Having presented many years of world class musical performances, this Saturday night, OCTOBER 13, the NYCB Theatre at Westbury will play host to “WESTBURY WARS”, a sensational evening of action packed professional boxing promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.
The ten round main event will see undefeated African native, now based in New York City, Issouf Kinda battling former world title challenger and perennial contender “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis in a bout contested for Kinda’s New York State Junior Welterweight Title. Continue reading
September 1, 2012 – Puerto Rican slugger, Jonathan “Mantequilla” González (15-0 1, 13 KOs) got a twelve round draw in his strongest test of his career, against former Jr. middleweight World Boxing Organization (WBO) champion, Sergiy “Razor” Dzinziruk (37-1-1, 23 KOs) of the Ukraine, in a meeting that was held in Verona, New York, at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino.
The Judges’ scorecards were 117-111 for González, 115-113 for Dzinziruk and 114-114.
“The fight ended up as a draw, but we feel that we won, and I will continue working harder to keep looking for my dream to become a world champion for my people of Puerto Rico” said Gonzalez, the undefeated, 23 years old fighter from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
At the end of the fight, González had the edge in power shots, 131 to 100.
The co-feature bout was scheduled to take place at 154 pounds and the WBC Continental Americas championship would be on the line but Gonzalez weighed in at 162 pounds and because of missing weight, the fight would only go on if Gonzalez weighed in at 166 pounds on Saturday morning. Gonzalez checked in at 165.2 pounds. Continue reading
By Dwight Chittenden: WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KO’s) made it look easy tonight in halting Poland’s Grzegorz Proksa (28-2, 21 KO’s) in a a 5th round knockout at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, in Verona, New York. Golovkin knocked the badly overmatched Proksa down three times before the brutal slaughter was ended in the 5th round with Proksa knocked face down on the canvas.
Golovkin put Proksa down in the 1st, 4th and the last time in the 5th. You could tell that the end was near in the 4th round when Golovkin knocked Proksa down with a powerful right hand to the head. Although Proksa was also knocked down in the 1st, but this time he was really hurt and he took punishment for the remainder of the round.
In the 5th round, Golovkin came out like a shark smelling blood in the water, ignoring Proksa’s futile attempts to fight him off with wild shots, Golovkin got Proksa near the ropes and badly hurt him with a big right hand. Proksa, now staggering, was helpless as Golovkin added the finishing shots to the head to put him down face first on the canvas. Proksa gamely got to his feet but he was badly dazed and the referee did the right thing by calling a halt to the fight at 1:11 of the round. Continue reading
VERONA, NY (SEPTEMBER 1, 2012)—Undefeated Puerto Rican Jr. Middleweight Jonathan Gonzalez made his mandated second day weigh-in and his HBO televised co-feature with former World Boxing Organization (WBO) Jr. Middleweight champion Sergei Dzinziruk will go on as scheduled tonight at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino.
The bout was scheduled to take place at 154 pounds and the World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas championship would be on the line but Gonzalez weighed in at 162 pounds and because of missing weight, the fight would only go on if Gonzalez weighed in at 166 pounds.
Gonzalez checked in at 165.2 pounds and the fight will go on as scheduled and will be televised Live on HBO beginning at 9:45 Eastern / Pacific. Continue reading
VERONA, NEW YORK (August 30, 2012)-This Afternoon the final press conference was held at the Showroom at The Turning Stone Casino Resort for Saturday Night’s HBO Boxing After Dark card that will take place in the Events Center.
In the main event, World Boxing Association (WBA) Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin will defend his title against European champion Grzegorz Proksa. In the co-feature, former World Boxing Organization (WBO) Jr. Middleweight champion will battle undefeated Puerto Rican Jonathan Gonzalez.
The action starts on HBO at 9:45 pm EST / PAC.
Below are quotes from the fighters and Promoters involved in the card.
Artie Pelullo (Promoter Banner Promotions)—this is a show with two compelling fights. The co-feature is a turning point for both fighters. One has been there and the other is trying to get there”
Gennady Golovkin (WBA Middleweight Champion)—“Proksa is a good boxer and very strong” “This is my dream to fight in America. Continue reading
(Photo credit Ed Keenan/K2 Promotions) HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise wraps up its summer season with an all-action doubleheader when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: GENNADY GOLOVKIN VS. GRZEGORZ PROKSA AND SERGIY DZINZIRUK VS. JONATHAN GONZALEZ is seen SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 at 9:45 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT), from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY, exclusively on HBO. The team of Bob Papa, Max Kellerman and Roy Jones Jr. will be ringside for the event, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.
Other HBO playdates: Sept. 2 (8:15 a.m.) and 3 (12:30 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Sept. 2 (4:15 p.m.) and 4 (midnight)
In a scheduled 12-round middleweight title bout, Gennady Golovkin (23-0, 20 KOs) of Stuttgart, Germany, puts his belt on the line against top-tier contender Grzegorz Proksa (28-1, 21 KOs) of Redhill, Surrey, United Kingdom, with both fighters making their HBO debuts. Fresh off a third-round knockout of Makoto Fuchigami in May, the undefeated Golovkin, 30, has never been knocked down as an amateur or pro. Continue reading