On Wednesday November 4th, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club-NYC held a press conference at Manhattan’s famous Il Postino Ristorante to announce their new promotional alliance to produce a new series of star-studded boxing events throughout the NYC area.
Joe DeGuardia, CEO and founder of Star Boxing was the first to address the media, thanking everyone for coming and showing their support for the upcoming event.
“Seeing all the press and people here on the day the Yankees are to play the sixth game of the World Series in New York, really is a testament to the fact that boxing is definitely back on the rise,” stated DeGuardia. “I want to thank everyone for coming out, especially the fighters here in attendance as well as New York State Athletic Commissioner, Melvina Lathan, who continues to work towards making the New York Athletic Commission among the premier commissions throughout the entire nation.”
Commissioner Lathan briefly spoke and stressed the importance of promoters such as DeGuardia to continue to search for new and innovative ways to continue the growth of boxing not only in New York but in throughout the entire U.S.
“The image of boxing is getting better each day,” stated Lathan. “Thanks to promoters such as Joe our sport is beginning to once again flourish. “Shows and concepts such as these are what are going to bring our sport’s popularity back to what it once was.”
Before introducing, Steve Karel, Hustler Club’s Director of Marketing, and Operator of Stonecutter Event Promotions, Inc., DeGuardia said a few words about the newly formed joint venture.
“We want to bring excitement back to boxing, and we feel that by teaming up with the Hustler Club, the premiere gentlemen’s club in New York, we will be able to produce some of the most exciting and entertaining boxing events New York City has ever witnessed. We want to have the ‘Hustler Honey’ ringcard girls become a part of our shows just as the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders have become part of their football entertainment.”
“I have worked with Joe before and we have always had great success,” stated Karel. “By putting together this new concept, and using our vast marketing resources, we feel that we can bring boxing back to where it belongs and attract the main stream sporting fan back to this great sport.”
“THE NEW” RAY ROBINSON
Robinson was the first of the fighter’s to address the media, thanking everyone for coming out and showing there support for the upcoming show on December 3rd.
“I can’t wait to be back in action,” stated Robinson. “We have been training really hard for this upcoming fight and it will definitely show come fight night December 3rd. I have a great relationship with Star Boxing and I am looking forward to putting on another great performance for all those in attendance at the Manhattan Center.”
PETER “KID CHOCOLATE” QUILLIN
Next to the podium was Quillin. Before addressing the audience Quillin took the time to first show all those in attendance that he is in fighting shape with still a month to go before fight night.
“I want to first and foremost thank Joe and Star Boxing for the opportunity to showcase my skills on his upcoming card,” stated Quillin. “I am just so happy to be back and to be returning on such a great card. I am focused to restarting my quest to become middleweight champion of the world as you will witness with my fight on December 3rd.”
“MIGHTY” MIKE ARNAOUTIS
Last to address the media was Arnaoutis.
“I want to thank you all for coming, and I want to thank Joe and Star Boxing for this opportunity to not only be fighting in this great city of New York, but for a chance to regain my USBA championship,” said Arnaoutis. “I am very focused right now. I couldn’t’ be happier with my team around me. I have a great manager in Jimmy Hartofilis, great promoter in Star Boxing, and I am extremely happy with my new trainer Ray Mcline. I am expecting a very tough fight on December 3rd but I am very confident that I am going to put on a very exciting fight and come out victorious. I am looking forward to returning the top of my division and it all starts on December 3rd.”
This VIP evening of boxing and entertainment, hosted by various celebrities, will feature special entertainment and top boxing. Larry Flynt’s Hustler Honeys will serve as ring card girls, hostesses at all VIP dinner tables and will be entertaining late into the evening at the official after-fight-party to be held at the Hustler Club 641 W. 51st street in Manhattan.
Hustler Boxing is being presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in association with Stonecutter Event Promotions, Inc. A complete list of the undercard will be announced shortly. The Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center is located at 311 West 34th Street New York, NY (between 8th and 9th Ave.). Tickets are priced at $202, $152, $102, $52 with VIP tables of ten also available. Tickets can be purchased by CLICKING HERE: (http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/000043631 483D1CC) or calling the Star Boxing office at 718 823-2000.
About Star Boxing:
Star Boxing, Inc. has been in operation since 1992. Star Boxing has worked to produce some of the most exciting and memorable boxing events in recent history. Star has continued to work with and develop a number of very exciting world champions, world rated contenders and young prospects. Star has consistently brought credibility, integrity, and exciting fights to the boxing industry.
About Hustler Club-NYC:
Opened approximately six years ago, Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club has become the pre- eminent upscale adult men’s cabaret in Manhattan. Fortified by the internationally- known Hustler brand, this venue has become the Mecca for New York’s sports and entertainment elite. It features floating balconies, VIP suites and the nation’s only heated roof deck and cigar lounge, complete with pay per view wide-screen television. Last but not least, the Hustler Honeys are amazing entertainers, creating an erotic experience to remember.
About Stonecutter Event Promotions, Inc.:
Steve Karel’s Stonecutter Event Promotions Inc. (SEP) has been a live and televised event promoter for over 20 years, with credits ranging from King of the Cage (PPV), National Bodybuilding Championships (ESPN/ESPN- 2/Fox Sports Net), Women’s Extreme Wrestling (PPV), Fight Town New York (MSG), Extreme Championship Wrestling (PPV/TNN). SEP is a major supplier of many forms of programming to the Pay-Per-View industry.