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Lightweight prospect “Saint” Nick Molina moves to 8-0 with latest win

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Lightweight prospect “Saint” Nick Molina moves to 8-0 with latest win

Lightweight prospect “Saint” Nick Molina moves to 8-0 with latest win

Emily Harney

Headlining for only the next time in his youthful qualified boxing career, undefeated lightweight prospect “Saint” Nick Molina took entire advantage of his option to fight on prime of final night’s “Slugfest” card, presented by Granite Chin Promotions, at New England Athletics Centre in Derry, New Hampshire.

The 22-calendar year-aged Molina (8-, 2 KOs) preventing out of the identical hometown of Lowell (MA) immortalized by “Irish” Micky Ward, patiently out-boxed “The Outlaw” Ryan Venable (2-11) on his way to a 6-spherical split choice (58-55, 57-56, 56-57).

The recreation Venable, who was penalized a single issue for utilizing his shoulder in the opening spherical, employed roughhouse methods in the course of. He began showboating in the closing spherical, trash-chatting and throwing exaggerated punches from odd angles, but Molina stored his composure to get paid his eighth victory without the need of a decline. The a person-level deduction was essential for the reason that, if not for the place deduction, the fight would have finished in a attract.

In the co-showcased event, Bay Condition fighters Julien “Black Dragon” Baptiste (3-2, 2 KOs), of Woburn (MA), and Whitman (MA) middleweight Brian Urday (2-1, KOs) stole the present. They buzzed each other in back again-to-back 2nd-spherical engagements, Baptiste blasted Urday with a impressive suitable in the 3rd, but the resilient Urday bounced suitable back again with his very own assault.

Urday picked up the tempo in the fourth, effectively finding his places, but Baptiste responded in the fifth, snapping Urday’s head back again twice in an action-packed spherical. The two fighters went toe-to-toe in the sixth and closing round of the unofficial Battle of the Night time. Just after the lone combat that went the length, Urday emerged as the 6-spherical split final decision winner in a struggle that was as aggressive as the judges’ scorecards indicated.

“We had an motion-packed, 7-combat card tonight,” Granite Chin president Chris Traietti mentioned.

Previous New England Heavyweight Winner Justin “Crazy Train” Rolfe (7-3-1, 5 KOs), fighting out of Fairfield, Maine, overpowered his Mexican opponent Fabian “El Lobo” Valdez (3-7 ( KOs) for a next-round gain by TKO. Rolfe patiently lower-off the ring and caught Valdez with a handful of system photographs that slowed down his opponent. Rolfe decked Valdez 2 times in spherical two and the fight was halted by the referee.

Boston heavyweight Viktor “The Siberian Express” Lobov (1-, 1 KO) was much too big and strong for Andrew Nolan (-4), flooring his opponent 3 moments en route to a very first-round technical knockout victory in his professional unforgettable debut. Lobov put Nolan down with a rigid right-still left combo, then a correct cross, and eventually a straight right.

New Bedford (MA) gentle heavyweight Edet “Papito” Mkpanam (6-, 4 KOs) returned to the ring for the first time in 16 months towards pro-debuting Igor Pessoa. Mkpanam worked off the dust somewhat immediately, soon after a emotion-out spherical a single, clubbing the awkward combating Pessoa with an overhand ideal in the second that decked his foe. The conclusion arrived in the third when Mkpanam dropped Pessoa once again and the battle was stopped by the referee.

In his remarkable pro debut, Providence welterweight Michael Vongsavath, Jr. came out firing rigid combos compared to his Rhode Island rival from Tiverton, John Ferrera (-3), who went down on the canvas from a remaining hook in round 1. A suitable uppercut dropped Ferrera early in the second round, visibly hurt and unable to beat the rely.

Pittsfield (MA) tremendous middleweight prospect Steve Sumpter opened the display with a second-spherical stoppage of Kynndale Prather (3-12, 1 KO) in a struggle of dueling southpaws. Sumpter kept his excellent professional history intact, improving upon to 5- with his fifth knockout in as several fights as a qualified, and he closed the show in style with a one shot to his opponent’s head.

“We introduced Viktor Lobov to regional admirers,” Traietti included. “He has a lot of probable and a excellent fanbase. Steve Sumpter looked fantastic yet again and he’ll be stepping up in terms of an opponent in his up coming fight. The co-characteristic was an remarkable combat. However, Julien Baptiste came out on the quick conclusion of the final decision. And I will shortly be saying a big fight coming up for Justin Rolfe.”

Full final results underneath:

Formal Benefits

Major Celebration – LIGHTWEIGHTS

Nick Molina (8-, 2 KOs), Lowell, MA

WDEC6 (58-55, 57-56, 56-57)

Ryan Venable (2-11, KOs), Roanoke, VA


Brian Urday (2-1, KOs), Whitman, MA

WDEC6 (59-55, 59-55, 56-58)

Julien Baptiste (3-2, 2 KOs), Woburn, MA


Justin Rolfe (7-3-1, 4 KOs), Fairfield, ME

WTKO2 (1:45)

Fabian Valdez (3-7, KOs), Cananea, Sonora, Mexico

Viktor Lobov (1-, 1 KO), Boston, MA

WTKO1 (1:37)

Andrew Nolan (-4), Franklin, NY


Edet Mkpanam (6-, 5 KOs), New Bedford, MA

WTKO3 (1:14)

Igor Pessoa (-1), Somerville, MA


Steve Sumpter (5-, 5 KOs), Pittsfield, MA

WKO2 (:41)

Kynndale Prather (3-12, 1 KO), Kansas Town, KS


Michael Vongsavath, Jr. (1-, 1 KO), Providence, RI

WKO2 (:59)

John Ferrara (-3), Tiverton, RI

Granite Chin Promotions, in association with Cappiello Boxing Promotions and Shearns Boxing Promotions, returns May perhaps 7th with “Hometown Royalty” at Bridgewater Veterans Club in Bridgewater, Massachusetts (85 Cottage St.). Mike Ohan, Ryan Kielczweski, Mkanam, Dave Ribeiro and Damon Cities are all scheduled to be in action

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