Chris Algieri put an exclamation point on his return to the Paramount winning a unanimous decision before a raucous hometown crowd at "Rockin Fights 9."
Algieri, "The Pride of Huntington," bloodied the more experienced "Mighty Mike" Arnaoutis with a cut over the right eye in the eighth round and kept up a constant barrage right to the final bell.
The now 17-0 (7 KO) Algieri never looked back after a hard left in the second stunned him and used a combination of skill and superior legs to wear down the heavy-hitting Greek.
"Chris Algieri’s boxing expertise came through on every level as he proved once again that he is on the road to a world title shot," said Star Boxing’s Joe DeGuardia at ringside. "It was a great 10-round action fight before an enthusiastic crowd that witnessed a great battle of skill and will."
Algieri worked the Paramount crowd into a frenzy with some stunning combinations that left Arnaoutis on the ropes at the sixth round bell. He came out swinging in the seventh with a blistering pace the southpaw could not answer.
"My hat’s off to Arnaoutis, who was in great shape and certainly came to fight," Algieri said. "I’m awed by the great competition and will keep moving ahead toward my world title goal."
"Chris Algieri is up and coming no matter who’s in front of him and he keeps progressing and developing," said DeGuardia. "Tonight, he certainly passed his biggest test so far."
In the undercard, Lightweight Alan Gotay added a sixth win to his undefeated record (3 KO) with a decisive six-round unanimous decision over Michael Doyle. Another Huntington favorite son, Gotay’s constant motion proved no match for the stationary Doyle.
Hicksville’s Anthony "Showtime Karperis was stopped in his bid to go 5-1 when his fight with Jonathan Cuba was stopped in the fifth. Cuba was lining up his shots and teeing off against Karperis when the referee stepped in.
|Cuba delivers to Karperis
In the "Rockin Fights 9" professional debut of Vincenzo D’Angelo, the Super Middleweight won a unanimous decision over Michael Mitchell.
Wendy "The Haitian Hurricane" Toussaint of Huntington also won a unanimous decision vs. On’rey Towns in his first professional bout.
ABOUT STAR BOXING:
Star Boxing Inc. celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2012. Star Boxing has worked to produce some of the most exciting and memorable boxing events in recent history. Star has continued to work with and develop a number of very exciting world champions, world rated contenders and young prospects. Star has consistently brought credibility, integrity, and exciting fights to the boxing industry. For more information on Star Boxing, visit their official website at www.StarBoxing.com and follow them on Twitter @ Star Boxing and Facebook at Star Boxing.
ABOUT THE PARAMOUNT:
Opened September 30, 2011 this 1,555 capacity live entertainment venue located in downtown Huntington, Long Island, features concerts, boxing, comedy, community and other special events. Booked by Live Nation, the Paramount has hosted over 150 events in its first year of operation and quickly established itself as the premier music venue on Long Island. Some recent acts to take the stage include Pitbull, Taking Back Sunday, The Pixies, Elvis Costello, Warren Haynes, Willie Nelson, Brand New, Goo Goo Dolls, Primus, Marilyn Manson, Korn, The Wanted, The Script, Panic! At the Disco and many, more.
ABOUT THE FOX HOLLOW:
Nestled upon 8 private acres of Long Island’s north shore is the Fox Hollow, which features a state of the art event venue, fine dining restaurant and an all-suite luxury boutique hotel. Owned & operated by the Scotto Brothers, their Above & Beyond philosophy in providing each & every guest with superior services and amenities is paramount. Visit the Fox Hollow online at www.TheFoxHollow.com & www.TheInnAtFoxHollow.com
Official Sponsor of the Paramount Boxing Series
Camelot Limos is a family owned and operated business located in Nassau County, with over 25 years of professional experience; serving satisfied clientele since 1984. The owners of Camelot Specialty Limos are very active in the business and play a major role in the company’s day to day operations. Camelot Specialty Limos, Inc. is an Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau.