OLIVER/VINCENT HEADLINE CES AT FOXWOODS
Two of Connecticut’s most accomplished fighters are set to return to their stomping grounds next weekend to headline one of the deepest Pro-Am boxing events of the year.
Former world champion Mike Oliver (26-5, 8 KOs) of Hartford and undefeated female bantamweight Shelito Vincent (9-0) of New London will star in “The Connecticut Classic,” presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at the Fox Theater.
Oliver, who recently captured the North American Boxing Association (NABA) featherweight title, will face another tough test next weekend when he battles Philadelphia’s Cornelius Lock (21-6-1, 13 KOs) in the eight-round main event, while Vincent will put her unbeaten record on the line in the six-round co-feature against undefeated Canadian prospect Alisah McPhee (2-0) of British Columbia.
NIGHT FOR THE TIGER
CES Boxing and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center will host “A Night for the Tiger” in honor and support of GARY “TIGER” BALLETTO. All proceeds will go to benefit the family of former Cranston, RI, welterweight, who suffered a broken neck and back during a fall at his home in July.
Gary “Tiger” Balletto was a star on Season 2 of The Contender reality television series and has won 31 fights as a pro with 26 knockouts. He retired in 2006, but has remained active in the boxing community, mostly through his gym, located in the Silver Lake section of Providence.
VIP Reception starts at 7pm with live music from Michael Dutra & The Strictly Sinatra Band.
General Admission starts at 8pm with live music from Cover to Cover. The night will feature a silent auction, plus a special guest appearance from Master of Ceremonies Teddy Atlas, Hall of Fame boxing trainer and analyst.
*Tickets also available by calling CES Boxing at 401-724-2253/2254
VIP Reception 7:00pm
General Admission 8:00pm