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Outdated-time boxing returns with “Crossroads” doubleheader on April 17 | FightBookMMA


Combating out of Austin, the 39-year-old Vera was initially identified for his participation within the first season of The Contender, Actuality Tv collection. He went on to defeat a trio of world champions – Andy Lee, Sergio Mora (twice) and Serhiy Dzinziruk – capturing 5 regional titles together with the NABO middleweight crown.

Ball vs. Vera, the night headliner of the day-night doubleheader (separate admissions), is co-promoted by Ball’s promoter, Basic Leisure and Sports activities (CES).

“Occasions like that is what native boxing is all about,” Granite Chin’s Chris Traietti stated. “’Crossroads’ is extra than simply the identify for this occasion. It’s a actuality for lots of men on this present. It’s time to discover out if a few of these younger up-and-comers are actually pretty much as good because the hype, in addition to studying if a number of the veteran fighters have hit the tip of the street. Our two reveals supply a ton of boxing for followers to observe. On high of all of the boxing, we can have stay music from The Freight in the course of the afternoon present.

“For the final 6-7 years, I’ve been studying, absorbing and, at occasions, failing to determine the right way to make Granite Chin work. We hit our stride about 1 ½ years in the past and never even a pandemic has been capable of gradual us down. That is solely the start of a vivid Granite Chin future. Thanks to everybody who has been supporting Granite Chin to permit us to develop so far.”

Within the co-featured occasion, New Hampshire welterweight champion Ryan Dibartolomeo (3-1-1, 1 KO) faces title challenger Marquis Bates (7-4, 5 KOs) in a 6-round bout.

Larry Pryor (13-23, 7 KOs) takes on Scott Lampert (1-1, 1 KO) for the vacant New Hampshire cruiserweight crown in a 6-rounder. Undefeated prospect Francis “The Tank” Hogan (4-0, 4 KOs), of Weymouth, MA, meets veteran Larry “Slo Mo” Smith (12-45-2, 8 KOs) in a 6-rounder for the vacant New Hampshire junior middleweight championship, and undefeated Schenectady, NY junior middleweight Jahyae Brown (8-0, 7 KOs) fights Dormedes Potes (12-2-1, 9 KOs) in an 8-round brawl for the vacant ABF Atlantic junior middleweight strap.

Former New England heavyweight champion Justin “Loopy Practice” Rolfe (4-2-1, 3 KOs) squares off towards Alfredo “Choncho” Trevino (9-8-1, 1 KO) in 6-round bout.

Additionally preventing on the night’s undercard is unbeaten Holyoke, MA welterweight Denzel Whitley (3-0, 3 KOs) vs. Aquilando Brandao (0-3), and Fall River, MA welterweight Dustin Reinhold (5-4, 2 KOs) vs. pro-debuting Anthony Andreozzi.

Julien Baptiste (1-0, 1 KO), of Woburn, MA, and pro-debuting Holyoke junior middleweight Carlos Castillo are in separate 4-round bouts towards opponents to be decided.

UBO All-America welterweight champion Brandon “The Cannon” Berry (20-5-2, 12 KOs) headlines the afternoon section of “Crossroads” in an 8-round title protection versus challenger Gael Ibarra (5-2, 4 KOs).

Heavyweights Mike “Fly” Marshall (4-1, 3 KOs) and Tracey Johnson (4-9-6) throwdown in within the 8-round co-feature.

Canadian cruiserweight Yan “Wild Factor” Pellerin (10-1, 4 KOs) meets Steve “The Spoiler” Walker (26-36, 18 KOs) for the vacant ABF Atlantic cruiserweight title in an 8-round encounter.

In a pair of scheduled 8-round bouts, Danbury, CT junior welterweight Omar Bordoy, Jr. (10-1, 3 KOs) stays busy towards Dewayne Knowledge (7-55-2, 3 KOs), whereas New England welterweight champion Mike “Unhealthy Boy” Ohan, Jr. (11-1, 5 KOs) stays busy towards Rynell Griffin (8-45-2, 2 KOs) in a non-title combat.

Additionally preventing on the afternoon undercard in 4-rounders are Jimmy Torney (2-0, 2 KOs) vs. pro-debuting Justin Velmure in battle of Boston heavyweights, Weymouth, MA pro-debuting welterweight Eric Goff vs. Jader Alves (0-4), and the professional debut of Demek Edmonds vs. Francisco Neto (1-11).

All bouts topic to alter.


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