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Monaghan vs. Saunders on 10/24; Delvin Rodriguez re-signs with Star, Weights Twin River

New York, NY (10/17/12) – Next Wednesday, October 24, Broadway Boxing returns to the Roseland Ballroom in NYC with undefeated light heavyweight Seanie Monaghan (15-0, 10KO’s) defending his WBC Continental Americas light heavyweight title against Rayco “War” Saunders (22-17-2, 9KO’s) in the feature bout of the evening.

In the co-feature, Brooklyn’s Gabriel “Tito” Bracero (19-1, 3KO’s) squares off against hard-hitting Eric Cruz (13-10, 13KO’s) in an eight-round junior welterweight matchup. The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment (DBE) and sponsored by Manfredi Auto Group, Newlio.com, and Everlast. SNY will broadcast the event tape-delayed.

DBE undefeated junior middleweight, Brooklyn’s own Delen “Sniper” Parsley (8-0, 2KO’s) will also see action on the card as he takes on Ibahiem King (10-7, 4KO’s) in a six-round matchup. This will be Parsley’s third fight in 2012. In March, Parsley faced off against fellow undefeated prospect Boyd Melson. In what was one of the most exciting, action-packed battles in Broadway Boxing’s eight-year history with each combatant hitting the canvas, Parsley unanimously won the eight-round decision.

Popular lightweight Floriano “L’Italiano” Pagliara (13-4-2, 7KO’s) returns to the ring as he is set to take on Jeremy McLaurin (9-4, 5KO’s) in an eight-round lightweight matchup. Born and raised in Italy, but now living and training in Brooklyn, Pagliara has quickly become one of the more popular attractions on the New York boxing scene for his fan-friendly style. Pagliara hasn’t lost a bout since dropping an eight-round decision to world-rated contender Diego Magdaleno (23-0) almost three years ago.

The newest member of the DBE roster, 2010 NY Golden Gloves Champion Travis Peterkin (4-0, 3KO’s) will also appear on the card, as he is scheduled to take on fellow Brooklyn-native Hamid Abdul Mateen (3-2-2) in a six-round light heavyweight showdown.

Rounding out the card will be a four-round female bantamweight matchup between Brooklyn’s Heather Hardy (1-0) and Philadelphia’s Unique Harris (pro debut). Hardy made her pro debut on the last Broadway Boxing card in August, winning a hard-fought unanimous decision over Mikayla Nebel. Hardy suffered a knockdown in the first, before righting the ship and going toe-to-toe for the remainder of the bout, eking out a close decision that left the fans at the Roseland Ballroom applauding with a standing ovation.

Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000, or by calling the DiBella Entertainment office at (212) 947-2577. Tickets are priced at $125, $85, and $65. There are also a limited amount of VIP tables available for purchase. VIP tables are priced at $1,500. There are 10 seats to each table and dinner will be catered by Anthony Catanzaro’s Portobello’s. Doors open at 6 p.m. ET with the first bout scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

STAR BOXING RE-SIGNS DELVIN RODRIGUEZ

NEW YORK, NY (October 17, 2012) Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is proud to announce the re-signing of former world title challenger and perennial contender Delvin Rodriguez.

Sporting a record of the 26-6-3 with 14 knockouts and known for his thrilling performances including the 2011 “Fight of the Year”, Rodriguez is among the most exciting and respected warriors in the sport. He is currently world ranked #7 by the World Boxing Association (WBA).

Said DeGuardia, “Star Boxing is honored to extend our relationship with Delvin. Delvin and his team are true professionals that we’ve enjoyed working with over the years.”

“At every show I promote fans approach me wanting to know when Delvin is fighting next and I hope to announce details of his next fight shortly. He’s a must-see attraction on the East Coast and we’re very thankful for the support from the fans.”

