(L-R) FTE Legend Vito Antuofermo, N.H. Boxing Commissioner Bobby Stephen,
FTE spokesperson Stephen Singer and FTE Legend Earnie Shavers
(More pictures below – all courtesy of Jeffrey Freeman (KO Digest)
Main Event – Junior Middleweights (8)
Chris Gilbert (11-1, 9 KOs), Windsor, VT 147 lbs.
Steven Matthews (4-0, 2 KOs), Greensboro, NC 158 lbs.
Co-Feature – Super Middleweights (6)
Mark “The Italian Bazooka” DeLuca (10-0, 7 KOs), Whitman, MA 163 lbs.
Gundrick “Sho-Gun” King (18-12, 11 KOs), Tuscaloosa, AL 165 lbs.
Super Middleweights (6)
Russell “The Haitian Sensation” Lamour (9-0, 4 KOs), Portland, ME 167 ½ lbs.
Dennis Ogboo (7-7, 6 KOs), Lexington, KY by way of Nigeria 171 lbs.
Junior Welterweights (6)
Brandon “The Cannon” Berry (6-0, 4 KOs), West Forks, ME 141 1/2 lbs.
Theo “The Unholy Terror” Desjardin (0-3), North Attleboro, MA 137 lbs.
(L-R) Vito Antuofermo, Chris Gilbert, Bobby Stephen, Steven Matthews and Earnie Shavers)
(L-R) Vito Antuofermo, Mark DeLuca, Bobby Stephen, Gundrick King, and Earnie Shavers
(L-R) Vito Antuofermo, Russell Lamour, Bobby Stephen, Dennis Ogboo and Earnie Shavers
(L-R) Vito Antuofermo, Theo Desjardin, Bobby Stephen, Brandon Berry and Theo Desjardin
(Amateur matches – to weigh in tomorrow)
Female Light Welterweights
Jen Amato, Keene, NH
Felecia O’Brien, Boston, MA
Ricky Ford, Claremont, NH
Ryan Clark, Manchester, NH
92 Pounds – Junior Olympians
Wyatt Stearns, Monroe, ME
Angel Tricoch, Haverhill, MA
WHAT: 13TH annual Fight To Educate Pro-Am Boxing
WHEN: Thursday, September 18, 2014
WHERE: Verizon Wireless Center, Manchester, New Hampshire
LEGENDS: Former world middleweight champion Vito Antuofermo (50-7-2, 21 KOs), world heavyweight title challengers Chuck “Bayonne Bleeder” Wepner (25-14-2, 17 KOs) and Earnie “The Acorn” Shavers (74-14-1, 68 KOs), and two-time World Boxing Association heavyweight champion John “The Quietman” Ruiz (44-9-1, 30 KOs)
CHARITIES: Proceeds from the 13h annual Fight To Educate will benefit SEE Science Center (www.see-sciencecenter.org), The Bobby Stephens Fund for Education (www.stepheneducationfund.com), and New Horizons for New Hampshire.
TICKETS: $50.00 and $25.00 (general admission), $10 tickets for Veterans and Senior Citizens 60+, are available to purchase at the Verizon Wireless Arena Box office, by going online at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/8748/1616837/?brand=verizonarena
DOORS OPEN: 7:30 p.m. ET, first bout 8 p.m. ET.