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News: Curtis Stevens Added To VIP Boxing Card; "Date With Destiny" Fight Card Finalized

Exciting super middleweight contender, Curtis "Showtime" Stevens (19-2, 14KO) will look to improve to a perfect 3-0 under the Star Boxing banner, when he takes on dangerous Don Mouton (9-3-1, 8KO) on April 28th in an eight round super middleweight contest. Stevens vs. Mouton will be the co-feature bout of the evening for Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing premier installment of its new series "VIP Boxing." The bout will take place at the elegant Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, NY, and is headlined by Queens own heavyweight fan favorite Vinny Maddalone (31- 5, 22KO) taking on Benji "Boom Boom" Baker (18-6, 9KO), in a scheduled eight rounder..

The 24-year-old Stevens, who hails from Brownsville, NY, was one of the most touted amateur prospects to come out of New York in years when he turned pro back in 2004 at the age of 19. Stevens is a very exciting and aggressive boxer and has tremendous power in both hands, as witnessed by 14 of his 19 wins coming by way of knockout. Since joining the Star roster, Stevens is a perfect 2-0, 2KO's including a 48 second annihilation of Ray Smith in his last fight back in November. A single left hook to the temple from Stevens sent Smith down hard, and then stumbling across the ring upon attempting to get up.

Mounton is by no means a push over. In his last fight he knocked out Olympian Jerson Ravelo in the 8th round. Prior to the fight with Ravelo, Mouton won an easy ten round unanimous decision over Walid Smichet. Smichet is best known for giving undefeated John Duddy worlds of trouble when they squared off back in 2008. Many felt Smichet did more then enough to win the fight, battering and bloodying Duddy for ten action packed rounds. Duddy needed 30 stitches to repair cuts in his face he suffered from the fight, which ultimately ended up costing him a $1.45 million dollar payday against middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik.

"This is one of those fights that as a boxing fan you love to see," stated Joe DeGuardia, CEO and President of Star Boxing. "Curtis is one of the biggest punchers in his division, and has produced numerous highlight reel knockouts since entering the professional ranks, including a perfect two for two while fighting for Star (Thomas Reid TKO8, Ray Smith TKO1)."

"Mouton is a tough guy, and he is not going to run from Curtis. He is going to be right there for Curtis to hit and when Curtis hits you, he hurts you. This is going to be an extremely entertaining co-feature bout and we are really excited to see Curtis come out victorious and take another step towards challenging the elite fighters in the super middleweight division."

The show will kick off at 7PM sharp with an hour long cocktail reception. Immediately following the reception a four course elegant dinner will start being served, at which time the first bout will go on. There will be cocktail service throughout, with an open bar running for the remainder of the evenings fights.

In addition, Star Boxing has teamed up with Bruce Eagel's, Eagel Sports Promotions to showcase some of the most incredible sports and entertainment memorabilia for auction throughout the night. A silent auction will be going on at different tables throughout the arena during the bouts, with the feature items of the evening being auctioned off inside the ring between fights. Proceeds from the auction will benefit local charities.

After the boxing has concluded those sitting at the $3500 premier tables will be invited to join a post fight party with celebrities, boxing insiders and the beautiful ring card girls courtesy of Larry Flynt's Hustler Club for an ultra exclusive after party held in the exquisite Florentine Room at Russo's.

A complete list of undercard bouts will be announced shortly. Tables of ten are available for purchase for $2500 (Ringside), and $3500 (First row Ringside and elevated Ringside) respectively. There will be a limited amount of individual seats at select tables available, with the cost for each seat at $250, and $350. You may contact Star Boxing for tickets at 718-823-2000 or by visiting www.starboxing.com. Russo's On The Bay is located at 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414


"Date With Destiny" Fight Card Finalized And Ready To Weigh-in For A Night Of Championship Boxing

April 20 (Merrillville, In) - The official weigh-ins for "Date With Destiny" are set for Friday, April 24th at 6 p.m. @ Langel's Pizza, 2833 Highway Avenue in Highland, Indiana. There are seven professional bouts scheduled for this breathtaking night of championship boxing, including three special amateur fights.

"This is going to be an electric weigh-in with (Mary) and (Kristy) getting that last look at each other," said Octavius James, C.E.O. of One In A Million Inc. "Rodney Langel has been nothing but accommodating as he provides such an incredible environment for our weigh-ins and without his help and Miller Lite, this weigh-in wouldn't be possible."

The main event of undefeated NABC Lightweight Champion "Merciless" Mary McGee (16-0, 10 KOs) and WBF Light Welterweight World Champion Kristy "Rose" Follmar (16-1, 9 KOs) will look each other in the eye as they step on the scales before stepping into the ring for McGee's title and the vacant WBC International Super Lightweight World Title in a timeless 10-round fight.

"It's a huge event with a lot of young talent and the fact that it's at the Hammond Civic Center brings us back to our roots," said Rodney Langel, owner of Langel's Pizza. "We are getting a huge response from both Kristy's and Mary's camps."

"We are also really excited to see Tyree (Ortiz) get into the ring and we are actually hosting Tyree's after party here at Langel's Pizza," added Langel. "Big" Ty Ortiz (professional debut) will step from behind his One In A Million desk to take on LaPorte's Justin Sule (1-0, 0 KOs).

Other sensational fights scheduled are Hobart's Ed "2 Fast 2 Furious" Ochoa (7-0, 7 KOs) vs. Chris Hill (4-21-2, 2 KOs) for six rounds, Orphius Waite (4-0, 3 KOs) vs. Cedric Johnson (8-3, 8 KOs) for a six-round bout, Schererville's Josh Crouch (3-0, 3 KOs) vs. Jeremy Parks for four-rounds, Gary's Angel Hernandez (11-3, 9 KOs) vs. Gustavo Palacios (2-5, 1 KOs) and "Pit Bull" Jimmy Perez Jr. (4-1, 1 KOs) vs. Zack Graham.

Three special amateur bouts are also on tap for "Date With Destiny" with recently crowned Chicago Golden Gloves winner Tiffany Perez scheduled to take on Echo Sneed, while 11-year old Raul Sanchez of Portage and 17-year old Luis Anaya of Schererville will also be competing.

Tickets "Date with Destiny" are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at VIP $100, VIP ringside $75, ringside $50, and general admission $30 and they are available from any Ticket Master location at (219) 791-1234, (312) 559-1212, (866) 438-7372 or www.TicketMaster.com and at the Hammond Civic Center box office (219) 853-6378.

The Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave. just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago will open doors at 6 p.m. with the first bout at 8 p.m.

Article posted on 20.04.2009



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