|Title For Title at Twin River Casino|
|McCreedy in his misery|
KO Digest scored it 77-75 for Gingras who picks up a second regional title.
The light heavyweight winner immediately called out "Mr. Providence" Vladine Biosse for a rematch of their disputed 2013 draw.
In the "Classic Co-Main Event" featuring welterweights scheduled for six rounds, Christian Steele of Atlanta, GA squared off against local Providence prospect Nick DeLomba. After missing the first round to chat ringside with Lowell's tipsy Dicky Eklund (who incidentally had "no comment" about the current corner situation of his homeboy Irish Joey McCreedy when asked by ringside photographer Pattee Mak) my attention returned to the action in the ring which found DeLomba getting more early resistance than might have been expected from an "opponent" with several more losses than wins. In any case, DeLomba used his advantages in speed and in size (rangy height) to "control" what turned out to be a sloppy fight with Steele doing more holding than hitting in the last few rounds. Official Scores: 60-54 on all three cards. DeLomba is now 5-0 while Steele is 5-10-2.
|The future is now at CES|
On The Undercard:
Super Welterweights -- Second professional fight for Worcester, MA's Khiary Gray-Pitts against Boston's Sergio Cabrera. Gray-Pitts is a young talented boxer (the "new generation" of CES as advertised) who I've seen perform in the Lowell Golden Gloves in recent years. As a pro, Gray-Pitts showed a tight defense and good combination punching whenever he stopped to plant his fleet feet. A Gray-Pitts left hook buzzed Cabrera in the first round and the effect of the fight was showing on the surface of his red-faced mug in the second. In the third, Cabrera actually started asking for a beating and Gray-Pitts issued him one, ripping shots to the head and body. In the fourth and final round, the pace slowed considerably and Gray-Pitts focused more on a nifty display of defense rather than fight-ending offense. Pitts goes to 2-0 while Cabrera falls to 0-3. Official Scores: 40-36, 40-36, and 40-36.
|Sucra Junior looks sweet like his Dad|
Lightweights -- Scott Sullivan from New Bedford, MA made his pro debut by beating the stuffing out of Boston's seriously overmatched and undertrained Moises Rivera. In the second round, Rivera suddenly turned his back in the corner from a volley of Sullivan's punches and referee Joey Lupino jumped in to stop the fight. Rivera goes to 0-4 while Sullivan goes into boxing a new pro with his first win.
|Photos by Pattee Mak|
KO Digest Credentialed Ringside Report by Jeffrey Freeman