LONG ISLAND CARD ANNOUNCED FOR SEPTEMBER 14TH
Press Release: Star Boxing returns to Long Island, New York Saturday, September 14th 14 at The Paramount in Huntington. "The Pride of Huntington", junior welterweight Chris Algieri with be making the third start of his 2013 campaign, clashing with tough Nicaraguan veteran Wilfredo "EL Zurdo" Acuna in the main event.
Algieri swept a ten-round unanimous decision over Mike Arnaoutis on July 20th in the same venue to improve his record to 17-0 with 7 KOs. Sporting a record of 14-12 with 11 KOs, Acuna [has lost eight of his last nine].
On the same card, now competing in the middleweight and jr middleweight divisions, ex-IBF titlist Joshua Clottey, 36-4 with 22 KOs, returns to the ring to face Dashon "Fly Boy" Johnson, 14-12-3 with 5 KOs), of Escondido, California.
Star Boxing's Joe DeGuardia announced, "we will broadcast live from Las Vegas, the [Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez world junior middleweight championship] clash on the big screen (multiple viewing areas) at The Paramount following the action in the ring."
A native of Accra, Ghana, now residing in Bronx, New York, Clottey is best known for his sensational war with Miguel Cotto in 2009 at Madison Square Garden, losing a very close and controversial split decision. In March of 2010, Clottey lost to Manny Pacquiao for the WBO Junior Welterweight title in front of over 50,000 fans at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
Johnson most recently faced Paul Mendez, dropping a hotly contested unanimous decision on July 26th in Redwood, California.
Heavyweights will also see action in Huntington as Constantin Bejenaru, 3-0-1, of Catskill, New York, will battle Buffalo, New York, native Excell Holmes, 2-1-1 over four scheduled rounds. Renowned trainer Kevin Rooney claims Constantin is the most explosive heavyweight he has trained since Mike Tyson.
Opening the show, popular Huntington, New York junior middleweight prospect Wendy Toussaint returns to The Paramount, facing off against pro debuting Cory Boyd of Babylon, New York in a scheduled four rounder.
Toussaint made his successful pro debut, pitching a four round shutout over On'rey Towns on JULY 20.
Advance tickets are available online through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com), the Star Boxing website (StarBoxing.com) and The Paramount Box Office, phone (631) 673-7300.