New WBO Junior Welterweight World Champion

Chris Algieri Honored

NEW YORK: (July 19, 2014)

In front of another Standing Room Only crowd at The Paramount in Huntington, New York and a nationally televised audience, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing brought an action packed evening to  ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS/”ROCKIN FIGHTS 14″.


In the main event of the evening, world ranked junior welterweight EMAMUEL “The Tranzformer” TAYLOR got back in the win column with a dominating ten round unanimous decision win over KARIM “Hard Hitta” MAYFIELD.   Although knocked down in the eighth round, Taylor was in control of the action throughout the fight winning by scores of 97-92 and 95-94 twice.   With the win Taylor improved to 18-2-0 (12KO’s) while Mayfield fell to 18-2-1 (11KO’s).


The scheduled eight round junior welterweight clash between popular fan favorite, CLETUS “The Hebrew Hammer” SELDIN and veteran BAYAN “The Mongolian Mongoose” JARGAL lived up to it’s billing of an action packed fight throughout the first three rounds.

With Seldin pressing the action against the hard punching Jargal, the heads of the combatants clashed resulting in a bad cut over the right eye of Jargal.

As the action came to a halt at the end of round 3, Jargal stated that he was unable to continue and the bout was declared a disappointing No-Contest. Seldin’s record remains at 13-0-0 (10KO’s) while Jargal’s stays at 17-5-3 (11KO’s).

As part of the evening’s festivities, newly crowned WBO Junior Welterweight World Champion CHRIS ALGIERI was honored for his epic performance against then champion Ruslan Provodnikov on June 14 in Brooklyn and telecast on HBO.



In the nationally televised opening bout, local fan favorite ANTHONY KARPERIS impressively dominated veteran ARIEL DURAN over four rounds, winning a unanimous decision by scores of 39-37 on all three judges scorecards.


With the win, Karperis of Hicksville, New York improves to 7-2-0 (3KO’s) while Duran moves even to 7-7-1 (4KO’s).

Super middleweights saw action in the fight of the night off-TV as Union City, New Jersey’s
JASON “Monstruo” ESCALERA defeated Sweden’s  NAIM TERBUNJA

by six round split

decision in an outstanding slugfest, which had the huge crowd on their feet throughout.With the win Escalera improves to 14-2-1 (12KO’s), while Terbunja, 7-1-0, suffers his first defeat.

In a battle of undefeated junior middleweight prospects, Huntington’s WENDY TOUSSAINT, 5-0-0, won a six round unanimous decision over COURTNEY PENNINGTON, 7-1-1 (4KO’s), by scores of 58-56 on all three scorecards.



ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra will begin at 9 p.m. ET live on ESPN2, Watch ESPN and broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+.  ESPN Deportes will re-brand its coverage as Noche de Combates (formerly Viernes de Combates) with some telecasts on Saturdays.

ESPN2 Commentators/Studio:

Blow-by-blow commentator Joe Tessitore and ringside analyst Teddy Atlas will return to describe the action for ESPN2. Both are recipients of the prestigious Sam Taub Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism presented by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA): Atlas (2001), Tessitore (2010). Studio host Todd Grisham (@GrishamESPN), will return for his second season providing all the latest boxing news and highlights. Bilingual reporter Bernardo Osuna (@osunaespn), who last year became the series’ first-ever on-site reporter, will contribute to Friday Night Fights in English, and Noche de Combates (Fight Night) in Spanish.

ESPN Deportes Commentators/Studio:

Delvin Rodríguez will call the fights with Pablo Viruega for Noche de Combateson both ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes+, while Leopoldo González and Claudia Trejos will anchor the studio. Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez will join Trejos and González in studio throughout the season, with Osuna providing reports and interviews.


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