The full service VIP event will kick off at 7pm with an hour long cocktail reception followed by a four course elegant dinner and the first bout starting at 8pm. An open bar will run for the course of the dinner and evening’s bouts.
Headlining VIP BOXING III is the return of longtime heavyweight contender and fan favorite Vinny Maddalone of nearby Flushing, Queens, in a scheduled ten round bout against tough Youngstown, Ohio veteran Chris Koval.
Sporting a record of 34-7-0 with 25 knock
outs, Maddalone looks to continue his momentum following a first round knockout of Mike Sheppard on October 22nd in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The 29-year-old Koval enters the clash with a record of 25-8-0 with 18 stoppages including battles with notable names Shannon Briggs, Alexander Dimitrenko, Travis Kaufman and Tye Fields.
The co-main event at VIP BOXING III features an eight round junior welterweight tilt between former world title challenger “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis of Astoria, New York and Albany’s Broderick Antoine.
A native of Athens, Greece, Arnaoutis, 23-7-0 (10KO’s), kicked off his 2012 campaign with a shutout unanimous decision over Shakha Moore on February 10th at the Mohegan Sun Casino.
Over the course of his ten year professional ca
reer, Arnaoutis has battled with numerous champions and contenders including Delvin Rodriguez, Victor Ortiz, Kendall Holt, Ricardo Torres, Juan Urango and Demetrius Hopkins.
Upset minded Antoine looks to even his record of 11-12-1 (5KO’s), entering the ring against Arnaoutis. Included among the notable contenders and prospects he has clashed with over his five year career are Sharif Bogere, Danny O’Connor, Angelo Santana and Felix Diaz.
In an additional eight round junior welterweight battle, highly regarded prospect Issouf Kinda of New York City will battle Newburgh, New York’s Luis Rodriguez.
The 24-year-old Kinda, 12-0-0 (5KO’s), a native of Burkina Faso, has turned heads and impressed with each outing over the last four years while fighting in the New York City area. In his last start on January 28th, Kinda won an eight round decision over the very tough Puerto Rican veteran Angel Rios at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island.
Also 24 years old, Rodriguez, 6-4-1 (1KO), a native of Puerto Rico, has won three of his last four including three in a row in New York State.
Rounding out the card at VIP BOXING III, heavyweights will see action in a scheduled four rounder as Boston
‘s Nate James, 5-1-0 (2KO’s) challenges Kevin Howard of Montgomery, Alabama.
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