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Chris Algieri: Who's next?

Chris Algieri of Huntington, left, fights Mike Arnaoutis

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Could we see Chris Algieri squaring off against WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov on HBO in May?

It’s something Star Boxing promotions boss Joe DeGuardia told Newsday’s Bobby Cassidy last week is a possibility.

Algieri (19-0) expanded his national profile after scoring a unanimous-decision win (97-93, 97-93, 98-92) over highly regarded prospect Emanuel Taylor in last...

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Delvin Rodriguez: I'm ready for Miguel Cotto

Delvin Rodriguez, left, and Miguel Cotto pose during

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Saturday night represents the opportunity of a lifetime for Delvin Rodriguez.

Rodriguez will get a chance to take a major step in his career when he takes on Miguel Cotto (37-4) in a 12-round junior middleweight bout at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fl. live on HBO.

"I'm just enjoying every second of this because this is an opportunity that I earned. I got to this opportunity the...

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Algieri moves to 18-0, Clottey wins

Chris Algieri (L) lands a left against Wilfredo

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Lost amongst all of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Canelo Alvarez hype was something going on in our own backyard.

Chris Algieri moved to 18-0 with an seventh-round stoppage of Wilfredo Acuna at the Paramount Theater in Huntington. Algieri moved another step closer to achieving his goal of fighting for a junior welterweight world title.

Also on the Star Boxing “Rockin’ Fights 10” card was...

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Algieri and DeGuardia expect big things in Huntington

Chris Algieri, left, fights at the Paramount in

(Credit: Ed Diller)

Local favorite Chris Algieri (17-0) will once again look to keep his record unblemished when he takes on Wilfredo Acuna at the Paramount Theater in Huntington.

But there will be a slight twist for the Huntington junior welterweight as former champion Joshua Clottey will also appear on the card. Most remember Clottey from his fights against Zab Judah, Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao.


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Fight night in Huntington

Chris Algieri, of Greenlawn, is shown at Bellmore

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On Saturday, Huntington's Chris Algieri (17-0) meets Nicaraguan veteran Wilfredo Acuna (14-12) in the main event at the Paramount in Huntington.

Also on the card, former world champ Joshua Clottey (36-4) returns to the ring after an almost two-year layoff to face Dashon Johnson (14-12-3).

After the live card, fans will watch the live telecast from Las Vegas of the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo...

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Chris Algieri highlights Paramount Theater card

Chris Algieri, left, fights at the Paramount in

(Credit: Ed Diller)

Chris Algieri returns to the Paramount Theater in his hometown of Huntington on July 20 to take on perhaps his toughest opponent to date, Mike Arnaoutis (24-8-2, 11 KOs).

The former kick boxing champion turned welterweight contender scored a unanimous-decision win over Jose Peralta Alejo at the Paramount last February on NBC’s Fight Night.

Now Algieri (16-0, 7 KOs) will put his unblemished...

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Joe DeGuardia back at work

Joe DeGuardia back at work after serious car

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Star Boxing CEO Joe DeGuardia is back in the saddle after surviving a horrific accident early Sunday morning on July 29. DeGuardia’s Mercedes Benz was hit head on by a car driving the wrong way on the LIE.

The driver of the other car was killed on impact. DeGuardia, who was on the way home after overseeing his sold-out boxing show “Rockin Fights 4” at the Paramount in Huntington, suffered...

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