On Thursday, July 7th, Star Boxing returns to the Paradise Theater in the Bronx, with the latest installment of its “Punchin at the Paradise” fight series. The upcoming show on July 7th, will feature popular Yonkers middleweight/policeman/all-around good guy, Bryant Pappas (12-0, 12KO’s) and exciting Bronx super featherweight prospect Danny Valle (4-0, 3KO’s). The entire show will be broadcast live on GFL.TV
Pappas, a Yonkers Housing Police Sergeant., is a 12-year veteran on the Yonkers Police force. Pappas, who turned pro in 2005, not only fights because he loves the sport, but also for a special cause. Each fight, Pappas donates his entire purse, including his ticket commission to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. Fighting in Bronx, Pappas will certainly have large contingent of fans and supporters on hand as he looks to keep his undefeated record and knockout streak alive when he takes on Colorado’s Allen Medina in a six round middleweight match-up.
Valle, a NY Golden Gloves Champion as an amateur, was born into the sport of boxing. His grandfather was world renowned boxing trainer, Victor Valle Sr., and his father Victor Valle Jr. has trained some of New York’s most notable fighters, including former WBC heavyweight champion Oleg Maskaev.
The 25-year-old Bronx native Valle turned pro in October of 2009, scoring a 2nd round knockout. In his last bout in March, Valle won a four round unanimous decision on Star Boxing’s “March Mayhem” card. Valle is scheduled to meet former amateur rival, and fellow NY Golden Gloves Champion, Angel Torres, in a six round super featherweight showdown. There is bad blood between Valle and Torres that stems from their amateur days. They have talked about fighting one another for years, and now they will finally get a chance to settle the score once and for all on July 7th.
In addition to Pappas’s and Valle’s bouts, the card will also feature two separate exciting professional boxing matches for Bronx bragging rights, as well as four amateur bouts to start the show. The amateur bouts will feature a number of very exciting prospects out of the New York City area.
A complete list of the undercard will be announced shortly. Doors open at 6:30PM, with the first bout scheduled for 7:00PM. Tickets are priced at $30, $50 and $100 and can be purchased by calling the Star Boxing office at 718 823-2000, visiting www.starboxing.com or simply by CLICKING HERE: Tickets can also be purchased by visiting the Paradise Theater box office, located at 2403 Grand Concourse in the Bronx, NY.