DeGuardia survives car accident; Golovkin congratulates Kazakhstan gold medalist

NEW YORK, (July 29, 2012) Star Boxing’s President Joe DeGuardia has survived a horrific and tragic fatal car accident while on his way home from “ROCKIN FIGHTS 4,”a sold-out event at The Paramount in Huntington, New York.

DeGuardia was on the Long Island Expressway in his new Mercedes Benz, when he was hit head-on by a Honda that was going the wrong way on the Expressway (just East of Exit ramp 41). The driver of the Honda was killed upon impact. There were reports that the driver of the Honda was operating without headlights on and was impaired.

Nassau County Sergeant Steven Fitzpatrick told 1010 WINS Radio that the crash was so brutal that both cars were throw approximately 150 feet from the point of impact. Both cars were totally destroyed.

‘I’m incredibly lucky to be alive” said DeGuardia. “I’m in quite a bit of pain, but I’ll be fine. Those close to DeGuardia commented that being in the well made brand new Mercedes Benz may have helped DeGuardia survive, and also suggested that DeGuardia’s instincts as a boxer (DeGuardia was a former Golden Gloves Champion who grew up on the tough streets of the Bronx) were also instrumental in his survival. Ironically, the accident was not far from where DeGuardia earned his law degree at Hofstra University School of Law School.

“I wish to express my deepest and most sincere appreciation for the outpouring of true concern I am humbled and honored by the emails, calls, texts, twitter, facebook and all other means of support I have received from all over the country and world from people in all aspects of my life, particularly including those in boxing, fans as well”.

“My thoughts and prayers are also extended to the families of the young man who lost his life and particularly his passenger. My prayers are with the young woman as she struggles for life.”


BIG BEAR, CA (July 30, 2012) While intense training continues ahead of his world title fight on Saturday, September 1st, WBA and IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady Golovkin was thrilled to watch as his friend Alexander Vinokourov of Kazakhstan won the first Gold Medal of the 2012 Summer Olympics this past Saturday in the men’s 150-mile cycling road race in London, England.

“I’m extremely proud of Alexander, we’ve been friends for many years and it was very exciting to watch his race on Saturday” said Golovkin, a Silver Medalist in the 2004 Summer Olympics. Vinokourov pulled away in a late sprint to edge Rigoberto Uran of Columbia.

Said Golovkin, “Just like a boxer, Alexander won the race in the championship rounds.”

Golovkin, 23-0-0 (20KO’s), considered by many in boxing to be the BEST middleweight in the world, will make his highly anticipated United States and HBO debut on Saturday, September 1st against hard punching European Champion Grzegorz Proksa, 28-1-0 (21KO’s) in the main event at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York.

Ukrainian Sergei Dzinziruk fights against undefeated Jonathan Gonzalez of Puerto Rico in the co-featured bout. The bouts will be broadcast on HBO’s acclaimed BOXING AFTER DARK, 9:45ET/PT.

Golovkin is promoted by K2 Promotions and trained by the highly regarded Abel Sanchez.


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