130th USA Boxing NE Champs Continue Saturday At John Ruiz’s Gym
The second round of the 130th annual USA Boxing New England Championships, ran by Quietman Sports Gym, will take place this weekend.
Quietman Sports Gym, located in Medford (MA), is owned and operated by two-time world heavyweight boxing champion John “The Quietman” Ruiz, the first and only world heavyweight champion of Hispanic heritage.
Winners in the open and novice divisions will qualify for the championship finals Saturday, Nov. 28 at Plymouth Memorial Hall (5 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. first match).
The 2015 USA Boxing N.E. champions in each weight class will advance to the USA National Championships. John Ruiz mentioned:
“Everything was awesome last Saturday night (opening round at Chelsea High School). It was a great show with some very entertaining matches from the JO’s to novices and open boxers.”
Tickets are priced at $55.00 (ringside), $22.00 (reserved seats) and $12.00 (general admission) are available by going to www.quietmansportsgym.com (click on New England Championship page) or at the door.
During the past 50 years, USA Boxing New England champions have included world champions such as Brockton (MA) middleweight “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler (1973) and Providence (RI) welterweight Demetrious “Boo Boo” Andrade (2005-2006), as well as U.S. Olympians Andrade and Providence super heavyweight Jason “Big Six” Estrada (2001-2002-2003), and Providence middleweight/heavyweight Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey (2000 & 2004), Worcester (MA) middleweight Edwin Rodriguez (2008), and Framingham (MA) welterweight Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor.
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