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09.03.07 - “TURF WAR” HOLT vs. ARNAOUTIS - APRIL 20th BALLY'S - SHOWTIME to televise WBO Jr. Welterweight Eliminator -- On April 20th at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, the two premier Jr. Welterweights in the World are set to clash in a Garden State Turf War. WBO #1 rated Kendall “Rated R” Holt (21-1, 12KO’s) from Patterson, NJ vs. 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. The winner gets a shot at the current WBO champion Ricardo Torres..

“What we have here is an extremely competitive and compelling match-up between two of the top Jr. Welterweights in the World” stated Star Boxing CEO Joe DeGuardia. “This is a fight that many in boxing have been waiting for. Holt-Arnaoutis may well be the fight of the year”

Athens born, ‘Mighty Mike' has been a champion since 1993. As an amateur his record was 103 wins with 68 knockouts against only 4 loses. He won an astonishing 8 Greece National Titles plus 6 Gold, 4 Silver, and 3 Bronze Medals in International competitions.

Last November “Mighty” Mike, who now resides in Atlantic City, NJ, was on the wrong end of a controversial split decision to Ricardo Torres. Although Arnaoutis was winning a chess match, he gave the crowd a jolt when he dropped the Columbian brawler in the seventh, en-route to his first loss. Team Arnaoutis was disappointed with the official results. “Everybody knows that “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis is the uncrowned WBO World Champion at 140 pounds.” said Mike Michael, Arnaoutis’ advisor. The media expressed similar sentiments. “Mike Arnaoutis was outright robbed of a deserved title victory by the incredibly inept judging,” stated Doug Fisher of Max Boxing.

Arnoutis, who has been training hard at the LA Boxing Gym in Somers Point, N.J., knows that a victory over Kendall Holt on April 20th gets him another crack at the title. He’s ready to show the world his performance against Torres was an anomaly. “I will become a World Champion and Kendal Holt will not stop me from doing this” said Arnaoutis. “I will completely dominate him and beat him convincingly and their will be only one man’s hand raised in victory at the end of this fight and that hand will be mine.”

Kendall Holt’s most recent performance was perhaps his best, dominating previously unbeaten Isaac Hlatshwayo last November on ShoBox. Holt also boasts a win over current WBC interim lightweight titlist David Diaz, coming off the canvas to stop the Mexican in eight rounds.

“Cestus Management and StarBoxing have worked hard for me to have this opportunity to be in this World title final eliminator” declared Arnaoutis. “I will not let anybody down. I will win and win big on April 20th”

Tickets are $75, $50 and $35 and are on sale online at TicketMaster and by phone at 1-800-736-1420. This fight airs live on SHOWTIME live at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).


On March 23, we’re headed up north to Mashantucket, CT. Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing in association with FoxWoods Resort and Casino present: World-rated Welterweight Delvin Rodriguez of Danbury, CT, vs. Jesse Feliciano of Las Vegas, NV for the USBA Welterweight championship in a 12 rd title bout. The undercard has six action packed match-ups that include local fan favorites Tony Grano and Craig Salamone in separate bouts. This card will be televised on ESPN2 as part of their popular Friday Night Fight series. “This is my year” declared Delvin Rodriguez. “In 2007 I’ll be a World Champion”


In the co-feature, Said Ouali (20-2, 12KO) #22 WBC, takes on the WBC Latin America Welterweight champion Irving Garcia (14-2-1, 7KO) #16 WBC in a 10 round welterweight match-up.

Last November, Ouali scored an impressive 9th round KO of Mario “Kid Rayo” Ramos. Garcia is undefeated since 2005, when he won a 12 round unanimous decision over Frankie Santos


2005 National Amateur Heavyweight champion and local fan favorite Tony Grano (7-0-1, 6KO’s) heads an action filled undercard. Grano’s opponent will be named shortly.

Portland Connecticut’s Craig Salamone returns two the ring after a two-year hiatus to take on tough NY fighter Sameh Elashry (5-4, 1KO) in a six round cruiserweight fight.

Also scheduled to appear are local favorites Jose Colon (2-0, 0KO) from New Bedford, MA battles James Ventry (2-2, 1KO) of Niagara Falls, NY in a scheduled four rounder.

Philadelphia’s Ray Robinson (1-0) faces Daniel Sostre (2-1) of Puerto Rico. The slick Philadelphian made his pro debut last December on Joe DeGuardia’s “Punchin’ at the Paradise I” at the Bronx Paradise Theater. Robinson outboxed Nigel McNight to a 4-round unanimous decision. Come to FOXWOODS on March 23rd and watch the new "SugarRay."

New Hampshire’s exciting new cruiserweight prospect Richard Gringas makes his pro-debut

Tickets are $75, $50 and $35 are available at the Foxwoods box office 1-800-200-2882 (tel.). All bouts are subject to change without notice.

