WOBURN, Mass. (January 6, 2006) – Unbeaten middleweight sensation “Ireland’s” John Duddy (14-0, 13 KOs) headlines “Super Brawl: The Battle of Boston,” presented by New England Ringside Promotions, in the 10-round main event February 4 at Cyclorama (Center for the Performing Arts) in Boston’s historic South End.
Unbeaten junior middleweight Yuri Foreman (19-0, 7 KOs), rated No. 29 by the WBC, is slated to fight in the 10-round co-feature. Foreman, born in Belarus and now living in Brooklyn, is a true rising star in boxing.
In 1894, the famed “Boston Strong Boy” – John L. Sullivan – fought an exhibition at Cyclorama and two-time heavyweight champion John “The Quietman” Ruiz fought there 100 years later.
“We’re so excited to be promoting our second show with John Duddy headlining, especially his first fight in Boston,” New England Ringside Promotions president Rick Brutti said. “With Yuri Foreman also fighting here it gives us a real major league fight card in Boston for the first time in many years. This will be a continuation of our plan to bring major league boxing and major league fighters to Boston.”
Duddy, already rated No. 5 by the North American Boxing Council, is one of the hottest prospects in boxing. Last September, he fought in Mansfield, Massachusetts, but this will be his first appearance in Boston.
“The reception I received in Mansfield was amazing and I’m even more excited about fighting in Boston for the first time,” Duddy said. “I’m expecting an even bigger crowd and I want to put in a better show (Duddy KO’d Joe Brady in a little more than one minute of the first round at Mansfield).
“I’ve been gaining valuable experience. In my last fight I used more head movement and threw more jabs. This year I’m looking forward to, as the months pass, becoming more of a professional fighter. Last year, I started out like an amateur and started fighting as a pro. I’m starting this year as a professional. I want to go deeper in water and meet the challenge as the standards rise. I always take one fight at a time. That’s never going to change and right now all I’m thinking about is February 4 in Boston.”
Scheduled to fight on the Feb. 4 card undercard, in separate bouts, are 4-time New York City Golden Gloves champion Jorge Teron (9-0, 7 KOs), Quincy super middleweight Chris Traietti (2-0, 1 KO) and Port Richey’s junior middleweight “Bazooka” Joe Linenfelser (2-0, 2 KOs), the youngest boxer (17 years old) in the United States. All bouts and fighters are subject to change. Opponents will not be announced until they sign and are approved by Mass. Boxing Commission.
Tickets, priced at $100.00 (VIP), $60.00 (ringside) and $30.00 (general admission), are available by going to www.ticketweb.comor calling NER (781.932.1190). Doors open at 6 pm. First bout is at 7:30. Due to the venue’s licensing restrictions, all patrons must be 21 years of age or older.