Highly Touted Junior “Bombita” Almonte
Ready to Make US Debut at Paramount September 20th
When He Defends His WBC FECARBOX
Bantamweight Title Against Ernesto Garza III!
(photo by Emily Harney / Team Williams)
(September 10th) Star Boxing has an exciting regional title fight that will co-feature the September 20 card at The Paramount. Dominican Republic native, JUNIOR "BOMBITA" ALMONTE (12-0 9KO'S), will be defending his WBC FECARBOX Bantamweight title against a talented Michigan super bantamweight powerhouse, ERNESTO GARZA III (10-3 6KO'S). The critically acclaimed "Rockin' Fights"series will be headlined by Long Island's own undefeated super welterweight, TYRONE "PRETTY BOY" JAMES (Elmont, NY 10-0 7KO's).
Through trials and tribulations both fighters have earned their way onto the September 20 card at The Paramount. Junior Almonte, was an outstanding amateur and shows great promise for the Bantamweight division. As an amateur he had a record for 92 wins and 8 defeats with 4 victories over highly respected Olympians. Almonte is world ranked by WBC (#24) . In Almonte's most recent bout against ANGELO "EL OLIMPICO" MUNOZ, Almonte showcased his power with a first-round TKO. Almonte is proving to be a knockout machine who is prepared to take the world of boxing by storm, starting with his United States debut. On September 20th, Almonte for the first time in his young and bright career will fight on American soil at The Paramount and will be looking to finish Garza like he finished his previous six of seven opponents.
Almonte had this to say about the great opportunity that is ahead of him, "The first phase of my training was in the Dominican Republic, and the second phase has been in the US and everything is going well. I am going to do my best to Impress the American fans and I am thankful to be on American soil defending my title. God willing, there will be greater things ahead. I want to do a good job and show that there is talent in the Dominican Republic, and I am just very happy for this opportunity."
However, standing in Almonte's way is, Ernesto Garza III, who is more than ready for his shot at the WBC FECARBOX Bantamweight title. Garza's pedigree and experience actually exceeds that of Almonte. As an amateur, Garza holds many National titles including the 2008 national Golden Gloves title at 119 pounds. He finished third in 2009, then fought at 125 pounds in the U.S. National Championships, also finishing third. As a pro, Garza has taken on top prospects Including several bouts on Showtime. Garza has fought at weights over 130 lbs, seeking money and opportunity but is now fighting Almonte as his natural 118 lbs division. In his latest fight Garza dominated JENO TONTE by TKO in round 1. Garza knows a lot is on the line for him as well, and a win over undefeated Almonte on September 20, will skyrocket him up the world rankings in the bantamweight division.
Garza had this to say about his co-feature bout on September 20, "First off I would have to thank my Lord and Savior and Jesus Christ for blessing me with this big opportunity and victory and Split-T-Management Davud McWater and Joe Quiambao for making this fight happen. This will be just the beginning from me and it feels great to win a title that would put me in the ranking of the WBC. The fans can expect the best out of me to give it my all in the ring. I'll give the fans what they want to see. I'll be the one forcing the fight. He's never fought anybody like me before, my resume speaks for itself. It's gonna be a fight and the fans can expect me to come out on top."
These hard punching bantamweights come from different parts of the world, but on September 20th they will meet at The Paramount for what promises to be a thrilling fight. For Junior it's an opportunity that will open doors for him in the United States. For Garza, it's a shot to prove he the heralded prospect that he was considered when he came out of the US amateur program at 118 lbs. This will be a promising fight and will leave little room for imagination.
CEO of Star Boxing, JOE DEGUARDIA, had this to say about the bout, "We are very excited to bring Junior Almonte to the United States against one of the toughest possible guys out there. Almonte has dominated in the Dominican Republic, and he has his WBC FECARBOX Title to show for it. But Garza is a special fighter himself. This is an eagerly anticipated fights by 'those in the know' as Garza is a very experienced and tough known quality fighter. I expect a thrilling fight for the fans at The Paramount come September 20."
