News: Curtis Stevens Back In Action On July 11; Star Boxing Announces Youth Program

On July 11th, Star Boxing's hard hitting super middleweight contender, Curtis "Showtime" Stevens (20-2, 14KO) will look to position himself amongst the elite of the super middleweight division when he takes on unbeaten Polish contender Piotr Wilczewski (22-0, 7KO) at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The card is headlined by IBF cruiserweight champion, Tomaz Adamek. Stevens has been boxing almost his entire life. The 24-year-old Brownsville, NY native had a stellar amateur career, amassing over three hundred wins, and is credited with recording the third most knockouts in New York State amateur boxing history..

Stevens is a devastating puncher, with tremendous power in either hand as witnessed by his impressive knockout ratio, including twelve of his fourteen knockouts coming in the first two rounds.

Stevens was on the fast track to stardom before he ran into fellow unbeaten prospect and 2004 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist Andre Dirrell on HBO in 2007. Dirrell, visibly afraid of Stevens power, chose to dance and pop shot from the outside for the entire ten rounds, eventually being awarded a very unpopular decision.

After the loss to Dirrell, Stevens decided to make a few changes in his career, one which included changing his promotional team. After meeting with a few different companies, Stevens signed an exclusive promotional contract with Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing in early 2008.

Since joining up with Star, Stevens has looked better than ever. He is a perfect 3-0 under his new promotional banner, with two of the three wins coming by knockout. Stevens' promoter Joe DeGuardia knows that a win against the unbeaten Wilczewski will surely open some doors for his super middleweight contender.

"A win against Wilczewski will put Curtis right back where we want him to be," stated DeGuardia. "He has looked very good since joining our roster, and if he can look equally as good in this fight he takes a major step towards a future world title opportunity. We are working on some very big things for Curtis, but right now he needs to first take care of business on the 11th and we are very confident he will do just that."


Over the past two weeks, Star Boxing has added numerous wins and yet another champion to its roster, but this time it wasn't in Boxing but rather in Baseball.

Star Boxing's sponsored baseball team recently captured the Ardsley Little League championship, winning a best out of three series to take home the crown. Following their championship victory, four members of the Star Boxing team joined other eleven and twelve year olds from the league to form the Ardsley Little League's District 20 Team. Last week the team advanced to the District 20 quarterfinals with a 3-0 victory over White Plains. In both games (little league championship and District 20 game), 12 year old Joe DeGuardia, (son of CEO and founder of Star Boxing), pitched no-hitters.

"We are very proud of these teams," stated Joe DeGuardia, CEO and founder of Star Boxing "To reward the team and their effort we are giving all the kids on both teams' free tickets to our upcoming show on July 16th at the Hilton Rye Town Hotel. We are also encouraging any and all youth teams and organizations from Westchester County, players and coaches alike, to come join us at our upcoming show."

Players and coaches from any team will receive a 50% discount off the ticket price* In addition, any group that purchases 20 tickets or more will get their picture taken inside the ring with a boxer from the evening's show.

The Star Boxing promoted show features the return of former light heavyweight title challenger, Westchester County's own, David Telesco (29-6-1, 24KO) taking on Newark, New Jersey's William Gill in an eight round light heavyweight contest. There will be five additional fights on the card which will be announced shortly.

*To be eligible for this special offer, group must belong to a Youth organization. Tickets eligible for this discount are the Silver Ringside and Reserved Tickets which are $60 and $40 respectively. Thus, with a minimum purchase order of ten tickets for each group (buy ten tickets, only pay for five). To receive this special discount, tickets must be purchased by July 10th through the Star Boxing office.

Tickets can be purchased by calling Star Boxing's office at (718) 823-2000, or by going online to Or also by Clicking Here: Tickets are priced at $100 for Gold Ringside seating, $60 for Silver Ringside seating, and $40 for general admission. The Hilton Rye Town hotel is located at 699 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook, New York, 10573.

Article posted on 08.07.2009

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