Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presents “WESTBURY WARS”, a sensational evening of world-class professional boxing on Saturday, October 13 at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury in Westbury, New York. Headlining this special evening at this iconic venue will be a junior welterweight showdown between sensational, undefeated African warrior Issouf Kinda, defending his New York State Title against former world title challenger “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis.
“Issouf Kinda is a sensational prospect who continues to shine with each fight. This is his fourth fight in 2012 and he hasn’t lost a round yet. Mike Arnaoutis with his wealth of experience on a world class level who is looking to work his way to another title shot represents a very tough test for Kinda.”
“Also, we’re very excited to have “The Hebrew Hammer”, Cletus Seldin making his return to the squared circle. Cletus’ spectacular knockouts have played to packed houses since he turned pro last year and the fans at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury are going to be amazed by his power. He’s in against a very crafty veteran from Chicago, Carl McNickels and is sure to see some new looks coming at him in this fight.”
“We’re also putting together a sensational undercard of local favorites and terrific young prospects which we will announce shortly,” DeGuardia continued.
Undefeated with a record of 14-0-0, (5KO’s), Kinda is coming off a unanimous decision win over veteran Marteze Logan on AUGUST 24. He also served shut out unanimous decision wins over Luis Rodriguez and Angel Rios earlier this year.
A native of Athens, Greece, now fighting out of Queens, New York, the hard hitting Arnaoutis has compiled a record of 24-7-2 (11KO’s) over his eleven-year career. Currently, the southpaw Arnaoutis is riding a two bout winning streak, most recently knocking out veteran Broderick Antoine in the seventh round at the Star Boxing VIP Boxing Event at Russo’s On The Bay on MAY 2.
The heavy handed 26 year old Seldin, 8-0-0 with six stoppages, is making the fourth start of his 2012 campaign, having scored three consecutive knockouts all within the first two rounds this year. In his last start on JULY 28, he stopped Jonathan Garcia in the first round.
Known as “The Assassin”, the 28-year-old McNickels, 8-3-0 (6KO’s), has fought all over the country facing numerous top prospects.
In his last outing on St. Patrick’s Day, MARCH 17, McNickels fought hometown favorite Danny McDermott at Madison Square Garden, losing a very close majority decision in an epic, back-and-forth battle.
A full undercard of exciting fights featuring numerous local prospects will be announced shortly.
Advance tickets for this theatre-in-the-round seating event, priced at $150 for Gold Circle VIP, $60 for Ringside Reserved and $30 for Mezzanine Reserved, are available at www.livenation.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, at the Westbury Box Office or through the Star Boxing office by calling (718) 823-2000 or on their website, www.starboxing.com.
Jason Stone, Senior Vice President of Live Nation stated, “Star Boxing has always been the premier presenter of boxing programs in New York and we welcome the association with them to bring the greatest boxers to the Westbury in the Round stage. Westbury was built for boxing and Joe DeGuardia will bring us the best and strongest shows.”
Said Joe DeGuardia about this unique event, “The NYCB Theatre at Westbury has long been a world class venue for the best entertainment in the world. With seating in the round, boxing fans will enjoy a unique and up-close opportunity to view a great event that we’re putting together.”
Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm. Event, date and time are subject to change. Tickets are subject to applicable service charges.