Continuing its third season and now at more than 8.5 million views, FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Powered by Everlast teams with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing on Saturday to showcase an action-packed, seven-bout card. The interactive, FREE Facebook series recently announced four additional fight dates before the calendar turns to 2020 – the year-end swing continues at The Paramount on Long Island this Saturday at 7:40 p.m.
“FIGHTNIGHT LIVE stays hot as the weather turns cool here in New York City,” said Mark Fratto, Principal and Director of Business Development, Linacre Media. “We always love it when we can provide our hometown heroes with a global platform, and we especially love the heated opinions that always light up our comments section when New York fight fans are involved. We’re looking forward to nonstop action from bell-to-bell, in the ring and in the comments!”
Saturday’s main event features a rematch between Long Island super lightweights, Danny “El Gallo” Gonzalez of Woodhaven (18-2-1, 7KOs) and Johnny “Hitman” Hernandez of Huntington (10-4, 1 KO). The duo still has a score to settle after their first meeting just over a year ago; this time Gonzalez will defend his WBC FECARBOX and ABO Intercontinental Titles. The international co-feature showcases Simone “Tyson” Federici of Rome (15-2-1, 7KOs) against Stivens “Superman” Bujaj of Shkoder, Albania (17-2-1, 11 KOs) for the WBC Continental Americas Cruiserweight Title. The red-hot undercard includes an all-New York battle of the undefeated between Alex “El Toro” Vargas of Bellport (4-0, 1 KO) against Dashaun “Too Sweet” Johns of The Bronx (2-0, 1 KO). Justice “Lil Nasty” Bland of Brooklyn (1-0), Saleem “Bad Dream” Kelly of Red Bank, NJ (2-0 1KO) and other local warriors are also scheduled for Saturday’s action.
“I am looking forward to another great night of Star Boxing’s Rockin’ Fights. We have a great card lined up and expect a capacity crowd,” said Joe DeGuardia, President and CEO of Star Boxing. “For those who can’t be there live, it’s great that fans across the globe can watch it on Star Boxing’s Facebook page and through the FIGHNTIGHT LIVE platform. What an excellent opportunity to show boxing fans around the world why the Paramount has become the hottest boxing venue.”
Prodigy Twins Angel and Chavez Barrientes Make Pro Debuts
Prodigy twins, Angel and Chavez Barrientes, both 17-years old, will make their professional debuts this Thursday, November 21, 2019, at the Big Punch Arena in Tijuana, Mexico.
Both Angel and Chavez will be debuting at the bantamweight division, as combined the two have won 25 nationals in the amateurs and are looking to duplicate that success in the pros.
“I am excited to make my professional debut, especially with my brother the card, and my father, who is my trainer will be there with me,” said Angel Barrientes, who goes by the nickname AK-47 and never lost an amateur tournament, winning all fourteen that he entered. “I want to show that I got what it takes to be a great professional boxer.”
Both Barrientes brothers are trained by their Richard Barrientes.
“They have both worked extremely hard, and with all they have accomplished in the amateurs, we’re excited to get rolling in the pros.” said Richard Barrientes.
“I am very motivated, I have a great team with my brother, father, family, as well as Bob Santos and Luis DeCubas Jr. helping guide my career as well,” said Chavez “The Beast” Barrientes. “I know I have the talent to be a world champion, now it is just time to show it.”
“It is rare you find fighters who have only a handful of amateur losses with nearly a hundred wins, let alone two of them who are brothers,” said Bob Santos, who will be guiding their career along with Luis DeCubas Jr. “It is exciting to see them develop in the pros since they’re really good.”