Irvin Gonzalez to headline June 10

Undefeated rising super featherweight prospect Irvin Gonzalez will headline the third installment of the “New England’s Future” series, Saturday night, June 10, as professional boxing returns for the first time in 11 years to the DCU Center (Exhibition Hall) in Worcester, Massachusetts.

“New England’s Future 3” is presented by Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE), which is owned and operated by retired three-time, two division world champion Jose Antonio Rivera and his son, Anthonee (A.J.) Rivera.

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Irvin Gonzalez remains perfect,stops Israel Rojas in second round

Boxing returned to Worcester last night (Thursday) for the first time in more than five years to the delight of a capacity crowd of 2,100 passionate fans at the Palladium.

The inaugural event of the “New England’s Future” series, presented by Rivera Promotions Entertainment, featured 10 action-packed fights, highlighted by rising Worcester featherweight prospect Irvin Gonzalez (5-0, 5 KOs).

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Weights: Irvin Gonzalez vs. Israel Rojas


Featherweights (6)
Irvin Gonzalez (5-0, 5 KOs), Worcester, MA 128.2 lbs.
Israel “Tigre” Rojas (9-14, 3 KOs), Aqua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico 131 lbs.


Super Middleweights (6)
Ray “Bazooka” Graceski (4-0, 2 KOs), Springfield, MA 172.8 lbs.
Ralph Johnson (2-9, 1 KO), Worcester, MA 170.6 lbs.

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Irvin Gonzalez vs. Israel Rojas on Jan.19

Fast rising featherweight prospect Irvin Gonzalez (4-0, 4 KOs) will continue Worcester’s rich boxing tradition Thursday night, January 19, headlining the inaugural “New England’s Future” series event against Mexican invader Israel “Tigre” Rojas (9-14, 3 KOs), at the Worcester Palladium.

Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE), is promoting the first professional boxing show in the Central Massachusetts city in more than five years.

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Irvin Gonzalez in action on 1/19 in Worcester, Massachusetts

Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE) held a press conference yesterday to formally announce its inaugural show, “New England’s Future,” Thursday night, January 19, at the Worcester Palladium. It will mark the first professional boxing event in Worcester, located in Central Mass., in five years.

Rivera Promotions Entertainment is owned and operated by one of Worcester’s all-time greatest boxers – 3-time, 2-division world champion Jose Antonio “El Gallo” Rivera – along with his son, Anthonee “AJ” Rivera, whose collective goal is to bring boxing back to Worcester on a consistent basis, providing boxers a platform and fans a full entertainment experience.

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