on ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights”
Bronx, NY — Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing has outdone itself as they present a terrific twin bill of matches on May 9, 2008 emanating from Bally’s in Atlantic City, NJ. In the first co-main event recently crowned USBA Jr. Welterweight champ “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (18-2-2, 9 KO’s) making his first title defense against the undefeated Lanardo Tyner (19-0, 11 KO’s) in a 12 round bout.
“Mighty Mike” looked very impressive in his last bout, March 6, 2008, winning the vacant USBA JR Welterweight tile in dominating fashion from tough guy Harrison Cuello. A huge throng of fellow compatriots were there waving the flag of Greece, banging their war drums and cheering on Mike and the same is expected on May 9th.
Left: Mike Arnaoutis
Lanardo Tyner is very excited to get this opportunity and says he will be Mighty Mike’s Achilles’ heel. Since Lanardo turned pro, he has laced a path of destruction on the way to an undefeated record. Tyner is a very outgoing personality and said, “The world has been asking who Lanardo Tyner is and on May 9th they will find out along with Mike Arnaoutis”.
The second co-main features a highly entertaining fight, as two popular battle tested veterans battle in a 10 round Light Heavyweight fight. Two of the most action oriented fighters will compete for survival as, #15 WBA Elvir Muriqi (35-4-1, 22 KO’s) takes on Omar Sheika (27-8, 13 KO’s) in what promises to be an explosive match-up.
Muriqi bounced back from his controversial majority decision loss to Antonio Tarver with an impressive fourth round TKO of Jameel Wilson on January 31, 2008. Elvir has made a commitment to himself to challenge for the Light Heavyweight title by years end but has a tall task in front of him in the ever- so-tough Sheika.
Right: Elvir Muriqi
Omar Sheika returned to the ring September 29, 2007, with a TKO victory over Tiwon Taylor. Sheika had been out of action for 2 years before that, taking time out to refresh his body and re-energize his career. Omar has been in many memorable battles including two savage fights with Scott Pemberton. Omar has challenged for the world title on three separate occasions during his career but believes a win over Muriqi will put him back into title contention. Both Muriqi and Sheika have previously been in ESPN ‘fights of the year’, so this promises to be a very exciting matchup.
“Once again I am happy to be able to give our loyal fans what they want, we have a spectacular line up with something for everyone to enjoy, ” said Star Boxing head honcho Joe DeGuardia. “Both of these fights are main events, so fans will be able to see two main events in one night, and I know we will see plenty of fireworks on May 9th”.
Ken Condon, Sports and Entertainment Consultant for Harrah’s Entertainment, echoes those sentiments stating, “Bally’s Atlantic City has always been a terrific venue for championship boxing and has hosted some tremendous bouts throughout the years. This is certainly no exception. With the exciting fighters on this card we are sure to see some tremendous action that will not disappoint.”
The bouts will be telecast on the popular “Friday Night Fights” series on ESPN2 in association with Bally’s in Atlantic City, NJ.
Above: Omar Shieka
Doors: 7pm First Fight: 7:30pm
Tickets are priced at $90-$60 and are available at all ticketmaster outlets and online at http://www.ticketmaster.com
About Star Boxing
Star Boxing has been in operation since 1992. Star Boxing’s stable features world- class athletes and has consistently brought credibility, integrity, and exciting fights to the boxing industry.
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