Tag Archives: Quincy

Granite Chin invades Granite State with “Rumble at The Rim”

HAMPTON, NH (November 13, 2017) – Granite Chin Promotions invades the Granite State on Saturday, December 9, showcasing some of New England’s top professional boxers on the “Rumble at The Rim” card, at The Rim in Hampton, New Hampshire.
A portion of the proceeds will go to Hampton Youth Association.
“We are excited to bring Granite Chin to New Hampshire,” promoter Chuck Shearns said. “The town of Hampton and its officials have really embraced us. We have teamed up with a great charity, Hampton Youth Association. The state boxing commission has been extremely encouraging and cooperative, which, frankly, is not something we are used to and that’s been a breath of fresh air. We’re going to put on a good event and plan to be back more often next year.”
New England cruiserweight champion Chris Traietti (24-4, 19 KOs), fighting out of Quincy (MA), will fight in an eight-round bout to be contested at a 185-pounds catch-weight. A former World Boxing Council United States cruiserweight titlist, Traietti is a college graduate who did one tour of duty in Iraq while serving in the U.S. Air Force.
Talented Quincy lightweight Ryan “The Polish Prince” Kielczweski (26-3, 8 KOs) will be showcased in a six-round bout.
Entertaining Hartford (CT) light heavyweight prospect Richie “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera (4-0, 3 KOs) will put his undefeated record on the line in a six-round fight.
Also fighting on the undercard, all in four-round matches, are pro-debuting 185-pounder Russ Kimber, of Peabody (MA), Claremont (NH) junior middleweight Ricky Ford (0-1-1) in his home state debut as a professional boxer, unbeaten Holbrook (MA) welterweight Mike O’Han, Jr. (3-0, 1 KO), and New Jersey middleweight Chris Thomas (6-0-1, 3 KOs).
“This card features some of the best talent in New England,” Shearn added, “including undefeated Richie Rivera, to go along with New Hampshire natives Ricky Ford and Russell Kimber. Also slated to be in action are contender Ryan Kielczweski, New England cruiserweight champ Chris Traietti and undefeated prospect Mike O’Han, Jr. We expect some good scrapes.”
All opponents will soon be determined. All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Tickets, priced at $60.00 (ringside) and $45.00 (general admission), are on sale and available to purchase at www.ticketriver.com.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m., first bout 7:00 p.m. ET.
Event sponsors include Seabrook Inn, Tobin Scientific and Matrix Aerospace.
INFORMATION:
Facebook.com/GraniteChin
Twitter: @Granite_Chin
Dec. 9 at The Rim in Hampton, N.H.

“Fight Night at the Bay” Results & Pictures 

Derek Silveira stops Michael Clark
 
Aleksandra Lopes defeats Lisa Garland on points
 
Chris Traietti captures N.E. cruiserweight title
 
 SportPlex in Quincy, MA
(All pictures by Emily Harney / Granite Chin Promotions)
 
(Derek Silveira (R) defeated Michael Clark
QUINCY, Mass. (August 6, 2017) – Former New England welterweight champion Derek “The Surgeon” Silveira defeated former world title challenger Michael “Cold Blood” Clark last night (Sat., Aug. 5) in the “Fight Night at the Bay” main event, presented by Granite Chin Promotions, at Marina Bay Sportplex in Quincy, Massachusetts.
Silveira (12-1, 6 KOs), of Salem MA) used his height and length advantage to out-box the much more experienced Clark (44-16-1, 18 KOs). Due to what appeared to be a broken right hand, Clark was unable to continue after six rounds.

After the fight, Silveira got done on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend, Ashley Myers. (She accepted).

“I want to thank Michael Clark,” Silveria commented. “My buddy Martin passed away and this fight was for him. We’re back and can go as long as needed because I’m in better shape. I’m a smart fighter and I can counter guys. I hope to be back fighting September 30in Boston.”

Aleksandra Lopes (L) picked up a big win vs, Lisa Garland
In the co-featured event, three-time world title challenger Aleksandra Lopes (18-4-2, 1 KO) likely positioned herself for another world title shot, taking an eight-round decision from former world champion Lisa Garland (15-8, 8 KOs), winning all eight rounds on two judges’ scorecards and all but one on the other.

