UNDEFEATED BOXING PROSPECTS
“ACTION” ANTHONY LAUREANO &
RICHIE “POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN” RIVERA
SPECIAL GUESTS TONIGHT AT BOSTON BRUINS GAME
“NEW ENGLAND EXPLOSION”
LIVE ON NESN FROM MASSMUTUAL CENTER IN SPRINGFIELD, MA
SPONSORED BY MGM SPRINGFIELD
BOSTON (December 5, 2019) — Two of the top boxing prospects in the Northeast, undefeated fighters “ACTION” ANTHONY LAUREANO (12-0, 4 KOs) and Hartford RICHIE “POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN” RIVERA (15-0, 12 KOs), will be special guests at tonight’s (7 p.m. start) Boston Bruins game vs. Chicago Black Hawks at TD Garden in Boston.
Laureano and Rivers will be interviewed between the first and second periods in the NESN broadcast booth by host Dale Armond to promote they’re December 13th fights in Springfield, Massachusetts, on a stacked “New England Explosion” card.
“New England Explosion” is presented by JOE DEGUARDIA’S STAR BOXING, in association with MassMutual Center, and sponsored by MGM Springfield.
“New England Explosion will air live from Mass MutualCenter for the first time on New England Sports Network (NESN), starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. The home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox, NESN is available nationally on a sports subscription basis.
Calling all of the action from ringside will be Jahmal Webster and color commentator, former IBO World Champion “Dangerous” Dana Rosenblatt (37-1-2, 23 KOs), of Malden, MA.
Laureano (E. Hartford)) and Rivera (Hartford, CT), respectively, will take on Texas super lightweight ANGEL “AZTEC WARRIOR” HERNANDEZ (17-14-2, 11 KOs) and Virginia cruiserweight “MIGHTY” JOE JONES (11-1, 8 KOs) in a pair of eight-round bouts airing live on NESN.
“ACTION” ANTHONY LAUREANO OPEN WORKOUT DEC. 10 IN SPRINGFIELD
Laureano will hold an open workout Tuesday, Dec. 10, between 5:30-7:30 p.m. ET, at Central City Boxing & Barbell, Inc in Springfield to promote his Dec.13th fight. City Boxing gym is located at 22 Tyler St., Springfield, MA.
The public is welcome.
INFO: East Hartford super lightweight “ACTION” ANTHONY LAUREANO (12-0, 4 KOs) returns home in an 8-round tilt against ANGEL “AZTEC WARRIOR” HERNANDEZ (17-14-2, 11 KOs), Hartford cruiserweight RICHIE “POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN” RIVERA (15-0, 12 Kos) faces Virginia cruiserweight “MIGHTY” JOE JONES (11-1, 8 KOs), while Danbury lightweight OMAR “THE BEAST” BORDOY (9-1, 3 KOs) meets Dublin, Ireland’s undefeated “SLICK” VICTOR RABEI (8-0, 2 KOs). On the undercard will be local Springfield, Mass favorites, DERRICK “BAD BOY” WHITLEY II (6-1-1) the son of Springfield’s, Derrick Whitley Sr., former USA Massachusetts State Super Middleweight Champion, as well as ANGEL VASQUEZ (0-1).
Ticket prices start at $40.00 (excludes facility fees and convenience charges) and are on sale now at HERE and the MassMutual Center Box Office.
Doors open at 6 p.m. ET, first bout at 7:30 p.m. ET and the NESN broadcast commences at 9 p.m. ET.
|FIGHT NIGHT: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019
TICKETS START AT JUST $40 (PLUS FEES)
About MassMutual Center
MassMutual Center is managed by the entertainment and hospitality industry leader, MGM Springfield, and owned by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. MassMutual Center is Western Massachusetts’ most diverse function space with over 100,000 sq. ft. of meeting space including a 40,000 sq. ft. flexible exhibit hall, five fully-functional meeting rooms, a 15,000 sq. ft. ballroom, and an 8,000-seat arena. The facility is the proud home to the AHL Springfield Thunderbirds and American International College D1 Men’s Hockey team, in addition to hosting family shows, concerts, meetings, social and corporate functions, sporting events and more.
About MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. As the world’s first LEED™ Platinum-certified gaming resort, MGM Springfield ignites a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city by seamlessly blending new design with restored historic buildings. The resort offers more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street, superior spa services, diverse retail and inspired dining headlined by award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare. MGM Springfield also features a seven-screen Regal luxury cinema complex, bowling lanes, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. The property opened on August 24, 2018. For additional information, please visit mgmspringfield.com.
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About Star Boxing
For over a quarter century Star Boxing has consistently delivered boxing events of the highest caliber that attract loyal fans from all corners of the globe. Star Boxing has promoted events at practically every locale and on every network. From the Antonio Tarver – Roy Jones trilogy to the meteoric rise of Chris Algieri and Joe Smith Jr. through the critically acclaimed Rockin’ Fights Paramount Series, Star Boxing continues to develop world rated contenders and red-hot prospects into future world champions. Founded by its Joe DeGuardia, an attorney, former boxer and respected boxing leader, Star Boxing has become revered worldwide throughout the industry for its credibility, integrity, and exciting fights.
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