Old-time boxing returns Friday might, February 6 as Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES) presents “February Frenzy,” featuring many of New England’s most promising prospects, at Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
The eight-round main event pits Providence light heavyweight Joey “KO Kid” Spina, rated No. 14 by the WBO, against veteran Steve “The Spoiler” Walker. Spina, 23-1-1 (16), is the former USNBC and IBF Intercontinental champion, while Missouri invader Walker, 22-19 (16), once held the MWBA title.
In the eight round co-feature, Providence favorite Bobo “The Bull” Starnino, 9-4-2 (2), meets “Irish” Joey McCreedy, 9-2-1 (5), of Lowell, MA, in a rematch of a draw they fought to last year, for the vacant Eastern Boxing Association super middleweight title.
In a six round bout for the vacant EBA New England lightweight crown, unbeaten Pawtucket fighter Eddie “The Puerto Rican Sensation” Soto, 10-0 (4), meets another Lowell native, Sean Eklund, 6-2 (1), who will have his uncle and head trainer, “Irish” Micky Ward, in his corner.
“We have 10 big fights on February 6th,” promoter Jimmy Burchfield (CES president) said. “It’s headlined by one of the most exciting fighters around, Joey ‘KO Kid’ Spina. Our co-feature is like it’s from the old days of boxing, when nobody walked away from anybody.
"Joey McCreedy is an Irish fighter from Lowell. He’s fighting a rematch against Bobo Starnino, an Italian fighter from Providence. They fought to an exciting draw in a non-stop bout last year. They’re going to let it all hang out in the ring.
“CES is a grassroots promotional company. The entertainment dollar will be spent very wisely in 2009 because of today’s economy. CES shows are entertaining from the opening bell, through intermission, right to the final second of the last fight. We’re offer the whole package and fans are leaving as the ask when the next CES show is going to be.”
Undefeated cruiserweight Adam “The Hitman” Harris (10-0, 7 KOs), of Worcester (MA), makes his CES debut in a 6-round battle against Philadelphia boxer David Williams (5-2-1, 2 KOs).
Also on the undercard in 4-round bouts are U. of Connecticut graduate Brian Macy (5-0, 2 KOs) vs. Brockton (MA) super middleweight Steve Detar (8-9-1, 1 KO), former Mass. State champion; U.S. Coast Guard seaman Phillip “Killa” Miller (4-0, 2 KOs), fighting out of Providence, vs. Sam “Showtime” Brown (4-4-2, 1 KO).
Providence junior welterweight Jesus Caro (3-0, 3 KOs) vs. Olade “One Shot” Thomas (1-3, 0 KOs); Warwick (RI) super middleweight Keith Kozlin (2-0, 1 KO) vs. TBA; Worcester heavyweight Rashad Minor (1-0, 1 KO) in his CES debut vs. TBA; Providence cruiserweight Jay Holland making his pro debut vs. TBA.
Tickets for “February Frenzy” are priced at limited $25.00 SRO, $35.00, $45.00 (Bronze), $65.00 (Silver), $100.00 (Gold) and limited $150.00 (Jimmy’s Platinum Club) and are available to purchase by calling CES (401.724.2253/2254), going on line at www.cesboxing.com or www.twinriver.com, at Twin River’s Players Club booth at Twin River, or any TicketMaster location.
Contact CES (401.724.2253/2254/www.cesboxing.com) or Twin River Event Center (877.82.RIVER/ www.twinriver.com) for more information. Doors open at 5::30 PM/ET, first bout at 6:30 PM/ET.