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Godsmack Singer Sully Erna Turns Boxing Cornerman For Tubbs Pro Debut

Boston Boxing Promotions is excited to announce that Sully Erna, lead singer for multi-platinum hard rock band Godsmack, will take on a new role this Friday, August 16 at Scars for Scars - an evening of professional boxing to benefit The Scars Foundation.

The event takes place at Nashua Community College in Nashua, NH. Doors open at 7PM.

Erna will be a professionally-licensed cornerman when 2x National PAL Amateur Champion, David Tubbs makes his professional debut against Ranieri Souzain a four-round light heavyweight fight.

Erna, a boxing enthusiast who trains and coaches while at home and on the road, will be in Tubbs' corner assisting trainer, Joseph 'Hoss' Janik. Janik also trains current WBA Super Featherweight World Champion, Andrew Cancio along with several world-rated contenders out of his popular gym, KnuckleHeadz which is located in the boxing hotbeds of Ventura and Oxnard, CA.

"I recently met Sully through a mutual friend. We hit it off immediately," said Janik who is having breakout year, currently 2-0 as a head trainer in world title fights in 2019.

"I was impressed with Sully's knowledge and passion for boxing. I spoke with David and we agreed that with Sully's charity involved in the event, it would be great for him to join us to share some knowledge in the locker room and in the corner."

“Anyone who knows me, knows what a passion I have for boxing," said Sully Erna.

"I've spent the last 19 years training and learning from so many great coaches from Freddie Roach's camp, to one of New England’s best boxing coaches, Julio Peña, right here in Londonderry, NH.

"So I’m extremely honored to have been asked to work this corner with Hoss when David Tubbs makes his professional debut. Wait 'til you see him fight. Tubbs is an exciting power puncher and we're honored he chose our event to turn pro at. It is going to be a phenomenal night of boxing for a great cause!”

The night is scheduled to consist of eight professional boxing bouts featuring New England based prospects and raffle items to benefit The Scars Foundation, a charity established by Erna to raise awareness of mental health issues and provide resources and tools to educate and empower people on a global level that struggle with burdens such as bullying, addiction, abuse, depression and more.

Godsmack's latest album, When Legends Rise was released last year. The current single from that album "Under Your Scars" is #1 on rock radio in the United States. It is the band's third #1 rock single in a row from their latest album and their tenth #1 rock single overall.

Boston Boxing presents Scars for Scars, a night of professional boxing this Friday, August 16th at Nashua Community College (1 Broadway, Nashua, NH., 02149). Doors open at 7pm. Tickets start at 40 dollars and are on sale now at www.bostonboxingpromotions.com


Boston Boxing Promotions was founded in 2013 and is dedicated to the resurgence of professional boxing at the regional level, particularly in the New England area. Since that time, it has presented professional boxing events in places like Boston, Cape Cod, New Bedford and New Hampshire.

For more information visit: www.bostonboxingpromotions.com


The Scars Foundation was established by Sully Erna and Godsmack, who have lost an overwhelming number of fellow artists and friends to suicide over the past few years. These losses had a profound effect on Sully. Realizing that mental health issues -including depression- are at the core of this epidemic, Sully is committed to using his platform to help.

The Scars Foundation is dedicated to raising monies to help like-minded organizations fulfill their missions to educate and save lives. Scars will work tirelessly to help bring a change to the perspective relating to mental health, and the many issues that cause such profound pain. The focus is not on one single issue, but to serve the broad spectrum of mental health and awareness of the struggle, faced by millions of people in the world today.

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