By: Lou McLaughlin
Several years ago there had been a resurgence of club card boxing featuring local fighters. There were cards at Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, Szechuan Gardens in North Bergen, and other local venues. But around five years ago these ended for no apparent reason. Generally, these fight cards with young men just starting their careers and still learning their trade are more exciting than $100 Pay per View Cards on television.
Nothing can match the atmosphere of being there and hearing the punches and seeing the fighters in action instead of watching on a television screen.
Live boxing is returning to Northern New Jersey through the efforts of Rising Star Promotions. Rising Star is the promotional company of boxer Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna. The 26 year old World Boxing Council FECARBOX Welterweight champion is currently ranked #13 in the WBO international ratings. He is an ambitious young man already planning his future after boxing. His future plans besides being a boxing promoter include pursuing a college education in accounting. A background in accounting will give him the financial education to manage his Rising Star promotions and also his sports celebrity will help him in accounting ventures.
The Scheduled Bouts are as follows: scheduled bouts subject to change & commission approval
Main Event -10 PM
Super Middle Weights-6 rounds
Darren Goodall 5-0 (3 KO) vs Tahlik Taylor 3-10 (1 KO)
Super Lightweights-rounds TBA
John Bauza 9-0 (5 KO) vs TBA
Anthony “Juice” Young 18-2 (6 KO) vs Enver Halili 10-3 (3 KO)
Leon Johnson 2-0 (2 KO) vs Charles Jefferson –Debut
Yurik Mamedov 9-1 (3KO) vs Kashon Hutchinson 3-4 (1 KO)
Jahmal Dyer 4-1 (2 KO) vs Philip Davis 1-1
Tyrone Luckey 9-8-3 (7 KO) vs Tomas Romain 7-1 (1 KO)
Joel Flores 0-0-1 vs Christopher Burgos 0-2
Jr. Welterweights-4 rounds
Laquan Lewis 2-9 vs Steve Moore 0-3
Tickets can be purchased at www.RSPBoxing.com
Ticket Prices: $55, $80, $150
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 6pm
The Arena Sports Facility. 859 NJ-17. Paramus, New Jersey