Kingpin Johnson added to November 9th show


Kingpin Johnson added to November 9th show

PRESS RELEASE: Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing announced today that heavyweight Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (16-0-1 6KO's) of Asbury Park, NJ, will be in the Big Apple for a busy week in and out of the ring. Johnson is scheduled to shoot a photo spread for a high end glossy magazine and then will step in the ring this Friday night in the Bronx at Star Boxing's “Punchin at the Paradise 6” card.

Originally slated to be a guest of honor to celebrate his WBA #14 ranking,  Johnson asked his promoter Joe DeGuardia to put him on the “Punchin at the Paradise” card this coming Friday, November 9.

We last saw Johnson, he headlined Showtime's ShoBox: The New Generation, August 3, 2007, ant boxed strongly en route to a victory over Damian “Bolo” Wills (22-1-1 16 KOs).  “Kevin Johnson never fails to amaze me. He has had a tremendous year, he blew onto the world stage with his show stopping last fight, and now making it into the WBA rankings at #14.  We are extremely happy to add him to our already exciting fight card, with the addition of Johnson, it takes this tremendous card to a whole other level,” said Joe DeGuardia.

Johnson is set to face Andrew Greeley (13-18-2 7KO's), of Monroe, LA.

The main event features a sensational ten round junior lightweight bout between regional titlist Francisco “El Ahogado” Lorenzo (29-4-14KO's) of the Dominican Republic and Guadalupe “Bronco” Rosales (25-1-15KO's) of Mexico.

The co-main event features 2004 Olympian Argenis Mendez (8-0 6KO's) of the Dominican Republic. Argenis, known to take out his opponent with crisp body-head-hook combinations will appear in an eight round bout.

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