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News: Kinda-Arnaoutis on October 13th; Tahdooahnippah-King on Friday



Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presents “WESTBURY WARS”, a sensational evening of world-class professional boxing on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury in Westbury, New York. Headlining this special evening at this iconic venue will be a junior welterweight showdown between sensational, undefeated African warrior Issouf Kinda, defending his New York State Title against former world title challenger “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis.

Advance tickets for this theatre-in-the-round seating event, priced at $150 for Gold Circle VIP, $60 for Ringside Reserved and $30 for Mezzanine Reserved, are available at www.livenation.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, at the Westbury Box Office or through the Star Boxing office by calling (718) 823-2000 or on their website, www.starboxing.com.

Jason Stone, Senior Vice President of Live Nation stated, “Star Boxing has always been the premier presenter of boxing programs in New York and we welcome the association with them to bring the greatest boxers to the Westbury in the Round stage. Westbury was built for boxing and Joe DeGuardia will bring us the best and strongest shows.”

Said Joe DeGuardia about this unique event, “The NYCB Theatre at Westbury has long been a world class venue for the best entertainment in the world. With seating in the round, boxing fans will enjoy a unique and up-close opportunity to view a great event that we’re putting together.”

“Issouf Kinda is a sensational prospect who continues to shine with each fight. This is his fourth fight in 2012 and he hasn’t lost a round yet. Mike Arnaoutis with his wealth of experience on a world class level who is looking to work his way to another title shot represents a very tough test for Kinda.”

“Also, we’re very excited to have “The Hebrew Hammer”, Cletus Seldin making his return to the squared circle. Cletus’ spectacular knockouts have played to packed houses since he turned pro last year

and the fans at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury are going to be amazed by his power. He’s in against a very crafty veteran from Chicago, Carl McNickels and is sure to see some new looks coming at him in this fight.”

“We’re also putting together a sensational undercard of local favorites and terrific young prospects which we will announce shortly,” DeGuardia continued.

Undefeated with a record of 14-0-0, (5KO’s), Kinda is coming off a unanimous decision win over veteran Marteze Logan on AUGUST 24. He also served shut out unanimous decision wins over Luis Rodriguez and Angel Rios earlier this year.

A native of Athens, Greece, now fighting out of Queens, New York, the hard hitting Arnaoutis has compiled a record of 24-7-2 (11KO’s) over his eleven-year career. Currently, the southpaw Arnaoutis is riding a two bout winning streak, most recently knocking out veteran Broderick Antoine in the seventh round at the Star Boxing VIP Boxing Event at Russo’s On The Bay on MAY 2.

The heavy handed 26 year old Seldin, 8-0-0 with six stoppages, is making the fourth start of his 2012 campaign, having scored three consecutive knockouts all within the first two rounds this year. In his last start on JULY 28, he stopped Jonathan Garcia in the first round.

Known as “The Assassin”, the 28-year-old McNickels, 8-3-0 (6KO’s), has fought all over the country facing numerous top prospects.

In his last outing on St. Patrick’s Day, MARCH 17, McNickels fought hometown favorite Danny McDermott at Madison Square Garden, losing a very close majority decision in an epic, back-and-forth battle.

A full undercard of exciting fights featuring numerous local prospects will be announced shortly.

Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm. Event, date and time are subject to change. Tickets are subject to applicable service charges.

The NYCB Theatre at Westbury is located at 960 Brush Hollow Road in Westbury, New York, 11590. For directions and more information please visit their website at www.thetheatrewestbury.com. For Westbury membership information, visit www.westburymembership.com

Welterweight Champ Tony DeMarco Statue Unveiling Set For October 20 in Boston’s North End

Event: Former undisputed Welterweight Champion, Tony DeMarco, will attend the unveiling of his statue in Boston’s North End.

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Place: Corner of Hanover St. and Cross St., North End, Boston MA

The pride of the North End, Tony DeMarco, “The Flame and Fury of Fleet Street,” the former undisputed Welterweight Champion of the World, will be on hand to witness the unveiling of his statue on Saturday, October 20th at 1:00 p.m. in Boston’s North End. The ceremony will take place at the site of the statue at the corner of Hanover Street and Cross Street, the Gateway to the North End.

Commissioned by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Privitera Family Charitable Foundation, and with the cooperation of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the Tony DeMarco statue is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest and most beloved athletes ever to come out of the city of Boston.

Created by renowned sculptor Harry Weber, whose body of work includes the iconic Bobby Orr and Doug Flutie statues, the new Tony DeMarco statue pays homage to the man who grew up on Fleet Street in Boston’s North End and won the undisputed Welterweight Championship of the World with his defeat of Johnny Saxton at the Boston Garden on April 1, 1955. His epic battles with Carmen Basilio are considered two of the ten greatest matches in boxing history. Over the course of his very successful career, Tony DeMarco fought eight World Champions.

At 80 years young, Tony DeMarco is both thrilled and humbled by the statue in his honor. He commented, “Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that all of this would happen to me. I am very grateful and have been very blessed.” He is particularly pleased that his statue will be placed at the Gateway to the North End as, “This is the neighborhood that I grew up in. I have always been greatly supported by friends and family in this neighborhood.”

The public is invited to attend the ceremonies for the unveiling of the DeMarco statue, where remarks will be made by dignitaries and members of the boxing world. At the conclusion of the ceremonies, Tony DeMarco will take the podium to speak to his family, friends and fans in attendance.

COMANCHE NATION’S FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS, FACT SHEET: Tahdooahnippah vs. King

WHAT: AN EVENING OF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING

Presented by Star Boxing

WHEN: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012

WHO NABA Middleweight Title-Ten Rounds

George Tahdooahnippah, 30-0-1 (22KO’s), Lawton, OK vs.

Gundrick King, 18-8-0 (11KO’s), Tuscaloosa, AL

Middleweights-Eight Rounds

Abel Perry, 19-7-0 (5KO’s), Colorado Springs, CO vs.

Don Mouton, 10-4-0 (8KO’s), Houston, TX

Heavyweights-Four Rounds

Constantin Bejenaru, 0-1-1, Bacau, Romania, vs.

Jamell Williams, 0-5-1, Oklahoma City, OK

Middleweights-Four Rounds

Willie Gilbert, 0-0-1, Oklahoma City, OK, vs.

Chris Barnes, Tulsa, OK, 0-1-1

Junior Welterweights-Four Rounds

Rachel Tucker, 1-1-0, Pine Bluff, AK, vs.

Lucretia Carrerlo, 3-9-0, (1KO), Pine Bluff

Super Middleweights-Four Rounds

David Lejuan, 2-0-0 (1KO), Wichita Falls, TX vs.

Ritchie Cherry, 2-4-0 (1KO), Oklahoma City, OK

WHERE: COMANCHE NATION CASINO

402 SE Interstate Drive

Lawton, OK, 73501

Doors 6:30pm, First Bell 7:00pm

Advance tickets priced at $15 for General Admission ($20 day of event) can be purchased through Stub Wire (www.stubwire.com).