Sensational Card Features Contender's Gilbert in White Plains!

NBC'S "Contender" star and wildly popular middleweight boxer, Joey Gilbert (12-1, 9 KOs) will headline a jam-packed Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing event on October 11 at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York, that will co-feature a USBA Title clash between world-rated junior middleweight contenders.

Gilbert, the practicing lawyer and corporate exec, will attempt another “hostile takeover” in the ring, this time against Kansas City’s Keith Sims (25-12-1, 14 KOs). Gilbert will also be defending the NABO Middleweight Championship he won by stopping rival Jimmy Lange last February.

In the very special co-feature attraction, Olympic Bronze Medalist Terrence Cauthen (31-3, 8 KOs) of New Jersey will challenge Brooklyn’s formidable USBA Junior Middleweight Champion Raul Frank (27-5-2, 13 KOs) in a 12-round title bout.

“We’re proud to be able to bring such high-quality shows to our home state of New York and we know the fans in attendance, will enjoy this exciting night of top-level professional boxing,” said DeGuardia. "The card has something for everyone, as the female and non-traditional fans will be there in support of Joey Gilbert and the purists will be right up there for the exciting co-feature between the brawler Frank and the boxer Cauthen in the USBA title fight.

The undercard is packed with some of the Star Boxing stables hottest contenders including the “Kosovo Kid” Elvir Muriqi (31-3, 19 KOs), who will face Moline, Illinois’ Ted Muller (19-7-2, 19 KOs) in an eight-round light heavyweight scrap.

Also scheduled for action are future heavyweight champion Kevin Johnson (10-0-1, 5 KOs) of Asbury Park, New Jersey; undefeated Hervey Medina (6-0-1, 2 KOs) of Highland, New York; hometown heavyweight puncher Tony Grano (4-0-1, 4 KOs); and former Olympian Roberto Benitez (4-0, 3 KOs).

The card will also feature other exciting bouts featuring local favorites.

Tickets are priced at Gold Ringside and Balcony Gold $150, Ringside and Balcony Silver $75, Floor and Balcony $30 and Limited Balcony $20 and are available at the Westchester County Box Office (914) 995-4050, at all TicketMaster outlets (212) 307-7171 or (845) 454-3388, or at There are also a limited number of exclusive VIP Tables still available. For more information, or to purchase VIP table seating, please contact Star Boxing’s Dottie Raven at (718) 823-2000. For more information on Star Boxing, visit their web site at

Article posted on 25.09.2006

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