Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Inc. announced today that it has signed Light Heavyweight Elvir “Kosova Kid” Muriqi to a promotional contract. Muriqi, who is originally from Kosova, fights out of the Bronx, NY, and has compiled a record of 31-3 including 20 KO’s as a professional. He is a former 1998 Golden Gloves Champion at the 178-lb weight class. Interestingly, DeGuardia won the New York Golden Gloves 147-lb championship exactly 10 years before Muriqi.
Upon his signing, Muriqi said, “I’m glad to be reunited with my first professional promoter. I feel good about my future because Joe believes in me and I can talk to him directly.”
DeGuardia is happy once more about reaching a deal with Muriqi who he originally promoted back in 1998 when hei turned professional. He feels that there are many interesting fights that can be made in the Light Heavyweight division. “Muriqi is a tough young fighter with plenty of upside, and, at 26 years old, he has lots of potential. I’m looking forward to working with him again.”
Muriqi represents the third major signing by DeGuardia's Star Boxing in the past three weeks. He recently inked deals with former world champions Montell “Ice” Griffin (Light Heavyweight) and Derick "Smoke" Gainer (Featherweight).
Star Boxing is a world-class boxing promotions company that has promoted events around the world and represents a growing stable of boxers, including Light Heavyweight Champion Antonio Tarver.
For more information about Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, please visit the company website at www.starboxing.com