Star Boxing’s undefeated Zac Dunn (18-0, 15 KOs) weighed in at a fit and ready 168.02 lbs., and veteran Derrick Findley (22-16-1, 14 KOs), who easily made weight at 165 lbs., hit the scales for tomorrow night’s Super Middleweight main event The Paramount in Huntington, New York.
Due to the 11th hour injury to original opponent Denis Douglin earlier in the week, Dunn’s American unveiling will not be in defense of his IBO Super Middleweight Championship, and is instead a 10-round contest.
Promoter Joe DeGuardia, the Star Boxing president, has choreographed a thrill-packed undercard to accompany the Dunn vs. Findley headliner.
In one co-featured attraction, undefeated Alicia Napoleon, 155.6 lbs (4-0, 4 KO’s/Lindenhurst, NY) will make her Paramount debut against Kita Watkins (7-13, 1 KO/Tyler, TX) for the IWBF Interim Woman’s World Title. Watkins has yet to weigh in.
In the second co-feature, Hicksville’s Anthony Karperis, 130.4 lbs (11-1, 4 KO’s), on the heels of his devastating KO win on the last Rockin’ Fights show, returns in an eight-round Super Lightweight bout against Tyrone Luckey, 130 lbs (7-4-2, 5 KO’s/Middletown, NJ).
In a “Battle of the Boroughs” for Brooklyn bragging rights between two Star Boxing standouts, unbeaten Constantin Bejenaru,199.4 lbs (9-0, 3 KO’s/Brooklyn) will square off against Joel Shojgreen, 197 lbs (8-1, 7 KO’s/Queens) in an eight-round Cruiserweight contest.
Queens native and a definite crowd pleaser, Danny Gonzalez, 139.2 lbs (9-0, 3 KO’s/Woodhaven, NY), puts his career unbeaten streak on the line when he takes on tough Justin Johnson, 140 lbs (6-9-4/Pittsburgh, PA) in a Junior Welterweight matchup.
The Australian import Dunn is now ranked #8 by the WBC, and has reeled off 18 straight professional victories without defeat, including 15 by way of knockout. Fighting exclusively in Australia as a professional, Dunn will be making his American debut at The Paramount in the 10-round super middleweight headliner.
Dunn comes off a snazzy 12-round decision over the well-thought-of Max Bursak, the winner of 31 career fights, to take the vacant IBO title on June 27 to secure the belt at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, Australia. His previous five triumphs were all scintillating knockouts in seven rounds or less. Two ultra-impressive KOs were second round annihilations of Beibi Berrocal, a 14—time winner, on March 6, and Kyung-Suk Kwak on March 16, 2014, setting the stage for Zac’s shot at the title. Dunn did not disappoint the Australian faithful.
Findley, replaced Dennis Douglin who suffered a perforated ear drum sparring, is certainly ring-ready. He comes off a third round TKO of the veteran Antwun Echols just a week ago on October 17th in Indiana. Findley is a 31-year-old native of Chicago, fighting out of Gary, Indiana.
ROCKIN’ FIGHTS 21
|Red Corner||Blue Corner|
|Zac Dunn||10 Rounds||Derrick Findley|
|Melbourne, Australia||Gary, Indiana|
|18-0, 15 KO||22-16-1, 14 KO|
|Anthony Karperis||8 Rounds||Tyrone Luckey|
|Hicksville, NY||Middletown, NJ|
|11-1, 4 KO||7-4-2, 5 KO|
|Alicia Napoleon||IWBF Women’s World Title||Kita Watkins|
|Lindenhurst, NY||08||Ft. Worth, TX|
|4-0, 4 KO||7-13, 1 KO|
|Constantin Bejenaru||8 Rounds||Joel Shojgreen|
|Brooklyn, NY||Queens, NY|
|9-0, 3 KO||8-1, 7 KO|
|Daniel Gonzalez||6 Rounds||Justin Johnson|
|Woodhaven, NY||Pittsburgh, PA|
|9-0-1, 3 KO||6-9-4|