 20-2-1 (12KO’s) and Keenan Collins 12-2-1 (8KO’s) was stopped between the 2nd and 3rd rounds. The fight was aired live on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” from the Utopia Paradise Theater in the Bronx, NY on August 24.
A vicious right hand from Rodriguez opened a deep cut above the left eye of Keenan Collins in the second round. Rodriguez went on a measured head and body attack and had Collins ready to go as the bell sounded to end the round.
Collins corner realizing their fighter was in trouble urged the ringside doctor to stop the fight. The referee, Eddie Claudio announced the cut was caused by an accidental head butt and the fight was ruled a “No Contest.”
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
NEW YORK – On August 24th Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is back with the 5th installment of its popular boxing series “Punchin’ at the Paradise” at the Utopia Paradise Theater in the Bronx. The main event features Dominican Dynamo Delvin Rodriguez (20-2-1, 12KO’s) making his first ring appearance since his March 23 thrill-a-minute slugfest with Jesse Feliciano when he takes on Keenan Collins (12-2-1, 8KO’s) of Reading, PA.
No other fighter in recent memory has produced more KO highlight’s for ESPN2 then the hard-hitting Delvin Rodriguez. From knocking undefeated Allen Conyers through the ropes and onto the floor, to dropping Chris Henry—producing a spectacular KO is an art, Delvin is the DiVinci of the Masterpiece KO .
“You throw your right hand, you punch the guy, and the next thing you know he’s falling down. You feel the impact, but it’s like you just touched him and he’s down,” Delvin said in a recent interview with ESPN’s Joe Tessitore.
PROVIDENCE – Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. (CES) president Jimmy Burchfield reports that Team Escalera has turned down an opportunity for undefeated cruiserweight prospect Alfredo Escalera, Jr. (14-0-1, 11KOs) to fight CES’ unbeaten nine-time U.S. amateur champion Aaron Williams (14-0-1, 10 KOs) in the ESPN2 Friday Night Fights opening 8-round bout on August 24 in New York City.
“I got a call over the weekend from Star Boxing asking if Aaron would fight Alfredo Escalera, Jr. on August 24,” Burchfield explained. “We accepted without hesitation. When I didn’t hear back, I called and was told Escalera’s people turned down the fight. Why? I want somebody to give a DNA test to that kid. How can he be the son of the great Alfredo Escalera (world super featherweight champion (1975-78) and not take this fight? It’s what fight fans want to see, two unbeaten cruiserweight prospects, and you know ESPN would like to have Aaron on the show. When he knocked out (DeLeon) Tingsley (June 20) on ESPN, they kept showing his knockout over and over for 24 hours. The problem in boxing today is fighters picking and choosing opponents instead of taking chances. We’re very disappointed.”
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Founder and CEO of Star Boxing, Joe DeGuardia is proud to announce the signings of world class welterweight Said Ouali, world class Jr. Middleweight Daniel “The Haitian Sensation” Edouard, 2004 US Olympic Heavyweight Devin Vargas, and top young Super Featherweight prospect Eric Hunter to the Star Boxing roster of fighters.
“I am extremely excited about each one of these fine young athletes” stated DeGuardia. ” Star Boxing is committed to take talented young fighters and help them reach their highest potential and becoming world champions”.
Ouali (21-2, 13KO Boca Raton, FL) is coming off a career best effort knocking out world rated Irving Garcia in two rounds on March 23, 2007, a bout televised nationally on ESPN2’s popular fight series, “Friday Night at The Fights”. Ouali is currently ranked in the top 20 of the WBC.
Edouard (18-1-2, 10KO West Palm Beach, FL) is a crowd pleasing fan favorite. His memorable brawl with Willie Gibbs in August of 2004, was voted ESPN2’s “Fight of the Year”. Daniel moved up in weight to challenge Middleweight champ Jermain Taylor in February of 2005 but was unsuccessful in his effort. Edouard is scheduled to take on Albert Erosomole on July 20, 2007, a bout which can be seen on ESPN2.
Vargas (11-0, 5KO Toledo, OH) was a member of the 2004 United States Olympic team competing as a Heavyweight. Devin has been impressive since he turned professional in November of 2004 and has been waiting for someone like Star Boxing to come along and advance his career at an accelerated pace. With the Heavyweight division lacking a true American prospect, Devin feels he can fill the void and become a world champion.
Hunter (7-1, 3KO Philadelphia, PA) was an alternate on the 2004 United States Olympic team. Eric has blinding speed and tons of charisma. He wowed the fans in attendance in his last bout, a six round decision victory over tough guy Vineash Rungea, April 11, 2007. Hunter is scheduled to fight on July 12, 2007 against Hassan Wasswa.
Eric Hunter seems to have summed it up best for the Fantastic Four by stating, ” Joe is the future in the boxing industry and I know he will take me to the top”.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
We are just days away from arguably the most important match-up in the six- year history of the popular Showtime boxing series, “ShoBox: The New Generation”. On Friday, April 20th, at Bally’s Atlantic City, WBO #1 rated Kendall “Rated R” Holt (21-1, 12KO’s) from Patterson, NJ is set to clash with the WBO #2 rated “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (17-1-2, 9KO’s) of Atlantic City, NJ, in a 12- round WBO Jr. Welterweight Eliminator for the #1 mandatory spot.
Arnaoutis, who trains about 15 minutes away from Bally’s A.C., has shifted his training hours to late afternoon to prepare for his evening performance.
“We’ve had a great training camp. We’ve had good sparring partners to emulate Holt’s style and I’ve made the adjustments necessary to win” stated a confident Mike Arnaoutis.
“Kendall Holt is an awkward fighter, but just look at their records. If you make the comparison you’ll see that Arnaoutis is the better fighter” said Mike Michaels, an advisor for “Mighty” Mike and Cestus Management. “In only his 12th pro-fight Arnaoutis fought a monster in Juan Urango, the former IBF Jr. Welterweight Champion. Urango was supposed to be indestructible-Arnaoutis made him look like a club fighter. No disrespect to Holt, but he isn’t in the same league as Arnaoutis”
Thursday, April 05, 2007
In a recent release heavyweight Malik Scott claimed that Star Boxing’s undefeated heavyweight Kevin “KingPin” Johnson turned down a fight with Scott. It also claimed that Johnson made outrageous financial demands. Well allow us to retort.
“I’ve been authorized by Star Boxing CEO Joe DeGuardia to offer Malik Scott double of what they offered Kevin Johnson to make the fight” stated Star Boxing matchmaker Ron Katz. “The offer is also open to other Goossen Tutor heavyweights Eddie Chambers, Dominick Guinn, and Chris Arreola.”
“I’ll be more than happy to add an “L” to any of Goossen’s heavyweights” stated Johnson. “Just contact my promoter, Joe DeGuardia, sign the contract and we’ll handle our business in the ring.”
Johnson’s next ring appearance comes on Sunday April 22nd at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. Star Boxing would be happy to pencil in Malik Scott as Johnson’s opponent.