Former highly-decorated amateur boxing star Mark “The Italian Bazooka” DeLuca headlines “Pro Boxing,” presented by Rising Star Promotions, tomorrow night (Friday, June 8) at Freeport (IBEW) Hall in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
DeLuca (1-0, 1 KO), fighting out of Whitman (MA), was the gold medal winner at the 2004 National Silver Gloves Tournament, among his more notable amateur achievements.
The highly touted southpaw passed on an opportunity to fight for a spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team to turn pro this past April 7, defeating Elija Dickens who was unable to continue after spraining his ankle in the opening round. DeLuca’s opponent is super middleweight Steve Young (0-1) in a four-round bout.
Six-round cruiserweights bouts on tap include former New England, Massachusetts and EBU champion Tim “The Hammer” Flamos (18-3-1, 7 KOs), of Brockton (MA), against Eric “Cheerio” Olds (4-4-1, 3 KOs); Stoughton’s (MA) unbeaten Chris McInerney (8-0-1, 5 KOs), 2005 ESPN2 Fight of the Year participant, faces upset-minded Gary Lavender (2-8, 2 KOs).
New Hampshire middleweight Jose “Stinger” Medina (10-8, 4 KOs), former CAM super middleweight title-holder, meets Daniel “Da Man” Craycraft (11-17-3, 2 KOs) in a six-round bout.
Also scheduled to fight on the undercard in four-round match is Claremont (NH) cruiserweight Rich Gingras (2-0, 1 KO), 2006 Ringside World heavyweight amateur champion, versus Lamont Fagan in his pro debut and Lawrence (MA) middleweight Ed “Thunder” Caminero (1-0, 1 KO) squares off against Jermaine Lyles (0-1). All bouts and fighters subject to change.
Tickets, priced at $50.00 (ringside) and $35.00 (general admission, will be on sale fight night at Freeport Hall. Doors open at 6:30 PM/ET with the first bout scheduled for 8 PM.