New York, NY (July 11, 2012) – Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will make his highly-anticipated return to the squared circle in a six round junior middleweight bout Thursday, August 2 at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom against an opponent to be named.

Melson, 8-1 (4 KO’s), was scheduled to face Enrique Gallegos June 14 but withdrew after fracturing his eye socket during a sparring session. Thankfully, the New York City native recovered quickly and is eager to get back in the ring.

“I’m really looking forward to this fight,” said Melson, who co-founded Team Fight to Walk along with his best friend Christan Zaccagnino. “A lot of people were telling me how entertaining my last match was and how excited they are to see me fight again. I am expecting another good turnout and owe a special thanks to Lou Dibella for giving me the opportunity to showcase my abilities.”

The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and tickets are available by going to All tickets purchased on 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 the 501 (C) 3 nonprofit, 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 Rutgers football player/ESPY honoree Eric LeGrand, 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, Jeff “TNT” Spencer, 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.

For more information or to make a donation, go to or All specific questions about the nature of the Clinical Trial to cure Spinal Cord Injury can be sent to” target=”_blank”>