ALBANY, NY (October ,18, 2012 ) Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing has announced that “HANKS VS ALLEN; THE FUTURE IS NOW”, a sensational night of world class professional boxing will take place on Friday, DECEMBER 14 at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY.
“Our main event features two premier, undefeated heavyweights from the United States, Joe “The Future” Hanks and Fred “Showtime” Allen fighting for the NABA Heavyweight Title. The fight was originally set for Saturday, October 27 but will now take place on December 14 as Allen was involved in a recent motorcycle accident and suffered a few minor scrapes and bruises and needed to take a short time away from training” said DeGuardia.
“We are glad we will still bring the great boxing fans of Albany this terrific main event which will be complimented by an excellent undercard that we will announce shortly.”
Tickets previously purchased for October 27th will be honored on the new December 14th date with no exchange needed.
Additional advance tickets priced at $75, $50, $35 and $25 for students with valid ID and $10 for children 12 and under, are on-sale through Ticketmaster, (www.Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000) or at the Times Union Center Box Office, (www.timesunioncenter-albany.com), and at all local Wal-Mart Music Centers. Tickets are also available by calling Star Boxing at 718-823-2000 or on www.starboxing.com.
Triumphantly returning to the Times Union Center, world ranked contender Hanks of Newark, New Jersey, sports a record of 20-0-0 (14KO’s). In his first appearance at the debut Star Boxing event in Albany on FEBRUARY 4, the 29-year-old Hanks looked dominant in stopping Cuban contender Rafael Pedro in the second round. Hanks is currently ranked #14 by the World Boxing Organization.
Hanks followed up the knockout of Pedro by halting veteran Marcus Rhode in the first round on APRIL 27 in Miami, Oklahoma.
Fighting out of Texas City, Texas, the 25-year-old Allen has compiled a record of 14-0-1 with six knockouts as a professional. Most recently Allen won the USA Texas State Heavyweight Title on APRIL 28, defeating Angel Herrera in Galveston Texas.
The Times Union Center is location at 51 South Pearl Street in Albany, New York, 12207. Doors will open on the night of the event at 7:00pm with the first bell at 8:00pm.
ABOUT STAR BOXING:
Star Boxing Inc. is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2012. Star Boxing has worked to produce some of the most exciting and memorable boxing events in recent history. Star has continued to work with and develop a number of very exciting world champions, world rated contenders and young prospects. Star 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 TIMES UNION CENTER:
Upstate New York’s premiere sports and entertainment facility, the Times Union Center, located in Albany, NY, is excited to welcome boxing back after a 14 year hiatus. Hosting boxing in 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1997, the Times Union Center offers the perfect atmosphere for championship events, and our fans are ready for championship boxing to make its long awaited return to the biggest stage in the Albany. Nestled between Hall of Famer Mike Tyson’s hometown of Catskill, NY, and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY, the Capital Region is a great boxing community for both fighters and fans locally and in our surrounding areas. Albany, NY is easy to get to from anywhere! Amtrak offers direct trains from New York City, Buffalo and all points in between, and major interstates from points east, west, north and south intersect in the capital region making it easy to drive from all parts of the state. For more information, please visit their website at www.timesunioncenter-albany.com