Thursday, November 14, 2013
McCreedy & Traietti fighting Nov. 23 in possible prelude to rematch
PROVIDENCE (Nov. 14, 2013) - Two of New England's best and most popular boxers, "Irish" Joey McCreedy and Chris Traietti, will be fighting in the main event and co-feature, respectively, on the "Royale Rumble" card, presented by Big Six Entertainment, November 23 on a special Saturday afternoon card (5 p.m. ET start) at The Royale Nightclub Boston (formerly The Roxy).
McCreedy won a six-round split decision over Traietti back on January 1, 2008 at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Their separate Nov. 23rd fights may serve as a prelude to a possible rematch in 2014, although both fighters soon plan to move down in weight classes, McCreedy to super middleweight and Traietti to light heavyweight. They could, however, agree to meet at an agreeable catch-weight in what would be a major New England showdown.
McCreedy (14-6-2, 6 KOs), fighting out of the same hometown as "Irish" Micky Ward (Lowell, Mass.) and his trainer Dicky Eklund, takes on Nigerian light heavyweight Dennis Ogboo (7-7, 6 KOs) in the six-round headliner
Irag War veteran Traietti (14-3, 10 KOs), fighting out of nearby Quincy, meets Randy "The Rattler" Campbell (3-10, 2 KOs), in the eight-round co-feature. Traietti defeated Campbell 2 ½ years ago by way of a six-round majority decision.
Undefeated Lawrence (MA) heavyweight prospect Alexis Santos (11-0, 10 KOs) faces veteran Kevin Franklin (4-7, 1 KO) in a six-fight, while Lynn (MA) welterweight "Speedy" Rashidi Ellis (2-0, 1 KO) squares off with Oscar Diaz (0-2) in a four-rounder.
Also fighting in a rematch is Stoneham (MA) welterweight Greg Vendetti (4-0-1, 2 KOs) and Brockton's (MA) Antonio Chaves Fernandez (3-13-2) in a six-round rematch. They fought to a four-round draw this past July at the same venue.
Marshfield (MA) junior middleweight Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes (10-2, 1 KO) takes on "Notorious" Nicole Woods (11-2-2, 3 KOs) in a six-round battle of former world title challengers.
All fighters are subject to change.
Tickets, reasonably priced at $40.00, $50.00 and $75.00, are available to purchase by calling 1.617.312.5059.
Doors open at 4:00 p.m. ET with the first bout scheduled for 5:00 p.m. ET.