VINCENT CHASES CHAMPIONSHIP DREAM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Oct. 30th, 2014) -- The story of Shelito Vincent is a long, winding narrative of a selfless fighter with no hidden agendas.
Only a select few strike it rich in boxing, particularly on the women's side, so Vincent fights for more than just money. She fights for underprivileged children, many of them a mirror image of her younger self, who are looking for someone -- or something -- to believe in.
She fights for the memory of her late mother, who passed away at the age of 37 just seven months after being diagnosed with leukemia more than a decade ago. She also fights for the survival and success of women's boxing, hoping to put the sport on the map so that others who wear the gloves may one day get the respect -- and compensation -- they deserve.
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CAMACHO JR. BEGINS SECOND COMEBACK NOV. 7TH
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Oct. 23rd, 2014) – Two years ago, with pressure to raise a family and provide his children with a stable home, Angel Camacho Jr. decided to step away from boxing, still undefeated after 12 professional fights.
“I could accept the fact I was longer fighting,” said the father of three from Providence, R.I., “but it was difficult to swallow.”
Rather than live with regret, the 31-year-old super middleweight decided it’d be best to end his career on his terms. On Friday, Nov. 7th, 2014, Camacho (12-0, 4 KOs) will end a three-year layoff when he returns to the ring to face hard-hitting Tylon Burris (5-2, 3 KOs) of Hartford, Conn., in a six-round bout on the undercard of “Winner Take All,” the 2014 season finale for CES Boxing at Twin River Casino.
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LUNDY BLASTS CUEVAS, AIMS FOR TITLE SHOT
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THERE'S NO FIGHTER in New England right now hotter than Rich Gingras.
The hard-hitting light heavyweight from Lincoln, R.I., recently captured his second title in as many fights, defeated Lowell, Mass., veteran Joey McCreedy in a back-and-forth battle Sept. 12 at Twin River Casino, defending his New England while also winning McCreedy's UBF Northeast Light Heavyweight crown.
After losing his last fight in 2013 to Peter Manfredo Jr., Gingras has rebounded nicely, first beating Jaime Velazquez early in 2014 for the vacant New England belt and then beating McCreedy in the possible Fight of the Year in September. Gingras is now 15-4-1 with nine knockouts as he aims to defend both belts and perhaps enter a long-awaited rematch with Providence's Vladine Biosse in 2015.
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