“It’s tough to judge,” said the Polish native who lives in nearby Marshfield (MA) regarding her position for another world title shot opportunity. “I hope so. I respect her but I felt that I should implement my sharper skills. She fought hard and came at me. I thought she’d go flat in the later rounds but she didn’t.

“I’m always tough on myself, Wayne (Lopes, her trainer and husband) was happy. I feel that I should have taken it to her more and I got caught up in clinches too much. The heat was difficult, I felt heated before the fight. I was more tired than usual and I let her come in winging wild punches.”
New N. E. Cruiserweight champion Chris Traietti
Iraq War veteran and Quincy’s favorite son, Chris Traietti (24-4, 19 KOs), who is also co-promoter of “Fight Night at the Bay”, pounded Nick Lavin (5-6, 4 KOs) from the opening bell to capture the vacant New England Cruiserweight Championship by way of a decisive eight-round unanimous decision. Traietti teed-off on the over-matched Lavin for most of the fight, but his tough Connecticut opponent lasted to the very end.

U.S. Marine veteran Brandon Montella (8-0, 7 KOs) remained unbeaten, registering three knockdowns against his Floridian opponent, light heavyweight “Money” Mike Sawyer (7-9, 5 KOs), in the second round, as referee Mike Ryan called the fight off right before the bell. Montella first put down Sawyer with a body shot, followed that with a straight right to the face, and Sawyer took a knee for his third trip to the canvas,
\
In an entertaining fight from start to finish, Whitman (MA) welterweight Mike “Bad Man” O’Han, Jr. (1-0) made his retired fighter father proud, defeating a game Daniel Amaro(0-2-1) by way of a four-round unanimous decision. O’Han, Jr. decked Amaro twice in the first round via perfectly placed left hooks but Amaro persevered and went the full distance.

Undefeated Irish junior middleweight Paddy Irwin (4-0, 3 KOs), fighting at home in Quincy, methodically broke-down Demetrius Thomas (0-5), dropping him with a right hand in the second round, and floored him with a flurry of punches en route to a third-round stoppage only moments later by referee Ryan.

Two-time Ecuador Olympian Carlos Gongora (9-0, 8 KOs), fighting out of Brooklyn (NY), thoroughly outclassed Texas journeyman Larry “Slow Motion” Smith (10-34-1, 7 KOs)by way of a fifth-round technical knockout. Gongora, a powerful southpaw promoted by Murphy’s Boxing, started the fight firing crisp combinations to the head and body of Smith, who took a knee for an eight-count in the opening round. The action slowed through the second and third frames, but Gongora picked up the pace in the fourth, as Smith took a knee again and survived another round. The undefeated Ecuadorian middleweight closed the snow in the fifth as referee Steve Clark halted the one-sided bout.

Complete results below:  

OFFICIAL RESULTS
MAIN EVENT – WELTERWEIGHTS
Derek Silveira (13-1, 7 KOs), Salem, MA
WTKO6 (3:00)
Michael Clark (44-17-1, 18 KOs), Columbus, OH
CO-FEATURE – FEMALE WELTERWEIGHTS
Aleksandra Lopes (18-4-2, 1 KO), Marshfield, MA
WDEC8 (80-72, 80-72, 79-730
Lisa Garland (15-8, 8 KOs), York, SC
VACANT NEW ENGLAND CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Chris Traietti (24-4, 19 KOs)
WDEC8 (79-73, 79-73, 79-73)
Nick Lavin (5-6, 4 KOs), Shelton, CT
( won vacant N.E. cruiserweight title)
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS
Brandon Montella (8-0, 7 KOs), Saugus, MA
WTKO2 (3:00)
Mike Sawyer (7-8, 5 KOs), Winter Park, FL
MIDDLEWEIGHTS
Carlos Gongora (9-0, 8 KOs), Brooklyn, NY
WTKO5 (1:45)
Larry Smith (10-34-1, 7 KOs), Dallas, TX
JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHTS – ROUNDS
Paddy Irwin (4-0, 2 KOs), Quincy, MA
WTKO3 (2:15)
Demetrius Thomas (0-5), Philadelphia, PA
WELTERWEIGHTS
Mike O’Han, Jr. (2-0), Whitman, MA
WDEC4 (40-34, 40-34, 38-36)
Daniel Amaro (0-3-1), Dorchester, MA
 
Tufankjian Auto Group and Tobin Scientific were major event sponsors; additional sponsors included The Chantey, Jack Campbell Electric, Hancock Tavern, Brennan’s Smoke Shop, JN Phillips Auto Glass and Sheriff Michael Belotti.

