New York, NY (May 18, 2012) – Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will make his return to the ring Thursday, June 14 when he battles rugged veteran Enrique Gallegos in a six round junior middleweight bout at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom.
On March 7, Melson battled unbeaten Delen Parsley in a bout that renowned broadcaster Steve Farhood called one of the best in Broadway Boxing history. In the eight-round slugfest with Parsley, Melson, 8-1 (4 KO’s), was credited with two hard knockdowns but ultimately dropped a hotly-contested decision.
With a deceptive professional ledger of 6-5 with 1 knockout, Gallegos battled 2004 Olympian Donnie Orr, K.J. Noons, Sammy Gonzalez and contender Derek Ennis. The Medford, OR native, who fought most of his bouts in his opponents’ hometowns, holds victories over Miguel Pasillas (7-2) and Joe Mills (3-1).
“I’m expecting another tough fight and I plan to fight with my heart's passion for both me and my supporters,” said Melson, who continues to donate his entire purse Justadollarplease.org in association with a Clinical Trial taking place in the United States to help cure Spinal Cord Injuries. “I was hoping for my second consecutive 8 round bout, but there was not enough room on this card. Enrique’s been in with quality fighters and he keeps coming. I know he’s not coming to New York to lie down. He has a tremendous chin and the ability to recover extremely quickly. He is going to make me fight hard for each of the 6 rounds.”
The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and tickets are available by going to Teamfighttowalk.com. All tickets purchased on Teamfighttowalk.com can be picked up at the Roseland Ballroom's will call window on fight night under the credit card holder's name.
In association with Justadollarplease.org, Melson created Team Fight to Walk, whose mission is to raise awareness within the boxing community as well as the entire nation about the importance of bringing Clinical Trials to the United States to help cure Spinal Cord Injuries. Team Fight to Walk is comprised of Melson, former two-time cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, title contender DeAndre “The Bull” Latimore, Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana, Hector “Machito” Camacho Jr., 2008 US Olympians Demetrius “Boo” Andrade and Shawn Estrada along with prospects Sid “The Messenger” El Harrak, Denis “Da Momma’s Boy” Douglin, Will “Power” Rosinsky, Floriano “Italiano” Pagliara, Danny “Little Mac” McDermott, Vinny “The Lion” O’Brien, Ahmed “Prince of Egypt” Samir and Delen “Sniper” Parsley.