Vinny Maddalone (37-8, 28 KO’s) vs. Maurenzo Smith (12-7-2, 9 KO’s) – Huntington, N.Y.
Local fan favorite Maddalone headlines the card at the Paramount Theater in a scheduled eight rounder. The Queens native has been in the ring against world class opposition: Tyson Fury, Tomasz Adamek, and Evander Holyfield to name a few. Even in his losing battles, he’s always put forth a solid effort. Smith won his last outing, but had lost five bouts prior.
Peter Manfredo Jr. (39-7, 20 KO’s) vs. Richard Gingras (13-3-1, 8 KO’s) – Rhode Island
Manfredo retired for a short period after a loss to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., but since then, the former IBO and NABF middleweight titlist has returned to score two 10 round decision victories. Gingras last fought Vladine Biosse to a draw in a bid for the vacant New England super middleweight title.
Andy Lee (30-2, 21 KO’s) vs. Ferenc Hafner (21-4, 12 KO’s) – U.K.
On the Froch-Groves under card, Lee grabs a scheduled six rounder. The former NABA and NABF middleweight champ has won two outings since dropping a TKO loss to Julio Cesar Jr. Hafner’s won in his last three bouts, the opponents records totaling 45-101-1.
Randall Bailey (43-8, 37 KO’s) vs. Humberto Toledo (41-10-2, 25 KO’s) – Florida
The hard hitting Bailey was last seen losing his world welterweight title to Devon Alexander a year ago after scoring an upset knockout over Mike Jones one bout prior. Toldeo has lost his last three, the last two being by first round knockout.
Antonio Tarver (29-6, 20 KO’s) vs. Mike Sheppard (21-15-1, 9 KO’s) – Florida
The Magic Man returns for the first time since mid-2012. The former world light heavyweight and world cruiserweight champion meets Mike Sheppard for the NABA heavyweight crown on Tuesday night in a scheduled 10 round contest. Sheppard had lost three straight by knockout before winning a four round bout against 2-11 Justin Novaria in August.
On the under card, U.S. Olympian Dominic Breazeale (7-0, 7 KO’s) steps up against veteran Nagy Aguilera (19-7, 13 KO’s).
Anthony Mundine (44-5, 26 KO’s) vs. Shane Mosley (47-8-1, 39 KO’s) – Sydney, Australia
They managed to salvage this one after the bout was called off a few weeks ago due to financial troubles. The two former world champions headline the show in a contest for the vacant WBA International light middleweight title on Wednesday. Mundine’s been chasing a bout with Mayweather for years, but hasn’t done anything to earn it, and Mosley has no business fighting anymore (for his own health), but he is. This may end up being a pretty good scrap, but it’s being banked on name value more than anything else.