“Fight Night at the Bay”  Weights & Pictures from Quincy, MA

OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
(All pictures by Emily Harney / Granite Chin Promotions)
QUINCY, Mass. (August 4, 2017) – The official weigh in was held tonight at Hancock Tavern in Quincy for tomorrow night’s “Fight Night at the Bay” card, presented by Granite Chin Promotions, at Marina Bay Sportplex in Quincy, Massachusetts. Fighters’ weights and pictures are below:
MAIN EVENT – JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 8 ROUNDS
(L) Derek Silveira (12-1, 6 KOs), Salem, MA 152 lbs.
(R) Michael Clark (44-16-1, 18 KOs), Columbus, OH 158.3 lbs.

CO-FEATURE – FEMALE WELTERWEIGHTS – 8 ROUNDS

(R) Aleksandra Lopes (17-4-2, 1 KO), Marshfield, MA 148 lbs.
(L) Lisa Garland (15-7, 8 KOs), York, SC 150 lbs.
VACANT NEW ENGLAND CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 8 ROUNDS
(L) Chris Traietti (23-4, 19 KOs) Quincy, MA 188 lbs.
(R) Nick Lavin (5-5, 4 KOs), Shelton, CT 199.4 lbs.
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 6 ROUNDS
Brandon Montella (7-0, 6 KOs), Saugus, MA 179 lbs.
Mike Sawyer (7-8, 5 KOs), Orlando, FL (tomorrow)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 6 RIOUNDS
Carlos Gongora (8-0, 7 KOs), Brooklyn, NY 162.6 lbs.
Larry Smith (10-33-1, 7 KOs), Dallas, TX 160 lbs.
JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 4 ROUNDS
Paddy Irwin (3-0, 2 KOs), Quincy, MA 157 lbs.
Demetrius Thomas (0-4), Philadelphia, PA 153.6 lbs.
WELTERWEIGHTS — 4 ROUNDS
Mike O’Han, Jr. (1-0), Whitman, MA 145 lbs.
Daniel Amaro (0-2-1), Dorchester, MA 146.8 lbs.
(all fights & fighters subject to change)
 
WHAT:               “Fight Night at the Bay”
                                                            
WHEN:              Saturday, August 5, 2017
WHERE:            SportsPlex in Marina Bay, Quincy, MA
PROMOTER:    Granite Chin Promotions
RING ANNOUNCER: John Vena
DOORS OPEN: 6:45 p.m. PT
FIRST BOUT:    7:30 p.m. PT
TICKETS:     Tickets, priced at $60.00 (ringside), $50.00 (general admission) and $40.00 (standing room), are on sale and available to purchase at www.ticketriver.com and at the door (Saturday night)
SPONSORS:     Tufankjian Auto Group and Tobin Scientific are major event sponsors; additional sponsors include The Chantey, Jack Campbell Electric, Hancock Tavern, Brennan’s Smoke Shop, JN Phillips Auto Glass and Sheriff Michael Belotti.
INFORMATION:
Facebook.com/GraniteChin
Twitter: @Granite_Chin

Aleksandra Lopes fighting on “Fight Night at the Bay” for one more World title shot opportunity

 
This Saturday night in Quincy, MA
Aleksandra Lopes (L) fighting for one more world title shot
(Photo courtesy of Takfoto.com)

QUINCY, Mass. (July 31, 2017) – On Saturday night, August 5, three-time world title challenge Aleksandra Lopes (17-4-2, 1 KO) is taking on former world super lightweight champion Lisa Garland (15-7-1, 8 KOs) in the eight-round co-featured event on the “Fight Night at the Bay” card, largely to try and better position herself for one final world title shot.

