Star Boxing Quotables


Star Boxing Quotables

PRESS RELEASE: Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing presents this week's edition of ESPN2's Friday Night Fights from Bally's in Atlantic City, New Jersey. "Mighty" Mike Arnaoutis (18-2-2 9 with KOs) headlines in a twelve-round junior welterweight contest against Lanardo Tyner (19-0 with 11 KOs).

The semi-final will feature 2004 Olympian Devin Vargas (15-0 with 6 KOs) in an eight-round heavyweight bout against Philadelphian Dave Brunelli (8-3 with 3 KOs).

Below are quotes from each of the four participants.

"Mighty Mike" Arnaoutis:

"I have worked very hard for this fight. I had a very good camp, with excellent sparring and I'm ready for the fight. Tyner will know what its like to be in the big time when he steps into the ring with someone like me. Rest assured he will be going back to Houston with a loss on his record. Right now I have everything working the way I want, I have a great corner and this will be the year of "Mighty Mike". Lanardo Tyner is just a bump in the road for me".

 Lanardo Tyner:

"I am so looking forward to Friday night and fighting on ESPN. This is my time. Arnaoutis had his shots and its time for him to move over. This is my coming out party. I had a great camp and I know this Friday night I will be the NEW USBA champion. I didn't take this fight for the money, I took it for the opportunity to put myself in line for a bigger fight. I want to fight guys like Ricky Hatton and Paulie Malignaggi. I'm old school, the fans love to watch me fight because I do not bullshit in the ring. I hope "Mighty Mike" is ready because I'm coming to knock him out and take home his belt". 

Devin Vargas:

"I am thrilled to be fighting on national television. This fight will springboard my career and the viewing audience will see just what Devin Vargas is all about. I'm not taking my opponent lightly, I know he come from a tradition rich area of fighters and I heard he is a very tough guy who brings it. I look forward to this opportunity and can't wait to get into the ring on ESPN Friday evening.

Dave Brunelli:

 "I know I'm coming into this fight as an underdog but that is the way we like it. I know my opponent is more experienced but I come from the fighting city of Philadelphia, PA and I'll have all my fans there cheering me on to victory. I'm 100% confident and I am really thrilled to be fighting on "Friday Night Fights".

Undercard action starts at 7:30pm and features Raymond Serrano Jr. as well as local fighters Pat Majewski, Clinton Douglas, Ariel Espinal, and Qaid Muhammad. Tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster at 1 800 736-1420 or Star Boxing at 718 823-2000. You can also purchase tickets online from or