Boston Boxing Promotions has announced the addition of undefeated heavyweight Cassius Chaney (17-0, 11 KO’s) to the Thanksgiving Eve Boxing Spectacular at the Castleton in Windham, New Hampshire on Wednesday, November 27th. Chaney will take on Oklahoma’s Nick Jones (7-2, 5 KO’s) in a scheduled eight-round fight.
Chaney, one of the hottest prospects in boxing, is promoted by Main Events and has achieved notoriety for back-to-back, highlight-reel knockouts in recent fights. This past summer, he knocked his opponent, Joel Caudle, clear out of the ring face-first in a video clip that spread across social media like wildfire. In his most recent outing, he scored a knockout over former cruiserweight world title challenger Santander Silgado in just 63 seconds. The impressive performance put many in the boxing world on notice.
“Thanks to my promoter, Main Events, for getting me right back in the ring,” said Chaney. “I’ve seen that Nick Jones has boxed quality opposition and I’m happy to be facing him. On November 27th, I’m looking to show more improvement and to continue my rise to be undisputed heavyweight champion. The more experience I get, the better I will be.” He added, “The big guys are coming to invade New Hampshire and hopefully I can be the one to capture more eyes in the Northeast.”
Nick Jones is no stranger to taking on unbeaten opponents. In 2016, he scored a decision win over the previously undefeated Jepothy Heath to win the Oklahoma State Heavyweight Championship. The following year he put an exclamation mark on the rematch, rendering the judges’ jobs useless by scoring an emphatic third-round knockout. The last four opponents Jones has defeated have a combined record of 41-10-1.
When asked about the fight Jones simply stated, “I’m coming to fight. I’m just a poor country boy coming to kick some ass and I will shine.”
Ismael Villarreal Added to Thanksgiving Eve Boxing Card in Windham, NH
Boston Boxing Promotions has announced that undefeated prospect Ismael Villarreal (6-0, 3 KO’s) has been added to the Thanksgiving Eve Boxing Spectacular. Villareal will take on Mount Vernon, New York’s Jermaine Corley in a six-round junior middleweight fight on Wednesday, November 27th at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center in Windham, New Hampshire.
Villarreal, promoted by Main Events, is a two-time New York City Golden Gloves Champion. He last fought this past August scoring a fourth-round technical knockout over veteran Lenwood Dozier in Nashua, New Hampshire. At just 22 years of age, Villareal balances his promising boxing career with his studies at Lehman College.
“I feel very happy to return to the ring to give continuity to my young career,” said Villarreal. “I’ve been training since my last fight ended and it as a pleasure to return to New Hampshire and give my fans another great fight. I look forward to seeing everyone again on November 27th!”
Jermaine Corley is a noted upset specialist who has garnered quite the reputation for being a danger to unbeaten prospects. He is 3-2, with one knockout in his last five fights, and four of his last five opponents have entered the ring undefeated. This past June he gained the attention of the boxing community with a unanimous decision upset win over the previously undefeated Roberto Duran Jr. Corley is a cousin of former Junior Welterweight World Champion Demarcus “Chop Chop” Corley.
“I love to fight,” said Corley. “It’s always exciting to fight a guy who has never tasted defeat. I think I’ll be able to outwork him for the win and gain some new fans in New Hampshire.”
Juan Carlos Abreu vs. Jose Medina
Boston Boxing Promotions has announced an eight-round welterweight fight between the Dominican Republic’s Juan Carlos Abreu (22-5-1, 20 KO’s) and Tilton, New Hampshire’s Jose Medina (18-17-2, 7 KO’s) to take place at the Thanksgiving Eve Boxing Spectacular at the Castleton in Windham, New Hampshire on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in a clash that promises fireworks.
Both fighters competed over this past weekend with Abreu scoring a third-round TKO over Thomas Mendez (24-12, 17 KO’s) in his native Dominican Republic. Medina traveled to enemy territory in Hartford, Connecticut and fought to a six-round draw with hometown favorite Jimmy Williams (16-3-2, 5 KO’s) in an all-action affair broadcast on UFC Fight Pass.
“Both of these fighters are battle tested and capable of beating anybody in the world on any given night,” said Boston Boxing Promotions President Peter Czymbor.
Abreu’s biggest career win came in 2017 with an eighth-round TKO over former world title challenger Jesus Soto Karass. He is currently training with Coach Michael Reyes at Reyes Boxing Gym in Salem, Massachusetts.
“The hard hitting, slick moving Juan Carlos ‘Merengue’ Abreu will bring an action-packed fight for the fans,” said Coach Reyes. “After stopping Thomas Mendez over the weekend, he looks forward to coming back and giving the fans of New England a top notch performance.”
Abreu will find no pushover in Medina who has fought a who’s who of champions and contenders including Spike O’Sullivan, Bronco McKart and Leshawn Rodriguez. He has a draw on his record to former world champion Joachime Alcine who would beat previously undefeated and future world champion David Lemieux in his very next fight.
“I’m hoping for a good fight and to come out as the winner,” said Medina. “I’ve got two fights within two months under my belt after a layoff of a few years, and I’ll be ready on Thanksgiving Eve.”