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By Boxing Press July 18th, 2010 All Boxing Results
On Saturday night, before a packed house at the Tropicana showroom in the Tropicana Casino and Resort, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing presented an action packed eight bout card. The event, shown live on PPV, featured knockouts, upsets, and just all around great fights.
The show was headlined by David Tua defending his WBO Asian Pacific and WBO Oriental titles against long-time top rated contender Monte "Two Gunz" Barrett. Prior to the fight, Joe DeGuardia, CEO and President of Star Boxing, stated what an exciting fight it would be, and he was right on point. More...
By Boxing Press July 17th, 2010 All Press Releases
Power-punching David “Tuamanator” Tua isn’t looking past his opponent tonight, former world title challenger Monte “Two Gunz” Barrett, despite being mentioned as a future opponent for world champions David Haye and the Klitschko brothers, Wladimir and Vitali.
Tua trained in Jersey City, New Jersey to prepare for Saturday night’s 12-round main event fight on the “T-N-T at the Tropicana” pay-per-view event, presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, at Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. More...
By Boxing Press July 15th, 2010 All Press Releases
Earlier today at the beautiful Palm Restaurant (Palm West) in New York City, Star Boxing hosted a luncheon press conference for Saturday night's PPV show in Atlantic City.
In attendance were both main event fighters, David Tua (51-3-1, 43KO's), Monte Barrett (34-9, 20KO's), and their camps, Star Boxing President and CEO, Joe DeGuardia, Cedric Kushner (Tua's promoter), as well as many of the event's sponsors and an abundant of media. More...
By Boxing Press July 8th, 2010 All Press Releases
Veteran boxing trainer Roger Bloodworth, who has known Samoan strongman David “Tuamanator” Tua for nearly 20 years, training him exclusively for the last five years, believes Tua will soon shed the label as the best contemporary heavyweight never to be world champion. More...
By Hermann Helmut December 13th, 2009 All Boxing Results
Post Finance Arena in Berne, Switzerland was the site of yet another dominant Vitali Klitschko WBC heavyweight title defense tonight as the Ukrainian continues to solidify his hold on the division.
"Dr. Ironfist" stamped his authority from round one as previously unbeaten challenger Kevin Johnson proved unable to do anything but play defense aside from sporadic jabs.
The oncoming form of the 6 foot 7 inch Klitschko took away the ability of Johnson to compete as the American simply tried to survive amid hard shots coming from the champion.
And survive he did, only the second of Klitschko's 39 victims to do so, by never getting hit flush by the power-punching champion over the 12 rounds. More...
By Boxing Press October 11th, 2009 All Boxing Results
Legendary Madison Square Garden has seen a lot of great ring battles, but only very few debuts as impressive as the ones of Odlanier Solis and Yuriorkis Gamboa Saturday night at “Island Warriors: Latin Fury 12”, co-promoted by Top Rank, Arena and PR Best Boxing.
Heavyweight sensation Solis needed only two rounds to get rid off two-time world title challenger Monte Barrett while David Haye, Wladimir Klitschko and Nikolai Valuev all needed far more time to stop the durable and hard-hitting 38-year-old. More...
By Boxing Press October 9th, 2009 All Press Releases
Walking through the streets of Manhattan these days you might bump into a Turkish boxing promoter accompanied by two of his Cuban stars who really seem to have a good time in the “Big Appple”.
But although they are laughing a lot, Ahmet Öner, Yuriorkis Gamboa and Odlanier Solis haven’t come to New York just for fun.
This Saturday things will get very serious for Gamboa and Solis when they give their debuts at legendary Madison Square Garden. More...
By Boxing Press May 11th, 2009 All Press Releases
On May 15, Star Boxing's undefeated heavyweight contender Kevin "Kingpin" Johnson, 21-0-1 (8), will look to take one step closer to fighting for a world title when he takes on highly regarded, undefeated 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Captain, Devin Vargas, 17-0 (7).
The bout will take place at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City, NJ and be shown live as that evening's ESPN2 "Friday Night Fights" main event. More...
By Boxing Press May 8th, 2009 All Press Releases
Star Boxing has been informed by Monte Barrett that he has suffered an injury that has forced him to pull out of his May 15 heavyweight clash with world rated (WBA #5, WBC #10, IBF #14) Kevin "Kingpin" Johnson, 21-0-1 (8).
Barrett reportedly suffered a cut while sparring that has left him ineligible to participate in next weeks ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" main event being held at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. More...
By Boxing Press May 1st, 2009 All Press Releases
After months of back and forth trash talking, Star Boxing's WBA#5, WBC #10, and IBF #13 world rated heavyweight contender Kevin "Kingpin" Johnson, 21-0-1 (8), will face off against two-time world title challenger Monte "Two Gunz" Barrett, 34-7 (20), on May 15 in the main event of ESPN2'S "Friday Night Fights" at The Concert Venue at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City, NJ.