“Fight Night at the Bay” card, presented by Granite Chin Promotions, will be held at Marina Bay Sportplex in Quincy, Massachusetts.
Former New England. welterweight champion Derek Silveira (12-1, 6 KOs), fighting out of Salem (MA), will meet former world title challenger Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (44-16-1, 18 KOs) in the eight-round main event.
Poland-native Lopes (17-4-2, 1 KO), fighting out of Marshfield (MA), is a 37-year-old lawyer who practices in Brockton (MA). She lost a pair of vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Welterweight title fights to a Pole in Poland, Swede in Sweden. Last September, Lopes lost a 10-round decision to Ewa Piatkowska (9-1) in Poland; she dropped a 10-round majority decision in Sweden to Mikaela Lauren (22-3) in 2014. In 2013, Lopes lost a 10-round unanimous decision in Rhode Island to Tori Nelson (6-0-3) for the vacant International Boxing Association (IBA) World Welterweight Championship.
The highlight of Lopes’ 8 ½-year professional career, thus far, is her 10-round complete shutout (100-90 X 3) decision victory, July 30, 2016, to Szilvia Szagbados (13-6) in Plymouth (MA) for the vacant WBC Silver female welterweight crown. Lopes has also defeated world champions Yvonne Reis and Kali Reis.
Lopes vs. Garland has world title fight implications for the winner. “I’d like to position myself for one more world title shot,” Lopes said. “I’m still learning every fight and I haven’t reached my plateau yet. Garland has good experience, she’s been around as long as I’ve been fighting. I can’t afford to lose this fight, but I’ve always had that in the back of my mind. I need an experienced opponent like her to push me, to learn something new, and I always like to fight at home.
“It’s tough to fight here (U.S.) for a world title. You almost always need to travel overseas. We’re limited here because of the required purse (for the defending champion to come to the states) and sanctioning fees for promoters in America. Women’s boxing is more popular in Europe, Mexico and parts of South America. But I have had a very good run and great relationships with New England promoters, who’ve put me on their cards.
“I think women’s boxing maybe, just maybe, will start changing if the trend continues as fighters such as Clarissa Shields and Katie Taylor, women boxers who’ve made names in the Olympics, keep turning pro. Amanda Serrano has gotten some good exposure fighting on television, too. We’ve had to travel for world title fights but, hopefully, things are changing for the better.”
Other top N.E. boxers will also be in action Aug. 5, including Iraq War veteran Chris Traietti (23-4, 19 KOs), of Quincy, who squares off against Nick Lavin (4-5, 4 KOs), of Shelton (CT) for the vacant New England cruiserweight title in an eight-round bout. Traietti is also the co-promoter of “Fight Night at the Bay”.
Fighting on the undercard in six-round bouts are Dorchester (MA) welterweight Gabriel Duluc (11-2, 2 KOs) vs. Norwalk’s (CT) Shakha Moore (12-23-3, 2 KOs), Quincy’s undefeated U.S. Marine veteran Brandon Montella (7-0, 6 KOs) vs. Florida light heavyweight “Money” Mike Sawyer (7-8, 5 KOs), and Ireland-native and Quincy junior middleweight Paddy Irwin (3-0, 2 KOs) vs. Philly’s Demetrius Thomas (0-4). Holbrook, MA welterweight Mike O’Han, Jr. (1-0) takes on Dorchester’s (MA) Daniel Amaro (0-2-1) in a four-round match.
All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Tickets, priced at $60.00 (ringside), $50.00 (general admission) and $40.00 (standing room), are on sale and available to purchase at www.ticketriver.com.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m., first bout 7:30 p.m. ET.
Tufankjian Auto Group and Tobin Scientific are major event sponsors; additional sponsors include The Chantey, Jack Campbell Electric,  Hancock Tavern, Brennan’s Smoke Shop, JN Phillips Auto Glass and Sheriff Michael Bellotti.
INFORMATION:
Facebook.com/GraniteChin
Twitter: @Granite_Chin

