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Chris Algieri: Who's next?

Chris Algieri of Huntington, left, fights Mike Arnaoutis

(Credit: Mike Stobe)

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

(Credit: Top Rank/Chris Farina)

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

(Credit: Star Boxing)

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.

Having...

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Gerry Cooney excited about LI boxing

Former professional boxers Larry Holmes, left, and Gerry

(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

When Gerry Cooney was 16 and growing up in Huntington, he didn't have much going for him. He said he came from a turbulent home. He lacked self esteem.

But the one thing he could do was fight. In fact, he did it out of necessity. He was a big kid, and therefore was challenged all the time — in home and at school.

So Cooney entered the Golden Gloves. The owner of the Herman's Sporting...

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Joe DeGuardia back at work

Joe DeGuardia back at work after serious car

(Credit: Star Boxing)

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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Cletus Seldin on right track

Long Island boxer Cletus Seldin

Trainer Pete Brodsky asked Cletus Seldin for two years of dedication. The boxing guru figured that after 24 months, Seldin would be on his way to a title fight, or on his way to another job.

So far, so good.

In one year as a pro fighter, Seldin, from Shirley, is 7-0 with five knockouts. He looks to add to that record this Saturday night when he meets San Juan Puerto Rico's Jonathan Garcia,...

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Maddalone fights in Queens, looks beyond

Heavyweight Vinny Maddalone and promoter Joe DeGuardia

(Credit: Ed Diller, Star Boxing)

It's a homecoming for rugged heavyweight Vinny Maddalone. The Flushing native returns home Wednesday night to fight in Howard Beach, making his first Queens appearance in three years. The venue - Russo's on the Bay - is already sold out.

"It's going to be a great night of boxing," said Maddalone. "There will be food, drinks, you get to eat, watch some fights. Without a doubt,...

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Algieri, Seldin back in Huntington ring

Chris Algieri, left, fights at the Paramount in

(Credit: Ed Diller)

Winning fights at the Paramount is starting to become a habit for Huntington's Chris Algieri. The unbeaten junior welterweight looks to make it three straight on March 31 when he meets  Rochester, New York’s Winston Mathis in the main event.

“We’re very proud to return to The Paramount on March 31st. The Long Island fans have been extremely supportive of our first two events with...

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