For Immediate Release
Star Boxing President Joe DeGuardia to be honored as Promoter of the Year by Ring 8 on Sunday, December 13th
New York, November 24 – Star Boxing president and founder Joe DeGuardia will be honored as “Promoter of the Year” at the Ring 8 Annual Holiday Awards on Sunday,December 13th, at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach, New York (162-45 Cross Bay Blvd).
From New York Golden Gloves champion in the ring to the rise of Star Boxing ignited by Antonio Tarver’s victory over Roy Jones, Jr. to guiding Chris Algieri to challenge world champion Manny Pacquiao for the Welterweight title, DeGuardia has done it all.
A product of the Bronx, DeGuardia attended Fordham Prep and earned his undergraduate degree from Fordham University. He then attended Hofstra Law School, where he graduated at the top of his class. DeGuardia now resides in Westchester, New York.
He has popularized the Rockin’ Fights series at The Paramount in Huntington to sellout crowds on a regular basis, and is the promoter of such standouts as world champions Chris Algieri and Demetrius Andrade, as well as Zac Dunn, Cletus Seldin, Joshua Clottey,Yuniesky Gonzalez and Joe Smith, Jr.
Ring 8, the Veteran Boxers Association of New York, is the not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping former professional boxers in need of financial assistance. Its motto is “Boxers helping boxers.”
Tickets for this event are priced at $125 a person, and include brunch, cocktail hour, and open bar. Checks can be made payable to Ring 8 and sent to P.O. Box 724, Massapequa, NY 11762. For more information, please contact Bob Duffy at 516-313-2304
. Tickets may also be purchased directly from Star Boxing by calling718-823-2000
or visit www.StarBoxing.com
and will receive a special momento with each ticket purchased.
About Joe DeGuardia
Star Boxing was formed in 1992 and has been the longest running and most consistent promotional company in New York. Under the direction of its founder and President, Joe DeGuardia, this world renowned promotional company continues to promote world champions, top contenders, and highly-regarded local prospects in venues throughout the United States and globally.
For the past four years, DeGuardia has brought professional boxing back to Long Island and succeeded in a big way! He has sold out 21 straight boxing events at “The Paramount.” While doing so, he has brought unprecedented publicity to the region including bringing in major national television networks such as, HBO, MSG, Showtime, ESPN and NBC Sports to broadcast these events live.
This past year, Star Boxing had its best year since Antonio Tarver, former WBC, WBA, IBF World Champion and co-star of Rocky Balboa, fueled the Star Boxing rise to fame with his KO over Roy Jones Jr. With an ‘eye’ for talent and dedication to promoting future champions, DeGuardia’s efforts have produced amazing success.
Star Boxing proudly showcased 2 World Champions in one night in June 2014 when Demetrius Andrade, defended his WBO Jr. Middleweight Championship and Long Island’s own, Chris Algieri won the WBO Jr. Welterweight Championship. Both fights were televised live on HBO. Then, in November 2014 DeGuardia built on that success and, to the delight of Long Island fans, placed Chris Algieri in a mega match against boxing legend and current WBO Welterweight Champion, Manny Pacquiao. The fight took place at the Venetian Macao, across the world in China and was telecast on PPV.
DeGuardia’ s success in Long Island is typical of the man’s character. It is said: ‘Champions are defined as those who reach the pinnacle of their chosen field.’ Joe DeGuardia has exceeded this definition, turning the pursuits of his passions into repeated success stories.
Born and bred in the Bronx, DeGuardia excelled in school and sport. DeGuardia boxed competitively since the age of five and started competing in organized boxing tournaments at the age of nine. Through the years, DeGuardia won numerous titles in boxing, including the coveted NY Golden Gloves Championship in 1988. Consistent with his ability to master separate fields simultaneously, DeGuardia won that Golden Gloves Championship while graduating at the top of his class at Hofstra Law School.
After law school, DeGuardia was a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s office, and ultimately founded a highly regarded law firm that has been repeatedly recognized for its exemplary service.
Notwithstanding his work as a lawyer, DeGuardia always remained professionally active in the boxing world. True to his abilities, DeGuardia excelled in boxing while succeeding in his legal endeavors. In the ring, the courtroom, the office or the classroom, DeGuardia has proven to be a true Champion time and time again.
Though the years, DeGuardia has promoted numerous boxing stars and world champions and has been recognized as a leader among his peers. In fact, the United States Senate has called upon DeGuardia’s expertise and testimony while formulating landmark legislation pertaining to the boxing industry. DeGuardia was elected by his peers as the President and Board Member of the Boxing Promoters Association, a position he has held since its inception. In addition, in 2013, DeGuardia was honored by the Veteran Boxers Association via unanimous vote with its HIGHEST Award for Lifetime Dedication and Achievement. Joe was also inducted on November 9th 2013 into the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame. In September 2013 Suffolk County NY recognized, via official proclamation, DeGuardia’s “significant contributions towards the enhancement of (Suffolk, NY ) region and the betterment of its residents” through the national exposure, economic activity of Star Boxing events and the positive role model that DeGuardia represents.
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