For more information on Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing—For tickets call (718) 823-2000, visit StarBoxing, or e-mail contact Dottie Raven at draven@star

About Foxwoods: In 1986 the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation opened the original high-stakes bingo hall. Today Foxwoods comprises six casinos that collectively offer more than 7,000 slot machines and an incredible 400 tables for 17 different types of table games, including 100 for poker. There's a luxurious, high-tech Race Book, as well as the world's largest Bingo Hall. Foxwoods Casino and Resort has been a leader in offering live boxing, staging nearly 100 fights over the past 14 years, including 50 world title bouts. The casino’s fight cards have been regularly showcased on HBO, Showtime and ESPN.


On February 27th media members rushed Spankys BBQ in NYC for more than their spicy buffalo wings. Star Boxing and Main Events announced that on Saturday March 17th at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX, Vinny Maddalone will battle 4-time Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield in what should prove the be a knock-down drag-out affair.

Maddalone has been described as an exciting power puncher with plenty of heart and guts. Joe DeGuardia, Star Boxing CEO, stated “You know when he fights you are going to see excitement, you are going to see a brawl, you are going to see some blood”. Maddalone, who’s has 27 victories and only 3 loses, feels his unending determination and relentless pressure is the key to victory. "To me this is bigger than a world title match, I’m fighting a legend." stated the Flushing, NY native. "I’m going to be in his face and mixing it up with Holyfield. I won’t disappoint."

Tickets are $250, $150, $100, $75, $50 and $35 and can be purchased at the American Bank Center box office 1-361-826-4744 (tel.) by phone (361) 881-8499, or through TicketMaster


On April 11th, the highly successful “Punchin’ at the Paradise” series is back at the newly renovated Loews Paradise Theater on Grand Concourse in the Bronx. This card will be televised on ESPN2’s Wednesday Night Fights and headlined by a World Class Middleweights Raymond “Hallelujah” Joval(35- 4, 16KO’s) against Willie “The Gladiator” Gibbs (20-2, 16KO’s). January’s “Punchin’ at the Paradise II” was attended by almost 1700 fans, local boxing stars and a host of celebrities. For fans, the “Punchin’ at the Paradise” shows are a great opportunity to meet and greet some of your favorite fighters while enjoying the fisticuffs presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing. Tickets are always reasonably priced and there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Keep checking for more information about this show and upcoming bouts.

Tickets are available at the Paradise Theater Box Office at 1 800 353-8040 or by visting Paradise Theater, Ticket Master by phone at (212)307-7171, at all TicketMaster outlets, or by visiting T icketMaster or directly through Star Boxing at (718) 823-2000, visit StarBoxing, or e-mail contact Dottie Raven at draven@star

Tickets are reasonably priced at $30, $50, $100 and there are limited VIP Tables at $2000 for tables of ten, which include food, beer and wine provided exquisite by the Pine Restaurant . VIP tickets are only available from Star Boxing (718) 823-2000.


The final round of the Academy Award®-winning Rocky franchise is upon us, as Sylvester Stallone and former Light Heavyweight Champion of the World Antonio Tarver, slug it out in Rocky Balboa, arriving on DVD and Blu-ray Disc from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on March 20, 2007. In his first major role as a thespian, Tarver received rave reviews for his performance as “Mason Dixon”. “I'm very thankful and blessed that Sylvester Stallone believed in me and that I was able to come through and bring Mason "The Line" Dixon to life” stated Tarver


To catch all the action from January’s Punchin’ at the Paradise II tune into the MSG channel starting this Sunday at 9:00 p.m. The show includes some great undercard action and the disputed bout between Terrance “Heat” Cauthen vs. Raul Frank. Check your local listing for any additional showings.

Sun 3-11 9:00p (BOX) MSG Fight Night Presents: Star Boxing - Terrance Cauthen vs. Raul Frank (DB-1/25)

Mon 3-12 12:00p (BOX) MSG Fight Night Presents: Star Boxing - Terrance Cauthen vs. Raul Frank (DB-1/25) (R)

Mon 3-12 7:00p (BOX) MSG Fight Night Presents: Star Boxing - Terrance Cauthen vs. Raul Frank (DB-1/25) (R)

Mon 3-18 8:00p (BOX) MSG Fight Night Presents: Star Boxing - Terrance Cauthen vs. Raul Frank (DB-1/25) (R)

Mon 3-18 2:00a (BOX) MSG Fight Night Presents: Star Boxing - Terrance Cauthen vs. Raul Frank (DB-1/25) (R)

Sun 3-25 8:00p (BOX) MSG Fight Night Presents: Star Boxing - Terrance Cauthen vs. Raul Frank (DB-1/25) (R)

Mon 3-26 6:00a (BOX) MSG Fight Night Presents: Star Boxing - Terrance Cauthen vs. Raul Frank (DB-1/25) (R)

Mon 3-26 12:00p (BOX) MSG Fight Night Presents: Star Boxing - Terrance Cauthen vs. Raul Frank (DB-1/25) (R)


Star Boxing, Inc. is one of the premier boxing promotional companies in the World. Star has been promoting events and boxers for approximately 15 years. For more information of Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing, call (718) 823-2000 or visit STARBOXING

Article posted on 09.03.2007

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