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Cappiello inks five fighters to promotions deals

Brockton, MA - Cappiello Promotions President Rich Cappiello has announced the signing of 2000 Canadian Olympian Donald Orr, as well as four more promising local prospects. "I am very happy with the addition of these five boxers, and more importantly gentlemen. Not only do these young men have talent within the ring, but they are very good people when they step outside of the squared circle. These are the type of fighters we want associated with Cappiello Promotions, " Cappiello stated..

In addition to Orr, Cappiello has officially inked to promotional contracts; Abraham Okine, Juan Lopez, Anthony LaMonica, and Phillip Miller. "These guys are going to be a great addition to the Cappiello Promotions stable," stated Cappiello. "We've increased the number of fighters fighting under our banner, but I don't want 20-plus guys fighting for me. I want a nice, small, strong nucleus of fighters, so that I can give all of my fighters the time and attention they deserve."

Orr (11-0, 5 KO's), with all of his non-knockout victories coming via easy unanimous decisions, has relocated himself from the west coast to South Boston, where he will now reside and train. "I am very happy here, thus far. I've only been in "Southie" for a week now, but I am already making relationships, and working hard in the gym. I am very excited to be fighting for Cappiello Promotions. I only hope I can live up to all the expectations they have for me here."

Orr's boxing skill, personality, and well-mannered ways are certain to make him an instant hit in the Boston / New England area...and his Irish ancestry won't hurt either! Orr is a descendant of the infamous William Orr, a member of the United Irishmen who was hanged by the British in the late 1700's, after being falsely convicted of "Administering the United Irish Oath." As a result of his execution, "Remember Orr" became the rallying cry of the United Irish. "Donnie has an incredible ancestral history, and living in an Irish city such as Boston, he will be very well embraced. Plus, he can flat out fight," Cappiello exclaimed!

Abraham Okine (14-3, 8 KO's), a former member of the Ghana National Team, has also relocated to the Massachusetts area, upon his signing with CP. Okine, also known as "The African Assasin," has relocated from Pittsburgh, PA. to Worcester, Mass. Okine holds wins over heavyweight notables Tony Tubbs and Demetrice King, and suffered a third-round stoppage loss to Shannon Briggs, back in 2005.
Anthony "The Tiger" LaMonica (5-0, 4 KO's) is a heavy-handed Boston junior welterweight. When outside of the ring, LaMonica patrols the streets of Boston, as a full-time Boston Police Officer.

Phillip "Killa" Miller (3-0, 2 KO's) A full-time member of the United States Coast Guard, stationed in Boston, Miller has limited amateur experience, but makes up for it with his heavy hands. Miller is close friends, and trains with, rising heavyweight - Jason "Big Six" Estrada, whom he is learning from each and every day.

Juan Lopez (1-0) Lopez is a result of a stellar amateur career, and, in one fight alone, has shown tremendous promise for his future as a professional. Lopez pitched a dominant shutout win over durable Edwin Rosado in his professional debut.

The five newly signed fighters are all tentatively slated for action on April 12 in Boston, MA.

Article posted on 26.03.2008



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