ROCKIN' FIGHTS 36 showcases Elmont, Long Islands own, TYRONE "PRETTY BOY" JAMES, in his first main event at "Rockin' Fights," against tough Oklahoma product DENNIS "THE PAWNEE EXPRESS" KNIFECHIEF. In the co-feature, highly touted Dominican Republic undefeated prospect, JUNIOR "BOMBITA" ALMONTE, will make his US debut, as he defends his WBC FECARBOX Bantamweight title against Michigan's, ERNESTO GARZA III. Italian cruiserweight, GIOVANNI SCUDERI will bid for his second professional win, while Bellports New York Golden Gloves Champion ALEX "EL TORO" VARGAS looks to remain undefeated in his third apperance at The Paramount.
FACTS: ROCKIN' FIGHTS 36 is presented by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing. "Rockin Fights" is sponsored by Modell's Sporting Goods, WBAB, Camelot Limousine and The Tudor Advisory Group.
Star Boxing Sept 20th “Rockin Fights 36 Card Announced Undefeated Tyrone “Pretty Boy” James Headlines!
(September 6th) Star Boxing is excited to return to The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, for the 36th Edition of the critically acclaimed "Rockin' Fights" series on September 20. A thrilling card is shaping up for yet another great night of exciting fights.
After eight stellar bouts at The Paramount, undefeated super welterweight, "The Jackpot" TYRONE "PRETTY BOY" JAMES (Elmont, Long Island 10-0 7KO's) takes the next step in his career, headlining his first "Rockin' Fights" on September 20. In his last bout, James took on Ray Oliveira Jr., dominating in emphatic fashion earning his tenth-consecutive victory, by second-round TKO. This will be James' ninth bout at The Paramount, which has become a home for his "Jackpot" fanbase to come out and support the Elmont product. Opposing James in the main event, will be former USA Oklahoma State champion, DENNIS "PAWNEE EXPRESS" KNIFECHEIF. Fighting in New York for the first time, Knifechief (12-10-1 7KO's) will look to upset the rising star, that is Tyrone James. This will be a scheduled 8-round super welterweight bout.
Another undefeated rising star is also on the card and will be making his United States debut in the co-feature. Highly touted Dominican Republic bantamweight prospect, JUNIOR "BOMBITA" ALMONTE (Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic 12-0 9KO's) will throw his first punch in the US at "Rockin' Fights." At just 118 pounds, Almonte packs a punch, with a 75% knockout rate. Almonte has fought all twelve of his professional bouts in his home country of the Dominican Republic, earning the Dominican Republic Bantamweight and WBC FECARBOX Bantamweight titles over this span. On September 20, Almonte will put his title on the line against ERNESTO GARZA III (Saginaw, MI 10-3-1 6KO's) who is a Multi-National Champion, National PAL, and National Golden Glove Champion. This will be a scheduled 8-round WBC FECARBOX Bantamweight title bout.
Italian cruiserweight, GIOVANNI SCUDERI (Ridgewood, NY by way of Sicily, Italy 1-0) will be taking on CESAR BENNETT (Kansas, KC 0-1) in a scheduled 4-round cruiserweight bout. Scuderi, born in Sicily, began boxing at the age of 4. After coming to the states to pursue his boxing career, Scuderi won the Washington D.C., North Carolina and Virginia Golden Gloves. After winning his pro-debut against Charles Johnson at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, Scuderi will make his second professional bout at The Paramount.
In the opening bouts of the evening, Bellport, Long Island's, ALEX "El Toro" VARGAS (3-0 1KO) makes his third appearance at The Paramount and will take on the talented JOHNATHAN PIERRE (Vero Beach, FL 3-1) who last appeared Star Boxing's International Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend at Turning Stone Resort Casino in a great action bout against Roberto Duran Jr. (then 2-0 2KO's). This will be a scheduled 4-round welterweight bout. Be on the lookout for other exciting undercard bouts.