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Algieri vs Mathis; Bryant Perrella; Hizni Altunkaya

BRONX, NY (March 28, 2012) "The Fighting Pride of Huntington, Long Island", Chris Algieri has returned home to headline ROCKIN' FIGHTS 3, a world class professional boxing card presented by Star Boxing this Saturday night, March 31st at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island.

The undefeated Algieri, 13-0-0 (6KO's), will battle Rochester, New York's Winston Mathis, 7-4-1 (2KO's), in the junior welterweight main event.

Although future plans for Algieri include medical school as well as pursuing a world title, he recently returned from his first training camp, joining numerous world champions and contenders in Oxnard, California, under the watchful eye of noted trainer and former lightweight world champion Robert Garcia.

"I went for three weeks and the training was terrific. It seemed like the whole gym had fights coming up this Saturday as do I so we were all on the same schedule" said Algieri.

"The gym has a very electric atmosphere. Most of my sparring came against Brandon Rios and Rolando Reyes. Training alongside world-class fighters like Rios and Kelly Pavlik was a great experience. Kelly and I worked out together and ran every morning and he really pushed me."

About returning to Oxnard, Algieri stated, "Next time I'll go back for a longer period. Although Robert won't be in my corner, his guidance while training out there was a perfect compliment to my trainers, Keith Trimble and Tim Lane."

In regards to fighting at The Paramount for the third straight fight and facing Mathis, Algieri said, "The Paramount is perfect, I've been home for just a couple days and my phone hasn't stopped ringing with people wanting to buy tickets. We've sold it out the last two times and should again this Saturday night."

"I've seen some tapes of Mathis' fights. He's an aggressive boxer who I'm sure is coming to win. But my team has put together a game plan and it's my job to execute it."

The Algieri/Mathis bout headlines the sensational seven bout ROCKIN' FIGHTS 3 card.

Advance tickets for ROCKIN' FIGHTS 3, priced at $40, $50, and $100, are available through Ticketmaster, (www.Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000). Tickets are also available by calling Star Boxing at 718-823-2000 or on their website www.starboxing.com and through The Paramount Box Office, phone 631-673-7300. Doors will open at 7pm with the first bell scheduled for 7:30pm.

The Paramount is located at 370 New York Avenue, Huntington, New York, 11743. For directions and more information, please visit their website at www.paramountny.com


Fort Myers-Own Bryant Perrella Returns To The Ring This Saturday

Local Fighter Looks To Stay Undefeated on Top Rank Live! Card

Ft. Myers, Fla. – Local boxing sensation Bryant Perrella (1-0-0, 1 KO) will look to take the next step in his professional career this Saturday night, when he travels to San Antonio, Texas to battle Nick Gonzalez (3-2-1, 1 KO) in a four-round attraction.

“I can’t wait to get back in the ring and pick up where I left off after my last fight,” said Perrella. “Ever since my debut-fight in Tampa, all I can think about is my next opportunity. This is going to be a great experience, traveling to San Antonio, and fighting a real tough opponent in Nick Gonzalez. But I’ve trained hard and stayed focused, so I’m very confident heading into Saturday night’s bout.”

Perrella, who announced that he had signed a promotional deal with Top Rank Boxing, and co-promoters Pugilist Promotions and Shea Bailey Promotions in January of 2012, made his professional debut on February 10th at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, Florida as part of Fight Night Productions and Ker’s WingHouse Bar & Grill® “Fight Night” series. The former Olympic hopeful and three-time Sunshine State Game gold-medalist displayed lightning-quick hands and sensational power, dropping his opponent three times in the first-round, en route to a technical knockout victory.

“We were blown away with how well Bryant did in his first professional fight,” said Aaron Jacobs, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pugilist Promotions. “You could tell from the opening bell in his debut that Bryant takes his profession very seriously. This Saturday night is another step towards, what will be a successful career.”

“This is going to be a very stiff test for Bryant,” said Shea Baily, President of Shea Bailey Promotions. “But we feel like the sky’s the limit for him, and we are excited to watch Bryant get back in the ring and grow as a professional.”

The Ft. Myers-welterweight (152 lbs.) is one of the hottest prospects in boxing, collecting an impressive 70-9 record in the amateur ranks. He has faced some of the best competition in the nation, and was invited to take part in the 2011 Olympic Trials in Boulder, Colorado, where he fought three times before dropping a decision to the eventual tournament winner, Errol Spence.

Before attempting to represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the welterweight had strong showings in numerous amateur tournaments around the nation including three Sunshine State Games Gold Medals (2007, 2008 and 2009), a second-place finish in the World Ringside Tournament (2009) and a bronze medal at the National Police Athletic League (PAL) Association Tournament (2010).

The Top Rank Live! telecast on the Azteca America network, as well as www.TopRank.tv will feature another Florida fighter, as Sarasota’s Aaron “Jedi” Jaco (15-2-0, 5 KOs) taking on former world middleweight champion, Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik (37-2-0, 32 KOs). Also on the card, featherweight Alejandro Lopez (23-3, 7 KOs) of Tijuana battles Russian-born Evegeny Gradovich (12-0, 6 KOs) and in the opening televised bout, super featherweight Casey Ramos (15-0, 4 KOs) of Austin, Texas, will take on Gerardo Robles (17-10, 9 KOs) of Kansas City.


Hizni Altunkaya heart's desire fulfilled for the mentally handicapped students in Koblenz

"We all have a disability,"

"We can not learn as well as other students"

Nevertheless, we are good students, because we always stick together!

"This is the motto of the more than 150 mostly mentally handicapped
elementary school children at the school Bienhorntal in Koblenz.

Holding together clearly applies to the punch up team of Turhan Altunkaya.
In an autograph session the boxers were around the undefeated
WBF cruiserweight world champion Hizni Altunkaya in Koblenz to the students.

Hizni then showed even a glimpse into the preparation of a professional boxer
before the fight. The students were completely thrilled and then came to the
part itself is used. More than 3 hours, took time to Hizni all questions,
autographs and photo requests to fulfill.

The "cool guys" at the school Bienhorntal how to call themselves, are
certainly far from thinking of this spectacular day.

"It was a great need to be here today in Koblenz and the children to fulfill a wish," said Punch UP Owner Turhan Altunkaya .

The Holefeld company transports spontaneously donated safety vests for the school safely.

"For me it is a matter of course with children or young people to such actions can bring joy.
We have arranged in the past often support projects for children in the region.
Dealing with mentally handicapped children is close to my heart especially because
no one can do something for his disability. The attention and affection that was shown
to me was quite an experience. "Said Hizni Altunkaya after day in Koblenz.

The 24 year old Hizni Altunkaya will make further steps forward in 2012.
Won the last unbeaten in 19 professional fights, "Warrior" impressive in
the eyes of Star coach Ulli Wegner the WBF Cruiserweight Title.

On 8 April Hizni Altunkaya will be in Herne again to live in the ring in the Ruhr city arena.

More information and everything about the Punch-Up team www.punchup boxing.com

Article posted on 29.03.2012



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