Said Rodriguez, “Star Boxing has done very good by me, we work well together, they got me the two opportunities for the world title bouts. I’m back in the gym now and I feel very strong and confident”

“I want to get right back in the mix to face a top contender for my next fight, maybe Gabriel Rosado or Carlos Molina. There’s a real buzz about Rosado who’s on a nice winning streak and Molina has faced and beaten many top guys. Either one would be a very strong TV fight.”

Rodriguez’s manager A.J. Galante also spoke about the signing and Delvin’s future, “I’m very pleased that Joe and I were able to draw up a multi-year extension for Delvin. Delvin and I felt it was necessary to show our commitment to Star Boxing like they have showed Delvin over the past five years, which included two world title shots, multiple appearances on ESPN, fights on both HBO and SHOWTIME, and staging the Fight of the Year in 2011 against Pawel Wolak.”

“We are happy that we were able to get this contract out of the way, so now we can go back to work and get back on the winning track after our loss in June. Delvin is as hungry as ever and I plan and want him extremely active this coming year. As always Delvin wants the toughest fights out there and being in one of boxing’s deepest divisions, I know we will get those tough fights. Myself along with Joe and Star Boxing matchmaker Ron Katz have already discussed plans for the upcoming months, and Delvin is very excited for what the future holds.”

Rodriguez is best known for his all out war with Polish standout Pawel Wolak, their first fight on JULY 15, 2011 from the Roseland Ballroom in New York City being declared a draw. The bout won “Fight of the Year” honors and was broadcast LIVE on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

While their first clash was declared a draw, Rodriguez fought beautifully in the rematch winning a clear and decisive ten round unanimous decision on DECEMBER 3, 2011 at a sold-out Madison Square Garden in a bout that was televised on HBO Pay-Per-View.

Most recently Rodriguez travelled to the West Coast challenging WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Austin Trout on JUNE 2 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, losing a twelve round decision in a bout that was broadcast on SHOWTIME.

“My goal is to get Delvin another world title shot soon. His whole career has been challenging the very best in his division and that will continue to be our focus for him” continued DeGuardia.

WEIGHTS FROM TWIN RIVER

LINCOLN, R.I. (Oct. 17, 2012) – Listed below are final weights for all the participants in Thursday night’s professional boxing event, “Closing Statement,” presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports on Oct. 18th, 2012.

JOSEPH PEREZ

9-1, 3 KOs

East Hartford, Conn.

130

CHAZZ McDOWELL

6-2, 1 KO

Hartford, Conn.

130.5

ALEXIS SANTOS

6-0, 5 KOs

Lawrence, Mass.

212

JOSH HARRIS

8-6-1, 6 KOs

Providence, R.I.

199

IVANA COLEMAN

0-1

Slidell, La.

122

SHELITO VINCENT

4-0

Providence, R.I.

123

MICHAEL WALCHUK

9-6, 2 KOs

Ontario, Canada

161

THOMAS FALOWO

7-1, 5 KOs

Pawtucket, R.I.

162

ALEX AMPARO

4-0, 2 KOs

Providence, R.I.

169

NICK LAVIN

2-3, 2 KOs

Shelton, Conn.

168

PHILIP BURNETTE

2-5, 1 KO

Myrtle Beach, S.C.

161

JOE GARDNER

8-5-1, 1 KO

Woonsocket, R.I.

160

DENNIS OGBOO

7-5, 6 KOs

Lexington, Ky.

172

RICHARD GINGRAS

11-3, 7 KOs

Attleboro, Mass.

173

KEVIN COBBS

5-0, 1 KO

Burlington, Vt.

174

ALEXANDER MANCERA

8-4-1, 5 KOs

Queens, N.Y.

171

TOKA KAHN-CLARY

2-0, 2 KOs

Providence, R.I.

131

JAMELL TYSON

3-8-2, 1 KO

Rochester, N.Y.

134

DINIS PAIVA JR.

0-0

East Providence, R.I.

146

JON SMITH

0-0

Cranston, R.I.

146