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Vinny Maddalone Draws vs. Maurenzo Smith in Action-Filled Card

by on Nov.25, 2013, under Boxing News

Vinny Maddalone delivers a hard right to a game Maurenzo Smith

Vinny Maddalone delivers a hard right to a game Maurenzo Smith


NEW YORK — On Friday night at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, a standing-room only crowd of Long Island fight fans saw a sensational evening of professional boxing presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.

Headlining the 11th installment of Star Boxing’s acclaimed “Rockin Fights” series was a sensational eight round heavyweight clash between fan favorite Vinny Maddalone and hard-hitting Houston based veteran Maurenzo Smith. 

Maddalone pressed the action hurting Smith throughout the early rounds although he suffered a bad cut causing his left eye to close during the sixth round.

Maddalone, who moves to 37-8-1 (28 KO’s) had to settle for a majority draw by scores of 76-74 for Smith (now 12-7-3 and 9 KO’s) and 75-75 twice.


In the co-main event, top junior welterweight prospect Cletus ‘The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin was extended for the first time to the full eight rounds, winning a hard fought unanimous decision over Gilbert Venegas of Moline, Illinois. Scores were 78-74, 79-73 and 77-75.

The popular Seldin improves his undefeated record to 12-0-0 (9KO’s) while Venegas evens out at 12-12-4 (8KO’s).


Huntington fan favorite Alan Gotay, 7-0-0 (3KO’s), stayed undefeated with a six round majority decision over Calvin Smith, 2-6-0 of Mobile, Alabama in their lightweight battle. Scores were 59-55 twice and 57-57.


Hicksville, New York lightweight prospect Anthony Karperis returned to action with a dominant performance, stopping Mobile, Alabama’s Michael Doyle in the fifth round of their scheduled six rounder.

Bouncing back from his first defeat nicely, Karperis improved to 5-1-0 (2KO’s) while Doyle fell to 2-7-0 (1KO).


Popular Huntington prospect Wendy Toussaint won a four round majority decision over Tel Aviv, Israel’s Ahmed Tuba in their junior middleweight scrap by scores of 38-38, 40-36 and 39-37. Toussaint improves to 3-0-0 while Tuba’s record moves to 1-2-0.


Opening the event, pro debuting Nyack, New York native Max Tassy won a four round unanimous decision over Dublin, Ohio’s Daniel Pietch in a bout contested at the 185 lb. limit. Scores were 40-36 on all three judges cards. Pietch moves to 1-3-0.


Star Boxing Inc. celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2012. The company has produced some of the most exciting and memorable boxing events in recent history. Star Boxing continues to work with and develop a number of very exciting world champions, world rated contenders and young prospects. Star Boxing is proud that is has consistently brought credibility, integrity, and exciting fights to the boxing industry. For more information on Star Boxing, visit their official website at and follow them on Twitter @ Star Boxing and Facebook at Star Boxing.



Opened September 30, 2011 this 1,555-capacity live entertainment venue, located in downtown Huntington, Long Island, New York, features; concerts, comedy, boxing, community and other special events in a club/theater setting. With over 30,000 Facebook fans, The Paramount was recently ranked by Pollstar Magazine as the #24 highest attended club-venue worldwide (January-June 2013). A Ticketmaster venue, booked by Live Nation, TheParamount hosts nearly 200 events per year and in less than two years since its inception, has quickly established itself as the premier music venue onLong Island, NY. Some artists who have recently taken the Paramount stage include; Billy Joel, Pitbull, Don Henley, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, ZZ Top, Counting Crows, Primus, Matchbox 20, The Blues Brothers, Limp Bizkit, & many, many, more.



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Headquartered in Islandia with additional branches located in Huntington, Setauket, Farmingdale, and Mineola, Gold Coast Bank is a New York State chartered bank whose popularity and sterling reputation stems from the strong, long-term relationships it has cultivated among its large and diverse customer base. A member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and one of Long Island’s financially strongest de novo banks, Gold Coast Bank has more than $170 million in assets and prides itself on providing businesses and individuals with quality lending and banking services.



Nestled upon 8 private acres of Long Island’s north shore is the Fox Hollow, which features a state of the art event venue, fine dining restaurant and an all-suite luxury boutique hotel. Owned & operated by the Scotto Brothers, their Above & Beyond philosophy in providing each & every guest with superior services and amenities is paramount. Visit the Fox Hollow online at &



Official Sponsor of the Paramount Boxing Series, Camelot Limos is a family owned and operated business located in Nassau County, with over 25 years of professional experience; serving satisfied clientele since 1984. The owners of Camelot Specialty Limos are very active in the business and play a major role in the company’s day-to-day operations. Camelot Specialty Limos, Inc. is an Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau.


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