Jerry Glick recording: It may sound strange, but it was two New York residents who vied for the New York State Jr. Welterweight title on Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing show at the NYCB Theater in Westbury, NY. All too often we see a New Yorker against someone from Iowa, or some other State fighting for a New York State belt, not on Saturday night, October 13, 2012, Bronx resident Issouf Kinda made his first defense of the belt against Astoria’s “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis.
The unbeaten, 24 year old, Kinda 15-0 (5 KOs), outworked veteran Arnaoutis over ten hard fought rounds. Arnaoutis, 139 pounds, was undefeated with a 17-0-2 record before losing to Ricardo Torres in 2006; he is 7-8 since including this loss. He was stopped twice, but he lost to some very tough guys; he was a prospect, who is now a gate keeper. Kinder, 140 pounds, worked his way past this gate, now his career is rising and “Mighty” Mike, now 24-8-2 (7 KOs), needs to think about his.
Welterweights-Cletus Seldin w tko 2 Carl McNickles
Jr. Welterweights-Bayan Jargal w pts 6 Luis Rodriguez
Jr. Welterweights-Alan Gotay w u4 Alberto Manukyan
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