Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith Jr. and Cory “Black Ice” Cummings will now battle it out for the vacant IBA Continental Americas title over the 10 round distance.
Smith, 17-1 14KO’s, hailing from nearby Mastic, NY, will be going for his first belt as faces his toughest challenge to date in his young career taking on hard punching Cory Cummings, 18-8-1 13KO’s, Baltimore, MD.
A stacked undercard will lend its support to the Smith-Cummings bout and feature an 8 round Lightweight matchup between up and coming Anthony Karperis, 9-1 3KO’s, Hicksville, NY, taking a big step up in class as he faces the always dangerous Bayan Jargal, 17-6-3 11KO’s, Arlington, VA.
Undefeated Cruiser weight Constantin Bejenaru, 8-0 2KO’s, Brooklyn, NY battles it out with tough as nails Dave Valykeo, 4-4, Neptune, NJ, over 6 rounds. Also featured will be local favorites Johnny Hernandez, Dave Meloni, and Ian Green.
Joe DeGuardia, Founder and CEO of Star Boxing had this to say about Saturday’s card ” Once again as we have in the 17 previous shows at The Paramount a thrilling night of Boxing is anticipated. The Paramount has been the launching pad for the likes of Chris Algieri and Cletus Seldin and now Joe Smith Jr. steps into the limelight fighting for his first title against the very dangerous Cory Cummings. The fans at The Paramount are the best in the world. We have now sold out all 18 events at The Paramount which has gained the reputation in the industry as the best fight club in the country. The action is always fast and furious and the atmosphere is electric. This Saturday should be no different”.
Weights from The Paramount:
IBA CONTINENTAL AMERICA’S TITLE
10 ROUNDS MAIN EVENT
Joe Smith Jr. vs. Cory Cummings
174.2 – 175
Mastic, NY Baltimore, MD
17-1 14KO 18-8-1 13KO
Ian Green vs. Marlon Farr
165 – 165.8
Newark, NJ Zephyrhills, FL
2-0 2KO 4-8
Dave Meloni vs. Michael Gargouri
131 – 132.6
Westbury, NY Quebec, Canada
2-1 1KO 0-4-1
Johnny Hernandez vs. Derrick Bivins
126.6 – 126.4
Huntington, NY Philadelphia, PA
3-0 1KO 1-2-2
Constantin Bejenaru vs. Dave Valykeo
199 – 197
Brooklyn, NY Neptune, NJ
8-0 2KO 4-4
Anthony Karperis vs. Bayan Jargal
135.2 – 135.4
Hicksville, NY Arlington, VA
9-1 3KO 17-6-3 11Ko
For ticket information you can call Star Boxing, (718) 823-2000 or The Paramount box office, (631) 673-7300, or Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1 (800) 745-3000. Some tickets are still available so call now.