Tampa Bay Sports Day

Punchin’ at the Paradise Returns on August 19

Bronx, NY—Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is presenting its third boxing show in the Bronx this summer on Friday night, August 19, at the Paradise Theater. The 13th edition of the Punchin’ at the Paradise series will be returning to its home. The card is promoted by Star Boxing in collaboration with Golden Boy Promotions. The two feature bouts will be broadcast live on Sólo Boxeo Tecate.

Several undefeated, young prospects will be attempting to continue their win streaks and to impress the live crowd and television audience. The headline encounter is scheduled for 10 rounds in the lightweight division. Michael “The Artist” Preez of Newark (13-0-1, 7 KO’s) will be returning to the Paradise. He successfully fought at the iconic Bronx showplace in May 2010.

Perez, 21, turned pro three years ago after attaining the 2008 National Golden Gloves championship. He will face Fer7-2, 4 KO’s) Fernando Carcano (7-2, 4 KO’s) of Sonora, Mexico. The bout in the Bronx will only be Carcano’s second outside of Mexico.

In the co-feature attraction, Eddie Gomez will return to his place of birth for his first pro bout in the Bronx. The 18 year old welterweight (5-0, 4 KO’s), who now resides in Puerto Rico, will be fighting outside the “isla de encanto” for only the second time as a pro. His 21 year old opponent in the scheduled six round welterweight bout, Marcus Hall (53-1, 2 KO’s), comes from Rochester, New York.

Another unbeaten, young prospect, Michael (“The Nassau Nightmare”) Brooks (4-0, 1 KO) travels from his native long Island to face Jamell Tyson (2-2-1, 1 KO) in a six round lightweight bout.

Before the three unbeaten prospects reach the Paradise ring, Rich Neves of Long Island will make his pro debut. Three amateur bouts are scheduled to begin the evening’s event.

DeGuardia, the President and CEO of Star Boxing, commented upon the fulfillment of his desire to bring top-notch boxing cards to the Bronx, “Our concept behind the series is to bring entertaining fights and cards right here to the Bronx. Not only have we been able to produce that with our two past shows this year (May and July), but the success of these shows enabled us to be able to put on what promises to be yet another exciting card at the Paradise live on TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate.”

Tickets to the show can be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet, at the Paradise Theater box office (1-718-220-1015) or through Star Boxing (1-718-823-2000).