|Intoducing, Born without a right hand, Single-fisted Michael Costantino set for Pro Boxing Debut
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (Oct 5, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
NEW YORK - Single-fisted boxer Michael Costantino will
fulfill his dream on October 27 when he makes his professional debut on
the "Rising Olympian Star In The Big Apple" pay-per-view event,
featuring undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympian Sadam "World Kid" Ali (15-0, 9
KOs), live from Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York.
Olympian Star In The Big Apple," presented by Sadam Ali's World Kid
Promotions, will be distributed in the United States by Integrated
Sports Media for live viewing at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT on both cable
and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DISH Network and Avail-TVN
for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
Costantino, fighting out of Queens, was born without a right hand. He
participated in two New York City Golden Gloves Tournaments, reaching
the quarterfinals one year, and he plans to make a statement in his
scheduled four-round pro debut against an opponent to be determined.
is a dream come true for me," the property manager in Brooklyn and
Queens explained. "I always loved boxing. I was an athlete growing up,
playing all sports, and a friend got me into boxing when I was 16. I
thought boxing was a beautiful but hard sport and I respected
individuals in boxing. I tried boxing and enjoyed it.
"I have to
thank Sadam and David Ali for giving me this opportunity. I know Sadam
from the amateurs. I'm taking it as one fight at a time. My goal is to
show people that anything is possible. I had no problem getting
licensed. Fighting on pay per view is important because, the more people
who see what I'm doing, the better. I'm just focusing on this fight but
I definitely want to show people that anything you put your mind to is
The youngest boxing promoter in America, 23-year-old
Ali is an undefeated welterweight prospect who is taking on former
Indiana State champion Jermaine "Too Sweet" White (17-5, 9 KOs), of
Chicago, in the 10-round main event.
National champion Santander "The Demolition Man" Silgado (22-0, 18 KOs),
the World Boxing Council FECARBOX cruiserweight champion, faces
battled-tested veteran Gary "Pit Bull" Gomez (19-13-2, 7 KOs) in the
10-round co-feature. Silgado, now fighting out of Brooklyn, is world
rated at No. 9 by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and No. 11 by the World
Boxing Association (WBA).
Brownsville super middleweight Curtis
"Showtime" Stevens (22-3, 16 KOs) fights an opponent to be named in a
eight-round bout. Stevens won a gold medal at the 2002 US National
Championships as an amateur and he has defeated world champion Carl
Daniels in the pro ranks.
Newly crowned World Boxing Federation
Intercontinental light middleweight champion Mike "El Cangri" Ruiz
(17-7, 9 KOs) drops back to his natural welterweight division to face
and opponent to soon be determined. He is coming off his 10th round TKO
title-winning performance July 21 against hometown favorite Paul Delgado
Also fighting on the undercard in four-round bouts
are Maine light middleweight Steven Gamache (3-0, 1 KO), the son of
former world champion Joey Gamache, and Brooklyn light middleweight
Shawn Cameron in his pro debut. Brooklyn bantamweight Jennifer Santiago
meets Louisiana invader Ivana Coleman (0-1). All fights and fighters are
subject to change.
Tickets, priced at $150.00, $100.00 and
$50.00, are on sale and available to purchase by calling 917.807.3630 or
917.655.5254 in Brooklyn and Queens, 718.744.8855 in Manhattan, or
201.914.9392 in Staten Island and New Jersey.
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