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.
The 33-year-old 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.
"This 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 opport...