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Jesse Barboza

Battle-tested Barboza poised for breakthrough

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 26th, 2014) -- Jesse Barboza could've given up on boxing a long time ago. He could've quit as an amateur when he stepped in the middle of a fight between two close friends and wound up with a stab wound to the stomach that put him in the hospital for two weeks. He could've walked away after tearing tendons in his foot and injuring his ankle less than a year and a half into [...]

Clampitt outlasts tough veteran Olivo; Barboza flattens Saribekian in dramatic knockout victory

LINCOLN, R.I. (Nov. 22nd, 2013) – Jaime Clampitt finally got her storybook ending. Fighting for the first time in three years and the final time in her illustrious career, the Warwick, R.I., veteran Clampitt (22-5-1) faced a tough test against Dominga Olivo (8-9-1) of Brooklyn, N.Y., in the co-feature of Jimmy Burchfield’s “Pride & Power” professional boxing event at Twin River Casino. [...]

Barboza returns to Twin River ready to make a major push in 2013

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (Feb. 14th, 2013) -- The only thing worse than the two-year layoff for Jesse Barboza was the fact his last fight ended in a disappointing draw, leaving the former three-time New England Golden Gloves champion with a lot of free time to think about what had went wrong. "I had two years to deal with it," Barboza said. "It drove me nuts." Barboza (5-1-1, 3 KOs) finally [...]