NEWLY SIGNED PROSPECTS SHINE IN THEIR STAR BOXING DEBUTS
DYLAN MORAN EARNS UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY IN IRELAND – JUNIOR ALMONTE ADDS HIS 12TH WIN BY FIRST ROUND KO IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Star Boxing’s recently signed undefeated international prospects, #1 rated Irish welterweight, DYLAN “THE REAL DEAL” MORAN (now 10-0 5KO’s) and Dominican Republic bantamweight prospect and titlist, JUNIOR “BAMBITO” ALMONTE (now 12-0 9KO’s) both fought over the weekend in their first bouts as Star Boxing fighters.
Moran stepped in at the National Stadium in Dublin Ireland against former European champion, Hungarian, GYORGY MIZSEI JR.. Moran maintained a come forward style over the 8-round fight, trading freely at times with his Hungarian foe. Moran forced the action, pinning Mizsei (now 26-26-1 15KO’s) against the rope’s multiple times, as the former European champion fought back with some sharp counter punches. A counter punch in the 5th round caused a small cut to open on the bridge of the Irishmen’s nose, but it did not slow the southpaw as Moran continued his relentless pressure. After the full 8-rounds Moran took home the victory via unanimous decision, remaining undefeated (all three judges scored the fight 79-74).
On Sunday night, Junior Almonte laced up at the Club Plaza Valerio in Santiago, Dominican Republic against ANGELO “EL OLIMPICO” MUNOZ (now 18-16 11KO’s). The Dominican and WBC FECARBOX Bantamweight champion quickly displayed his fast and heavy hands, wasting no time, earning a first round TKO victory.
Star Boxing promoter, JOE DEGUARDIA had this to say about both victories, “I was happy to have both Dylan and Junior jump right into action after recently signing a promotional agreement with Star Boxing. Dylan has a strong Irish fanbase, and after watching his fight on Saturday night, it is easy to see why. Junior has an impressive amateur background, and it shows in both his comfort and ring generalship. Clearly his power showed Sunday night. I look forward to continuing Star Boxing’s relationship with Dylan and Junior and their respective teams, and I am excited for what is in store for these two great prospects.”
Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing’s two newest signings are set to fight under the Star Boxing banner for the first time this weekend. 24-year-old and , #1 rated Irish welterweight sensation, DYLAN “THE REAL DEAL” MORAN (8-0 5KO’s) will be taking on his first 8-round challenge against former European champion, GYORGY “SUPER GUSCO” MIZSEI JR. (25-25-1 15 KO’S). The 8-round welterweight contest will take place TONIGHT (March 30) at National Stadium in Dublin. The event dubbed “Clash of the Titans,” anticipate fighter walks at approximately 7PM GMT/ 3PM ET. The bout can be viewed live on FITE.TV through the link below:
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Born in Waterford, now residinng in Dungarvan, Ireland, Moran has successfully won bouts in the UK, Ireland and Mexico, but hopes that signing with the longest running promotion in New York, Star Boxing, that he will be able to lay roots in the United States. Moran earned his nickname by rising the ranks in Irish amateur boxing, winning 6-county titles, as well as 6 provisional and national titles. A true combative, Moran also earned 7 national titles, 1 European title, and 3 World Titles as a kickboxer.
Dylan Moran said this about his new oppurtunity with Star Boxing, “As a kid, I always dreamed of fighting in America, and being on the biggest cards. Now that dream is going to become a reality. I have had a brilliant career so far with Assassin Boxing, and have had the chance of fighting on TG4, something I hope I will be able to do again. However this oppurtunity my team has delivered is truly amazing. To join up with someone like Joe DeGuardia who has worked with the very best boxers in The States, it’s all so amazing. To hear the plans that Joe and the guys have for me is unbeliable. No doubt the hard work starts now, and I know if I continue to dedicate myself, the oppurtunites are there for me, and I will prove I am one fo the best in the world.”
Also fighting for the first time under the red and black banner of Star Boxing will be, JUNIOR “BOMBITA” ALMONTE (11-0 8KO’s). Almonte is slated to take on ANGELO “EL OLIMPICO” MUNOZ (18-15 11KO’s). This 8-round bantamweight showdown is set to take place at Club Plaza Valerio, Dominican Republic, Sunday night (3/31).
The 5’9″ Dominican fan favorite has fought all 11 of his bouts in his native Dominican Republic. Having only made his debut on July 22, 2017, Almonte has remained extremely busy with 11 fights in only two years. Over this span, Almonte has earned the Dominican Republic Bantamweight Title, WBC FECARBOX Bantamweight Title and most recently defended his WBC title on July 21, 2018. As an amateur, Almonte had over 400 fights, with key victories over thee Olympians.
CEO JOE DEGUARDIA had this to say about the new signing, “I look forward to a bright future for both Dylan and Junior. Both are very good prospects and we have exciting plans for them.”