The weigh-in for both of Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing events Wednesday night took place today at the New York State Athletic Commission in New York City. Vinny Maddalone, 29-4 (20), who is fighting at B.B. King's in New York City on a card co- promoted with DiBella Entertainment, looked in great shape as he weighed in at 233 lb. His opponent Joe Stofle, 11-13- 2 (10), tipped the scales at 261 lb.
Maddalone says he is more then ready to go and is looking forward to fighting in front of his hometown fans again. "It's always nice to fight at home and have your fans behind you supporting you every step of the way. It motivates me and really gets me up for the fight. I am looking forward to this fight and plan on putting on a great show and giving the fans in attendance something to be excited about," stated Maddalone.
The second card DeGuardia is promoting the same night is taking place at the Aviator Sports and Recreation Center in Brooklyn, NY and will be shown live on ESPN2's "Wednesday Night Fights". The card which is co-promoted by Final Forum Boxing features Ali Oubaali (21-3, 17KO's) taking on Chris Fernandez, 15-4-1 (9), in the main event. Oubaali weighed in at 137 lb while Fernandez was 140.
Oubaali said he feels great and is ready to go. "I love fighting in my new home, New York. The fans are great, and I plan on giving them something special tomorrow. I want to thank my promoter Joe DeGuardia and Star Boxing for putting this fight together. I am going to show the boxing world tomorrow on ESPN2 that I am the real deal. The Hurricane is coming."
In the co-feature of the night Poland's Albert Sosnowski (43-1, 26KO's) who weighed in at 223 lbs. takes on battle tested Zuri Lawrence (23-14-4). Lawrence who has been in with many of the top heavyweights in the world weighed in at 241 lbs.
Sosnowski was originally scheduled to face Kevin Burnett, but Burnett pulled out earlier this week. Lawrence will be a good test for Sosnowski, and Sosnowski is looking forward to the challenge, and the opportunity to be fighting on national T.V. here in the U.S. once again.
Former amateur standout and one of Star Boxing's newest, and brightest stars, Yathomas Riley (1-0, 1KO) looks to shine once again when he takes on Phil Hannah in Hannah's pro debut. Riley weighed in at a ripped 170 lbs while Hannah was 172.
It's finally here. I had a great training camp and I am ready to go. I'm looking forward to fighting in Brooklyn and I hope everyone comes out to see the show," said Riley.
A complete list of the weigh in goes as follows:
Ali Oubaali 137 vs. Chris Fernandez 140
Albert Sosnowski 223 vs. Zuri Lawrence 241
Derrick Rossy 231 vs. Jermell Barnes 218
Yathomas Riley 170 vs. Phil Hannah 172
Tarvis Simms 169 vs. Carl Daniels 173
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