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Joe DeGuardia

Joe DeGuardia

Former New York Golden Gloves Champion

Former New York Golden Gloves Champion

Joe DeGuardia (born July 4, 1963) is an American boxing promoter and lawyer. [7]


Founder Of Star Boxing

Hall Of Famer

Hall Of Famer

He is the founder and CEO of Star Boxing Inc, which is a boxing promotional firm that has been in operation since 1992.

He has promoted many notable boxing stars throughout his time in the professional boxing industry.

Being the son of former professional boxer Joseph DeGuardia Sr. He competed in the ring himself and achieved a successful amateur career.

Among other titles, he won the New York Golden Gloves Championship in 1988 while still attending law school at Hofstra University.

In 1991, he took over the community-based Morris Park Boxing Club, which his father had founded, and relocated it to a new location.[10] 

He followed in his father's footsteps, Joe DeGuardia Sr is a professional boxer in the 1940s and 50s.

The younger DeGuardia went on to have a distinguished career in the amateurs winning the New York Golden Gloves.

Graduated From Fordham University

In his college and law school years he continued to box. He received his Undergraduate Degree from Fordham University and Graduate (Juris Doctorate) from Hofstra Law School. During his time at Hofstra University, he won the welterweight division (147 lbs.,open division) of the 1988 New York City Golden Gloves. He defeated Larry Barnes in the tournament's championship fight.

Upon graduation from law school, DeGuardia went to work as a prosecutor for the Bronx District Attorney's Office.

In 1993, he went into private practice and founded a law office in The Bronx.

Star Boxing Inc.

Founder Of Star Boxing Inc.

Founder Of Star Boxing Inc.

He began promoting boxing in 1992 founding Star Boxing Inc. which is a boxing promotional company originally based in The Bronx. For the last 27 years, he has been professionally active in the boxing industry promoting. Past and present boxers promoted by Star Boxing include former world champion Antonio Tarver, two times World Champion and 2008 US Olympian Demetrius Andrade, former WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri, former IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey former WBF heavyweight champion Carlos Takam and former WBC International light heavyweight champ Joe Smith Jr. In 2016,he moved Star Boxing's offices to White Plains to New York.

Since 2012, Star Boxing has developed a big presence in Long Island in the town of Huntington.The promotional company has used The Paramount as a home base with their series of fight shows called Rockin' Fights. Professional fighters that participated in the Rockin' Fights series include Chris Algieri, Cletus Seldin, and Joe Smith Jr.

Awards and Honors

In 2013 he was inducted into the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame as a boxing promoter.

Alongside the lawyer and promoter,the inductees for that year were former world title challenger Luigi "Kid Dynamite" Campurato and Israel "Pito" Cardona.

Additionally, part of the class of inductees included broadcaster Al Bernstein, referee Johnny Callas, and USA Boxing administrator Ronald Roy.

In 2016 he was inducted into the Ring 8 and New York State Boxing Hall of Fame.The event was sponsored by Ring 8 and was held at Russo's On the Bay in Howard Beach, New York. Accompanying him in the 2016 class was former Star Boxing fighter and welterweight champion,Aaron Davis. In addition to Davis, some notable posthumous inductees were Rocky Graziano, Hector Camacho, and Howard Cosell.


DeGuardia signed Carlos Takam to Star Boxing in 2019.He gave his opinion in the following statement:

Carlos is a world class heavyweight who has faced some of the best in the division.Throughout

boxing history, the heavyweight division has always cultivated the most buzz,and that buzz is back, I think highly of Carlos.The hard

core boxing experts know how good he is, but now he will show the casual fans and will surprise many as to how good he can still be.We are really

excited to bring some big things to the table for him, and are confident that a heavyweight championhip of the world bout is in his future.

On February 28, 2020 in the co-main event of Rockin' Fights 38, Carlos Takam defeated Fabio Maldonado.

The fight was held at the Paramount in Huntington, New York.[8]


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