Jerry Glick reporting: Star Boxing’s promoter Joe DeGuardia and matchmaker Ron Katz did it right. They put on a show that had the packed house at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, Long Island, NY screaming for more. The six fight show featured three one round knockouts and three decisions.
Prospect Chris Algieri, the centerpiece of DeGuardia’s Long Island shows, had his hands full with trial horse Raul Tovar of Mission TX, but came out an easy winner of a unanimous eight round decision.
Algieri, 15-0 (7 KOs), threw more punches and would counter any combinations that Tovar tossed his way with a flurry of his own. He said after the fight that he expected Tovar, 142 pounds, to come to him, but instead Chris had to chase him and when Tovar, 10-6-1 (4 KOs), stopped long enough to throw punches, Algieri, also 142 pounds, tried to take advantage of the opportunity to land some of his punches.
The Judges scored it 78-74 and 77-75 twice all for Algieri. Arthur Mercante refereed.
Cletus Seldin, 145, Long Island, NY, 8-0 (6 KOs),won by a one round KO over Johnathan Garcia, 142, San Juan, PR, 3-3 (1 KO), with a chopping right that knocked Garcia down and out at the 2:18 mark.
Emanuel Gonzalez, 129, Bronx, NY, 11-0 (7 KOs), won via an eight round unanimous decision over Chazz McDowell, 129, Yonkers, NY,6-2 (1 KO).
Anthony Karperis, 139, Hicksville, NY, 2-0 (2 KOs), had too much skill and power for Travis McElhaney, 140, Grand Rapids, MI,0-2, crushing him with only one hard right that decked him at 2:50 of round one.
Debuting Alan Gotay, 136, Huntington, NY, 1-0 (1 KO), dropped Ian James, 137, Brooklyn, NY, 2-4 (1 KO), twice before referee Shada Murtaugh stopped it at 1:47 of the first frame.
two unbeatens battled it out for four hard fought rounds with Enver Halili, 153, Bronx, NY, 2-0 (1 KO), winning a majority decision over Raul Nuncio, 154, Glen Cove, NY, 2-1-1 (1 KO).
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