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One-handed Queens boxer to make debut

10/26/2012

Every weekend, many boxers make their professional debuts across the United States.

None of them step center ring without a right hand at 31-years-old.

Queens-product Michael Costantino, who fought 10 amateur fights without a right hand, will fight as a pro for the first time at the Aviator Complex in Brooklyn on Saturday.

"I'm fighting for everyone, to inspire people, to show them that you put your faith in God, anything's possible," he told NYFightBlog at a Monday workout inside the Bay Ridge gym owned by the Saturday's headliner, Sadam Ali.

Costantino, a light heavyweight, will take on Nathan Cruz (0-2) from Florida.

The fight will be available via pay-per-view.