Duddy - Brady headlines Sept. 17 in Mansfield
WOBURN, Mass. (September 9, 2005) - The stars will be out September 17 for "Mayhem in Mansfield," the pro boxing show headlined by undefeated Irish middleweight sensation "Ireland's" John Duddy (11-0, 10 KOs), at the Dana Barros Sports Complex in Mansfield, Massachusetts..
Article posted on 10.09.2005
"Mayhem in Mansfield" is promoted by New England Ringside Promotions in association with Irish Ropes and Cedric Kushner Productions.
"We want this to be an event, not just a pro boxing show," New England Ringside Promotions president Rick Brutti explained. "Boxing is part of the entertainment industry and we're rolling out the red carpet Sept. 17. Dana Barros has invited a lot of pro athletes from different spots. We have a Who's Who of Boxing on the East Coast coming as our guests. And we'll have some well known entertainers there, too."
Some of the more notable invited boxers expected to attend include "Irish" Micky Ward, three-time participant in the Fight of the Year; Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Paz, former five-time world champion; Irish heavyweight champion Kevin "The Clones Colossus" McBride, the man who retired Mike Tyson; former world welterweight champion Tony "The Pride of Fleet Street" DeMarco, WBC International junior welterweight title-holder Paulie "The Magic Man" Malignaggi, Mass State Auditor and former middleweight challenger Joe DeNucci, 1960 Olympic gold medal winner Dr. Wilbert "Skeeter" McClure, WBC No. 1 rated super middleweight contender Scott "The Sandman" Pemberton, 2004 U.S. Olympian Jason "Big Six" Estrada, USNBC cruiserweight champion Matt "Too Smooth" Godfrey, IWBF lightweight champion Jaime "Hurricane" Clampitt, and David Pareja from The Next Great Champion show.
Other attending celebrities include 1992 Olympic bronze medallist Rodney Smith and Kenny Casey from the Dropkick Murphys band.
Former pro boxer "Iron" Mike Pusateri, who is retiring from the MBTA, will be honored for his contributions to boxing. Pusateri (30-24-4, 28 KOs) fought world middleweight champion Terry Downes, NABF middleweight champion Denny Moyer, USBA/NABF title-holder Tony Licata, European champions Juan Carlos Duran and Tom Bogs, and DeNucci twice at the old Boston Garden.
Duddy, a native of Derry, Northern Ireland, faces former WBC Fecarbox light middleweight champion Joseph "The Assassin" Brady (13-4-1, 6 KOs) from Albuquerque (NM) in the eight-round main event.
Light heavyweight Derrick "Double Impact" Whitley (22-23-3, 11 KOs) fights Dhafir "No Fear" Smith (13-10-2, 3 KOs) in the eight round co-feature. The undercard includes heavyweights (former Boston College football star) Derric Rossy (8-0, 5 KOs) vs. Joseph Kenneth (3-6, 2 KOs), Irish junior middleweight James Moore (2-0, 1 KO), junior welterweight Jorge Teron (5-0, 4 KOs) vs. Damon Antoine (2-6-1, 1 KO), welterweights Luis Villamontes (0-0) vs. David Lee Marquez (0-0), super middleweight Paschal "Packie" Collins (13-2-1, 4 KOs) vs. TBA and light heavyweights Chris Traietti (0-0) vs. Huston Crayton (0-1). All bouts and fighters are subject to change.
Tickets are priced at $100.00 (VIP/ringside), $55.00 (reserved), and $35.00
general admission. Tickets may be ordered by going to www.ticketweb.com and will be on sale at the doors the night of the show. Doors open at 6 p.m., first bout at 7:30 p.m. Tickets also are now on sale at the Dana Barros Sports Complex (508.337.3100, www.danabarros.com), located at 31 Oxford Road in Mansfield.
New England Ringside Promotions is a division of New England Ringside whose boxing interests also include a monthly magazine, six weekly radio shows, and popular web site (www.newenglandringside.com). For more information about New England Ringside Promotions, New England Ringside or advertising/sponsorship inquires visit its web site or call 781.932.1190.
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