By Coach “K” - Former Long Island boxer Joe Winters is following his father Jimmy’s footsteps returning to boxing, this time as a promoter. Winters a popular heavyweight fought from 1986 to 1992 compiling a record of 13-2-1, 6Ko’s. Winters, recently selling a large successful Long Island business is returning to his true love boxing and is joining forces with long time New York promotional heavy Lou DiBella to bring boxing big to Long Island and the Westbury Music Fair now The Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury..
Article posted on 14.05.2009
The first DiBella / Winters co-promoted show is scheduled for June 5th at the Westbury Music Fair. Its The main event will feature Pawel “Raging Bull” Wolak 23-1, 16Ko’s taking on “Slick” Vinroy Barrett 22-7, 11Ko’s
Barret has been in with contenders like Grady Brewer, walter Wright, Yuri foreman and Carlos Quintana his last outing a decision loss to Brooklyn’s Yuri Foreman.
Wolak 21-0 before being sidetracked by contender Ishe Smith is coming in off Tko wins over Chac Green leaf and “Contenders” Norbert Bravo in February.
The card is schedule to feature some of the areas up and coming talent. Along with Wolak is welterweight Mike Ruiz 8-3, 5Ko’s, Light heavyweigh-Will Rosinsky, 7-0, 6Ko’s, heavyweight-Kasim Howard, 8-0, 4Ko’s, Middleweight Dennis Douglin, 1-0, 1Ko, light welterweights Steve Osmond, 3-0, 1Ko and Chris Algieri, 6-0, 4Ko’s light middleweight-Lambros Karaolides, 2-0, 2Ko’s and junior middleweight Willie Monroe.
DiBella who promotes names like of Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor, Andre Berto, Kermit “Killer”Cintron Allan “Ghost Dog” Green and Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson also backs some homegrown talent Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, Jaidon “The Don” Codrington, Gary “Kid” Stark and Tor Hamer together with co- promoter Joe Winters are determined to showcase kids who fight out of gyms on Long island as some Golden Gloves favorites.
The last boxing show at the renown Music Fair was March 27, 1998 the main event featured Teddy Reid vs Juan LaPorte. The fight card also featured Plainview N.Y.’s Kathy “Wildcat” Collins, Farmingville, N.Y’s Carmine Tufano and Garden City, NY’s “Irish Storm” Kevin Collins.
Tickets are $66.50 and 101.50 and can be purchased at The Capital One Bank Theatre box office, or go to www.livenation.com.
May 30th, DiBella Enterrtainments fighter Andre Berto, 24-0, 19Ko’s who has recent victories over Luis Collazzo and Stevie Forbes is facing off with the “Iron Twin” Juan Urango 21-1-1, 16Ko’s. Urango’s came to to Ricky Hatton, January 2007. The semi main event will feature Berto’s stablemate Kermit Cintron 30-2-1, 27Ko’s is taking on undefeated Alfredo Angulo 15-0, 12Ko’s. The DiBella, Seminole Warriors Boxing May 30th, co-promotion will take place at at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida and will be televised on HBO’s Boxing After Dark. For more info go to www.strictlybusinessboxing.com, or www.dbe1.com.