NEW YORK (December 6, 2012) Star Boxing and Banner Promotions present an evening of world-class professional boxing on ShoBox: The New Generation, Friday, January 25, 2013 at The Paramount in Huntington, N.Y. (SHOWTIME, 10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Headlining the event will be a sensational 10-round junior middleweight showdown between world ranked and undefeated Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (18-0-0, 13KOs) of Providence, R.I. and former world title challenger Freddy “EL Riel” Hernandez (30-3-0, 20 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Inter-Continental Title.
Ranked #3 by the IBF, #3 by the WBO and #7 by the World Boxing Council (WBC), the 24-year-old southpaw Andrade is an amateur sensation with extensive international experience. He was considered the cream of the 2008 United States Olympic Team advancing to the quarterfinal round. He also won the Gold Medal in the 2007 World Championships, the first American do so since 1999.
Andrade’s 2012 campaign demonstrated his brutal knock out power with devastating early knockout wins over Angel Hernandez (KO in Round 2),Rudy Cisneros (KO in Round 1), , and Alexis Hloros (TKO in Round 2)..
However, Hernandez is certainly the biggest challenge of Andrade’s career. The hard-hitting Hernandez has faced numerous former world champions and contenders over his 11-year career and holds recent wins over Luis Collazo, Mike Anchondo and DeMarcus Corley.
On October 15, 2011, Hernandez dominated former world champion Collazo towards a ten round unanimous decision win. Most recently he challenged top contender Erislandy Lara on June 30, coming up short in a hotly contested 10-round bout in Indio, CA.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for Demetrius to show the terrific fans at The Paramount and the ShoBox audience that he is deserving of his recognition as one of the best junior middleweights in the world. However, Hernandez is a tough, rugged fighter with a great deal of experience and is a true spoiler in the division,” said Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing.
Stated Artie Pellulo of Banner Promotions, “We are very proud of Demetrius. This fight with Hernandez, which is a WBO Regional title fight is the next step towards a world championship.”
Tickets priced at $50, $100 and $150, will go on sale 10:00 am Friday through Ticketmaster, (www.Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000) or through The Paramount Box Office, (631) 673-7300 in addition to the Star Boxing Office, (718) 823-2000 or on their website, www.StarBoxing.com. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7PM with the first bell at 8PM.
The Paramount is located at 370 New York Avenue, Huntington, New York, 11743. For directions and more information, please visit their website at www.paramountny.com
HYLAND’S HOPE FOR DOUBLE DELIGHT
Dublin fight fans will gather in force this Saturday night to cheer on local hero Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland who fights for the World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim World Featherweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Irish fight favorites Paul and Eddie Hyland have organized a fight-night event that will allow fans of their brother (Pajo) watch the fight live at a local venue, with the proceeds going towards the development of Dublin’s first professional only boxing gym.
Patrick who hails from Jobstown in Tallaght will brawl with the heavy handed prospect Javier Fortuna, which will be screened live on Primetime Pay Per View across the world on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao/Juan Manuel Marquez blockbuster.
The eldest of the pugilistic trio Eddie has swapped active combat for a career in coaching and is desperate to open the capitals first pro-only establishment under his new TNT set-up and believes his brother’s world title challenge provides the perfect opportunity to get the city behind his Patrick while raising some much needed funds.
“There are so many people who were asking for use to organise an event so they could watch Pajo’s fight and we decided to organize this event which will allow fight fans support Patrick while also helping us raise some money towards getting our own gym together”
Due to factors including the current economic situation as well as family commitments the other two of the Hyland trio of fighting siblings are unable to make the journey stateside and have instead organized this gathering which they hope will provide a double delight of Ireland’s newest world champion and the foundation of a new gym.
Former Irish Super Feather champion Eddie has taken over the reins of Irish title challenger Robbie Long who under young Hyland put in a career best performance last month in Dublin where he was very unlucky not to have his arm raised against Belfast’s Joe Hillerby.
Also joining his eldest brother at Team TNT is current Irish champion Paulie Hyland who following a slack 2012 will be looking to take his deserved place among the Super Bantamweight hierarchy come 2013.
The fight-night event will take place this Saturday at the Kusanta Bar and Restaurant in Killinarden , Tallaght from 10pm till late, with tickets just €10 and available at the venue from Aaron on 085-7542181 or Paul Hyland 085-8106098.
NBC Sports Network Fight Night – TUPOU GETS ‘ROCKY’ TOUR OF PHILLY
BEFORE HIS SATURDAY NBC SPORTS NETWORK FIGHT
WITH BRYANT JENNINGS
Photo Credits: phillyboxinghistory.com
NBC Philadelphia sportscaster, Vai Sikahema, takes fellow Tongans, Bowie Tupou and Philadelphia Eagle’s fullback, Stanley Havili on a “Rocky” tour of the City of Brotherly Love. Tupou will face Philadelphia’s Bryant Jennings in a 12 round defense of his USBA heavyweight title in the main event of Saturday’s NBC Sports Network Fight Night show.
The NBC Sports Network telecast will begin at 10PM EST on Saturday, December 8th. Fight fans will be able to catch a re-air of the show after the Pacquaio – Marquez fight, beginning 1AM Eastern, 10PM Pacific.
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