Cauthen shines bright on Starry night


Cauthen shines bright on Starry night

The stars shone bright last Friday, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York, as all the Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing warriors were victorious in their bouts – but perhaps none shone brighter than USBA Junior Middleweight King Terrance Cauthen.  Cauthen, now 32-3, 9 KOs, announced himself as the new junior middleweight to watch by winning the vacant championship while stopping fellow former Olympian Dante Craig in round 10.


“Terrance looked extremely good,” said Star Boxing CEO Joe DeGuardia. “Against Craig, he was surprisingly more aggressive than in the past and never let Craig fully into the fight.”


DeGuardia says Cauthen, who started his career at lightweight, may have found a home at 154 lbs. “Terrance was already one of the game’s finest pure boxers. He’s an Olympic Bronze Medalist. But now that he’s not killing himself to make weight and has added some power to his slickness, he’s going to remind a lot of people of Winky Wright. We’ll be looking to land him a showcase fight on HBO or Showtime in the near future.”


Also victorious at the White Plains show were Star Boxing’s newest acquisition, the corporate muscle and former “Contender” star Joey Gilbert, who defended his NABO Middleweight Championship by stopping “Pretty Boy” Keith Sims in round six. Gilbert moved his record to 13-1, 10 KOs in taking out the game Sims.


“We’re also very proud of Joey and his performance,” DeGuardia continued. “He took another big step toward his dream of a world title and dismantled a determined opponent in the process. Joey has the whole package and he promises to become a very popular champion with crossover appeal.”


Other Star Boxing stable fighters scoring shutout unanimous decision victories were the “Kosovo Kid” Elvir Muriqi, who won over eight rounds against Illinois’ Ted Muller; future heavyweight champion Kevin Johnson, over six rounds against Detroit’s Demetrice King; and Brooklyn’s promising super bantamweight Roberto Benitez, over four rounds against England’s Vineash Rungea.


“All our guys had terrific nights and we’re very proud of all of them. The fans in White Plains were terrific and we’ll be back there soon. Our congratulations and thanks go out to all the fighters and people who made that terrific night of boxing come together.”