Jersey City, NJ (March 2, 2023) – Star Boxing’s inaugural “Jersey City Fight Night” is just days away, set to take place at White Eagle Hall on Saturday night (March 4), in Jersey City, New Jersey. The unique venue calls for a unique fight night, which includes live music from Jersey City’s own, DJ Anthony Vera, a silent sports memorabilia auction and the chance to socialize with former and current professional boxers, athletes, celebrities and local businesses.
Doors to White Eagle Hall will open at 6:30 PM ET with action starting at 7:30 PM ET and fists flying soon thereafter. The live stream of the event will take place on the newly launched StarBoxing.TV at 7:30 PM ET.
In an 8-round bout, New Jersey born and raised super bantamweight, RAJON “PICASSO” CHANCE (E. Orange, NJ, 7-0-1 5KO’s) will fight MARTIN “EL GATO” DIAZ (Managua, Nicaragua, 18-14-2 8KO’S). Chance was a standout amateur, amassing a record of 135-15, with three national championships to his name. Chance returns to his home state of NJ for the second time, facing Diaz, who is a former WBA Fedecentro Bantamweight Champion. Diaz is a tough challenge for Chance having faced an opponent record of 68-8-3 in his last six fights.
Also, in an 8-round bout, undefeated super welterweight, JAHYAE “THE GOLDEN CHILD” BROWN (Schenectady, NY, 13-0 9KO’s) will take on, DENIS “BILLABONG” OKOTH, who has made a habit of defeating Star Boxing prospects. Brown, who took his training camp to Las Vegas for the first time, is preparing for a pivotal 2023 that begins at “Jersey City Fight Night.” Born in Kenya, now residing in Silver Springs, Maryland, Okoth (4-5-1 2KO’s) has defeated former Star Boxing prospects Ronnie Austion, and the formally undefeated, Dylan Moran, by emphatic TKO. As Brown looks to transition from prospect to contender, he will need to bite down and avoid the fury of Denis Okoth.
In an 8-round bout, hometown heavyweight NORMAN “NO NONSENSE” NEELY (Paterson, NJ, 13-1 8KO’S) returns with vengeance on his mind, to face off with Lexington, Tennessee heavyweight, NATHAN BEDWELL. Neely, formerly the #1 rated US amateur, and five-time national champion, was on an undefeated warpath before getting stunned in his last bout, by an early first round right hand courtesy of veteran Rydell Booker. With the past behind him, Neely looks to get back to his winning ways when he meets Nathan Bedwell (7-19-1 6KO’s) at Jersey City Fight Night.
In a 4-round light heavyweight bout LOUIS “IL MARTELLO” MAIETTA (1-3-1) will make his way from the Bronx to Jersey City to fight LEVAN LOUTSOUPITZE (New York, NY, pro debut) in what is slated to be an exciting opening contest.
Star Boxing CEO JOE DEGUARDIA had this to say about the card, “With Jersey City Fight Night we will be presenting not just a fight card, but a melting pot mixer from the moment doors open until the final bell of the last fight. From music, to mingling, to silent auctions, this event will blend a fun night out coupled with professional boxing action.”
JERSEY CITY FIGHT NIGHT is promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing. Tickets to “Jersey City Fight Night” are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting whiteeaglehall.com or www.starboxing.com. White Eagle Hall is located at 337 Newark Ave., Jersey City, New Jersey 07302.
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NOTE: The scheduled 8-round super lightweight showdown between Ryan O’Rourke and Deshaun Johns has been cancelled due to O’Rourke coming down with an illness. Likewise, the previously scheduled 6-round super middleweight bout between Harley Burke and Joe Aguilar has been called off after Aguilar suffered a torn bicep late in camp.
All bouts are subject to change;
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