"Our main event features two premier, undefeated heavyweights from the United States, Joe "The Future" Hanks and Fred "Showtime" Allen fighting for the NABA Heavyweight Title. The fight was originally set for Saturday, October 27 but will now take place on December 14 as Allen was involved in a recent motorcycle accident and suffered a few minor scrapes and bruises and needed to take a short time away from training" said DeGuardia.
"We are glad we will still bring the great boxing fans of Albany this terrific main event which will be complimented by an excellent undercard that we will announce shortly."
Tickets previously purchased for October 27th will be honored on the new December 14th date with no exchange needed.
Additional advance tickets priced at $75, $50, $35 and $25 for students with valid ID and $10 for children 12 and under, are on-sale through Ticketmaster, (www.Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000) or at the Times Union Center Box Office, (www.timesunioncenter-albany.com), and at all local Wal-Mart Music Centers. Tickets are also available by calling Star Boxing at 718-823-2000 or on www.starboxing.com.
Triumphantly returning to the Times Union Center, world ranked contender Hanks of Newark, New Jersey, sports a record of 20-0-0 (14KO’s). In his first appearance at the debut Star Boxing event in Albany on FEBRUARY 4, the 29-year-old Hanks looked dominant in stopping Cuban contender Rafael Pedro in the second round. Hanks is currently ranked #14 by the World Boxing Organization.
Hanks followed up the knockout of Pedro by halting veteran Marcus Rhode in the first round on APRIL 27 in Miami, Oklahoma.
Fighting out of Texas City, Texas, the 25-year-old Allen has compiled a record of 14-0-1 with six knockouts as a professional. Most recently Allen won the USA Texas State Heavyweight Title on APRIL 28, defeating Angel Herrera in Galveston Texas.
The Times Union Center is location at 51 South Pearl Street in Albany, New York, 12207. Doors will open on the night of the event at 7:00pm with the first bell at 8:00pm.