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Joe Smith Jr. Nominated for 2020 Fighter of the Year by the BWAA

Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is pleased to announce that Long Island’s own, “The Common Man,” JOE “THE BEAST” SMITH JR. (26-3 21KO’S) has been nominated for 2020 Fighter of the Year, by the Boxing Writers Association of America. Smith Jr.’s nomination comes on the heels of a spectacular 2020, in which he dominated then #1 […]

Strap Up Your Boots: The Common Man Joe Smith, Jr Fights for World Title

Light heavyweight contender JOE “THE BEAST” SMITH JR., the consummate everyman, spent more than a decade as a union laborer on Long Island. He now owns and operates a tree service business, chopping and trimming trees when he’s not training. At 31 years old, this far-from-average Joe will battle Russian veteran MAXIM VLASOV for the vacant WBO light heavyweight […]

Hofstra Men’s Basketball defeats Stony Brook, 72-67

Tareq Coburn led four Hofstra players in double-figures with 19 points as the Pride survived a second-half scare from Stony Brook in a 72-67 victory in the Long Island Rivalry Wednesday night at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. Hofstra held a 23-point lead with 14 minutes to play before the Seawolves rallied to […]

Toussaint Takes Conwell into Deep Water but Conwell Scores 9th Round Stoppage

Showtime’s, ShoBox: The New Generation, resumed for the first time since March with Long Island’s WENDY “THE HAITIAN FIRE” TOUSSAINT (now 12-1 5KO’s) taking on heralded prospect, #9 world rated (IBF) jr. middleweight CHARLES “BAD NEWS” CONWELL (now 13-0 10KO’s) in a 10-round IBF USBA Jr. middleweight championship bout. From the opening bell, Toussaint and […]

FIGHTER PROFILE: WENDY “THE HAITIAN FIRE” TOUSSAINT

WENDY “THE HAITIAN FIRE” TOUSSAINT (12-0 5KO’s) is preparing for his third bout of ‘covid19 crazed’ 2020 when he faces undefeated heralded prospect CHARLES “BAD NEWS” CONWELL (12-0 9KO’S) on Wednesday, October 7 in a 10-round super welterweight main event on Shobox. Toussaint currently resides in Huntington, NY, training out of Academy of Boxing. The […]

Alvarez-Smith Weigh In Results

Number Four world rated (WBO), JOE “THE BEAST” SMITH JR (25-3 20KO’s) and #3 world rated (WBO), ELEIDER “STORM” ALVAREZ (23-1 13KO’s) tipped the scaled today at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, ahead of their WBO World Title Eliminator main event on ESPN+ tomorrow night. Smith Jr. came in at a strong, 174.9 lbs. and […]

Exciting Events Lined up for Star Boxing

Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, the longest running and most consistent promoter in New York, entered 2020 with great expectations. Following a JOE “THE BEAST” SMITH JR. (25-3 20KO’s) upset, ESPN main event victory, over then #3 rated light heavyweight JESSE HART (26-3 21KO’s) in January and its highly regarded “Rockin’ Fights” 38 in February, featuring […]