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Duddy & Foreman in “Super Brawl: The Battle of Boston” Feb. 4

WOBURN, Mass. – Two of the brightest, most exciting prospects in pro boxing, “Ireland’s” John Duddy (14-0, 13 KOs) and Yuri Foreman (19-0, 7 KOs), will be in action February 4 in “Super Brawl: The Battle of Boston,” presented by New England Ringside Promotions, in The Castle at Park Plaza in downtown Boston..

Unbeaten Irish middleweight sensation Duddy, born in Northern Ireland and now fighting out of Queens (NY), has been matched against veteran Julio Jean (7-6-12, 3 KOs) in the 10-round main event. Duddy is rated No. 15 by the World Boxing Association.

The Haitian-born Jean, now living in Florida, won a unanimous eight-round decision two fights ago against previously unbeaten Eromosele Albert (10-0), the former two-time Nigerian Olympian.

The World Boxing Council rates the Belarus-born Foreman, now fighting out of Brooklyn, as its No. 24 junior middleweight. He is a three-time Israeli amateur champion, as well as a title winner in the 2001 New York Golden Gloves. His opponent is Jimmy “The Dream” LeBlanc (11-9-4, 3 KOs), of South Boston, in the 10-round co-feature.

“We’re thrilled to have these two great prospects fighting on our card at The Castle,” New England Ringside president Rick Brutti said. “Fans coming to this show will look back in a couple of years, when Duddy and Foreman are world champions, and remember watching them fight for the first time in Boston. We have a strong undercard, too. It’s going to be a night to remember.”

Also scheduled to fight on the Feb. 4 card is 4-time New York City Golden Gloves champion Jorge “The Truth” Teron (9-0, 7 KOs), of Brooklyn, against lightweight Marcus “Bad” Luck (5-8-1, 3 KOs), Quincy (MA) super middleweight Chris Traietti (2-0, 1 KO), the 19-year-old Westfield State College psychology major, versus Bernard Higgins (Raleigh-Durham, NC) in his pro debut. Haverhill lightweight Simeon Dunwell (1-0, 1 KO) and Pawtucket (R.I.) super lightweight

Eddie Soto (3-0, 2 KOs) are slated to fight in separate matches. All bouts and fighters are subject to change as well as the approval of the Mass. Boxing Commission.

Tickets, priced at $100.00 (VIP/ringside), $60.00 (reserved) and $30.00 (general admission), are available by going to www.ticketweb.com or calling NER (781.932.1190). Doors open at 6 pm., first bout at 7:30 pm.

New England Ringside Promotions is a division of New England Ringside whose boxing interests also include a monthly magazine, weekly radio show, popular web site, and Fightography (sells classic boxing pictures – www.fightography.photoreflect.com). For more information about New England Ringside Promotions, New England Ringside or advertising/sponsorship inquiries visit its web site at www.newenglandringside.com, www.myspace.com/newenglandringside or call 781.932.1190.

Article posted on 25.01.2006



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