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Boston Roxy Weigh-In For Saturday Night Fights And Photogallery

12.04.08 - At the Scales: Trish Kilcullen, Photos by Peter Mark Heintzelman: Richie Cappiello does it again, with an exciting fight card full of great matches from top to bottom, scheduled for Saturday Night at the Roxy, in downtown Boston. The Massachusetts Boxing Commission weighed the combatants in at the Holiday Inn, in Randolph, Massachusetts on Friday night, and the scales tipped as follows: Main Event: Eight Rounds Featherweight: Dat ďBe DatĒ Nguyen, Vero Beach, 11-1, 6 KOís, 124 lbs v. Robert DaLuz, Providence, Rhode Island, 10-10-2, 9 KOís, 124 Ĺ lbs..

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Robert DaLuz spoke to EastSideBoxing before the weigh in:

EastSideBoxing: How long youíve been a boxer?

DaLuz: About eight years.

EastSideBoxing: When did find out about your bout tomorrow night with Dat Nguyen?

DaLuz: Iíve known about this fight about a month and a half ago. Weíve been looking at him for a while now.

EastSideBoxing: Youíre right down the hill from Boston, yet Nguyen has fought a lot in New England. So, whoís the hometown boy for Saturday nightís fights?

DaLuz: Iím always the hometown boy, but heís the hometown promoterís boxer, so we all know what thatís about!

EastSideBoxing: What have you seen of Dat Nguyenís fight style

DaLuz: His fight style, he comes straight ahead, and he just punches, heís a banger. And Matt Remillardís a little more fundamentally sound. As far as Dat goes, heís susceptible to my offense, and I have a killer offense. Iím a boxer and a puncher, I can move, I can counter, I can do all that, and I can definitely hit, so itís going to be an exciting night.

EastSideBoxing: Do you have a prediction as to the fightís outcome?

DaLuz: Well, of course, you know that! From what Iíve seen of him, he leaves himself open, and Iím a hard hitter, and I know what I have to do. As to a knockout, there is a good possibility, and it depends on the individuals willingness to accept punishment. Bottom line!

EastSideBoxing: Anything else you want to say to your fans at EastSideBoxing.com:

DaLuz: Thank you guys, for supporting us, and the sport of boxing.

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Six Rounds Middleweight
Donald Orr, 11-0, 6 KOís of South Boston, MA 11-0- 6 KOís, 162 lbs
v.
Clarence Taylor, Wilmington, Delaware, 12-14-2, 6 KOís, 160 lbs

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Six Rounds Jr. Welterwelterweight
Simeone Dunwell, 6-0, 2 KOís of Haverhill, MA, 6-0, 2 KOís, 138 lbs
v.
Damon Antoine, 7-22-1, 3 KOís of Akron, Ohio, 139 Ĺ lbs

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Four Rounds Super Middleweight
Edwin Rodriguez, 3-0, 2 KOís, of Worcester, MA, 3-0, 2 KOís , 163 lbs
v.
Jeffrey Osbourne, 4-9-2, of Davenport, Iowa, 4-9-2, 165 lbs

Twenty nine year old Osbourne took a few minutes before the weigh in, to speak to EastSideBoxing.com:

EastSideBoxing: When was your last fight?

Osbourne: Last month, I fought Caleb Truax in his hometown (Maplewood, Minnesota). It was a four round fight, in his home town, and he won, by decision. It was a war, but I didnít give up, I went at it, and when I left, they knew my name.

EastSideBoxing: How long have you been in boxing.

Osbourne: Iíve been in boxing all my life. My Dad, Jeff Osbourne, had about 200 amateur bouts, and I just wanted to follow in his footsteps. His boxing coach, was Burt Miscone, and he named me after him, and that was the route that I was on, and I end up marrying my Dadís boxing coachesí great grand daughter.

EastSideBoxing: When did you get notice of this fight against Edwin Rodriguez?

Osbourne: I got a phone call from my manager, Andy Morse, asking me if I wanted to take it. So I looked Rodriguez up on the computer, on boxrec.com, and seen he won the golden gloves a couple of times. But, Iím not scared - - Iíll take on anybody. I have a lot of respect for the guy, heís a good boxer.

EastSideBoxing: What do you know of Rodriguez fight style, and what do you expect?

Osbourne: I know his style is pretty slick, and I donít think he can set the pace. So, I will set the pace, and see if he can take it. I can box, I do better to go in there, and taking what heís got, and giving him what Iíve got - - thatís just how I am.

EastSideBoxing: Do you feel you are fighting in his backyard?

Osbourne: It makes me nervous but thatís the way it is.

EastSideBoxing: Do you have any predictions for your fight?

Osbourne: Pain!


The Roxy, one of the most exciting boxing venues in the Northeast, is located at 279 Tremont Street, Boston. Ticket prices for the Saturday, April 12th fights, are $75.00 ringside, and $40 general admission. Call 508-586-2277 for tickets - MasterCard and Visa accepted. All fights and fighters subject to change. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door. Get your tickets early for this one; its bound to be another sell out for Cappiello! For more information, see www.cappielloboxing.com . Doors open at 5:30 pm and the first bell rings at 7pm.

Article posted on 12.04.2008



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