TERRIFIC UNDERCARD FEATURES LOCAL FAVORITES ANTHONY KARPERIS AND WENDY TOUSSAINT
PLUS A TRIBUTE TO NEW WORLD CHAMPION
NEW YORK, (July 15, 2014) Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing has announced three outstanding undercard battles for this week’s ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS/”ROCKIN FIGHTS 14″ at The Paramount in Huntington, New York.
In separate bouts Long Island fan favorites ANTHONY KARPERIS and WENDY “The Haitian Hurricane” TOUSSAINTreturn to The Paramount along with a sensational six round super middleweight clash between Union City, New Jersey’sJASON “Monstruo” ESCALERA and undefeated Medford, New York’s NAIM TERBUNJA.
Said DeGuardia, “For Karperis and Toussaint these are both strong step ups in their young careers and the super middleweight fight pits two prospects with the winner looking at a much bigger fight.”
Sporting a record of 6-2-0 (3KO’s), Hicksville’s Karperis will look to stay in the winners’ column, having been dominant in his last two bouts, taking on ARIEL DURAN, 7-6-1 (4KO’s) in a scheduled six round junior welterweight bout.
After stopping Michael Doyle in the fifth round on November 22, Karperis pitched a six round shutout of Calvin Smith onFebruary 14, both fights taking place at The Paramount where he has made six starts
Originally from the Dominican Republic, the 27-year-old Duran has never been stopped and is well known on the East Coast for his hard fought battles with numerous rising prospects.
Undefeated with a record of 4-0, junior middleweight Toussaint, now residing in Huntington, has looked very sharp in his first four professional bouts, all of which have taken place at The Paramount.
This Friday night, Toussaint will face the toughest fight of his young career, challenging fellow undefeated prospectCOURTNEY PENNINGTON of Brooklyn, New York.
The 27-year-old Pennington, 7-0-1 (4KO’s), will look to jump back in the win column, setting for a draw against Marcus Beckford on
April 24 at The Paramount.
Heavy-handed Escalera, 13-2-1 (12KO’s), will also be looking to return to the win column, having dropped a decision to Lekan Byfield on April 24 at The Paramount.
Swedish native Terbunja, having compiled a pro record of 7-0-0, will be fighting for the second time in the United States, recently taking a four round decision from Maurice Amaro on March 22 in Queens, New York.
ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS/”ROCKIN FIGHTS 14″ isheadlined by an outstanding ten round junior welterweight clash between top rated contenders EMANUEL “The Tranzformer” TAYLOR,17-2-0 (14KO’s), of Baltimore, Maryland and San Francisco’sKARIM “Hard Hitta” MAYFIELD, 18-1-1 (11KO’s).
Co-featured on the nationally televised event is the return of popular knockout artist, “The Hebrew Hammer” CLETUS SELDIN, 13-0-0 (10KO’s), of Long Island clashing in an eight round junior welterweight clash against veteran BAYAN “The Mongolian Mongoose” JARGAL, 17-5-3 (11KO’s).
As part of the sensational evening of world class professional boxing, Star Boxing will also pay tribute to “The Fighting Pride of Huntington“, new World Boxing Organization Junior Welterweight Champion CHRIS ALGIERI.
Advance tickets for ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS/”ROCKIN FIGHTS 14″ starting at $50, are on sale through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com), the Star Boxing website (StarBoxing.com) and The Paramount Box Office, phone (631) 673-7300. Doors on the night of the event will open at 6:30 p.m. with the first bell at7:00 p.m.
NOTE: This event is scheduled to start earlier than usual.
ESPN will go live at 8:00pm. Be sure to arrive early as first bout is at 7:00pm
The Paramount is located at 370 New York Avenue in Huntington, New York, 11743
ABOUT ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
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.
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.
ABOUT STAR BOXING ®
Star Boxing Inc. celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2012. The company has produced some of the most exciting and memorable boxing events in recent history. Star Boxing continues to work with and develop a number of very exciting world champions, world rated contenders and young prospects. Star Boxing is proud that is has consistently brought credibility, integrity, and exciting fights to the boxing industry. For more information on Star Boxing, visit their official website at www.StarBoxing.com and follow them on Twitter @ Star Boxing and Facebook at Star Boxing.
ABOUT THE PARAMOUNT:
Opened September 30, 2011 this 1,555-capacity live entertainment venue, located in downtown Huntington, Long Island, New York, features; concerts, comedy, boxing, community and other special events in a club/theater setting. With over 30,000 Facebook fans, The Paramount was recently ranked by Pollstar Magazine as the #24 highest attended club-venue worldwide (January-June 2013). A Ticketmaster venue, booked by Live Nation, TheParamount hosts nearly 200 events per year and in less than two years since its inception, has quickly established itself as the premier music venue onLong Island, NY. Some artists who have recently taken the Paramount stage include; Billy Joel, Pitbull, Don Henley, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, ZZ Top, Counting Crows, Primus, Matchbox 20, The Blues Brothers, Limp Bizkit, & many, many, more.
ABOUT THE FOX HOLLOW:
Nestled upon 8 private acres of Long Island’s north shore is the Fox Hollow, which features a state of the art event venue, fine dining restaurant and an all-suite luxury boutique hotel. Owned & operated by the Scotto Brothers, their Above & Beyond philosophy in providing each & every guest with superior services and amenities is paramount. Visit the Fox Hollow onlineatwww.TheFoxHollow.com & www.
Official Sponsor of the Paramount Boxing Series, Camelot Limos is a family owned and operated business located in Nassau County, with over 25 years of professional experience; serving satisfied clientele since 1984. The owners of Camelot Specialty Limos are very active in the business and play a major role in the company’s day-to-day operations. Camelot Specialty Limos, Inc. is an Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau. www.camelotlimo.com
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