DeGuardia adds local favorites to Oct. 29th undercard


DeGuardia adds local favorites to Oct. 29th undercard

Press Release: On Wednesday October 29th, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing will present a card headlined by The Pride of Greece, "Mighty" Mike Arnaoutis (20-2-2, 10 KOs), who is taking on Ben Ankrah (19-6-1, 9 KOs). The bout is scheduled for ten rounds in the junior welterweight division. The co-feature pits Vinny Maddalone (30-4, 21 KOs) vs. Terrell "Baby Bull" Nelson (8-6, 5 KOs) in an eight-round heavyweight contest. The entire card will be shown live on

In a four-round middleweight match-up, undefeated Yonkers Police Sgt. Bryant Pappas (6-0, 6 KOs) looks to stay undefeated when he takes on Chris Morton (1-2). Sgt. Pappas recently was in the news for assisting in the very high profile arrest Friday October 3rd of 43-year-old Eric Hadar. Hadar is the CEO of Allied Partners, one of New York City's top real estate firms owning 25 properties valued at more than $3 billion. Hadar was reportedly pulled over for reckless driving and upon searching his car a bag was found that contained over 100 grams of cocaine and 703 Oxycontin pills and 352 Xanax pills.

In a gesture of good will, Pappas has also stated that he is donating his entire purse from the card to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. "It is just another opportunity for me to give back. Sloan Kettering is one of the premier cancer centers in all the world, and I am lucky to be in the position where I can contribute, so I do," stated Pappas.

Another undefeated New Yorker, the Bronx's Eddie Irizarry (3-0, 1 KO) takes on Long Island's own Jose Zamora (pro debut) in a four-round featherweight contest. Irizarry turned pro back in January and has displayed very fast hands and lots of natural ability thus far. Irizarry seems to get better each time out, so be sure to keep an eye out for this exciting featherweight.
In an exciting four round cruiserweight bout New York's own undefeated Ahmed Samir (3-0) battles Tyrone Smith (5-5-2) of Boston, MA. It will be Samir's second fight in New York since turning pro back in February of this year, and he looks to continue his winning ways against the tough Smith.

Rounding out the card features a battle of New York vs. New Jersey when Dominican born Jose Guzman (4-0), Queens, NY, battles Paterson, New Jersey's Luis Lopez (2-7-1). The Guzman vs. Lopez bout is scheduled for four rounds in the lightweight division.

Tickets are available for purchase immediately through all ticketmaster outlets or by going online to and, or simply by calling (718) 823-2000 or (212) 307-717. Roseland Ballroom is located in New York City at 239 W. 52 Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the first bout scheduled for 7:30.