News: Mijares-Darchinyan Tickets, Arnaoutis-Ankrah, Nathan Cleverly

NEW YORK (Oct. 9, 2008) – Tickets for the highly anticipated showdown between two of the best super flyweights in the world are currently on sale. History will be made on Saturday, Nov. 1, when World Boxing Association (WBA) and World Boxing Council (WBC) super flyweight world champion Cristian Mijares climbs into the ring to face International Boxing Federation (IBF) world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan at the The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif..

Tickets are priced starting at $25 to $250 for ringside. Tickets may be purchased at The Home Depot Center Box Office, open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and at all Ticketmaster retail ticket locations, as well as and Ticketmaster-Charge-by-Phone, by calling 213-480-3232.

The historic showdown is being co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment, KO Entertainment and Gary Shaw Productions and will air live on SHOWTIME beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with a 12-round super middleweight (168 pounds) special attraction – Andre Dirrell vs. Victor Oganov.

The world championship fight is only the third time that multiple 115-pound titles will be up for grabs in the same ring. In 1997, Johnny Tapia outpointed Albuquerque, N.M., rival Danny Romero to unify titles. On May 17, 2008, Mijares won a decision against Alexander Munoz also to unify two belts.


Bronx, NY - Oct 08, 2008 On Wednesday October 29th Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing will present an exciting night of boxing broadcast live on from the beautiful Roseland Ballroom in New York City. In the main event of the evening the WBO #8, IBF #10 and WBA #11 rated Jr. welterweight in the world, "Mighty" Mike Arnaoutis (20-2-2, 10KO) returns to NYC fresh of his third round one punch knockout over Nasser Athumani back on September 5th. Arnaoutis who rides a three fight win streak looks to stay busy when he takes on Ben Ankrah (11-7, 3KO) as a title shot looms on the horizon for early 2009.


"I am very excited to be fighting again so soon after my last fight and also to be fighting in New York again. All my fans will be there from Astoria and it's a great feeling having them all there to support me. I look to not only win but to do it in spectacular fashion just like my last fight," said Arnaoutis.

The evenings co-feature pits fan favorite heavyweight contender Vinny Maddalone (30- 4, 21KO) taking on the always tough Terrell Nelson (8-6, 5KO) in an exciting 8 round match-up of heavyweight bangers. Maddalone, also rides a three fight win streak, and promises to dispose of Nelson.


"This is exactly the type of fight I love to be in and that the fans will love to watch," stated Maddalone. "I know Nelson is going to come straight at me and look to bang. I promise it's going to be an entertaining fight, just don't blink though because I plan on ending the fight in spectacular and devastating fashion Joe DeGuardia, CEO of Star Boxing, is thrilled to be brining boxing back to New York City's largest ballroom facility. "October 29th is going to be one exciting night," proclaimed DeGuardia. There is nothing like the atmosphere during a Star Boxing match in New York City, and we plan on adding to the festivities with a thrilling night of entertainment as well as boxing at this tremendous venue. Putting Mike and Vinny on the same show together makes for a fantastic show. Between the Greeks coming for Mike and the Italians coming for Vinny the atmosphere in the arena that night is going to be dynamite," stated DeGuardia.

A complete list of undercard will be announced shortly. Star Boxing is currently holding choice seats for prime customers. To find out more information about this terrific offer or to purchase these exclusive tickets please call Star Boxing at (718) 823-2000 before 5PM Monday October 13th. Regular tickets are available for purchase immediately through all ticketmaster outlets or by going online to and Or simply by calling (718) 823-2000 or (212)307-717. Tickets can be purchased for $200, $100, $75, or $40. Roseland Ballroom is located in New York City at 239 W. 52 Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the first bout scheduled for 7:30.


Welsh boxing star Nathan Cleverly has offered England rugby poster boy Danny Cipriani boxing lessons after he was KO'd in a training ground incident earlier this week.

And Cipriani would be wise to take up the offer from hot shot Cleverly who challenges Tony Oakey for the Vacant Commonwealth light-heavyweight title tomorrow night (Friday 10 October) at the Everton Park Sports Centre in Liverpool.

The fight will be televised live and exclusive on Sky Sports.

The 21-year-old says once he's dealt with the Portsmouth's finest, he'll gladly give Cipriani some fighting tips.

The England fly-half was clumped by Wasps and England team-mate Josh Lewsey this week for missing tackles in a training drill.

According to insiders, he was felled by a right hook from Lewsey.

"Cipriani is welcome down my gym any time - even if he plays rugby for England!" said undefeated Cleverly,"

"I'll work on keeping his guard up and his peripheral vision to spot which arm the punch is coming from, bobbing and weaving and of course how to come back with some good counter punchers - just in case he gets into any more scraps on the pitch in the future,"

"Boxing training is really popular with other professional sports cricket and football and I reckon a bit of boxing training could also improve his game,"

"After boxing, rugby is my next passion and I'd be delighted to give Danny a few boxing lessons in return for some of his rugby knowledge."

Article posted on 09.10.2008

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