Star Boxing Weigh-In: Algieri 142- Acuna 140; Clottey 156 – Johnson 155
NEW YORK (September 13, 2013) Below are the results from today’s weigh-in for Star Boxing’s “Rockin Fights 10″, Saturday night, SEPTEMBER 14 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York.
Chris Algieri, 142 vs Wilfredo Acuna, 140
Joshua Clottey, 156 vs Dashon Johnson, 155
Constantin Bejenaru, 216 vs Excell Holmes, 236
Wendy Toussaint, 151 vs Koree Boyd, 149
Following the action in the ring, boxing fans will also be able to enjoy the LIVE telecast from Las Vegas of the Junior Middleweight World Title Championship between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez from the MGM Grand.
ABOUT SEPTEMBER 14 FIGHTS
Tickets priced at $200, $150, $100 and $50 can be purchased through Star Boxing (718) 823-2000, www.starboxing.com, Paramount Box office (631) 673-7300 and Ticketmaster
1-800-745-3000 or www.Ticketmaster.com .
The Paramount is located at 370 New York Ave, Huntington, NY.Doors open at 7:00 p.m. First fight is at 7:30 p.m.
This Saturday night a terrific night of boxing featuring undefeated Jr. Welterweight Chris Algieri and former world champion Joshua Clottey in separate bouts will be streamed LIVE all over the world on www.pandafeed.tv.
The fights, promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing will originate from the Paramount in Huntington, New York can be seen for just $9.99.
Algieri will be fighting in front of his hometown fans for the ninth time and seventh consecutive appearance at the Paramount.
He has a record of 17-0 with seven knockouts and is quickly become one of the top prospects in the Jr. Welterweight division. He began to get noticed with a 10 round unanimous decision over Bayan Jargal in 2011 and his momentum has only picked up.
Star Boxing has kept Algieri busy in 2013. He scored an exciting ten round unanimous decision over Jose Peralta Alejo (10-1) in a bout that was nationally televised by NBC Sports Network.
He is coming off an exciting ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Mike Arnaoutis on July 20th
Algieri’s opponent will be Wilfredo Acuna (14-12, 11 KO’s) of Managua, Nicaragua.
Acuna is the former WBA Fedebol Featherweight champion and has fought top competition such as world title challenger Orlando Cruz, Alejandro Sanabria, Luis Cruz, Chris Hazimhalis, former Olympic Gold medal winner Felix Diaz and in his last bout Jonathan Maicelo on August 10, 2012.
Clottey (36-4, 22 KO’s), the former IBF Welterweight Champion, will make his debut as a Middleweight when he takes on Dashon Johnson in a bout scheduled for ten rounds.
Clottey of Accrah, Ghana has long been recognized as one of the best fighters in the Welterweight division.
He got himself in position to fight for the title with big wins over Shamone Alvarez (19-0) and Jose Luis Cruz (36-3-2). Those fights prepared him for his title winning effort over Zab Judah.
In his next bout, he fought a thrilling battle with Miguel Cotto in front of a packed crowd at Madison Square Garden. It was a terrific fight that saw Cotto squeak by via split decision.
Clottey then fought a major Pay Per View bout in front of more than 50,000 fans at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas against the legendary Manny Pacquiao.
In his last bout, Clottey scored a 2nd round stoppage over Calvin Green on November 19, 2011. Johnson of Escondido, California has a deceiving record of 14-12-3 with five knockouts and has fought nine undefeated opponents.
Johnson has scored big wins over undefeated Anthony Turner (4-0) & Adam Trupish (11-0). He has also put up good efforts against top prospects Glen Tapia, Julian Williams, Yudel Jhonson, Jermell Charlo and DeQuan Arnett to name a few. He is coming off a ten round unanimous decision defeat to Paul Mendez (12-2-1) on July 26th.
“It’s an honor to be able to show these fights to the world”, said Pandafeed.tv and director of boxing Marc Abrams”Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is one of the best
promoters in the country and he has put out quality shows and great fights for the better part of two decades. When we began Pandafeed, we were committed to bringing the best action from around the world and to have a former and possible future world champion in Clottey plus another future champion in Algieri fits into our model and vision.
Two other bouts will fill out the card as undefeated Heavyweight Constantin Bejenaru (3-0, 2 KO’s) battles Excell Holmes (2-1-1, 1 KO) and a four round Jr. Middleweight bout between Wendy Toussaint (1-0) battling Koree Boyd (pro debut)