(JUNE 18) Vinny Maddalone (33-6, 24KO's),
a top fan heavyweight favorite of promoter Star Boxing, known for his
tough performances inside the ring, has began parlaying his popularity
into a career outside the ring. Though still active; Maddalone scored
TKO in the 5th round, over Dominique Alexander in his last bout n March
of this year, at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City,
NJ. It has recently been announcedthat Maddalone has been
elected to serve on the Board of Directors to Ring 8, the Veteran Boxers
Association of New York, Inc.
In addition, while he won't be on the card at Star Boxing's upcoming
show at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, Maddalone will
play a major part in night's events, serving as the host for what is
shaping up to be an exciting night, featuring pre and post parties, at
the ever popular Atlantic City Casino. Lastly, Maddalone recently opened
a Restaurant and Bar (Ringside Bar and Grill) in his hometown of Queens,
"We are very proud of Vinny's accomplishments both inside, and now
outside of the ring," stated Joe DeGuardia, CEO of Star Boxing and
long-time promoter of Maddalone. "Wherever he goes, Vinny is just so
well-respected, and being elected to serve on the board is a true
testament to that."
Following Maddalone's recent win in Atlantic City, long-time promoter
Joe DeGuardia came up with the idea to have Maddalone host the next
"Vinny's such a draw and has so many fans out there, I knew that if I
wasn't going to have him on the card, I still wanted him to be part of
the event," explained DeGuardia. "We are working on something big for
Vinny in the early fall, so we wanted to hold off on putting him on this
show, but he will be there, greeting fans, and hosting both our pre and
post fight parties, for what is expected to be a huge turn out."
"It's a real honor to be elected to the Board," stated Maddalone. "I
have been involved with Ring 8 for sometime now, but to officially be
named one of their own, and to have a voice in the organization, really
is something special to me. "
Regarding his restaurant, Maddalone is optimistic about the future. "The
restaurant is coming along well, I just brought in a new chef, and his
food is unbelievable. I don't want to just be the guy behind the scenes,
I enjoy being there at night and greeting the customers and sitting down
and talking with them one on one. It keeps me busy when I'm not in
training, and it is something I can focus on when my boxing career one
day comes to an end."
The show at the Tropicana will take place on Saturday, July 17th and
will feature top-rated heavyweight contender David Tua (51-3-1, 43KO's),
(WBO #2) taking on perennial contender Monte Barrett (34-9, 20KO's).
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Star Boxing office at (718)
823-2000 or visiting www.starboxing.com. Tickets are priced at $100
(ringside), $50 and $30. z