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From Ringside at the Paramount by Mike DeLisa

by on Jan.28, 2013, under Boxing News, Mike DeLisa

Huntington, NY


Joe DiGuardia’s Star Boxing presented a tasty smorgesbord Friday night at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, NY: on display were ladies fingers, cottage cheese, muffin tops, and pig knuckles — and that was just the ring card girls.

A hellishly fridgid (how’s that for an oxymoron?),  snowy night did not deter the fans as the Paramount was packed a full half hour prior to the fist bout, in anticpation of the top-notch main event featuring Demetrius Andrade.

In the main event, Demetrius Andrade whipped Freddy Hernandez over ten rounds. Hernandez tried his best but was constantly outpunched by the nimble Andrade. Andrade saw every punch even vaguely tossed his way and had an answer for each one. In the sixth, he landed a crunching right over Hernandez’s jab and Freddie dropped to all fours, seemingly out. He was able to get up and continue, but by the tenth was again on edge of being stopped. The cards were unanimous for Andrade, who continues to improve.

Andrade moved to 19-0 with thirteen knockouts. Hernandez dropped to 30-4 with 20 kayos.

In the co-main event, Baltimore’s Emmanuel “The Tranzforma” Taylor upset Puerto Rican junior welterweight Ray “Tito” Serrano of Philly. After a fairly even and uptempo first two rounds, Serrano began to wilt. Taylor used excellent defense and snappy power punches to take over the next three rounds. In the sixth, Taylor stiffened Serrano with a combo on the ropes, forcing ref Steve Willis to halt things at the 1:42 mark. Taylor looks like a good prospect. He improved to 16-1-0 (11 KO’s), while Serrano fell to 18-2-0 (8 KO’s).


Heavyweight Constantine Bejenary had a brisk 90-seconds with Rocky Mullooly, then dropped him hard. Referee Ricky Gonzalez promptly rescued Mullooly from futher damage. In an outstanding four-rounder, Glen Cove’s Raul Nuncio 2-1-2 (1 KO) faced debuting Marcus Beckford of Hempstead, New York at middleweight. The tough bout saw the fighters battle to a well-deserved draw.

Alan Gotay stopped an overmatched and over-tatooed Shane Reynolds in just 45 seconds, then showed his immaturity by posing and posturing for the crowd. Reynolds was completely overmatched.

In the fourth bout, promising Cletis Seldin stepped in against the lanky Puerto Rican with the venerable name of Luis Rodriques. Seldin was all action, but also was using his jab consistently. He threw over 300 punhces in less than 3 full rounds, landed 130, and overwhelmed his opponent, finally dropping him with a body shot for the stoppage.

Said Joe DeGuardia, President of Star Boxing, “This was our fifth straight sell out at The Paramount and I’m thrilled at the constant support our events continue to receive from the fans and media on Long Island.”

Complete results:

Demetrius Andrade W UD 10 Freddy Hernandez
Emmanuel Taylor TKO 6 Raymond Serrano
Cletus Seldin TKO 3 Luis Rodriguez
Alan Gotay TKO 1 Shane Reynolds
Raul Nuncio D 4 Marcus Beckford
Constantin Bejenaru TKO 1 Rocky Mullooly

The Andrade bout will re-air Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME and will be available on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND beginning today/Saturday, Jan. 26.

Star Boxing returns to The Paramount on Saturday, February 23rd with The Fighting Pride of Huntington, New York, Chris Algieri, battling Jersey City’s Jose Peralta in a junior welterweight battle that will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.

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Results from Thailand

by on Jun.08, 2009, under Boxing News, CBZ Columnists, Mike DeLisa


Chonlatarn Or Piriyapinyo

June 5, Sakhonnakorn, Thailand.   Chonlatarn Or Piriyapinyo (30-0, 16 KOs) stopped Filipino Jonel Alivio (reportedly 9-9-1,4 KOs) at 2:34 of the eleventh round.   Chonlatarn weakened Alivio with crisp body punching, finally dropping  him for the ten count.  Chonlatarn, 24, retained the WBC Asia featherweight title for the twentieth time.

In other action, Wanchana Sithniwat, although hurt in round two, stopped Singthong Sor Singyu in round three. Nicole Paradorngym outpointed Komsan Jamaika in a six round non-title bout. Finally, Sripare Nongkipahuyuth stopped  Supannahong Chadarngmahachai in round 3.

This event was promoted by Onesongchai Boxing Promotion.

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Puengloung loses to Jamoye in Belgium

by on May.10, 2009, under Boxing News, Mike DeLisa

Referee Bela Florian raises Jamoye's hand

By Mike DeLisa

CBZ – WBC Youth Bantamweight Champion Puengloung Sor Sing lost his title via ten-round split decision to Stephane Jamoye  over 10 rounds Saturday night.  The bout took place in Jamoye’s hometown of Liege, Belgium.  Two judges scored 96-95 for Jamoye.  The third judge gave it to Puengloung, 96-94.

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Camacho and Campas a Draw

by on May.10, 2009, under Boxing News, Mike DeLisa

6063hector_camachoBy Mike DeLisa

Hector Camacho, 47, and Yory Boy Campas fought an eight-round draw Saturday night at the Universal Center in Orlando, Florida. The fight was made available to the perverse of mind through an independent PPV offering from its main promoter Real Fighting Championships (“RFC”).

I see the world in black and white.  My world has heroes and villains. (continue reading…)

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Olympic Boxer Jailed for 3 years

by on May.08, 2009, under Boxing News, Mike DeLisa

55423_142x190By Mike DeLisa

CBZ Newsdesk (May 8, 2009) – The Romanian news agency Mediafax has reported that two-time Olympian boxer, Ionut Gheorghe, was sentenced Wednesday to a prison term of three years after causing the death of two people in a 2006 traffic accident. A woman and her daughter were killed when Gheorghe collided with their car at a high rate of speed.

The same court ordered Gheorghe to pay to the family of the victims 100,000 Euros as damages.

Ionut Gheorghe won the Bronze medal at light welterweight in 2004. Two years later, he won a bronze at the European Championships. His second place finish at the 2007 European Championships netted him a place on the Romanian 2008 Olympic team, where he did not medal.

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