This Saturday February 6th at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, NJ, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presents an exciting six bout card, headlined by Atlantic City’s own welterweight contender Shamone “The Truth” Alvarez (20-2, 11KO) taking on exciting knockout artist Alexis Camacho (17-2, 16KO) being shown live on GoFightLive.tv. The show certainly brings together the past, present and future of Boxing in Atlantic City, and the industry in general. The ‘time machine’ factor adds to the other elements of this show that make it a bit more special then just your ordinary night of boxing in Atlantic City.
For starters, Alexis Camacho, one of the main event participants, recently began working with legendary trainer, and New Jersey native, Lou Duva. This will be Camacho’s first fight with Duva as his trainer. Duva, is one of the biggest names in boxing history, having trained countless world champions throughout his career, including most notably two of boxing’s all-time greats, Pernell Whitaker and Evander Holyfield. Certainly, Duva has a longstanding history with the great past of Atlantic City.
The show Saturday night at the Tropicana will be the first professional boxing event held there in a long time. DeGuardia, who has consistently promoted shows throughout Atlantic City for years, hopes the success of the show Saturday night will be the first of a soon to be series of Star Boxing promoted events at the Tropicana.
In addition to DeGuardia’s own events with his company Star Boxing, he has plans with the newly formed Boxing Promoters Association (which DeGuardia serves as the President) to bring boxing back to what it once was in Atlantic City. DeGuardia feels in time Atlantic City will again become a true fight city, where many of boxing biggest fights once took place.
“On Saturday night, significant elements of the past, present and future of boxing will all be at the Tropicana Casino in Resort,” stated DeGuardia. “Lou Duva was around when boxing was at an all-time high in Atlantic City, now on Saturday night he brings in one of his newest bangers. For awhile now Star Boxing has been consistently promoting shows in Atlantic City, we usually try to do at least a handful year in and year out, but this is the first time we are doing a show at the Tropicana in four years. The Tropicana is one of the the hottest night spots in all of Atlantic City, and we are looking to build off the success of this show Saturday with the intent of creating a regular series there. Further, I strongly believe that the future of the sport will strongly be dictated by the newly formed Boxing Promoters Association (BPA), which includes over 30 of the top U.S. promoters. There is nothing like seeing a live boxing event and Saturday promises to live up to the tradition and history of boxing in Atlantic City. We at Star Boxing and the BPA in general, truly believe that boxing is going to continue to flourish, and the fan base is going to continue to grow. I am very excited with the progress we have made thus far since the creation this past summer, and equally as excited to be returning to the Tropicana, to present an exciting an action-packed night of boxing this Saturday night. I am optimistic about the future of boxing in Atlantic City.”