Derek Silveira making up for lost time Headlining “Fight Night at the Bay”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Saturday night, August 5, in Quincy, MA
QUINCY, Mass. (July 18, 2017) – Former New England. welterweight champion Derek Silveira Is trying to make up for lost time, 3 ½ years of ring inactivity from the summer of 2013 until this past April, as he prepares to headline the August 5th “Fight Night at the Bay” card, presented by Granite Chin Promotions, at Marina Bay Sportplex in Quincy, Massachusetts.
Silveira (12-1, 6 KOs), fighting out of Salem (MA), will face former world title challenger Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (44-16-1, 18 KOs) in the eight-round main event.
The 31-year-old Silveira fought for a long time with bones spurs in his right elbow. He underwent surgery and later went to training camp in Las Vegas for a fight that, unfortunately, fell through. Then, as a worker for a moving company, he fell through steps, resulting in torn labrum in his left hip. It took a terribly frustrating 1 ½ years for his insurance company to finally approve the operation, which was followed, of course, by a lengthy therapy program.
“A long process,” Silveira said. “It was tough watching everybody fight while I was unable. I even had to watch guys fight for the New England title that I never lost in the ring but was unable to keep because I couldn’t fight.”
Silveira was a decorated New England amateur boxer with more than 300 matches, including six consecutive Central Mass (Lowell) Golden Gloves titles and two New England championships (he lost a decision one year to current world junior middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade), as well as multiple Rocky Marciano Tournament gold medals to go along with those he won at the Silver Mittens and Junior Olympics.
Now 31 and having fought the past 20 years, Silveira is hungry to prove himself on a grander scale, starting Aug. 5 with Clark. “He will be a good test for me for a comparison to where I was in the past,” Silveira commented about his veteran opponent. “Clark is a veteran who fights on his toes. I used to watch him when he was on The Contender (televised realty show). My sparring partner back then was (the late) Jeff Fraza, who also was on The Contender. It’ll be good to see where I am.
“I grew up as a boxer. I had huge legs, strong upper body, and good footwork. I played soccer as a kid. I lacked power. The last few years I’ve worked on my power. Now, I’m a boxer-puncher. For this fight, I will start out boxing – my endurance will be there – and then I’ll look to take him out in the later rounds. I want to look good and not get hit by his strong right hand.”
Silveira has one of the largest fan-bases in New England, largely from North Shore (of Boston) communities, and Derek knows that they will be out in force supporting him Aug. 5. “My fans travel,” he insisted. “Quincy isn’t too far from the North Shore, certainly closer than Foxwoods (Mashantucket, CT), and I had a lot of fans there. My fans are overpowering; so loud and a little crazy.”.
Many of NE’s other best and most popular professional boxers will be in action Aug. 5. The eight-round fight between three-time world title challenger, welterweight Aleksandra Lopes (17-4-2, 1 KO), of Marshfield (MA), and former world super lightweight champion Lisa Garland (15-7-1, 8 KOs) has been elevated to co-feature because of its potential world title fight implications for the winner.
Quincy fighter Chris Traietti (23-4, 19 KOs) faces Nick Lavin (4-5, 4 KOs), of Shelton (CT) for the vacant New England cruiserweight title in an eight-round bout. Traietti is also the co-promoter of “Fight Night at the Bay”, in addition to being a former World Boxing Council (WBC) United States cruiserweight titlist, college graduate and Iraq War veteran.
Fighting on the undercard in six-round bouts are Dorchester (MA) welterweight Gabriel Duluc (11-2, 2 KOs) vs. Norwalk’s (CT) Shaka Moore (12-23-3, 2 KOs), Quincy’s undefeated U.S. Marine veteran Brandon Montella (7-0, 6 KOs) vs. Florida light heavyweight “Money” Mike Sawyer (7-8, 5 KOs), and Irreland-native and Quincy junior middleweight Paddy Irwin (3-0, 2 KOs) vs. Philly’s Demetrius Thomas (0-4). Holbrook, MA welterweight Mike O’Han, Jr. (1-0) takes on Dorchester’s (MA) Daniel Amaro (0-2-1) in a four-round match.

All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Tickets, priced at $60.00 (ringside), $50.00 (general admission) and $40.00 (standing room), are on sale and available to purchase at www.ticketriver.com.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m., first bout 7:30 p.m. ET.
Tufankjian Auto Group and Tobin Scientific are major event sponsors; additional sponsors include The Chantey, Jack Campbell Electric and Hancock Tavern.
INFORMATION:
Facebook.com/GraniteChin
Twitter: @Granite_Chin