Johnson vs. Barrett pits one of the top prospects in the industry against the man who many believe to be the ultimate gatekeeper in the heavyweight division. More...
By Daxx Kahn December 23rd, 2008 All Boxing Articles
At 32 years of age, Wladimir Klitschko has gone through almost every stage a fighter can as a professional. At one time, he was known in almost an Ivan Drago-like manner, a huge European with massive power but robotic movement.
After his loss to Corrie Sanders in 2003 and another at the hands of Lamon Brewster in 2004, both by KO, the label of of over-rated was attached, one that seemed like it could be there forever.
In 2005, Wlad yet again forced a reclassification of his status after beating undefeated Eliseo Castillo and Sam Peter and this time the label was the best heavyweight in the world.
In 2006, after winning another world title from Chris Byrd, knocking out highly regarded Calvin Brock, dismantling Ray Austin with one hand, winning the rematch with Brewster by KO then taking Sultan Ibragimov’s WBO strap in 2008, the doubts were certainly removed on exactly who ruled the roost of heavyweight boxing.
Why is it then after everything he's accomplished and overcome along with two title defenses in 2008 that Wladimir Klitschko is criticized? What more can the man do to leave his detractors behind? It is almost as if onlookers just beg for reasons to minimize his ability.
After establishing his status on top of the division he is now labeled “too cautious”. Of all things he is too cautious? Is there really nothing better to pick at? After all the questions have been asked about Wladimir, such as his ability and fortitude, I have to ask a question of my own. More...
By Boxing Press November 26th, 2008 All Press Releases
Former Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion David Haye promised to make a statement in his first major heavyweight fight Saturday, November 15 against Monte Barrett and the "Hayemaker" delivered in devastating fashion, dropping the former world title challenger five times en route to a fifth round TKO victory. More...
By Ricky Jones November 17th, 2008 All Boxing Results
Last night at London's 02 Arena, former world cruiserweight champion David Haye backed up his boasts by knocking out nearly man Monte Barrett in five rounds to make a successful entry into the world of bigtime heavyweight boxing.
Haye gave Barrett problems with handspeed and of course, the vaunted "Hayemaker" power but the London slugger had to come through a few good shots from the former world heavyweight title challenger to pull off his debut in boxing's glamor division.
A slow first round saw Haye establish distance and the jab while Barrett was putting everything into the punches he threw. The second was highlighted by a hard shot from Barrett that shook the local hero.
The Bermondsey belter traded heavy shots with Barrett in the third and dropped the American with a quick leaping left hook. A few exchanges later, Barrett was down again from a right hand on the inside that landed on the side of his head. More...
By Lee Bellfield November 15th, 2008 All Boxing Previews
After unifying the cruiserweight championship with a stunning knockout win over Enzo Maccarinelli, London's David Haye begins his assault on the heavyweight division when he takes on American Monte Barrett tonight.
London's 02 Arena is the venue and its a location that both men know very well. Back in July 2000, Barrett faced then contender Wladimir Klitschko and lasted seven rounds against the giant Ukrainian before succumbing.
As for Haye, this venue saw arguably his most destructive performance when he took out fellow power puncher Enzo Maccarinelli in two rounds in March of this year.
For me, Barrett is a man who was always close but didn't quite hit the peaks as a heavyweight. In fact, the majority of his six defeats have all come in bouts where he has been classed as "the opponent". The Klitschko fight aside, his other notable defeats were against the likes of Joe Mesi, Nikolay Valuev and Hasim Rahman.
Haye for me seems to be a man intent on making a big impact in the heavyweight division. His sole defeat against Carl Thompson seems an age ago. His confidence can be proven when he travelled to France a year ago and survived an early knockdown before KO'ing veteran Jean Marc Mormeck to win two versions of the World Cruiserweight Championship.
In analysing this fight, Haye for me has chosen the perfect opponent; Barrett is a name but is not classed as a big puncher.
In front of his hometown fans, Haye will be looking to make a statement and I feel that he will do. In fact, the more and more I think about it, I think this could be an early night.
Haye by stoppage before the halfway mark.
By Boxing Press November 4th, 2008 All Press Releases
Former world cruiserweight champion David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye has signalled the importance of the upcoming weeks for British boxing and has warned that fight fans could either witness a glorious renaissance of the sport in this country or a dramatic collapse.
Starting with Joe Calzaghe’s light-heavyweight super-fight with Roy Jones, Jr. on November 8, the next four weeks will see all four of Britain’s leading players involved in captivating, hard-to-call matches. More...
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