Encore Boston Harbor hosts Las Vegas-style fight night with Murphys Boxing championship match
(JUNE 29, 2019) — Encore Boston Harbor
is hosting Murphys Boxing
next championship match on Friday, July 12th
. This is the first ticketed event to be hosted at the newly opened $2.6 billion resort.
"We're happy to bring the excitement of sports entertainment to Encore Boston Harbor, and introduce our Las Vegas-style events to the roots of Boston," says Robert DeSalvio, President of Encore Boston Harbor. "Murphy's Boxing brings some of the most talented fighters to our local stage presented with classic Boston grit. Can't-miss nights like these will be a signature component to the resort and casino."
Headlining the main event is Stoneham, Massachusetts resident, Greg Vendetti (21-3-1, 12 KOs) who will take on New Jersey-based contender, Michael Anderson (17-2-1, 12 KOs) for the IBA World Title.
The dual co-main events will feature four junior welterweights who will risk their records in two high stakes showdowns that will send the winners into prospect status.
And in an all-Irish battle, Murphys Boxing's Ray Moylette (11-1, 4 KOs), who hails from Islandeady, will take on Dublin's Larry Fryers (10-1, 3 KOs) for the New England Super Lightweight title. And then, the battle of the unbeaten power punchers as Venezuelan Olympian Luis Arcon Diaz (7-0, 7 KOs) takes on Irish rising star Niall O'Connor (5-0, 4 KOs).
"We're happy to have a new home for Murphys Boxing in the Boston area with Encore Boston Harbor," says Ken Casey, Murphys Boxing founder and promoter. "The region's excitement surrounding the opening of the resort only adds to the already electric atmosphere of Murphys Boxing fight nights."
The undercard features a who's who of Boston area-based fighters including: Holbrook, Massachusetts' Mike Ohan Jr. (9-0, 5 KOs), Mansfield, Massachusetts' James Perella (3-0, 3 KOs), South Boston's Joe Farina (6-1, 4 KOs), and Quincy, Massachusetts, Paddy Irwin (4-0, 3 KOs). Irish-born Irwin, who has a massive following in Boston's Irish community, will return to the ring for the first time in almost two years.
Encore Boston Harbor will host Murphys Boxing fight night on Friday, July 12th
. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets start at 50 dollars and are on sale now at ticketmaster.com.
About Encore Boston Harbor
Encore Boston Harbor is a $2.6 billion integrated luxury gaming resort destination featuring a 210,000 square foot casino, 671 lavishly appointed hotel rooms, an ultra-premium spa, specialty retail, 15 dining and lounge venues and a state-of-the-art ballroom and meeting spaces. It is the largest private, single-phase development in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Situated on the waterfront in Everett, MA and connected to Boston Harbor, Encore Boston Harbor has opened part of the Mystic River shoreline to the public for the first time in more than a century. The resort has created a six-acre Harborwalk featuring pedestrian and bicycle paths that provide access to the river, an events lawn, picnic and public viewing areas, as well as ornate floral displays and public art.
About Murphys Boxing
Murphys Boxing was founded by Dropkick Murphys' frontman, Ken Casey in 2014. In just 5 short years, Murphys Boxing has become the premier boxing promoter in the New England area and one of the hottest young promotions in the country.
2018 was a breakout year for Murphys Boxing as they took their first fighter to a world title. Along with the promotion's first champion, several Murphys Boxing fighters secured world title opportunities and nationally televised fights in 2018. Murphys Boxing closed out their banner year by co-promoting the WBO Middleweight Championship bout between Demetrius Andrade and Walter Kautondokwa in front of over 10,000 fans at the TD Garden, the legendary home of the Boston Celtics, which was broadcast internationally on DAZN.
Murphys Boxing's current roster features world ranked contenders like Mark DeLuca, Charles Foster, Abraham Nova, Greg Vendetti, Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan and undefeated prospects like Niall Kennedy, Carlos Gongora, William Foster III and more!