On Friday February 13, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing will put on NYC's first compelling night of fights for the new year at New York's famed Roseland Ballroom, broadcasted live on ESPN's "Friday Night Fights", featuring some of boxing's brightest stars and headlined by a fantastic welterweight showdown between Star Boxing's Alexis Camacho, 17-1 (16), and Carlos Molina, 14-4-1 (5).
In the co-feature bout of the evening, two undefeated up and coming southpaws will put unblemished records on the line in a must see fight. Philadelphia's undefeated 23 year old prospect, "The New" Ray Robinson, 9-0 (3), looks to continue on his path through the junior welterweight division when he takes on his toughest opponent to date, Rochester's undefeated 20 year old Darnell Jiles Jr., 8-0-1 (3) in an eight round contest.
For the Star Boxing promoted Robinson, who was named as one of the "Five Best Prospects to Watch in 2008" and as one of the "Sweet 16, Philly Boxing Prospects on the Rise", it will mark the first time the young prospect will fight as a co-feature on national TV.
Star Boxing's hot light heavyweight prospect Yathomas Riley, 5-0 (3), will look to continue on his path when he takes on Julius Jackson, 2-2 (0). The hard punching Riley is scheduled to open the ESPN2 telecast and it will be the first time he'll have a chance to showcase his skills on national TV.
2008 New Jersey Golden Gloves and Diamond Gloves Middleweight Champion Denis "Mommas Boy" Douglin will make his pro-debut when he takes on Robert Irrizary, 2-6 (0), in a scheduled four rounder.
The 20 year old Douglin had a decorated amateur career, compiling a record of 89-8, winning numerous championships and tournaments, twice honored as a Junior Olympics champion along with achieving the status of Junior Metro champion, NY Metro champion, New York State Golden Gloves champ, two time New Jersey State Golden Gloves champion, 2007 Diamond Gloves, PAL and Ringside champion.
Yonkers Police Sgt. Bryant Pappas, 8-0 (8), puts his unblemished record on the line when he takes on Chris "Sugar" Ray, 8-2 (8), in a four round middleweight contest that is sure to bring early fireworks.
Rounding out the card will be New Jersey heavyweight Terrell "Baby Bull" Nelson, 8-7 (5), taking on Wes Taylor, 7-12-1 (7), over six rounds.