Located on the banks of the Connecticut River, Springfield (MA) is known as the home of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Center, and the birthplace of the famous author Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss).
Boxing promoter Chris Traietti, president of Granite Chin Promotions, believes that the western Massachusetts city has a lot of potential, especially when it comes to professional boxing as an untapped market for pros, as it has loaded with great gyms, trainers and trainers. , of course, players.
Traietti is sure that the first presentation of his company there November 19th – “Springfield Championship Boxing” – is a signal for the future as opposed to just something done in a new market.
The two 8-round matchups for the Massachusetts state championships, both featuring the favorites, are sure to draw attention. Undefeated Holyoke welterweight prospect Denzel “Double Impact” Whitley (9-0, 5 KOs) takes on Kris Jacobs (5-2-1, 2 KOs), of Fall River (MA), while unbeaten Pittsfield’ light heavyweight Steve Sumpter ( 6). -0, 6 KOs) knockout Edet “Papito” Mkpanam (8-0, 7 KOs), of New Bedford (MA).
Complete Western Mass. talent tripleheader is Pittsfield Super welterweight Carlos Castillo (5-0, 3 KOs), 24, who will be in action against Travis “Gambi” Gambardella (7-2-2, 3 KOs), of Revere (MA) ), in a 6 fight super welterweight fight.
“The Springfield area is full of talent and fans,” Traietti said.
“I am happy that I have finally organized a great festival in the area. It took a little longer than I would have liked, but I had to make sure all the pieces were in place and now they are.
“This card is going to be loaded with professional pros and fans from the region in a tight matchup. There is no ‘fluff’ on this card. From top to bottom, fan to professional, all of these fights are tough.
“I can’t wait to come back and do more events, so far this show has been amazing. The show will be in late 2023, I want Granite Chin to be at the forefront of boxing in Western Massachusetts .”
Also, the fight on the undercard in 4-rounders is Springfield Super featherweight Isiah Cruz (4-0, 2 KOs) vs. Mexican challenge Pablo Batres (10-22-1, 3 KOs), in addition to Springfield light Carlos Gonzalez (2- 0, 2 KOs) vs. pro-debuting Mathew McGee, of Fairfield, Maine.
The card is subject to change.
Tickets range from $203.00 to $48.00 and are available for purchase online at www.massmutualcenter.com
Doors open at 6pm ET, fall starts at 7pm ET.