Press Release:  Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing will feed the insatiable appetite of the boxing world with a fight card featuring junior welterweight "Mighty" Mike Arnaoutis and heavyweight Vinnie Maddalone in separate bouts. Arnaoutis (17-2 with 9 KOs) the Pride of Greece, collides with Dominican power puncher Harrison Cuello (15-5, 11 KOs) in a 140-pound contest for a regional title. Cuello upset Edgar Santana last year. As an added attraction, fan favorite Maddalone (28-4, 20 KOs) once again steps through the ropes to face an opponent to be named. All the action will take place on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at the Grand Ballroom of The Manhattan Center in New York City.

“I’m thrilled to be able to have two of our fan favorite fighters on the same show” stated Joe DeGuardia, CEO of Star Boxing. “This card will be a signature Star Boxing event, as both will have their fans yelling and flags waving.  Ethnic pride always makes for exciting fights.   Since Arnaoutis wants another world title fight and Maddalone always leaves everything in the ring, we expect a fantastic night of boxing on March 6th” DeGuardia added.

“Mighty” Mike turned pro in 2001, and has compiled a record that includes six first-round knockout victories, two of which were against previously undefeated veterans.

Arnaoutis fought for the WBO junior welterweight title against Ricardo Torres on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales III.  Arnaoutis put Torres on the canvas in the seventh round but lost a split decision to Torres. 

In Cuello, “Mighty” Mike will be facing an opponent with impressive power and stamina.  Cuello has experience in both the sweet science and as a kick boxer, and has shown he is willing to take on the best, even on short notice.  Last year, Cuello knocked out local favorite Edgar Santana in the third round, bringing an end to Santana’s 5-year, 16-fight win streak.

When the bell rings on March 6th, those in attendance will not be surprised to see Arnaoutis and Cuello start the war against each other in the same place it is certain to end: in the middle of the ring. 

The fight fans in attendance at the Manhattan Center on the night of March 6th will also be treated to a heavyweight battle with the exciting Vinny Maddalone in the co-main event of the evening.  Having been in the ring with the legendary Evander Holyfield and in two wars with Brian Minto, Maddalone is certain to give the fans what they have came to see as none of his knockout victims have ever been past the fifth round. 

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