ITALIAN vs ALBANIAN FIGHT ADDED TO “ROCKIN’ FIGHTS” 37
AT THE PARAMOUNT
ITALIAN, SIMONE FEDERICI
SET TO FACE OFF WITH
ALBANIAN STIVENS BUJAJ
FOR THE WBC CONTINETNAL AMERICA’S TITLE
New York, November 12, 2019
Star Boxing’s “Rockin’ Fights” at The Paramount on November 23 was announced with a bang when the DANNY “EL GALLO” GONZALEZ (Woodhaven, NY 18-2-1 7KO’s) vs JOHNNY “HITMAN” HERNANDEZ (Huntington, NY 10-4 1KO) grudge rematch for the WBC FECARBOX and ABO Intercontinental titles was revealed. Adding to the growing buzz, Star Boxing is pleased to announce a second WBC title will be on the line in the co-feature bout in a cruiserweight clash between Italian, SIMONE “TYSON” FEDERCI (Roma, Italy, 15-2-1 7KO’S) and Albanian, STIVENS “SUPERMAN” BUJAJ (Shkoder, Albania 17-2-1 11KO’s).
Both cruiserweights enter the bout looking to earn the WBC Continental America’s Cruiserweight title. The neighborhoods of New York have seen Italians and Albanians side by side separated by less than the Adriatic Sea that joins the two countries. While both fighters seek success in another New York enclave, this fight is for more than neighborhood bragging rights as world-wide opportunities await the winner with the coveted WBC belt and world ranking at stake.
Federici will be fighting for the second time in the US, after tearing apart the competition in Italy. The 26-year-old Rome native is an Italian National Champion and former IBF Mediterranean Champion. Growing up tending his family bar in Corcolle, Rome, Federici began boxing with help from his uncle, a former Italian heavyweight boxer, who is still his coach to this day. “An opportunity like this does not come by often for Italian fighters,” said Federici, “I want to become world champion, and this fight we must win!”
Opposing Federici is Albanian born, New York resident, Stivens Bujaj. The 6’1, 29-year-old cruiserweight has not shied from big opportunities in the past, making appearances on ShoBox as well as at major venues such as the, Prudential Center, and Turning Stone Resort Casino. Making his pro-debut in 2010, Bujaj has earned the WBC USNBC and USA New York State Cruiserweight titles and looks to add another title to his mantle come November 23.
Bujaj warns fans not to blink during the WBC Continental America’s co-feature bout, “I don’t expect this fight to go 10 rounds, I feel like I’ll be able to get my opponent out of there early.” Bujaj continued to talk about his opportunity on November 23, “I’ve built a great team of management and trainers around me which will finally allow me to fully prepare and fight at a world class level.” Bujaj continued, “this feels like a graduation fight which will put me one step closer to getting to world championship fights.”
“Rockin’ Fights” 37 is promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing on a thrilling night of fights from The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, featuring a WBC title doubleheader. Tickets are on sale now via ticketmaster. com. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the event begins at 7:30 PM. Follow us on social media for more information @StarBoxing and join the conversation by using #RockinFights.
ROCKIN’ FIGHTS 37 is presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing. “Rockin Fights” is sponsored by Modell’s Sporting Goods, The Tudor Advisory Group, 94.3 The Shark and The Inn at Fox Hollow.
Long Island super lightweights, DANNY “EL GALLO” GONZALEZ (Woodhaven, NY 18-2-1 7KO’s) & JOHNNY “HITMAN” HERNANDEZ (Huntington, NY 10-4 1KO) have unfinished business after their thrilling bout in September of 2018, and plan to settle the bad blood once and for all as Gonzalez defends his WBC FECARBOX and ABO Intercontinental Titles in the “Rockin’ Fights” main event. The international co-feature bout showcases Italian SIMONE “TYSON” FEDERICI (Roma, Italy 15-2-1 7KO’s) against STIVENS “SUPERMAN” BUJAJ (Shkoder, Albania 17-2-1 11KO’s) for the WBC Continental America’s Cruiserweight Title, in a bout that will catapult the winner into 2020 with big fight potential.