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Kosovo Kid: Elvir Muriqi Fights in White Plains!

03.10.06 - The “Kosovo Kid” Elvir Muriqi (31-3, 19 KOs) will appear in an exciting light heavyweight scrap as one of the many top-rated contenders featured on promoter Joe DeGuardia’s next jam-packed Star Boxing event on October 11 at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York. A hero and an inspiration in his homeland during the Kosovo War, Muriqi will face Moline, Illinois’ “Irish” Ted Muller (19-7-2, 19 KOs).

“Elvir has always been a tremendous crowd pleaser, and who can forget his ESPN fight of the year with Sam Ahmad?" asked DeGuardia. “Watching a Muriqi fight is always fun, as he brings out his passionate fans (Kosovo and Albanian flags waving) and the atmosphere is electric.”

The exciting card also feature s the star from the original NBC's "Contender" series and wildly popular middleweight boxer, Joey Gilbert (12-1, 9 KOs), as well as a USBA Title clash between world-rated junior middleweight contenders.

Gilbert, the practicing lawyer and corporate exec, will take on Kansas City’s Keith Sims (25-12-1, 14 KOs) in defense of the NABO Middleweight Championship he won by stopping rival Jimmy Lange last February. And in another very special co-featured 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 Elvir Muriqi’s large group of loyal fans will certainly be in attendance, while the female and non-traditional fans will be there in support of Joey Gilbert and the purists will be there for the exciting match-up 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 future heavyweight champion Kevin Johnson (10-0-1, 5 KOs) of Asbury Park, New Jersey; hometown heavyweight puncher Tony Grano (4-0-1, 4 KOs); and former Olympian Roberto Benitez (4-0, 3 KOs).

The card will also offer 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 TicketMaster.com. 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 www.starboxing.com.

Article posted on 03.10.2006



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