WBC CABOFE Heavyweight champion, Manuel “El Toro” Quezada (23-4, 15 KO’s), will square off against Arthur Williams (44-15, 30 KO’s) in a ten round bout scheduled for August 21, 2008 at the Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore CA..
Quezada, who’s riding a 12 fight winning streak, is eager to get back in the ring and climb up the heavyweight rankings. “This fight is one more step toward my goal of becoming a world champion.” said Quezada, “Williams has a lot of experience and I’m looking forward to a great fight. I’ve been working hard in the gym, and it’s been paying off come fight night. The fact that I’m sparring and doing well with Malik Scott and other top heavyweights, gives me confidence in my ability to climb up the rankings. I’m going to continue to press forward and make this fight exciting.”
This fight is brought to you by the Tachi Palace Casino in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions. For ticket information call the Tachi Palace Box Office at (559) 924-7751 or Tickets.com call Center at 1(800) 225-2277
STAR BOXING ANNOUNCES ONE NIGHT, TWO SHOWS, THREE GREAT FIGHTS
“HURRICANE” LOOKS TO CONTINUE HIS STORM THROUGH JR. WELTERWEIGHT, KNOCKOUT ARTIST MADDALONE LOOKS TO DISPOSE ANOTHER FOE, “DRAGON” LOOKS TO SET FIRE TO HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION
Bronx,NY – Jul 29, 2008 On Wednesday August 6th Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is teaming up with Sal Musumeci’s Final Forum to promote ESPN2’s “Wednesday Night Fights” telecast from the Aviator Sports and Recreation Center in Brooklyn, NY. That same night Star Boxing, in association with DiBella Entertainment, are putting together a card at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City, New York. One night, two shows, three great fights make for one extremely exciting night of boxing.
In the main event of the ESPN2 broadcast from the Aviator in Brooklyn, Star Boxing’s hot Jr. welterweight prospect Ali “Hurricane” Oubaali (21-3, 17KO’s) takes on tough Christopher “Kid Kayo” Fernandez (15-4-1, 9KO’s). Oubaali, originally from Courrieres, France signed with DeGuardia prior to moving to the U.S. in 2007. Oubaali has not lost a fight since 2004, and since signing with Star Boxing has put together two impressive performances, a TKO in the fourth over Victorio Abadia and a ten round unanimous decision over Ashley Theophane.
In Oubaali’s last fight he beat Theophane (20- 2-1, 7KO’s at the time) in a 10 round co-feature shown on ESPN2. Oubaali lived up to his nick-name, “Hurricane,” and continuously pressured Theophane for the entire 10 round contest. Oubaali’s fan friendly, come forward, non-stop punching style, has enabled him to quickly establish a fan base here in America.
Star Boxing CEO and founder Joe DeGuardia is excited to once again feature Ali on ESPN2. “He is exciting, and he comes to fight. Every time he is in the ring he gives the crowd what they want to see. He is fast, he throws a lot of punches, he can take a good shot and, as you can see by his record, he can certainly knock you out,” said DeGuardia. “We feel that after a couple more fights people will really begin noticing this kid, and it will only be a matter of time before we get him a shot at a world title in the 140 lb. division.”
In the co-feature of the night Star Boxing once again showcases one of its top heavyweights, Albert “The Dragon” Sosnowski (43-1, 26KO’s) who is set to take on Kevin Burnett (13-1-1, 8KO’s). Sosnowski last fought on April 25th against Terrell Nelson, stopping Nelson in the fifth. The Sosnowski vs. Nelson bout was the co- feature on that weeks ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights”. Since teaming up with Star, Sosnowski has been impressive and DeGuardia expects big things out of the 29 year old native of Warsaw, Poland. “I think that he has all the tools to take over the heavyweight division. We feel that we can really move Albert along and after a few more fights have him in the position to take on one of the top world rated contenders,” stated DeGuardia.
Tickets are priced at $200, $100, $75 and $50 and can be purchased by calling (718)823-2000 or by going to www.starboxing.com. Doors open at 6:30 with the first bout scheduled to go off at 7:30. The Aviator is located on Flatbush Ave, just south of the Belt Parkway, Exit 11S, Brooklyn, NY 11234 (718) 758- 7500.
MADDALONE: LIVES FOR THE KNOCKOUT
Fan favorite knockout artist Vinny Maddalone (29-4, 20KO’s) is back in action and looks to continue his winning ways and re- establish himself as the most exciting heavyweight in the world when he takes on Joe Stofle (11- 13- 2, 10KO’s) on August 6th at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City, New York.
Maddalone was last seen on March 6th at the Grand Ballroom in New York City, NY where he dismantled and destroyed Jeff Yeoman (21-9, 8KO’s) in less than two rounds. Maddalone who recently re-signed with DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, feels that he is going to surprise a lot of people in the coming year, and that he belongs among the top heavyweights in the world.
“I give the fans what they want to see,” said Maddalone. “I am not just in there for a payday or just to go through the motions, I am in there to look good, give the fans something exciting to watch, and ultimately knock my opponent out. The fans come to see the knockout, and that’s what I try to give them. I feel really good, I am one hundred percent healthy now, and I honestly feel that I am going to turn a lot of heads in the next year,” stated Maddalone.
Joe DeGuardia is excited about both shows on August 6th and believes that this is something that boxing needs. “On August 6th I am teaming up with not one, but two of the top promoters in the New York Area to put on two great shows. This is what boxing needs, for us promoters to work together to put together exciting shows and give the fans what they want to see. Each show is loaded with top level talent, along with some of the top young prospects to hit the boxing world in a long time,” said DeGuardia. “I expect Ali, Vinny and Albert to put on spectacular showings come fight night. August 6th is going to be a great night for boxing, a great night for the fans who will be attending or watching, and a great night for New York City,” stated DeGuardia.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling Star Boxing at (718) 823-2000 or by going to www.starboxing.com. Tickets are priced at $160 (VIP seats and VIP tables), $100 (ringside seats and ringside tables), and $60 (standing room only).