Press Release: Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing, hosted a night of boxing at the Manhattan Center in New York City, in front of a sold out crowd.

French junior welterweight Ali “Hurricane” Oubaali stole the show in his American debut. The “Hurricane” beat Victorio Abadia with non-stop aggression and punching.  Oubaali went right after Abadia throwing crisp combinations to the head and body. Abadia bravely fought back much to the crowd's delight as the bell sounded ending round one. In the next round, both fighters stood toe-to-toe trading bombs. Oubaali let loose with combinations that put Abadia on the seat of pants.  Abadia gamely rose, and as Oubaali moved in to finish him, he caught Oubaali with a flush right. Abadia seized the opportunity as he backed up Oubaali with hard combinations to the head. Oubaali turned the tide again, catching Abadia with a straight right hand backing him to the ropes as the bell sounded ending the second. Oubaali had a big round three continuing his relentless assault on Abadia. Round four opened up with Abadia showing renewed vigor but that didn't last long as Oubaali again began to pummel his opponent prompting referee Sparkle Lee to halt the action at 1:27 of the fourth round of the scheduled 8 round bout. Oubaali improves to 20-3 with 17 KOs, while Abadia, [a former featherweight now fighting at 140] slips to 22-6-2 with 8 KOs. 

Fan favorite James Moore faced off with Chad Greenleaf. Moore, a junior middleweight, took a little time to figure the southpaw out but soon took control.  Moore controlled the fight with his jab and applied pressure the entire fight. After six rounds, the judges scored unanimously in favor of Moore, who remained undefeated (13-0 with 9 KOs) as Greenleaf drops to 10-8-1 with 4 KOs.

The main event saw Vinny Maddalone in his first fight since losing to Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield, back in March of this year. After a seven month layoff, Maddalone was eager to get back into the ring.  Both fighters came out fast and strong at the bell.  Opponent Jason Barnett caught Maddalone with a solid punch that rocked him against the ropes. Then, due to a nasty head-butt from Barnett, Maddalone suffered a cut on his left cheekbone.

In the second round Maddalone put Barnett down with a huge body shot.  Barrnett got up and began leading with his head causing a nasty cut over Maddalone's left eye. The referee, Eddie Cotton warned Barnett repeatedly about head-butting and lacing as Maddalone tried to keep the pressure on Barnett, only to be met with clinches and dirty tactics that ultimately led to two points being deducted from Barnett during the fight.

Finally, the referee had seen enough and stopped the fight in the seventh round and disqualified Barnett. Maddalone improves to 28-4 with 20 KOs. Barnett goes to 9-6 with 4 KOs.

Noriko Kariya, 7-2-1, was victorious over Dawn Kelley, 3-3, the wife of former world champion Kevin Kelley, in a four-round bantamweight fight.

Ronny Vargas, 3-0, pummeled opponent Paul Scianna, 3-2, stopping him 51 seconds into the second round of a junior middleweight bout.

Jose Guzman (1-1-2) scored an upset four-round majority victory over Nicky DeMarco (2-1). The bout was all action as both fighters traded freely throughout the four rounds.

The opening bout got the evening off to a rousing start as debuting middleweight Troy Artis and Rondu Campbell, 1-0-1, hooked up in a give and take battle which ended up a draw.

All in all, it was a smashing and successful night for Star Boxing in NYC!