Former WBO Heavyweight Champion, Shannon Briggs (48-5-1, 42KO) has just been added to Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing upcoming, “Hustler Boxing” card at the Manhattan Center this Thursday December 3rd. Briggs, who hails from nearby Brooklyn, will be returning from a two-year hiatus from the ring when he squares off against Marcus McGee (22-17, 11KO). Briggs, who turns 38 the following day, will be looking to get back into the heavyweight contender picture, and hopefully set himself up for another world title opportunity somewhere in the near future..
“Shannon is looking to get back into title contention, and what better way to do it than with a good showing on our NYC Hustler Boxing show,” stated Joe DeGuardia, CEO of Star Boxing. “We are very excited to be adding yet another big name to our premiere installment of “Hustler Boxing”. Shannon has a nice following in New York, being from nearby Brooklyn, and we are looking forward to him being added to an already exceptional night of boxing.”
HUSTLER BOXING UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED
On Thursday, December 3rd, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presents its premiere installment of the new collaborative series, “Hustler Boxing” with Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club – NYC at New York’s famous Manhattan Center on 34th street. The show, being televised live on the Versus Network, is headlined by “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (22-3-2, 10KO) taking on Baltimore’s Tim “Pit Bull” Coleman (16-1-1, 4KO) for the vacant USBA light welterweight Championship. “The New” Ray Robinson (11-0, 4KO) takes on former three- time National Golden Gloves Champion, Brad Solomon (8-0, 3KO) in a must see welterweight affair, while “The Real Million Dollar Baby” Maureen Shea (13-2, 7KO) looks to capture her first world championship when she takes on Jenna Shiver (9-4-1, 2KO) for the Interim WBA Female Super Bantamweight Championship. Also scheduled to appear on the card is the Bronx’s lightweight contender Jorge Teron (23-1-1, 15KO) as well as former WBO Heavyweight Champion, Brooklyn’s own, Shannon Briggs (48-5-1, 42KO) as he makes his much anticipated return to the ring after a two year hiatus, against tough Marcus McGee (22-17, 11KO).
Making up the remainder of the undercard will be three exciting undefeated fighters looking to keep their unbeaten records in tact.
In what is sure to be the toughest fight in his young pro career, exciting Scotish heavyweight Ian Millarvie (7-0, 5KO) will take on veteran brawler Terrell “Baby Bull” Nelson (8-9, 5KO) in a six round heavyweight special attraction. For Millarvie, it will be just the second time in his career he has fought in the United States, and it will come against the always game Nelson, who is coming off a spirited effort decision loss to Star Boxing heavyweight, and 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Captain, Devin Vargas.
Also on the card, making his New York City debut, is Jaywon Woods (7-0-1, 5KO) taking on Josh Harris (4-3-1, 3KO) in a six round cruiserweight match-up. Woods, who hails from Virginia, but now calls Atlantic City his home, is the son of former heavyweight contender Darroll Wilson. Wilson is best known for being the first man to defeat Shannon Briggs, scoring a third round TKO over the future, and now former WBO heavyweight champion.
Rounding out the card will be Bronx native, Hajro Sujak (4-0, 2KO) taking on Todd Eriksson (0-1-1). Sujak vs. Eriksson is scheduled for four rounds in the super middleweight division.
This VIP evening of boxing and entertainment, hosted by various celebrities, will feature special entertainment and top boxing. Larry Flynt’s Hustler Honeys will serve as ring card girls, hostesses at all VIP dinner tables and will be entertaining late into the evening at the official after-fight-party to be held at the Hustler Club 641 W. 51st street in Manhattan.
Hustler Boxing is being presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing in association with Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club and will be aired live on the nationally televised Versus Network. Doors open at 6:30 PM, with the first bout scheduled for 7:30. Versus will begin airing at 9PM. The Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center is located at 311 West 34th Street New York, NY (between 8th and 9th Ave.). Tickets are priced at $202, $152, $102, $52 with VIP tables of ten also available. Tickets can be purchased by CLICKING HERE: ( www.ticketmaster.com) or calling the Star Boxing office at 718 823-2000.