MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (May 18, 2013) – Massachusetts defeated New York, 9-3, in tonight’s Battle of the Badges 5 (BOB5) at Foxwoods Resort Casino, pitting law enforcement amateur boxing teams in a fundraising event. New York holds a 3-2 advantage in the BOB series.
“BOB5” was presented by National Public Safety Athletic League (“NPSAL”) in association with Massachusetts Corrections Officers (MCO), Suffolk County Corrections Officers Association (SCCOA), and Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Trophies were presented for Fighter of the Night (Graham Trout vs. Terence Lyons), Fight of the Night (Ashley Moore), and Sportsman of the Night (David Salinas).
Medals were presented to all of the participating fighters. Special guest presenters included World middleweight champion (1979-80) Vito Antuofermo, World welterweight champion (1955) Tony DeMarco, World heavyweight title challenger Gerry Cooney, former Irish heavyweight champion Kevin McBride, 2004 U.S. Olympian Jason Estrada, former World light heavyweight title challenger John Scully, New England boxing promoter Doug Pendarvis, and World light welterweight title challenger Tony Petronelli.
Other boxing dignitaries attending BOB5 included former New England super featherweight and featherweight champion Mike Cappiello, and former New England middleweight champion Sean Fitzgerald.
Proceeds benefited Work Vessels For Veterans and NPSAL.
Complete BOB5 Results
SUPER HEAVYWEIGHTS (201+)
Matt Guerin, MA WKO1 Robert Vansyckle, NY
Will Faller, NY WPTS Shane Vale, MA
Tim Gallagher, MA WPTS Joe Diaz, NY
Jay Matthews-Dixon, MA WRSC1 Dennis Mahoney, NY
Roland Estrada, MA WDQ1 Jason Perna, NY
Paul Finlay, MA WKO1 Alex Mylet, NY
Graham Trout, MA WPTS Terance Lyons, NY
CATCHWEIGHT (180) Non-Team Scoring Match
Stacy Smith, NY WPTS John Stein, NY
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178)
Larry Wojtach, NY WPTS Erik Cabral, MA
Rian Torrance, MA WPTS Dave Salinas, NY
Lawrence Wojtach, NY WPTS Erik Cabral, MA
Michael Campbell, MA WTKO Paul Melancowsky, NY
FEMALE FEATHERWEIGHTS (125)
Ashley, Moore, MA WRSC1 Danielle Bruard, NY
NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY ATHLETIC LEAGUE: “NPSAL” is committed to fundraising and promoting efficient techniques to promote recreation and sport/physical activities for youths and adults for the purpose of maintaining a healthy and positive lifestyle.
WORK VESSELS FOR VETERANS: “WVFV” assists veterans returning to the United States as they being their civilian careers or continue their educational pursuits by donating to them the necessary start-up tools (laptops, vehicles, machinery, tools, commercial vessels, etc.). The organization was started in 2008 with the donation of a commercial fishing boat to a returning veteran and to date has helped more than 500 veterans in their transitions. www.wvfv.org