New York: (February 15, 2014) Friday night in front of a standing room only crowd at The Paramount and a nationally televised ESPN Friday Night Fights audience, “The Fighting Pride of Huntington”, Chris Algieri won a dominant ten round unanimous decision over world ranked junior welterweight Emanuel Taylor of Baltimore, Maryland by scores of 98-92, and 97-93 twice.
The ESPN Friday Night Fights/Rockin’ Fights 12 event was the 12th consecutive sellout at The Paramount for Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.
With the win Algieri improved his undefeated record to 19-0 with eight stoppages while Taylor, ranked #4 by the International Boxing Federation moved to 17-2 with twelve knockouts.
Pressing the action from the opening bell, Algieri displayed his full arsenal of skills throughout the fight, a stiff jab, excellent hooks to the body and head, terrific movement and solid defense for the victory in front of his hometown fans, the eighth time he has headlined at the sold out venue.
“This was an outstanding victory for Chris, he truly showed the entire boxing world that he has the skills that compare favorably with any of the top junior welterweights in the world” said DeGuardia, now in his 22nd year of promoting and responsible for the extraordinary boxing renaissance on Long Island.
In the co-featured bout, Paterson, New Jersey’s Jeremy Bryan won an eight round unanimous decision over Bronx, New York residentIssouf Kinda by scores of 78-74 and 77-75 twice.
Getting back in the win column with the big victory, Bryan raised his record to 17-3 with seven stoppages while Kinda headed to 16-2, six knockouts.
Opening the show for ESPN Friday Night Fights, hot junior middleweight local prospect Wendy Toussaint stayed perfect with a four round decision over Anthony Gangemi of Mine Hill, New Jersey by scores of 39-37 twice and 38-38.
Continuing to impress with each appearance at The Paramount, Toussaint improved to 4-0 while Gangemi fell to 4-2 with three stoppages.
In a scheduled six round lightweight clash, Huntington’s Alan Gotay,
8-0-0 (4KO’s) scored a massive first round knockout over Chicago’s Carl McNickles, 8-5-0 (6KO’s). The win was Gotay’s seventh appearance in front of The Paramount crowd.
Hicksville’s Anthony Karperis improved to 6-2-0 (3KO’s) with a six round unanimous decision over Calvin Smith of Prichard, Alabama.
ABOUT STAR BOXING ®
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 www.StarBoxing.com and follow them on Twitter @ Star Boxing and Facebook at Star Boxing.
ABOUT THE PARAMOUNT:
Opened September 30, 2011 this 1,555 capacity live entertainment venue located in downtown Huntington, Long Island, features concerts, boxing, comedy, community and other special events. Booked by Live Nation, the Paramount has hosted over 150 events in its first year of operation and quickly established itself as the premier music venue on Long Island. Some recent acts to take the stage include Pitbull, Taking Back Sunday, The Pixies, Elvis Costello, Warren Haynes, Willie Nelson, Brand New, Goo Goo Dolls, Primus, Marilyn Manson, Korn, The Wanted, The Script, Panic! At the Disco and many, more.
ABOUT ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra will begin at 9 p.m. ET live on ESPN2,
Watch ESPN and broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+.
ESPN Deportes will re-brand its coverage as Noche de Combates (formerly Viernes de Combates) with some telecasts on Saturdays.
Blow-by-blow commentator Joe Tessitore and ringside analyst Teddy Atlas will return to describe the action for ESPN2. Both are recipients of the prestigious Sam Taub Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism presented by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA): Atlas (2001), Tessitore (2010). Studio host Todd Grisham (@GrishamESPN), will return for his second season providing all the latest boxing news and highlights. Bilingual reporter Bernardo Osuna (@osunaespn), who last year became the series’ first-ever on-site reporter, will contribute to Friday Night Fights in English, and Noche de Combates (Fight Night) in Spanish.
ESPN Deportes Commentators/Studio:
Delvin Rodríguez will call the fights with Pablo Viruega for Noche de Combateson both ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes+, while Leopoldo González and Claudia Trejos will anchor the studio. Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez will join Trejos and González in studio throughout the season, with Osuna providing reports and interviews.
ABOUT THE INN AT FOX HOLLOW:
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 www.TheFoxHollow.com & www.TheInnAtFoxHollow.com
ABOUT CAMELOT LIMOUSINE:
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. www.camelotlimo.com
ABOUT WBAB 102.3:
WBAB 102.3 is the home of Long Island’s Classic Rock anchored by their Long Island Rock ‘N’ Roll Morning Show with Roger and JP. For more information or to listen online, visit their website at
www.wbab.com and follow them on Facebook.com/1023wbab and on Twitter @1023wbab.