Maddalone Takes On Fury July
7 In London
Vinny Maddalone, the Italian Stallion from New York, will be
travelling to the UK and has told fans "Don't Blink" as he's
looking to be the first to beat the 6ft 9inch Irish
Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, when the pair square off at
the Hand Arena, Clevedon, Somerset on Saturday 7th July.
The 12 round international heavyweight contest promoted by
Hennessy Sports in association with Sanigar Events and Joe
DeGuardia's Star Boxing will be broadcast live on Channel 5,
in the UK.
Maddalone who boasts 35 wins out of 43 fights, with 26 of
these coming by way of knockout, has previously fought elite
fighters Evander Holyfield, Tomasz Adamek,
Jean Marc Mormeck and Denis Boytsov and is looking forward
to making his UK debut against Irish Champion, Fury on 7th
July. " I'm Looking forward to fighting in England." said
Maddalone "The Brits may be rooting for him in the beginning
but I guarantee they will be cheering for me by the end of
The real life Rocky Balboa was recently described by America
writer Jack Hirsch in a recent article in Boxing News, as
being one of the most exciting fighters in boxing right
now."Perhaps the pound-for-pound lists have it all wrong.
Instead of rating the best fighters, maybe the public would
be better served if they listed the most exciting. Vinny
Maddalone would top that heap."
Vinny said "I promise to give everything I've got-the Brits
are going to experience one hell of a fight and I plan on
making lots of new fans."
Tyson Fury who is currently in training camp in Essen,
Belgium said "He's a good opponent, a real tough guy, who
leaves nothing in the changing room, he certainly comes to
Training has gone well and I'm in the best shape of my life
and I'm looking forward to some good rounds and after I beat
him maybe we can go out and get something to eat."
Vinny Maddalone added, "I respect Tyson Fury, hats off
because he shows lots of balls. I'm really happy for this
opportunity. Two guys with balls will make for a great
Michael Borao of Borao Entertainment (Vinny's Agent) said "Vinny
is a real life Rocky-British fans are in for a real treat."
The President of Star Boxing, Joe DeGuardia said
"Fury-Maddalone should be a slugfest. Vinny is like the
fictional 'Rocky' and has the heart of a lion. The fans are
in for a treat with this exciting fight and I congratulate
Hennessy Sports and Channel 5 for giving the fans in Britain
a fight that promises to be a war."
Supporting Tyson Fury vs. Vinny Maddalone in front of a
3,000 strong crowd at the Hand Arena, will be middleweight
sensation Chris Eubank Jnr in his 5th pro fight and British
champion Lee Haskins from Bristol, who is challenging
Darlington's former British champion Stuart Hall for the
vacant European Bantamweight title.
The undercard will also feature former British Light
welterweight champion Lenny Daws vs. Bridgewater's Dean
Mills, Tyson's cousin Phill Fury, Bristol fighters Michael
Graydon and Ricky Pow, Steve Bodger from Weston Super-Mare
and Tamuka Mucha from Reading.
And making his UK debut will be the Hennessy Sports promoted
Canadian Welterweight Champion Samuel Vargas.
Tickets starting from £30 can be purchased from the Hennessy
Sports box office on 01925 755 222, Ticketline on 0844 888
4402, Ticketmaster on 0844 847 2500 or from Sanigar Events
on 0117 949 6699
Tickets are also available to purchase online from the