NEW YORK, (August 26, 2013) Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing returns to it’s Long Island home on Saturday, SEPTEMBER 14 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, with the tenth installment of it’s acclaimed series of world class professional boxing, “ROCKIN FIGHTS”.
“It’s always special to promote at The Paramount, truly one of the premier venue for professional boxing in the country. This is the tenth “ROCKIN FIGHTS” event we’ve held there, the first nine selling out, and we’re thrilled to showcase Huntington’s favorite son, undefeated Chris Algieri and former world champion Joshua Clottey in separate bouts” said DeGuardia.
“Also, knowing that SEPTEMBER 14 is such a big night in boxing, we will broadcast LIVE from Las Vegas, the Mayweather/Canelo world title clash on the big screen ( multiple viewing areas) at The Paramount following the action in the ring.”
Known as ‘The Pride of Huntington”, undefeated junior welterweight Chris Algieri with be making the third start of his 2013 campaign, clashing with tough Nicaraguan veteran Wilfredo “EL Zurdo” Acuna in the main event at “ROCKIN FIGHTS 10”.
Algieri kicked off the year in style; dominating Jose Peralta on FEBRUARY 23 over ten rounds towards a unanimous decision win at The Paramount in a career best performance telecast on the NBC Sports Network.
Most recently Algieri swept a ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Mike Arnaoutis on JULY 20 at The Paramount to improve his record to 17-0-0 (7KO’s).
Sporting a record of 14-12-0 (11KO’s), Acuna is known for providing the toughest test to many undefeated prospects across the country.
Now competing in the middleweight and jr middleweight divisions, former world champion Clottey, 36-4-0 (22KO’s), returns to the ring to face Dashon “Fly Boy” Johnson, 14-12-3 (5KO’s), of Escondido, California.
A native of Accra, Ghana, now residing in Bronx, New York, Clottey is best known in the area for his sensational war with Miguel Cotto on JUNE 13, 2009 at Madison Square Garden, losing a very close and controversial split decision.
In March of 2010, Clottey challenged boxing legend Manny Pacquiao for the WBO Junior Welterweight title in front of over 50,000 fans at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
Johnson has faced numerous notable names over his five-year career including Glen Tapia, Jermell Charlo and most recently Paul Mendez, dropping a hotly contested unanimous decision on JULY 26 in Redwood, California.
Heavyweights will also see action at ‘ROCKIN FIGHTS 10″ as hard hitting prospect Constantin Bejenaru, 3-0-1 (2KO’s), of Catskill, New York, will battle Buffalo, New York, native Excell Holmes, 2-1-1 (1KO) over four scheduled rounds. Renowned trainer Kevin Rooney says Constantin is the most explosive heavyweight he has trained since Mike Tyson.
Opening the show, popular Huntington, New York junior middleweight prospect Wendy Toussaint returns to The Paramount, facing off against pro debuting Cory Boyd of Babylon, New York in a scheduled four rounder.
Toussaint made his successful pro debut, pitching a four round shutout over On’rey Towns on JULY 20.
Advance tickets for “ROCKIN FIGHTS 10” ($50 to $200 VIP seating) are available online through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com), the Star Boxing website (StarBoxing.com) and The Paramount Box Office, phone (631) 673-7300.
The Paramount is located at 370 New York Avenue in Huntington, New York. Doors will open on the night of the event at 7:00 p.m. with the first bell at 7:30 p.m.
ABOUT STAR BOXING
Star Boxing Inc. recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary (promoting pro boxing continuously since 1992). The company has produced some of the most exciting and memorable boxing events in recent history. Star Boxing continues to work with and develop a number of very exciting world champions, world rated contenders and young prospects. Star Boxing is proud that is has consistently brought credibility, integrity, and exciting fights to the boxing industry. For more information on Star Boxing, visit their official website at www.StarBoxing.com and follow them on Twitter @ Star Boxing and Facebook at Star Boxing.
ABOUT THE PARAMOUNT:
Opened September 30, 2011 this 1,555 capacity live entertainment venue located in downtown Huntington, Long Island, features concerts, boxing, comedy, community and other special events. Booked by Live Nation, the Paramount has hosted over 150 events in its first year of operation and quickly established itself as the premier music venue on Long Island. Some recent acts to take the stage include Pitbull, Taking Back Sunday, The Pixies, Elvis Costello, Warren Haynes, Willie Nelson, Brand New, Goo Goo Dolls, Primus, Marilyn Manson, Korn, The Wanted, The Script, Panic! At the Disco and many, more.
ABOUT MODELL’S SPORTING GOODS
Founded in 1889, Modell’s Sporting Goods is the local family sporting goods destination that provides a convenient and compelling shopping experience for the athlete and fan in all of us. Modell’s offers customers an assortment of top brands in sporting goods equipment, footwear and active apparel for every level of play year round. The retailer operates 153 stores located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. Including www.Modells.com; a diverse website which services customers all over the country, filling all of their needs regardless of their location. Modell’s continues to grow in the Long Island community with its newest addition in the Huntington Shopping Center being minutes from The Paramount, with plans to have the location open by the time schools starts.
ABOUT THE FOX HOLLOW:
Nestled upon 8 private acres of Long Island’s north shore is the Fox Hollow, which features a state of the art event venue, fine dining restaurant and an all-suite luxury boutique hotel. Owned & operated by the Scotto Brothers, their Above & Beyond philosophy in providing each & every guest with superior services and amenities is paramount. Visit the Fox Hollow online at www.TheFoxHollow.com & www.TheInnAtFoxHollow.com
Official Sponsor of the Paramount Boxing Series
Camelot Limos is a family owned and operated business located in Nassau County, with over 25 years of professional experience; serving satisfied clientele since 1984. The owners of Camelot Specialty Limos are very active in the business and play a major role in the company’s day to day operations. Camelot Specialty Limos, Inc. is an Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau.