Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

John Joe Nevin Makes Pro Debut on GBP Card, 3/17

BOSTON - Boxing will experience the luck of the Irish when the popular Golden Boy Live! series fittingly heads to Boston for a one-of-a-kind St. Patrick's Day celebratory night of fights on Monday, March 17. Golden Boy Promotions is teaming up with Murphy's Boxing U.S.A. and Back East Promotions to bring boxing back to Beantown for a stellarfight card at the House of Blues that will air live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. In the welterweight main event scheduled for 10 rounds, local hero Danny O'Connor takes on Virginia's Andrew Farmer and the co-feature will see one of Ireland's favorite sons, Dublin's Jamie Kavanagh face off against an opponent to be named in an eight-round lightweight bout.

The card will feature a host of New England's top talent including undefeated heavyweight Alexis Santos in the six-round televised opening bout against an opponent to be determined, debuting 2012 Irish Olympic Silver Medalist John Joe Nevin, as well as Ryan Kielczewski, Billy Traft, Rashidi Ellis and others in non-televised action.

"I can't imagine there can be a better place to have a boxing event on St. Patrick's Day than in Boston," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "We've partnered with Ken Casey and his company and we're going to bring the great boxing fans of this city the fights they want and deserve. On March 17, the only place to be in Boston is at the House of Blues."

"There has been a huge resurgence of boxing in Boston and it's exciting that a global promotional company like Golden Boy Promotions has taken notice and is coming to Boston to partner with us," said Ken Casey, founder of Murphy's Boxing U.S.A. and Back East Promotions, as well as a founding member of the legendary Irish punk band the Dropkick Murphys.  "St. Patrick's Day in Boston is the perfect way to kick off this new partnership and this will hopefully lead to bigger and better fights here in Boston, home to some of boxing's most loyal fans."

Southpaw Danny O'Connor (23-2, 7 KO's) is one of New England's most popular fighters and the 28-year-old is more amped up than ever to put on a show on St. Patrick's Day for his fans. A professional since 2008, O'Connor has won nine of his last 10 bouts, with the only loss coming via a highly-controversial split decision defeat to former World Champion Vivian Harris last October. On March 17, O'Connor will look for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and live up to the St. Patrick's Day hype in his hometown.

Front Royal, Virginia's Andrew Farmer (17-2, 7 KO's) has no problem traveling into O'Connor's backyard and after winning 13 of his last 14 bouts, the 28-year-old has confidence that when the bell sounds, he's got the goods to upset the hometown favorite.

Twenty-three-year-old Dublin native Jamie "The Nuisance" Kavanagh (15-1-1, 7 KO's) returns to the ring since suffering the first loss of his career against Daniel Ruiz last December. Now, he's excited to be back and making his Boston debut on St. Patrick's Day, when his loyal fans will undoubtedly be out in force to cheer him on.

In the Golden Boy Live! televised opener, it's a six-round heavyweight bout, with Lawrence, Massachusetts' 24-year-old Alexis Santos (12-0, 10 KO's) looking for his seventh first-round knockout when he meets up with an opponent to be determined.

In undercard action, Mullingar, Ireland's John Joe Nevin, a 2012 Olympic silver medal winner for Ireland, makes his highly-anticipated pro debut in a four-round bantamweight bout against San Juan, Puerto Rico's Alberto Candelaria (3-0-1, 2 KO's).

A full lineup of Massachusetts's natives will feature Quincy's Ryan Kielczewski (18-0, 4 KO's), who puts his unbeaten record on the line in his six-round junior lightweight meeting with an opponent to be named. Super middleweights collide in a four-round bout when Dorchester's Billy Traft (3-0, 1 KO) faces Marion newcomer Mike Schneider. Somerville's Rashidi Ellis (3-0, 2 KO's) takes on Schenectady, New York's Bryan Abraham (6-18, 6 KO's). Also scheduled for four rounds in the welterweight division Stoneham's Greg Vendetti (4-1-1, 2 KO's) meets Akron's Damon Antoine (11-52-2).

O'Connor vs. Farmer, a 10-round welterweight bout is presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Murphy's Boxing U.S.A. and Back East Promotions and sponsored by Corona and O'Reilly Auto Parts. The House of Blues doors open at 5:00 p.m. ET and the first fight starts at 5:30 p.m. ET.  The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets, priced at $150 (reserved seating), $100 (reserved seating) and $40 (general admission) are available for purchase now at the House of Blues Box Office, the Orpheum Theater box office or online at http://m.concerts.livenation.com/event/01004C389CC1B5BE, www.murphysboxingusa.com or www.backeastpromotions.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Joshua Vows: There Will Be a KO - Molina Will Tire and I'll Unload! Unbeaten Jeff Horn Overcomes Knockdown; Stops Ali Funeka in Sixth Froch Ridicules Golovkin: Your Best Wins Are Murray, Macklin! Making Cotto-Kirkland a PPV is Not a Healthy Start to New Year Video: Shawn Porter Discusses His Future, Predicts Fights Lenny Z Sees Freddie Roach as Difference Maker in Lipinets Bout Video: Demetrius Andrade on Culcay Fight, Wanting Erislandy Lara Schaefer: I Sort of Left on Top, Boxers Are Happy To Have Me Back! Video: Mikey Garcia, Schaefer on Getting McGregor in The Ring Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz - CompuBox Historical Review Molina Weighs 143.2 On Second Try; Gives Money to Crawford Video: Errol Spence on Status of Kell Brook Shot, Garcia-Thurman Video: Naazim Richardson Reacts To Parting With Bernard Hopkins Photos: Krzysztof Wlodarczyk vs. Leon Harth - Official Weigh-In Photos: Terence Crawford vs. John Molina - Official Weigh-In Anthony Joshua Throws Weight Behind Members-Only London Gym Photos: Cuellar vs. Mares, Charlo vs. Williams - Official Weigh-In Erik Skoglund Gets TKO Victory: Sven Fornling, Mikaela Lauren Win Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. Found Murdered in Guadalajara No Drama In L.A.: Cuellar, Mares, Charlo, Williams Make Weight Menard, Beltran Make Weight for HBO Co-Feature Molina Weighs In at 144 Pounds for 140-Pound Crawford Fight Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Dominik Britsch - On Weight For War Paul Gallen Beats Junior Paulo, Vows To KO Ryan Carr Next Concepcion vs. Yafai Still On, WBA Belt At Stake For Yafai Only Adrien Broner Hit For Damages in Sex Tape Lawsuit Photos: Jayson Velez vs. Alfredo Santiago, Serrano-Silgado Weigh-in Light-Heavy, Trainer Banned Over Nick Blackwell Readmission Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt Lands on BoxNation Video: Joshua, Molina, Chisora, Whyte, Ortiz, Taylor Weigh-In Hozumi Hasegawa in Shock Retirement, Won't Defend WBC Belt Photos: Yafai on Point, Concepcion Overweight and Loses Belt Photos: Joshua vs. Molina, Chisora vs. Whyte - Official Weigh-in Randy Caballero, Golden Boy Reach Deal To Extend Promotional Lipinets' Manager: Troyanovsky Had No Chin, Indongo Ours in 2017 Abner Mares: I'm Not Scared of Cuellar's Power; I Hit Hard, Too Wladimir Klitschko: I Want To Fight The Very Best Anthony Joshua Charlo: Not Much Left For Me at 154; I'm Not Afraid of Golovkin! Frank Warren Talks Parker-Ruiz, Joshua Revealing McCracken Link Quigg: I Have To Keep Winning, Build Buzz For Frampton Rematch
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement